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Old 05-31-2015, 07:33 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by F.R.O.G. View Post
This is a common question and a common issue in the RV industry.

The model year of your RV is determined by the "completed unit" model year. The RV manufacturer -- Forest River or anyone else -- buys Class A and Class C chassis from Freightliner, Chevy, Ford, Mercedes, or someone else and has to order and stock them in advance. The chassis might be a 2014 model, but the RV is then built on it after the RV model year has switched over to 2015, and the unit has whatever new features the RV manufacturer has introduced for the 2015 model year.

The RV manufacturer designates the model year of the completed model year, and your unit is a 2015 RV.

In any event, though, the warranty kicks in on the date that the unit is sold to the retail purchaser, so your warranty period starts from that date.

Hope this helps.
If you are 'lucky' enough to be registered in a state that requires emission inspections, you won't want them inspecting for 2015 requirements as your older chassis will almost certainly fail.

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Old 05-31-2015, 08:42 PM   #12
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Likely answer...

On a MH the coach and the chassis are two separate things that come together at the plant. It is likely the plant was still using the remaining 2012 chassis (which carries the vin number) on a 2013 coach (which carries the MH model year). This is very common because when the manufacturer decides to quit a model year production to switch over to the next, there are usually many prior year chassis not yet used. I will likely see that on the unit I have on order.

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Old 06-01-2015, 05:50 AM   #13
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I just bought a lightly used 2014 Sunseeker but the van chassis is a 2013.
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:41 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by gmacklem View Post
I just bought a lightly used 2014 Sunseeker but the van chassis is a 2013.
Sounds about right

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