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Old 04-17-2015, 06:56 PM   #11
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PDI Walk thru...

Before we traded up to the motorhome, we had a Jayco JayFlight 25RKS, and...

Our dealer was GREAT!

When we got there, everything was running or powered up, so that we could see that the AC, water heater, microwave, TV, water pump, etc. were working properly. They had a "new owner" bag of stuff ready for us... hats, mugs, toilet paper, tank chemicals, tee shirts, etc.

The Lady who did the walk thru with us had a roll of blue painters tape with her. Anything that we found that wasn't right got a little piece of blue tape stuck to it, so that it would be fixed or replaced before we took delivery.

As part of the deal, we got them to throw in two installed 12 volt fans.... we were SO GLAD that we had them on many occasions!

Enjoy your new baby, and be safe!
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:35 PM   #12
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Our 27DSRL has been quite trouble free. If this is your first RV there is a lot to learn.

It will be very helpful to develop checklists for setting up and leaving your camp site; which is probably not a part of your PDI. (for example: making sure your TV antenna is down before you leave.)

Just note anything that is not working properly. Do drawers open an close properly, door to bathroom close properly and so on.

If you have a good dealer, he will take care of you.

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Old 04-17-2015, 09:49 PM   #13
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Make sure it's hooked up to water and check every connection for hot and cold water to make sure their tight. Fill hot water tank and turn on electric and during the PDI check for hot water and leaks. Take a tester with you to make sure all electrical outlets work.
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Make sure they show you where all the essential items are. Converter, water heater, water heater by pass valves and their operation, water pump and the suction hose use and its valves, all low point drains and how they operate. The owners manuals supplied by the manufacturers do a very poor job showing you where these things are located. Have them demonstrate what EVERY switch does.
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Old 04-18-2015, 10:12 AM   #15
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See this link for some info. RV.Net Open Roads Forum: PDI Checklist for NEW 2015 model from dealer

Your dealer, regardless of how "good", will only spend a minimal amount of time for the PDI. The dealer's goal is to go over some basic "stuff" and then have you sign the paperwork. Your goal is to take your time and inspect everything, even it means you'll inspect some things on your own time and inform the dealer when you're done. Congrats on your new TT ... Enjoy!
We printed this one out, but somewhere else (this forum? Forest River's?) we found one that was several pages long, and very, very detailed. We're also going to take the advice to let the dealer know we expect the PDI to take at least 2 hours, probably 3, and maybe more. We will be taking notes and lots of pix, plus some video.

Alas, we have several more weeks to wait before we get to that point, but boy, will we be ready!
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Old 04-18-2015, 10:27 AM   #16
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I said it on another thread. When it comes to your PDI, the best recommendation I can make:
No matter how nice the dealer is, or how much you trust them. Document, document document. If there are any issues, even the smallest issue, get pictures and insist on getting the solution in writing. Do not let the dealer/techs talk you out of it, do not let them slide. Get pictures and document.

This may seem rude or harsh, and realistically, you probably won't have any problems whatsoever. Yet, if you do you will be glad down the road if you got stuff in writing and had documentation.
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Thank you everyone, for your excellent advice. Went through the trailer yesterday. Generally very nice. Furnace did not work properly, so we signed nothing and they will be repairing it. I'm a little concerned about the information regarding pulling in the slide if the motor doesn't work for some reason. I was told I would have to remove a section of the belly pan to access the motor and then turn a bolt-head by ratchet wrench. This doesn't make a lot of sense to me. What if it were raining out? Does Jayco think I'm going to lie on my back in the mud undoing a part of the belly pan? I'll be calling Jayco Customer Service on Monday to hear their explanation. The only other minor issue we saw was that the shower walls "bubbled" away from the shower pan where they join. I could feel that there was some tacky material behind the wall that is probably supposed to hold the wall tight against the pan. I'll be asking Jayco how critical it is that the wall is snug against the pan, or if this is merely cosmetic.
Otherwise all seems to be in very nice working order.
Thanks again for the info. I'll let you know when we get the trailer home.
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Jayco will tell you"sense your camping outside you won't mind a little mud". The motors are all on the underside and with a little luck you'll never have to do it. As far as rain goes you can't avoid it, so what I did was put 2 command hooks in the shower to hang my wet clothes.
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Thank you everyone, for your excellent advice. Went through the trailer yesterday. Generally very nice. Furnace did not work properly, so we signed nothing and they will be repairing it. I'm a little concerned about the information regarding pulling in the slide if the motor doesn't work for some reason. I was told I would have to remove a section of the belly pan to access the motor and then turn a bolt-head by ratchet wrench. This doesn't make a lot of sense to me. What if it were raining out? Does Jayco think I'm going to lie on my back in the mud undoing a part of the belly pan? I'll be calling Jayco Customer Service on Monday to hear their explanation. The only other minor issue we saw was that the shower walls "bubbled" away from the shower pan where they join. I could feel that there was some tacky material behind the wall that is probably supposed to hold the wall tight against the pan. I'll be asking Jayco how critical it is that the wall is snug against the pan, or if this is merely cosmetic.
Otherwise all seems to be in very nice working order.
Thanks again for the info. I'll let you know when we get the trailer home.
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Sounds like you did it right.
IF your slide malfunctions, and it can't be repaired the only choice anyone has is to manually crank it in. Unfornutately there's only certain places to mount the motors and it's usually underneath the coach. Unless you're on the move constantly the slide motors are really a low use item, our last unit was 10 years old and they were still trouble free when we sold it.

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What if it were raining out? Does Jayco think I'm going to lie on my back in the mud undoing a part of the belly pan?
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I keep a couple of large sheets of cardboard in the rear storage compartment and an old throw rug rolled up in one of the smaller bins. If I need to get under the Greyhawk and it's dry, I use the rug. If it is wet, I use a sheet of cardboard and just toss it when done. Neither takes up much room nor adds significant weight.
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