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Old 09-20-2014, 12:24 AM   #15
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I had a very similar issue when I registered our 2006 Gulf Stream in Wisconsin. Clerk looked at the Freightliner VIN and titled it as a 2005. I contacted Gulf Stream and within an hour received a very detailed letter that explained the two step mfg process, how all states abide by the "house" mfg Statement of Origin, and finally a statement the my VIN xxxxxx, GS SN xxxxx, is a 2006. I submitted this to the state and in a few weeks received a corrected title and registration.

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Old 09-20-2014, 03:44 PM   #16
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I have the opposite situation. A 2010 MH on a 2011 chassis.

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Old 09-20-2014, 04:28 PM   #17
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I went through a little hassle with the local CO DMV a couple of months ago because of a split model year situation.
I went to the DMV office to get the titles for the motor home and Honda switched from SD to CO. CO requires a VIN inspection which can be performed by a law enforcement officer (one choice of several).
The officer had done his job but had not filled in the "Coach" number on the form. I had thought that it might be required but didn't notice it was missing.

Normally that would not be a problem but my 2004 motor home is built on a 2003 chassis - which is common. To compound the issue SD had titled it as a 2003 and I had not noticed that before.

I printed the RIAA document that explains the split model year issue and how it is to be handled and took it with me.

The clerk was going to title it per the VIN date so I showed her the RIAA document. She read it and said she had to get her supervisor. The supervisor had apparently looked at the info but explained that they had to use the VIN. We had a very civil discussion but she stuck by her guns. I said that I understood they had to obey their guide lines and to go ahead and do the paperwork as a 2003, but that I was going to get in touch with the DMV state office in Denver and ask them to send the correct procedure out to the satellite offices and then come back for a title correction.

The supervisor left but came back in a few minutes and apologized profusely. She had gone on line and found the proper procedure to be used and said that I was right and it should be treated as a 2004.
She had the clerk do the paperwork as a 2004 and give me the plates but asked that I have the officer reinspect the coach and add the coach number (the Winnebago ID number on the placard beside the drivers seat) to the form and return it.

I did that and the title with the correct date was received in a couple of weeks.
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Old 09-20-2014, 06:50 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Rbhein View Post
I have the opposite situation. A 2010 MH on a 2011 chassis.
Same here. I lucked out since the chassis was upgraded for the "2011" edition.
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I bought a used '96 Damon Daybreak. All was good at the DMV. But when I went to get it the smog check they told me it was a '95 not a '96. It took me a second to realize that the chassis was made earlier than the coach.

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