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I recently purchased a 2018 Class C motorhome from a SW Florida dealer.  It is built on a Ford E350 chassis.  The chassis was built in March 2017.  What’s the standard when determining the year of the motorhome?  Did I pay for a 2018 and actually get a 2017 model?

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Gregor23,

Welcome to the FMCA Forum.

It is quite common for the chassis to be a model year earlier than the coach.  The chassis has to be built and then shipped to the coach builder where it may sit for a few months before having a coach built on it.

The year (for registration, etc) is based on the COACH model year. 

Yes, for chassis items, use your chassis VIN/chassis year.

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11 hours ago, Gregor23 said:

I recently purchased a 2018 Class C motorhome from a SW Florida dealer.  It is built on a Ford E350 chassis.  The chassis was built in March 2017.  What’s the standard when determining the year of the motorhome?  Did I pay for a 2018 and actually get a 2017 model?

Welcome to the forum. Yes this is pretty common in the RV industry. 

Bill

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On 8/8/2018 at 7:54 PM, WILDEBILL308 said:

Welcome to the forum. Yes this is pretty common in the RV industry. 

Bill

It is common in any industry which buys a chassis and then builds their custom vehicle on the chassis.  Not limited to RV's.

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