Originally Posted by bobojay
In Kansas our PW Lexor is considered a 2007 even though it's on a 2006 chassis. The state goes by the PW vin no. which makes it a 2007. Not the GM vin which is 2006.
Hence, the insurance and taxing is for a 2007.
Doesn't work that way with ICBC (government auto insurance) here in British Columbia, Canada. When they run the VIN # for insurance purposes it identifys the vehicle as a 2007 regardless of the coach year.
Now remember I'm not talking about the vehicle title documents or ownership which may, in fact, show the vehicle as a 2008. I am talking about full replacement insurance in the vehicle insurance policy. Talk to your insurance agent to clarify this fact.
This is especially important in a chassis model change year. This is the point I was trying to make in my posting. My understanding is that Ford hasn't changed the design of their F350 Econoline vans since 1992. The new 2008 chassis has a completely new front end.
PW has been using up the 2007 chassis and outfitting them with the 2008 coach bodies BUT and it's a BIG BUT soon, if not already, the dealers will be receiving the 2008 chassis/2008 coach models and they are going to be sitting side by side with the 2007 chassis/2008 coach units. The new front end will make the others look antique.
If you buy the new model with a 2008 chassis VIN number and you total the unit your insurance comapny will run the VIN and confirm that it is a 2008 for replacement insurance purposes. The older 2008 model with the 2007 chassis will show up as a 2007. It's just the way the system works.
If you get a letter from your insurance company saying that in the event of a total write off they will replace your 2006 coach with a 2007 chassis model send me a PM and I will give you my mailing address so you can send me a copy of the letter.