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Old 03-10-2015, 02:51 PM   #11
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A RV Manufacturer buys trailer components at B to B pricing and almost always in a large quantity. The same for motorized motorhomes (Class A, B, and C). It is not all uncommon to have a 2015 motorhome riding on a 2014 chassis. Ditto trailers. Many of the components (refrigerator, furnace, water heater, etc.) will have manufacturer dates older than the motorhome or trailer.

The situation can get interesting when emission laws change. Your 2006 chassis may be under a 2007 motorhome, but the emission laws of 2006 apply. Note: there was a change in emission laws for diesel engines between 2006 and 2007, and the issue was discussed frequently at that time.
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Old 03-10-2015, 04:01 PM   #12
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Thanks. Interesting, that makes me feel much better about our purchase. We are scheduled to do our tech inspection today at 3pm. Very excited!
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Used to work at automobile plant. Quite common to use prior year components on current model. However, when I picked up my Flagstaff in August of 2011 the VIN came back as a 2012. Go figure, thought I was buying a automobile!
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I had a 2009 Sprinter with a 2007 chassis VIN on a MH the title stated 2009...Your
title should be a 2015..


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Thanks again for all the feedback.
Just follow up info:
After finalizing all the paperwork, Vin -ford chasis- actually has an open date and body Vin -forest river- has a build date 2015, both titles (one chasis and one body) go to state DMV, who will title it as a 2015.
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Thanks again for all the feedback.
Just follow up info:
After finalizing all the paperwork, Vin -ford chasis- actually has an open date and body Vin -forest river- has a build date 2015, both titles (one chasis and one body) go to state DMV, who will title it as a 2015.
I thought all of this sounded familiar, with a hint of deja vu. We had discussed an identical situation back in 2011, and bclemens (Forest River rep) stated the same as you have above. Sorry, I didn't see your thread earlier.

Here is a link and bclemens post from it.

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Advertise the "Coach Model Year" (in this case 2007). The chassis title will not have a model year (even though the VIN indicates one). Under "Model Year" on the Ford title it will say "incomplete vehicle". The model year will only be listed on the manufacturer certification of origin or MSO. There is also a "Coach VIN" that starts with 4X4.... The 10th digit of that one will indicate the model year...which will show it as a 2007.
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