Originally Posted by Mikegjax
I own a 2014 Solera 24R on a 2013 MBS chassis. Don't have my title handy, but the registration (Florida) has it as:
YR/MK 2014/FVSO BODY MH
The tenth character in my VIN (D) identifies it as a 2013.
Not uncommon to have an earlier year chassis on a later year MH.
Unless your state is different from Michigan, the Dealership fills out the paperwork that is sent to the states vehicle licensing/titling division. The State then uses the information on that paperwork to title and register the vehicle. Get that paper work from the dealership and show it to all parties involved.
If your getting a loan, take a purchase agreement that contains the model year make and model number to your loan agent.
It should be something like 2017 Forest River Sunseeker MBS2400WS and the VIN number. explain to them that the VIN is for the chassis which will be a 2016 Mercedes Benz Sprinter 3500 Cab/chassis. Explain to them that this is not what you are purchasing. You are purchasing a 2017 Forest River Sunseeker Motor Home which is built upon a 2016 Mercedes Benz Sprinter 3500 chassis. Have your loan agent contact the person who handles the paperwork at the dealership set up a phone conference call with your insurance agent and they will straighten them out.
RV manufactures purchase cab/chassis from the automotive industry, federal law requires them to place a VIN number on each vehicle which describes what the vehicle is, when it was manufactured and a serial number.
The RV manufacturer then takes the chassis and builds their product on it. Once it is built, the RV manufacturer then creates the paperwork for the vehicles titling. They decide on the build year, the manufactures name, the model name and model number. The VIN number for the chassis is retained, the vehicle is titled per the RV manufacturers paperwork. Your States Vehicle registration/titling branch of government will already know this.
We went through the same thing in late April while we were getting the paperwork taken care of. In our case even the loan officer we were dealing with was not aware of the year, manufacturer, and model change but it all got cleared up by the three parties consulting with each other with the Dealerships paperwork person taking the lead.
Not sure which insurance company you are dealing with but we went through AAA.
Should you need any more information feel free to PM me