PATIENCE is ALWAYS a VIRTUE, as you know, especially in this particular scenario as it is your money and not their's that is at stake! I think the VIN annotation is a
super one and would strive to make note of that when you can based on the intelligence of that reply ...excellent!
Don't forget that YOU want to be a HAPPY CAMPER and not one that is faced with a multitude of problems while camping so don't succumb and get only the unscathed, new one!! If you are really chomping at the bit perhaps you could rent until you take possession of your new one, again? Again...think HAPPY camping and none other than! Good luck! -PB