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Old 10-12-2015, 04:03 PM   #1
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mystery model year

In July this year I purchased what I believed to be a 2006 Rockwood Roo 23RS - HARD SLIDE. However after a six week ordeal with trying to obtain a tag for the vehicle I realized that the tenth digit in the VIN number is a "5". This would make the camper a 2005. However I cannot locate any pictures or paperwork documenting that Forest River made the Rockwood Roo 23RS in 2005. Any ideas?

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Old 10-12-2015, 04:14 PM   #2
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I did locate one for sale at another dealer now but cannot find any documention for that year.

This is exactly the same unit I have.

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Old 10-12-2015, 04:15 PM   #3
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2006 models started coming out in 2005. so it means that yours was built in 2005.
i bought my 2007 Roo 23SS in 2006.

just like the auto industry, model years start coming out the previous year.
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Old 10-12-2015, 04:18 PM   #4
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Old 10-12-2015, 07:33 PM   #5
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Got my Mini-Lite in June this year. It's a "2016."
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Old 10-13-2015, 07:33 AM   #6
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Yes I understand it may work like buying a car. But even if I buy a 2016 now it is still a model year 2016 and the VIN number would reflect it as a 2016 model I would think. I guess I need to contact forest river to see if there actually was a 23RS hard slide produced in 2005.
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Old 10-13-2015, 09:04 AM   #7
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IIRC the vin is actually for the chassis. It might have been made in 2005, but FR didn't build a camper on it till 2006.

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The build date on my 183 was September 2013 but it was titled as a model year 2014 when I purchased it in May of 2014.

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our 3200bht is a 2014, however, due to we bought it in 2013, its registered as a 2013. Which is good on one hand for taxes but on the other hand, it sort of screws us when we go trade it in when we upgrade
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Old 10-13-2015, 01:03 PM   #10
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yes I purchased mine as a 2006. All the paperwork says 2006 but according to VIN it is a 2005 and I was eventually compensated for this mistake by the dealer who improperly sold me the wrong model year. This was discovered during my 6 week adventure trying to get a tag for the camper.

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