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Old 05-06-2014, 02:12 PM   #1
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Chassis VIN vs. Coach VIN?

I will soon be having some coach work done on my new FR Sunseeker 3170DS and the service manager at the dealership is asking me for the "coach VIN". He wants to talk to the Forest River warranty rep and get the "coach VIN" prior to delivering my RV to the dealership.

I have checked everywhere he asked me to look - on the cab door jamb, coach door jamb and on the various documents and owners manuals that were in the RV when I bought it. I only found the chassis VIN but no coach VIN. I did see a Serial # SSF028666 on the Vehicle Description sheet - Is this what the service manager is looking for? I have forward him the # but thought I would also ask in this forum.

If the serial # is not the coach VIN he is looking for, where can I get this information. The dealership that I bought it from does not seem to have this information readily available.

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Old 05-06-2014, 02:23 PM   #2
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I'd imagine that serial number is what he's looking for. The chassis comes with a federally recognized VIN from the manufacturer, then the coach maker assigns it's own number for the body. I believe that's part of the federal mandate as many vehicles where the body is manufactured separately have a separate registry.
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