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Old 08-08-2013, 04:44 PM   #1
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Question motorhome purchase. chasis different year than body

I am looking to buy a newer motorhome and have a forest river georgetow xl in mind. I did some checking and find the chasis is a 2004 ford and the vehicle is being sold as 2006. dealer tells me the reason in chasis built in 04 body in 06. does this sound right, like, is this a common practice and should vehicle be 04 or 06.

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Common. Manufacturers will buy chassis' in bulk and use them as they need them. I'm not sure how DMV's set the age but it should be on the RV's model year regardless of when the parts were made.
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Coach Build Date?

It's an 06. We have a 2004 coach which is on a 2003 chassis.

If you visit a factory you will see acres and acres of chassis waiting to have an RV built on them. 2 years does seem a little long for one to work it's way thru the production line but I don't know if it is unreasonable.

It only really matters when you have to find or fit chassis parts and there were OEM changes between chassis production and coach completion.
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I haven't heard of 2 year difference but its probably possible. Most I have heard of is 1 year difference. I have a lot of quality stickers for 1989 in my 1990 triple E.
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Common. Manufacturers will buy chassis' in bulk and use them as they need them. I'm not sure how DMV's set the age but it should be on the RV's model year regardless of when the parts were made.
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It's an 06. We have a 2004 coach which is on a 2003 chassis.

If you visit a factory you will see acres and acres of chassis waiting to have an RV built on them. 2 years does seem a little long for one to work it's way thru the production line but I don't know if it is unreasonable.

It only really matters when you have to find or fit chassis parts and there were OEM changes between chassis production and coach completion.
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I haven't heard of 2 year difference but its probably possible. Most I have heard of is 1 year difference. I have a lot of quality stickers for 1989 in my 1990 triple E.
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My 2002 coach is on a 2001 chassis. This is common. 2 years not souvh but guess it could occur.
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Just bought a new four winds sold to me as a 2014 but it's on a 2013 chassis because ford has not put a 2014 out yet. I bought a pace arrow in 1990 and it was on a 89 chassis.so I guess that's pretty standard
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Look at the title, that's the model year that counts. When you go to tag it, pay taxes on it or sell it, it's the year that is on the title that counts.
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My 2002 coach is on a 2001 chassis. This is common. 2 years not souvh but guess it could occur.
While rare, I am aware of a two year split, when the factory engineers/designers kept a stripped chassis in the engineering center for a year then released it to production.

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My 2002 coach is on a 2001 chassis. This is common. 2 years not souvh but guess it could occur.
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Just bought a new four winds sold to me as a 2014 but it's on a 2013 chassis because ford has not put a 2014 out yet. I bought a pace arrow in 1990 and it was on a 89 chassis.so I guess that's pretty standard
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