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Old 10-24-2017
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Default Our 2006 is really a 2005

Was just at the Pine Mountain rally and finally saw a 2005 450 LXi that looked just like ours, other than the paint that is. We had seen only one 2006 450 which look totally different with four awnings instead of just two but thought it was because ours was an early model 2006. At the rally we met Bryan Altier who has a 2006 450 and again it was totally different than ours. Luckily later we meant Jeff Boone who has a 2005 450 that is the same as ours.

To make a long story short in researching our bus we had an incomplete build sheet from February 2005 and a coach check sheet from September 2005. When we purchased it we obtained a Carfax report that shows the bus was not titled until August 2006.

Obviously we didn't look at the paperwork very well but in the long run it makes no difference we love the bus. But my curiosity is really peaked as to why there was so much time past before the bus was titled.

I do remember being asked by someone when I first joined the owners group website whether we really had a 2006 or not. Unfortunately I can't find that thread to find out who that was. It was Mike Basista who thought ours was a 2005 and turns out he is correct.
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Jody, are you referring to the Girard awnings on top or the individual awnings over the windows?
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RVs are normally titled the year they are sold.
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Wasn't that the bus the tornado hit, just after it got stuck on the rail road tracks before the train smacked it, then Blue Bird rebuilt it as a 2006. JUST KIDDING Check your VIN the 10th digit will tell you for sure what it is, sometimes production may have started on 05 but not complete until 06 hence the title date.
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Buck, we were referring to the Girard awnings on the passenger side.

John the VIN has a 6.

Was just curious about the timing. Started in Feb 05, appears to have been completed in Sep 05, not titled until Aug 06. What was happening to it for almost a year and a half?
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Buck, we were referring to the Girard awnings on the passenger side.

John the VIN has a 6.

Was just curious about the timing. Started in Feb 05, appears to have been completed in Sep 05, not titled until Aug 06. What was happening to it for almost a year and a half?
It was sitting on a dealers lot,waiting to be sold.
2005-2006 was not a great year for selling motorcoachs.
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Would not the vin plates been stamped when built?
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If completed sept 05, it could still have an 06 VIN. Look at what the car manufacturers do. I bought my 08 Wrangler in August of 07.
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