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Old 11-12-2011, 09:04 AM   #1
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What year is my motorhome????

When I bought my 2860DS I was told it was a 2007 model even though the chassis is a 2006. I was told that the year of the chassis does not matter, it's based on when the coach was made, and the coach is a 2007. Is this correct? I'm putting it up for sale and don't want to tell someone it's a 2007 when it is actually a 2006. Thanks for any help on this.
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:11 AM   #2
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Check your VIN # (either on your title, registration, or placard) and you can see what year model it was assigned by the manufacturer.

The tenth character of your VIN is the year code. Below is a link that shows the repeating codes for each year.

Although most of the other characters in a VIN # are manufacturer specific codes, the model year code is the same for all manufacturers
......for vehicles and/or trailers. This is mandated by the NHTSA.

If your tenth character is a 6, then it's a 2006
If it's a 7, then it's a 2007

In the year 2010, the year codes went back to the letter "A", then "B" for 2011, and so forth.

Here is a link to show you the year character codes, along with what all the other characters in a VIN # pertain to:

http://www.angelfire.com/ca/TORONTO/VIN/VIS.html#year
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:17 AM   #3
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When I bought my 2860DS I was told it was a 2007 model even though the chassis is a 2006. I was told that the year of the chassis does not matter, it's based on when the coach was made, and the coach is a 2007. Is this correct? I'm putting it up for sale and don't want to tell someone it's a 2007 when it is actually a 2006. Thanks for any help on this.
Yours is the same as mine. Year Model is 2007, chassis is 2006. My unit was built in October of 2006, we picked it up on the 25th of November 2006. No difference than cars. 2012 models are available of purchase in 2011. I'd list mine as a 2007 as indicated on my original bill of sale.
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:22 AM   #4
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the vin on the chassis states it's a 2006, but the manufacture date on the coach is a 2007. So what do I advertise it as, a 2006 or a 2007. I called a RV dealer when I bought it and they said the coach date is what you go by in motorhomes not the chassis date because they could be a year of two old before the factory gets around to building the coach and warranty start date begins when it is sold to the motorhome owner. Thanks!!!!!
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You have a bill of sale, and either an application for title or the actual title. Those documents will all have the same year listed on them. Go by the year listed on them. I wouldn't worry about the chassis or coach date because, as previously mentioned, there can (and often will) be a time delay between when the chassis was built and the coach was built.
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If a unit is advertised as a 2007, and the buyers find out it is a 2006 on the title, they might be a little more than upset. Advertise it as a 2007 model Georgetown on a Ford 2006 chassis....that should cover all bases.
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:07 PM   #7
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If a unit is advertised as a 2007, and the buyers find out it is a 2006 on the title, they might be a little more than upset. Advertise it as a 2007 model Georgetown on a Ford 2006 chassis....that should cover all bases.


Don't do that. Check the VIN and adverstise it as indicated on the VIN. When it was purchased new it wasn't sold as a 2007 with a 2006 chassis. Anyone should know that the model year is not always the year it was manufactured.
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my 2011 ridgeview was built on a 2008 GM 5500 chassis , title says 2011, there are also 2010 and 2012 built on 2008 chassis, all depends on when the factory completed it.
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Advertise the "Coach Model Year" (in this case 2007). The chassis title will not have a model year (even though the VIN indicates one). Under "Model Year" on the Ford title it will say "incomplete vehicle". The model year will only be listed on the manufacturer certification of origin or MSO. There is also a "Coach VIN" that starts with 4X4.... The 10th digit of that one will indicate the model year...which will show it as a 2007.
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