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Old 04-22-2016, 12:45 PM   #1
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Can a 2015 be a 2016?

We just brought home a Rockwood Ultra Lite 8280WS. It was sold to us as a 2016 model. After getting it home and looking it over I see a few differences between what we have and what is advertised as a 2016. Looking at the build date it shows April 2015.

I know units for the next year are often started the year before. But more like August or September, not April.

I have contacted the dealer and am waiting for a response.

Needless to say I am not happy. It seems one cannot trust anyone these days.
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Old 04-22-2016, 12:47 PM   #2
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My 2015 was built in April 2014 and delivered in May 2014
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Old 04-22-2016, 12:50 PM   #3
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My 2015 was built in April 2014 and delivered in May 2014
Ok, but there are differences, subtle, but differences that the 2016 claims that are not on our rig.

But, thanks for your response.
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Old 04-22-2016, 12:59 PM   #4
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Ok, but there are differences, subtle, but differences that the 2016 claims that are not on our rig.

But, thanks for your response.
Np, 2015 21fbrs have black tank flushes...mine does not.. very bummed about that
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Old 04-22-2016, 01:09 PM   #5
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Got a call back from the dealer and was basically told to lump it. Suggested I call Forest River. Now I need to get a number and email for them. First I need a cup of coffee.

Nuts.
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Old 04-22-2016, 01:13 PM   #6
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We just brought home a Rockwood Ultra Lite 8280WS. It was sold to us as a 2016 model. After getting it home and looking it over I see a few differences between what we have and what is advertised as a 2016. Looking at the build date it shows April 2015.

I know units for the next year are often started the year before. But more like August or September, not April.

I have contacted the dealer and am waiting for a response.

Needless to say I am not happy. It seems one cannot trust anyone these days.
Nope, you are wrong about when next year's models. Almost all manufacturers begin building next years models in March and in some cases February.
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Old 04-22-2016, 01:15 PM   #7
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I would look at the yellow sticker on the side of your unit first, the sticker with the vin number. It also states the year of mfr on the tag.
Not all brands and modules change to the next model year at the same time. I know Prime Time changes model year towards the end of March or the 1st of April. So you were very close to the new model year I would think.
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Got a call back from the dealer and was basically told to lump it. Suggested I call Forest River. Now I need to get a number and email for them. First I need a cup of coffee.

Nuts.

Whats the 10th digit on the VIN?

Built in April of 2015 it could of been a 2016. The 2015's would of started showing up April of 2014. The 2017's are showing up right now and will have a build date of April 2016. Your 10th digit of the VIN should be a G for 2016. The only designation of model year is 10th position of the VIN, not the build date.

As far as differences in between what you received and what is advertised not much you can do with that. They have disclaimers for that everywhere such as.....

"Product information, specifications, and photography on this website were as accurate as possible at time of publication. Photographs may contain some features that are optional on your vehicle. Since we continually strive to improve our products, actual products may differ. Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. All capacities are approximate and dimensions are nominal."
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Got a call back from the dealer and was basically told to lump it. Suggested I call Forest River. Now I need to get a number and email for them. First I need a cup of coffee.

Nuts.
You are wasting your time on a non-issue.

I bought a 2008 Wildcat in April of 2007. In September of 2007 major changes were made to the front cap design of the 2008 Wildcats. While my unit and later units were both 2008 models, the two side by side looked completely different. That's the way it has always been in the RV industry.
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Ordered a Rockwood 2703 in mid April of 2015 it was delivered in June of 2015 as a 2016 Model. 10th digit of the VIN is a "G"
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