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Old 06-25-2014, 08:52 PM   #1
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Picking up first 5th wheel on Monday

On Monday, we are picking up a 2015 Open Range Roamer 316RLS that we ordered. This is our first 5th Wheel so any suggestions on the PDI will be appreciated.
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:10 AM   #2
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Theres a lot of threads on inspections......look at the top right corner...well a little below and you will see a google search box....Type in 5th wheel inspection or something similar and you will have a ton of super info on inspections.....theres downloadable printable list in a google web search as well.
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Old 06-26-2014, 06:57 AM   #3
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If your dealer is good, they will do a PDI for warranty, charge you nothing, and fix as much as they can find, which is hopefully everything. I still miss things but not because I just ignored them.
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If you have a generator in it bring fuel. When I told our salesman I wanted to run it they stated they do not put fuel in them due to cost, I picked up the fuel can and smiled.
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:10 PM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions. How long does the pre delivery inspection take?
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:14 PM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestions. How long does the pre delivery inspection take?
When I do them, it takes a minimum of three hours, because I check EVERYTHING. Longer if I have to fix things. That should all be done before you get there. That way, all you have to do is inspect the unit, be given a walk through and instruction, which takes at least an hour if it's thorough, and then sign papers and pay.
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:47 AM   #7
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Since you are new to 5th wheels it might be a good idea to bring your wife or somebody to video tape the walkthrough if the dealership is ok with it.
Congratulations and the best of luck with the new trailer
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video the pdi/training because you WILL forget
start and stop the video to break it up so each segment is watchable and not 3 hours long
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check out you tube. There's some related video there. Better to go educated than trust a dealer to do it completely and thoroughly.
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:26 PM   #10
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The PDI went well. Took 2.5 hours. The suggestion of videoing part of the presentation was helpful as first 5th wheel is a lot different than a pop up. Used the iPhone for some of the important functions. Information overload on Monday. Thanks for your suggestions.
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New 5th Wheel

We are trading in our Winnebago motor home for a new 5th wheel. Sounds crazy since we do not own a truck. We will have the 5er transported to Florida where we plan to keep it after a short stay at home. The operational cost and stress of driving the big rig towing a car was too much. We are looking to lower our cost of operation greatly and since we are content to leave it at one fine place, what is wrong with that? Not that we didn't use our MH, as we logged over 10,000 miles and 17 states in it. Now we have decided to leave the driving to someone else and we can just enjoy the camping life without the high cost and high stress.
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Enjoy that new rig, BOBCO! Travel safe
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