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Old 06-13-2016, 08:30 AM   #1
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New to this Forum - Ready to purchase the 29.5BHDS Eagle HT

Hi folks,

I am about to seal the deal on the 2016 29BHDS Eagle HT. I am wondering if I need to add anything to it before I drive it off the lot, like a surge suppressor. Also, if there are any thoughts for inspections I should do when I go over the unit with the dealer.


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Old 06-13-2016, 08:47 AM   #2
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Congrats on your new purchase! A surge protector isn't a bad idea at all- cheap protection when you look at the possible damage without one. Maybe you can negotiate some dealer installed vent covers into the deal- I have always managed to do that-maybe more if your good. See if they will throw in a rv"starter kit" - sewer hose,water hose, toilet chemical and a roll or two of TP. There is a checklist stickey on the top of the General Jayco RV Chat column on this forum. That should help you -like someone else on here said- if you think you are taking too much time with your PDI- slow down and take even longer! Look at everything! Roof thru under belly and everything in between. Make them show you EVERYTHING works as it should. Check fit and finish too, inside and out. It is your investment, make sure it's all ok and you are happy with it BEFORE you sign the dotted line and drive away. Ask lots of questions and make sure you get an answer you understand. Don't let them rush you! Don't be intimidated. Best wishes and enjoy!

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Old 06-13-2016, 08:05 PM   #3
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Make sure:
- They filled the LP tanks
- They light the stove for you... all burners work
- They turn on the AC and it is cold
- They turn on the central heating and it is warm, not just the fan blowing
- They turn on the microwave!!!
- They turn on the stove light/fan
- They turn on the fridge on gas, check fins to see if they get cold
- They turn on the TV and it plays through the ceiling speakers (via radio aux)
- They check the TV amp
- They play the radio through each of the speakers (outside also)
- They hook up city water to test faucets, toilet flush shower(look for leaks)
- The put a little water in the fresh water tank to test the pump
- They extend ALL slide outs and retract them
- They extend the awning and retract it
- They turn on ALL the interior lights
- They level the 5er if you have the package
- They turn on all the ceiling vent fans
- They verify 110VAC at ALL the outlets
- They turn on exterior lights
- They check the 12 VDC accessory outlets for proper polarity (mine was wired backwards)

- They turn on the interior lights
- Everything that runs on battery is checked
- Check battery voltage with meter

- If you got a rear view camera test that
- Have them check the 5er tire pressure
- Have them check the spare tire

This is all the things you would do, so have them do it and if anything is wrong, you are still at the dealer and you have a little more leverage to get it done while you wait.

This should keep them busy for a while, if any are not working... have them fix it while you wait!!!! MAKE SURE THEY DO THE ABOVE THINGS AND IF SOMETHING DOES NOT WORK, DO NOT TAKE ANY EXCUSES!!!

The only thing I had an issue with was the 12VDC outlet, and that I found 6 months later when I plugged in my Coleman Cooler/Heater chest, and I had it set for cool... to my surprise when I opened the cooler to check how it was doing, if was hot inside and not cold.. the wires were reversed in the 12volt socket... easy fix for me, but I was surprised.

Good Luck!!!!

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Old 06-13-2016, 08:25 PM   #4
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