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Old 03-23-2012, 03:53 AM   #1
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Trailer Questions during final inspection

Our Trailer is in and will be ready for pick up next week. When I do my final inspection / orientation are there any specific things to look for or ask that are of major importance??? other than the obvious. I had a look at it today with the family and we are all excited but I noticed a few things are different , at least from what I have seen from other dealers websites and on youtube videos of this unit ( Whitehawk 28dsbh ) nothing major I don't think but I am curious as to why it would be different.

Any tips/help is always apprecitaed.

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Old 03-23-2012, 06:30 AM   #2
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When we had our pickup inspection I had them show me how to use (and verify that it worked) EVERY thing on the RV. We were there close to 3 hours going over it. I have heard of others who brought a video camera to record it. If nothing else take good notes and do not let the service person rush you.
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:38 AM   #3
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Had never been through a PDI on a TT before. Video/audio and note recording for sure. Then find nearest CG to dealer and stay for 2 days while you try to get it all to work.

Wish I had found this forum before the PDI.

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Old 03-23-2012, 08:06 AM   #4
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Bring a strong bright flashlight look everything over close. Look at counter tops I found they used too long of screws and went past the top so you could feel them it was replaced, carpetting in bed room was never tacked down dealer had to pull tight and put tack strip down, mirror had scrach in bathroom (replaced), drain pipe under sink was loose so water would drip on floor (dealer tighted up). Window was glued shut, dealer had to replace entire window and sliding strip. I found all this on my inspection, I would not sign off till it was taken care of. It took two weeks but all was perfect when I picked it up.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:28 AM   #5
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Make sure there is enough water in the Fresh Water tank to assure the sensors work.

Check all the door latches to be sure they are secure.

The dealer should have a PDI that has been gone thru by a tech.

Check operation of all appliances and electronics.

Have them demonstrate how to turn on and operate the TV and stereo.

Verify the birth date on the tires.

Take a little time to get familiar with hooking and unhooking before pulling out of the dealership.

Just a few off the top of my head.
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Might check to see if the screen door will latch without the solid door attached. We got home it wouldn't latch and I used up all the adjustment still won't latch.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:35 PM   #7
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makesure they show you Everything works and how to operate it. also, ensure they show you the appliances running on gas, elect, battery as if you were boondocking. excellent point on the tank level sensors too.
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Our Trailer is in and will be ready for pick up next week. When I do my final inspection / orientation are there any specific things to look for or ask that are of major importance??? other than the obvious. I had a look at it today with the family and we are all excited but I noticed a few things are different , at least from what I have seen from other dealers websites and on youtube videos of this unit ( Whitehawk 28dsbh ) nothing major I don't think but I am curious as to why it would be different.

Any tips/help is always apprecitaed.

Cheers and thanks.
This s the fun part, they will have it all fired up and heat on and he will walk you through everything. They will show how things work. All you have to do is open doors, cupboards, check all the moldings, wall paper seams, check the fabrics, awning, make sure all the tools are there such as the manual handles to close up slides, stabilizer jacks. They will probably have it winterized and depending on you first outting, you might want to have them de-winterize. Here is the extra, they will ask you if you want a WDH, brake controller, extended insurance, paint protection. They did not charge me for installing the brake controller or the WDH. I bought the Primus proportional brake controller...I really liked it. It towed very well, I only had to back it off a little because it was grabbing a split second too soon. It comes with the small disc that will show you how it works. Then there was the insurance....I opted for a private carrier, instead of ICBC. I got full replacement coverage and I got it cheaper than ICBC. I only had to pay a minor amount for basic liabilty. Again congrats on your new TT!! It will be exciting to drive off the lot and say it's yours!
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:18 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the great tips and questions to ask.... I feel sorry for the guy I will be doing the walk around with....

I think I'll bring the video camera just in case.!!!!!
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I think I'll bring the video camera just in case.!!!!!


well advised, wish i did.
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