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Old 05-26-2012, 09:59 AM   #1
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Didn't know

We bought our first MH last Aug and since then have upgraded to something a little newer and larger.

Now this I didn't know. Went to Ford for some work on my V-10 and I told them that is was a 2002 National Sea Breeze but when they ran the Vin#, it came back as a 2000. All the paper work I got from the RV dealer states that is a 2002. Was I misrepresented or is that because the coach is a 2002?

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It's common for the chassis to be one model year older, and when business is slow I can see it easily stretching to two. Another sometimes problem is mileage on a "brand new" coach.

A workmate of mine had worked as an engineer with Open Road when they were based somewhere near Orlando (middle 1960s). The chassis for their Class A's were driven from Michigan to Florida with a tempoary cab installed which was removed by OR. After the motorhome was completed, it was driven to the dealer's location. If the dealer was on the West coast, the MH could have 6,000 miles on it when the purchaser took delivery.
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Yes, its quite common for a chassis to be a year or two older than the coach. The RV manufacturer stockpiles chassis and uses them as needed. My first Foretravel was a 1981 with a 1979 chassis. You were not misrepresented, if you look at the date of production for the coach that was installed on the chassis, you will find it is in fact a 2002. The dealership is so closely monitored by the state government on such things that its almost impossible to lie about something like that.
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Thanks, as I say, still learning.
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Its not 'impossible' to lie about it, but the dealer most likely didnt in this case as, as said, the chassis can be older than the 'coach'.
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