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I bought a caravan in september 2018  an Ace Supreme Twinstar 2008, I checked the tyres 3 weeks ago ahead of this seasons outings, the tyres were the original ones fitted at the factory,  I sent an email to the guy who sold me the caravan Freetime Leisure in Conisborough , his reply was,

 

"Wow good job you did lots of people never even check them and dont realise that because they’re stood in one place for ages that they deteriate "

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What was the purpose of your e-mail to the dealer?

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To inform him he was selling caravans to the public that were not  safe. Selling a caravan with tyres that were 10 years old is not a very good practice to continue doing.

 

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Not good of him selling a caravan with tyres aged 11 years or what ever old but of course might have been legal when you took it away in September last year and the the breakdown in side wall took place since.

 

When I was visiting local dealers recently looking at secondhand caravans I asked about tyres and was told if over the recommended age they were replaced before buyer taking it away.

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On 05/03/2019 at 13:22, matthewantonyjohnson said:

 

I'm just trying to avoid having to go and collect and physically take the van to a tyre centre in all honesty and just wondered what the other options were.

 

Take the wheels off and take them to the tyre shop, one at a time if you don't have stands and know how to use them safely.  I do that with car tyres too, because I don't want the wheel nuts done up unsanely tight by some grease monkey gone beserk with an impact wrench, as happens.

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12 hours ago, Bolingbroke said:

 

Take the wheels off and take them to the tyre shop, one at a time if you don't have stands and know how to use them safely.  I do that with car tyres too, because I don't want the wheel nuts done up unsanely tight by some grease monkey gone beserk with an impact wrench, as happens.

 

I actually got it sorted whilst at storage, I have recently moved the van and the new location has an onsite bodyshop/service centre. I dropped the keys off and a few days later picked them up, they pulled it out, changed them over for me and put her back into storage. £150 all in which I didn't think was too bad at all! checked the dates and within the last 6 months so all sorted!

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On 06/03/2019 at 17:30, David 38 said:

Just got my new caravan a couple of weeks ago and tyres are week 09 2017.

 

What build date does the Vin plate show if the tyres are 2017 ?

 

 

Dave

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Year J

 

Manufacture Year: 2019 (built between September 2018 - August 2019)

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J is 2018 year .

 

Dave

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22 minutes ago, CommanderDave said:

J is 2018 year .

 

Dave

Yes it is a 2018 caravan.

I got the info. from putting VIN into https://www.caravanvindecoder.com/

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2 hours ago, David 38 said:

Yes it is a 2018 caravan.

I got the info. from putting VIN into https://www.caravanvindecoder.com/

So does a 2019 on sale now have a J?

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Caravans built 2019 Jan-Dec will have a K.

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13 minutes ago, CommanderDave said:

Caravans built 2019 Jan-Dec will have a K.

So one could buy a new 2019 made actually in 2018 and it would be J.

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19 minutes ago, CommanderDave said:

Caravans built 2019 Jan-Dec will have a K.

 

It's not based on calendar year.

 

The year letter represents the model year - so September of the previous year to August of the model year.

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21 minutes ago, Black Grouse said:

 

It's not based on calendar year.

 

The year letter represents the model year - so September of the previous year to August of the model year.

 

It is the year of manufacture or build year on vin plates . Jan -Dec

 

http://www.how2caravan.com/how-to-decipher-a-caravan-vin-number/

 

It is possible to have a 2019 model built in 2018  . I have a had a new caravan myself with a build year a year earlier than the model as manufactures will start production about 6 months ready for the September start of new model . 

 

 

Vin number is issue in manufacturing .

 

Dave

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You all got me confused now.

 

 

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Thanks for video but that does help the confusion I have from the differing answers on just what years J and K mean in manufacturing date.

 

Been told it is calendar year ie. 1st Jan to 31st Dec.

Sept for 12 months.

6 months of previous year and first 6 months of next.

It refers to model year.

It refers to year of manufacture.

 

Everyone seems to think different.

 

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2 minutes ago, CommanderDave said:

17 digit VIN number is a world format that is used . If I buy a caravan in the US it will have the same format .

 

https://itstillruns.com/read-vin-number-international-truck-7653085.html

 

 

Dave

Step 7 gives J back in the 80's and nothing for 2019/2018, it does say model year but not explaining it.

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https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-decode-a-vin-vehicle-identification-number-by-jason-unrau

 

States here year of manufacture 

 

 

The Vin number is a international standard not just a caravan number that follows a format .

 

Dave

 

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20 minutes ago, David 38 said:

Step 7 gives J back in the 80's and nothing for 2019/2018, it does say model year but not explaining it.

1988 and 2018 both share the same year letter of "J" but it should be obvious which applies with a 30 year difference in age.

https://www.caravantalk.co.uk/caravan-finance/buying/cris-explained

International age designation on VIN plates (10th character) :-

A =1980, B=1981, C=1982, D=1983, E=1984, F=1985, G=1986, H=1987, J=1988, K=1989, L=1990, M=1991, N=1992, P=1993, R=1994, S=1995, T=1996, V=1997, W=1998, X=1999. Y=2000, 1 = 2001, 2=2002, 3=2003, 4=2004, 5=2005, 6=2006, 7=2007, 8=2008, 9=2009, A=2010, B=2011, C=2012, D=2013, E=2014, F=2015, G=2016, H=2017, J=2018, K=2019 and L=2020.

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Thanks Gordon so most of you agree on J is 2018 (and K is 2019).

 

So is it made that year?

That's where people are differing.

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33 minutes ago, David 38 said:

Thanks Gordon so most of you agree on J is 2018 (and K is 2019).

 

So is it made that year?

That's where people are differing.

 

For both cars and caravans, it's model year not calendar year - individual manufacturers vary though in when a model year starts.

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10 minutes ago, Black Grouse said:

 

For both cars and caravans, it's model year not calendar year - individual manufacturers vary though in when a model year starts.

Please do not bring cars into there  completely different as in addition to VIN they have a Reg. No.

Keeping to my J and 2018 it's a Bailey so what does J mean to them?

Dealer took delivery of it Sept. 2018.

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