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Old 09-20-2016, 05:55 AM   #1
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Smile Picking up 5th wheel

Hi everyone we are on our way to pick-up our new Lifestyle today and would like to know if there is any last minute things I should be looking for when we get there? We have been full-timing in a Dutchstar so the 5th wheel thing is going to be new. Thanks for any info or advice.


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Old 09-20-2016, 05:59 AM   #2
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Make sure during your PDI that they demonstrate EVERYTHING and that they all work. If you have a smart phone, then film it all. Sometimes in the heat of the moment, we can forget something important that was said about a component or the operation of equipment. Good luck and enjoy.

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Old 09-20-2016, 07:34 AM   #3
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On a new Lifestyle, you should check all electric componants, slides and plumbing. They used crimping wire ends which tend to come loose. After some travel you may experience failure of electrical componants due to these wire ends coming loose. Before you do any repairs, check for loose wires. All of my problems have been simple loose wire ends.
Also make sure plumbing is straight. Our lines under the sink were crooked and I had to replace some parts.
Also make sure the slides run smooth and quiet. These slides should run very smooth. Any mechanical noise or clunky movement should be checked. Make sure the water system works well. They did a pretty complicated plumbing set up with the winterizing bypasses and there can be problems with air in the system or leaks. On mine the water pump works better on the city setting rather than gravity setting. Make sure the leveling system is calibrated correctly so it's really level when it says level. Check the electronic door lock, sound system and other small stuff. There are a lot of details, like how to use the dual propane tanks, so make sure to get a good walk through.
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Old 09-20-2016, 02:23 PM   #4
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Congratulations on the new 5'er, they are a beautiful coach. Where did you find it and does the dealer have more?
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Old 09-22-2016, 11:33 AM   #5
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Wish I had seen your post sooner, you've probably taken delivery by now.

Slides, slides, slides!! Since Evergreen is gone, you have no warranty. If you buy a good service contract, it should cover most of what the warranty would have. An exception, at least in our case, is adjustments.

Assuming that you bought it new, insist that your dealer perform any needed adjustments for at least 90 days at no charge. I would suggest that you immediately take a several hundred mile trip that includes some rough roads and ends up back near your dealer. That should give you a pretty good shake down and root out your initial issues.

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Old 09-23-2016, 06:17 AM   #6
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We found it in LeMars Iowa. He has 2 used 2015 models left but he has a nice 2016 Luxe for a very good price. We would have considered that but it is 7" longer than we can have for our Florida winter location. The dealership is Fedders Rv, frmc.com.

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