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Old 05-03-2015, 05:27 PM   #11
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And update your signature line so we can see your equipment. Helpful when you post questions
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Old 05-03-2015, 05:44 PM   #12
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If you have a smart phone, use the message recording option to record the walk through. I have recorded over 1.5 hours of a conference, worked great. You can play it back later, and also take notes.... I know that is old technology, now you need to use a GO-Cam for the walk through...

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Ask about a test drive. Even though I had a pop up I was still not familiar with driving something big. My dealer had me drive with one of his techs around the block ( not far but we were in a city and the dealership was in some tight places). That made me feel less nervous
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:14 PM   #14
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If it's the 2 of you going that helps a tone!! The beauty of this forum is that if you miss anything you have a lot of people willing to answer questions and help out. I just picked up my new tt a few weeks ago and I had never even been in a camper like this. Some of the things I'd say to pay special attention to are the de-winterizing procedure, how the hot water tank works (specifically making sure not to start it empty), the operation of fridge/stove and where the breakers are and make sure you know what they are for. Also make sure you have extra fuses for all the dif sizes you have on board, I blew my tongue jack fuse and had I not had a spare it would have been a very frustrating evening!!

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Old 05-03-2015, 06:34 PM   #15
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I would make a very through physical inspection of the unit, sides, roof etc .. Look for any flaws. Then follow Mustang65s suggestion. take your time. You can learn the operation in time.
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I would make a very through physical inspection of the unit, sides, roof etc .. Look for any flaws. Then follow Mustang65s suggestion. take your time. You can learn the operation in time.
Obviously you want to make sure nothing is physically wrong with the trailer! Open every drawer/door/compartment and don't leave with it unless you are completely satisfied that the trailer is in good shape but if you don't understand how these appliances work you can do damage that you will be responsible for or worse hurt yourself!
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:26 PM   #17
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Here is a detailed JOF PDI for reference. Not all items will apply, but a good tool to compare to the list you have thus far.

PDI check list: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...t-18379-2.html

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Old 05-03-2015, 08:34 PM   #18
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Lots of good suggestions here. I recently bought my first TT and went through my first PDI. The PDI went very well. The tech was very thorough and patient and explained everything I asked him as I watched closely. As a spectator, I thought I had a good grasp of everything. Days later, I realized my recollection and my written notes left much to be desired.

If I had a PDI 'do-over,' I'd want to DO all the things myself while the tech watched; push the button to move the slide, push the button to raise the awning, push the button to check the tank levels, push the button to turn on the water heater, move the valves for winterizing, etc. Having a video would be second best for me. I'm a 'hands on guy' and I remember best when I actually do it; not when I'm told/shown what to do.
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The most important thing, IMO, is to feel comfortable with the experience and start a relationship with your dealer. You won't learn everything your first day, it's impossibLe. Listen to the tech, ask any questions you may have, speak with the manager/owner, and don't leave until you are comfortable doing so. It's as much about the dealers as the trailer.
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As Mustang 65 said video tape the walk through.. and make sure they show you where the manual crank point for the slide outs are.. not just say it is under here or over there get down on the ground and have then physically show you.. at some point in the future you will thank me for that..
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