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Old 04-17-2015, 09:49 PM   #11
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Your tag looks just like the one on my Aviator right down to the cut-and- pasted appearing VIN tag. Mine was made 2/12 sold as a 2013 and has appliances made in 2011. Final completion may have been delayed for various manufacturing reasons. We probably really don't want to know what goes on behind the RV manufacturing curtain!
Haha, I think you are correct, in the access panel areas I think the broom sweeper was off that day.
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:52 PM   #12
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It was probably in one of the big floods and a fly-by-night repair shop replaced the interior paneling and cleaned it up the best they could. You shoud see a high water mark about the top of the windows!

It looks like a 2005 model to me.

KIDDING! Really I am.

I bet the paste over was done to correct and error in capacity or something like that. It is normal for 2015s to arrive at the dealers April / May 2014 and one of the tires was made in 45th month of 13... 1st of November. This would sound to be normal and not odd. Thats about the same as my 2015 XLR. I haven't looked at appliance dates, but it wouldn't suprise me to see 2013 dates. Like a member said, look at the VIN stamped into the frame, that will tell you what year it is. I have seen trailers that got new stickers, similar to yours.
Ok, I think you are correct, was overreacting to some of the tings I found. Thanks to all who shared their advice with me!
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Old 04-18-2015, 10:20 AM   #13
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I have read where Dealers and Manufactures get the dates changed on units that are a year old changed when new model years come out if they are the "same" floor plan. So you may be getting a new 1 or 2 year old unit. Not sure but think for some reason they can legally do this one time.


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Old 04-18-2015, 11:31 AM   #14
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I have read where Dealers and Manufactures get the dates changed on units that are a year old changed when new model years come out if they are the "same" floor plan. So you may be getting a new 1 or 2 year old unit. Not sure but think for some reason they can legally do this one time.


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Have not ever heard that before nor is it uncommon to see 1 or even 2 year old 'new' units on a dealers lot.

Just check the vin stamped on the camper's A frame (pin box mount on a 5ver)...the tenth digit is for year...2015 should be the letter F.

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Old 04-18-2015, 01:15 PM   #15
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My new TT in 2010 had a hot water heater that had significantly rusted appearance and tires dated 2009. My guess is that the water heater was sitting somewhere moist for quite a while before it was installed - probably par for the course.
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Old 04-19-2015, 04:17 AM   #16
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I had a new VIN sticker applied over the old sticker on our new 2015 camper. When I looked closely I noticed all the information was the same except the gross vehicle weight. I had read somewhere that several Forest River units have a recall due to over rated weight limits on their axles. The repair is a new sticker with a lower gross vehicle weight.
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Old 04-19-2015, 10:59 AM   #17
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Model year change over is in March every year. 3/27/14 is a 2015 model.


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Old 04-19-2015, 07:41 PM   #18
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Been to the factory and noted they stockpile the various parts by the tractor and trailer load or even via train carloads. If you look at many of the appliances, water heaters, furnaces, etc., the technology has not changed for years. Things like door locks are the same as the ones used 15-20 years ago. You can use your key for the locks on storage compartments on most campers regardless of the manufacturer. About the only thing that changes are the colors, decals and upholstery for many rvs.
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:26 PM   #19
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Please tell me the keys only fit the one lock, and not multiple campers.....!


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That ch751 key that "locks" all the acess doors has been around since 1973.I have the same keys on my '73 kenworth MHand the new Wolf Pack.
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