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DanKearney

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Howdy All,

Bottom line up front:  Will another Colorado resident who owns a Gulf Stream motorhome please take a look at your title document and tell me what the MAKE is listed as?

Last month I went to my local Colorado DMV office with the New York State title for a 2000 Gulf Stream Cavalier W6200C Class C that I purchased from out of state.  The clerk found it impossible to input the right 4 letter title code for either Gulf Stream or Cavalier.  The system will only let the clerk proceed after inputting an accepted string of characters.  She finally got it to accept the letters MOTO.  She told me that they'd straighten it out at the state title office when the paperwork arrived.  Of course, they did not.

Instead, I received a Colorado title that still shows the MAKE as MOTO.  Additionally, they changed the model year from 2000 to 1999.  I can only guess they did that because they used the chassis VIN number as their reference.

I am trying to get my county clerk to straighten it out but it seems beyond her abilities.

Cheers,

Dan K.
Black Hawk, Colorado

Gary RV_Wizard

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Not a Colorado person s can't answer your question, but I suggest getting a supervisor involved, or contact the state DMV directly for what code to use for your brand of coach.  There must be a list of codes somewhere, though I doubt if they try to keep up with RV brands that come & go regularly. There may be a generic code (maybe MOTO?).  However, for a Class C, they might well use the van chassis identifier, e.g. FORD or CHEV.

And definitely get the year straightened out - your title is technically invalid under federal law.  All the courts agree that the valid title year is the one established by the Certificate of Origin issued with the vehicle when new, even if different than the VIN.  This article by the RVIA explains and has some help. Might help convince the local clerk.
http://www.rvia.org/?ESID=preleases&PRID=1690&SR=91
Gary
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