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Old 05-03-2015, 02:53 PM   #1
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Dealer Walk-Thru Suggestions?

We pick up our 3210 on Wednesday. Wife and I are extremely excited, but total rookies. It will be our first trailer ever and there seems like a TON to know. Our orientation is Wednesday morning and although they said it would take 2 hours, we are obviously going to need to learn how everything works at the same time as checking for damage or anything that isn't quite right with the trailer....

Any particular areas we should make sure to check to make sure we are getting what we pay for and not paying extra later to repair or replace things we should have noticed on our orientation? A little concerned about how this is going to go.... Suggestions???
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Old 05-03-2015, 02:57 PM   #2
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First trailer ever? You are going to want more than a simple 2 hour PDI walkthrough. You will want them to show you how EVERYTHING works.
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Old 05-03-2015, 03:35 PM   #3
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Yes, first trailer ever. Our friends have them, I've been around them but never pulled, operated or maintained one. We were literally in a tent last year. <Ulp!>
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CONGRATULATIONS on the new TT!!!!!

There are a few items that I made sure they went over (tested them for us):

- The fridge worked on gas
- The stove burners all worked
- The oven worked
- Stove exhaust fan
- The AC worked
- The heating system worked
- ALL the lights worked (on battery and shore power)
- The slide outs worked OUT and IN (on battery and shore power)
- The tongue jack (up and down)
- The ceiling vent fan
- The TV works (using antenna)
- The Radio works
- Check the battery water level
- 12VDC accessory plugs
Have them put some water in the tank
- Check the water pump
- Check the toilet (flush)
- Sinks (faucets and drains)
- The low point drains do not leak

- Check all windows (open and close)
- Check doors (and seals)
- Check storage space doors
- Check ALL the locks
- Check all the interior doors
- Check all the drawers

Do not take their word that they checked everything before you came, have them do it again for you.

When you hook up to leave, check all the TT's exterior lights (running, brakes, turn signals..)

You can check them on Thursday and not have to worry about encountering problems the first time you use them while camping.. one less trip back to the dealer...

Make a list and take it with you, check them off as they go over them with you.

Just my thoughts,

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In addition, get them to show you how to operate the window shades and make sure you check every one for operation.
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Yes, first trailer ever. Our friends have them, I've been around them but never pulled, operated or maintained one. We were literally in a tent last year. <Ulp!>
If your friends are experienced RVer's by all means take them with you.
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If your friends are experienced RVer's by all means take them with you.
X2 That should be a must do!!!
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Congratulations! Since this is your first time pulling a trailer. Make sure it's attached to the hitch before moving. Swing wider in your turns and watch it in your mirrors as you turn. You need more space in front of you to stop. If this is a travel trailer, make sure to remove the sway control bar before backing up in sharp turns. Remember the height when pulling into gas stations and around trees and anything else where clearance is in question.
This is a great forum to belong to and I have learned a lot here myself in a short time.
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What an amazing response. I love his forum. Thank you! I wish I could take a buddy with me. Everyone is working.... I have a good list started so far. Hopefully all is well, fingers crossed!!!

It's a 5th wheel toy hauler, so that should make things a little simpler for towing.
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Take a notebook with you and take notes.

Don't just watch, do everything yourself after the tech shows you.

When you get home, get a three ring binder and catalog all the materials they give you
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