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Old 04-17-2015, 08:08 PM   #1
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Am I a conspiracy theorist or is this normal

Picked up my new (?) 2015 Palomino Puma 32DBKS on last Saturday. As I am going through the documentation for the appliances I noticed everything has a 2013 manufacture date on them Even the tires all have different product dates DOT 4113, 4313, 4413, and 4513. Then I am looking at the white sticker and it appears that newer information was typed over older information, even where the vin # is it looks like the paper was cut and pasted with a different page? Is it common to put year old tires on and have 2013 appliances installed on a 2015 trailer?




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Old 04-17-2015, 08:45 PM   #2
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I think your correct in being concerned. looks shady....
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:51 PM   #3
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I would question it and I don't even have a trailer yet.
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:52 PM   #4
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Well ur mfg date was March of 2014. Prob all these appliances and tires were ordered in bulk sometime late 13 and used up as needed. Could be suspect but I wouldn't think so. A lot of trailers are sold as the following model year. They start mfg the following year trailers a lot earlier than vehicles
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:52 PM   #5
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is the yr in the vin#?

the vin being whited out and replaced would send the flags up.
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:02 PM   #6
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Check the frame near the hitch. Many times the VIN is stamped in the frame. The VIN will contain the date. Try here.
http://www.autocalculator.org/Free-VIN-Lookup.aspx
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:03 PM   #7
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I may be over reacting but just found it a little weird especially with the white sticker. We know the trailer was on the dealer's lot in November when we looked at it , it appears to be the same trailer but did not take notice of the white sticker at the time.
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:05 PM   #8
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Check the frame near the hitch. Many times the VIN is stamped in the frame. The VIN will contain the date.
It is the same VIN stamped on the frame near the hitch as it is on the white sticker. just that sticker looks weird having bold fresh print and fading prints on it.
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:10 PM   #9
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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!
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:26 PM   #10
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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.
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