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Old 05-13-2015, 09:18 PM   #1
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Suppose to pick up new Sunseeker tomorrow- Have Vin# issue

Hi. I'm new to the forums. Purchased a new Sunseeker 2300 on a Ford E350 chassis. A 2016. Was notified by the bank tonight that the vin# on the chassis verifys a 2014. My bill of sale is for a 2016 rv. The dealer has never come across this situation in the past. I verified the chassis vin# with Ford. It's a 2014 chassis. Has anyone ever come across this situation before? Does the coach get re vin by Forest River when the rv is put on the chassis? When it's licensed will the ownership say 2014 or 2016? Any help or light shed on this situation would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:27 PM   #2
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Forest River does the certificate of origin, it they say its a 2016 then it is. The Ford Chassis is just another part installed in the motor home. A little odd that they had the chassis for a year, but things happen.
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:31 PM   #3
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My Ford VIN is a 2010 number, but my dmv title says it is a 2011 Sunseeker MH. At the dmv the clerk said this is normal with MHs.
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Hi. I'm new to the forums. Purchased a new Sunseeker 2300 on a Ford E350 chassis. A 2016. Was notified by the bank tonight that the vin# on the chassis verifys a 2014. My bill of sale is for a 2016 rv. The dealer has never come across this situation in the past. I verified the chassis vin# with Ford. It's a 2014 chassis. Has anyone ever come across this situation before? Does the coach get re vin by Forest River when the rv is put on the chassis? When it's licensed will the ownership say 2014 or 2016? Any help or light shed on this situation would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Most of the time the chassis will be one year older than the rv. 2 years is a little unusual but since FR switches to the new model year so early I can see it happening. Esp with the e350 which I suspect does not have nearly as much turnaround as the 450. Shouldn't be anything to worry about since the e series have been unchanged for the last several years.
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Hi everyone. Thanks for shedding some light on this subject. I guess the dealership will have to register it showing a new 2016 and send verification to the bank. This is my first motor home. Had a few travel trailers and fifth wheels in the past. Never any problem. I guess it's gonna depend on the registry being the chassis vin# or the coach vin #. Suppose to pick up tomorrow.
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:57 PM   #6
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There is only one vin. The public vin behind the windshield, and several confidential vin's on the chassis. There is not a vin for the coach portion
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For what its worth, I also happened to just receive a VIN# on a new 2290s. It is also a 2016 on an older 2014 chassis though this one is Chevy. Insurance company questioned it but it doesn't look to be that unusual (based on a little research). I guess that since it has just rolled over to 2016 models it happens to have a two year theoretical gap rather than the more popular one year.
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Old 05-14-2015, 12:46 PM   #8
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THANK YOU very much for posting this! We went to complete our loan paperwork this morning and I asked the loan officer about this...they had indeed run into this problem (2014 chassis, 2015 unit) and got the paperwork from the dealer verifying the unit was a 2015. Thanks to your post I was prepared for this! Good luck with your new Sunseeker...we get ours next week!
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Old 05-14-2015, 01:16 PM   #9
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I bought a 2009 BT Cruiser in 2009 the sprinter chassis was a 2007 vin #....It was titled as a 2009...The chassis sit till they are built and they buy several to
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There is only one vin. The public vin behind the windshield, and several confidential vin's on the chassis. There is not a vin for the coach portion
Actually the coach portion DOES get a Vin.

Ford E450 is 1FDXE....

Forest River is 4X4.... the 10th digit of the that VIN will be the model year of the vehicle.

If you look at the attached picture it is the Ford Chassis title as we receive it, (No model year noted). If you look at the Forest River title it will have the model year listed. 1 year difference is pretty common. 2 years is less common, but as mentioned above, with a lower usage chassis (E350) and a quicker model year change, you can end up with 2 year difference pretty easily. Still registers according to the Forest River Model year.
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