I appreciate all the information, the trouble is that a lot of it is contradictory.
I did an enormous amount of research online last night comparing the pictures of 2015 and 2016 model 2703WS and comparing the differences in installed components, size and weight comparisons, graphics, and layouts. The differences in floor-plans did not significantly change. There were cabinette and interior color changes, and lot more electrical outlets, different sized refrigerators (very important), etc. on the interior. The real major changes occurred in the chassis (frames) between the two years. That alone, is a substantial difference that should have been pointed out (like buying a new car with a four cylinder when you thought you were getting a big block v-8!)
I called Forest River this morning to verify some of my concerns. My unit was built in April 2015. He said that the model year changes occur when the new brochures come out in June. He says that this unit should not have been a 2016 but a 2015, (it is equipped just like one built in October of 2014) and if it somehow got listed as a 2016 the dealer should have disclosed that this unit was not compliant to the 2016 specs. Forest River (Rockwood) changed from Lippert to Northwood frames for the 2016 model year. Judging from the complaints I have read online, there was a reason for this.
Bottom line is that I didn't get what I paid for. I went into the dealer with a 2016 brochure and said this is the trailer that we want. The brochures, websites, and many videos online detail the current features on the 2016 2703WS and that's the foundation for my purchase decision. I could easily have purchased a 2015 that the dealer had for a lot less, but it didn't have the features and GVWR of the 2016.
Small design changes are to be expected, but this trailer is substantially different than what Forest River advertises for 2016 models.
None of this is your fault, and I don't intend to take anything out on anyone here. These types of purchases are huge for most of us and I just want what I thought I was getting.