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Old 12-12-2015, 09:02 AM   #1
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When built?

I am hoping someone at FR can tell me when these two units were built.

I will most likely buy one of them next week, but would appreciate more info.

Many thanks.

1FDXE4FS8GDC01238

1FDXE4FSXGDC04593
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Old 12-12-2015, 09:07 AM   #2
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It's all in the VIN number. hold on and I will get you a chart and edit this post.

Look at the 10th place value of the VIN, and then match it to the chart to tell the model year assigned by the factory.

It appears both are going to be 2016 (or 1986 if an older unit) model year with a G.

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Old 12-12-2015, 09:18 AM   #3
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Thank you WMTIRE, but I am wanting to know when FR built these two.
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Thank you WMTIRE, but I am wanting to know when FR built these two.
That information would be internal to Forest River. You could take the last numbers of the VIN, which is a production run number. You would have to contact the factory that built it. and see if they would share that information with you as to the exact date it was built.

Hold on a sec and I may be able to find you a Forest River VIN sheet, that shows the factory codes in the VIN. I know I have posted it before.
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Old 12-12-2015, 09:38 AM   #5
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1FD seems to be a Ford VIN. Are you giving Ford Chassis VIN's and not the actual Forest River completed unit VIN (like on a Class A or C motorhome)?

If so, this thread may help. Read Bclemens post #10.

Suppose to pick up new Sunseeker tomorrow- Have Vin# issue

The chassis VIN only indicates the model year of the chassis that was made by Ford. It does not indicate when the rest of the motorhome (aka box) was put on it by Forest River.
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Look on the driver's door jamb. There should be a Ford sticker and a Forest River sticker. Both give the respective dates of manufacture. Our Sunseeker's Ford sticker lists "06/10" and the Forest River sticker lists "8/27/2010".
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Look on the driver's door jamb. There should be a Ford sticker and a Forest River sticker. Both give the respective dates of manufacture. Our Sunseeker's Ford sticker lists "06/10" and the Forest River sticker lists "8/27/2010".
There you go. RamblerGuy got you fixed up if it's a Class C. A class A may not be so easy.
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Old 12-12-2015, 11:03 AM   #8
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Thanks again for the info. Yes those were both 2016 Ford VIN numbers. I just got the FR serial numbers and they are:

FRF034433
FRF033990

I am hoping to get the build dates before I get to the dealer on Tues.
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Ask the dealer for a Car Fax. Ours provided a complete history of the frame and the build. Not exactly down to te month but we know that our 2004 Georgetown chassis build started in 2002 but is a 2003 chassis because that is when it went to FR. Not exact, but it narrows the window.
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If they are new units the Certificate of Origin has the build date on it. I have a copy of mine. It was issued by Forest River on Oct 1, 2014. That is considered the build date.
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