<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GaryKD:
Every new motor vehicle comes with a Certificate Of Origin (COO). This (along with other paperwork) is submitted to the State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The COO is the "bible" a state uses to issue a title and registration. To the best of my knowledge, the COO is used in all 50 states and the process is the same. I do not know if the State keeps the COO or destroys it since once a title is issued, the COO has no purpose.
If you purchased the RV in the same state it will be titled in, the dealership, most likely, handled the process with the DMV.
If you purchased the RV in another State than it will be titled in, the dealership must provide you the COO. The State issuing the original title will require it and other documentation (like Bill Of Sale, Odometer Verification, check for sales tax, etc.)
Your prevoius post mentions the copy of the title you have says the coach is an 06. Since the title is issued by the State and based on the COO, end of story. You have an 06 coach, legally and morally.
I buy vehicles from another state quite a bit and have been through this before. Loose no sleep and once the transmission is repaired, enjoy many miles of RVing in your 06 coach.
Misery does not always love company, but after you have the coach for one year, I'll compare my list of failures, in my signature coach, with your list.
Gary hit it right on the money.
We purchased our new toy from a dealer in Maryland.
Since we live in Pennsylvania we had to present our bill of sale, COO, proof on mileage and of course a 6% sales tax check to the PA Department of Revenue along with all the other fees,in order to get it licensed in PA. Then when we received the title I had to get a PA inspection sticker.
I tried to find the post response I received while we were doing our due diligence last year that suggested we add the '06 chassis, engine and drive train together with '06 chassis. Unfortunately, I haven't found it.
As I recall the writer suggested that it is a common practice for coach builders to put new coaches on year or two old non-titled chassis. I guess the operative wording is non-titled meaning new.
Best of luck and enjoy your new toy.