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Old 08-08-2020, 07:31 AM   #1
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I just purchased a 2018 Melbourne 24 and headed to pick it up next week. Open on warnings and suggestions what to be prepared for. It only has 8213 miles and i purchased from Camping World in Mesa. Open to all help available. What to prepare for and what to purchase prior to leaving Mesa for Washington State. Thanks for the help
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Old 08-08-2020, 07:38 AM   #2
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Here is are a few threads that may be helpful to you.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...ted-36094.html


https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...ayco-2359.html
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We have a 2017 24K and love it. We purchased it new in 2016 and had to work out a few bugs. Hopefully, with over 8,000 miles on it, the previous owners took care of any warranty work and other minor problems. Go over it carefully before you drive away. Make sure you know how to operate the backup camera/radio components, because they're complicated at first. Make sure the batteries are strong. Make sure all appliances work...micro/convection, heat, ac, check the roof, check the slides for tears in the seals or rough-running operation. Don't be conned into any after-market Camping World warranties. May it run like a champ and offer you many years of enjoyment. Ours already has 44,000 miles, and we've been all over the country (sometimes twice).
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Thank you these will be very helpful. Excited and nervous at the same time
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Thank you, I’ve heard pro and cons on Camping World and was reluctant to purchase from them. This has been a total trust of the salesman and buying sight unseen until I fly down to pick it up and sign my life away. Wondering why the low miles. The unit looks new but... they say the do a multifunction check that’s worth 1500 but I question the validity of those. Only as good as the tech doing the work. Thanks again, I hope I get a good unit and not a lemon.
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Welcome from Wisconsin. Congrats and enjoy your 2018 Melbourne 24.
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It's a house constantly in an earthquake

Plan accordingly
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It's a house constantly in an earthquake

Plan accordingly
First, congratulations! Now -

This is absolutely the greatest advice. Every time you move the unit or even open a compartment, after you travel, remember this. Watch the movie "RV". Learn from the stupid comedy of Robin Williams. You see it every day on the highways and in campgrounds. Stay close to the dealership for the first couple of days, nobody will give you better service than that particular dealership in the first days after the sale. They are obligated to make things right. Other Camping World dealerships, other dealers selling the same brand, do not have that "Lemon Law" obligation. Nothing means anything if it is not in writing. Even then, settlement may only be resolved in court, so be careful and diligent.
This is not a positive or negative statement against Camping World or any other RV dealership. Its a statement directed toward the relationship of a salesman trying to close a deal compared to a service facility that already has a back log of work. Its an exciting day for you and just another day for everyone else. Always keep that in mind and, no matter what, NEVER loose your temper.

Normal disclaimer applied, your results may vary.
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