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Old 01-12-2020, 12:16 PM   #1
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I probably know the answer but was told to ask anyway. lol We are taking in are Newmar Kountry Aire for some pm over the winter. Do you empty it completely or just remove what you definitely don't want to lose? I am too trusting. What have been your experiences? Thank you
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Since you were told to ask ???
Your now totaly responsible if even a napkin or kitty kat is thought to be missing.

Your on the couch for many years as the result.

Now you have to remove everything.
Cloths
Silverware
Tools
Gold bars
Silver
G##s
Bedding
Shoes
Did I say Tools
GPS
Remove radios from dash
For a start

Geeeesh

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Old 01-13-2020, 03:30 PM   #3
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I probably know the answer but was told to ask anyway. lol We are taking in are Newmar Kountry Aire for some pm over the winter. Do you empty it completely or just remove what you definitely don't want to lose? I am too trusting. What have been your experiences? Thank you
When my KZ FW went in for service recently, I took out all the stuff in the pass-through that would be in the way of them getting to where they needed to get to and left the rest. Didn't take anything out of the inside as it's all second-hand and easily replaceable. We =never= leave anything of real value in it when not traveling. The few times we've camped in a CG, I've taken some stuff with me when we've left for the day, like my laptop. Never traveled with long guns (yet), but handguns stay with me...always.

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PM means preventative maintenance. What PM does your rig require? Does it really need to go to the dealer for whatever that is?

Dealers are famous for keeping your rig for multiple months for one or two days work. Be very skeptical taking your rig in to the dealer.
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I would not go crazy taking stuff out of your coach. Anything of value yes but not dishes or silverware or junky clothes or things I can re-buy at a flea market.
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Since you were told to ask ???
Your now totaly responsible if even a napkin or kitty kat is thought to be missing.

Your on the couch for many years as the result.

Now you have to remove everything.
Cloths
Silverware
Tools
Gold bars
Silver
G##s
Bedding
Shoes
Did I say Tools
GPS
Remove radios from dash
For a start

Geeeesh

Agree with you. I was going to remove my satellite receiver and my wife thought I was crazy. Of course everything in the bays will be removed.
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PM means preventative maintenance. What PM does your rig require? Does it really need to go to the dealer for whatever that is?

Dealers are famous for keeping your rig for multiple months for one or two days work. Be very skeptical taking your rig in to the dealer.
I hadn't thought about that. Think I will let them know we have a trip planned next month. I have an axle that has a leak, my HWH jacks and a slide lock not working. We have never had one this nice before and want to take care of it. We were fortunate that it being an 08 but everyone thinks it's new or near new. It has been well maintained and will probably be our last so I felt I needed to take care of it as best as we can.
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I hadn't thought about that. Think I will let them know we have a trip planned next month. I have an axle that has a leak, my HWH jacks and a slide lock not working. We have never had one this nice before and want to take care of it. We were fortunate that it being an 08 but everyone thinks it's new or near new. It has been well maintained and will probably be our last so I felt I needed to take care of it as best as we can.
Before you take it in, make a list and prioritize the work that needs to be done. If there are things that you can "live with" for a while, then tell the dealer that, but ask if they can get it =all= done by X date. If not, then give them the priority stuff to fix. PITA to do it that way, but you at least get to enjoy it.

FWIW, a guy from church bought a really nice TT, like $100k MSRP nice, and had nothing but trouble with it. It literally spent 9 months of its first 12 in "covered storage" (i.e. in the shop) at CW getting stuff fixed. He'd call them and tell them that he was going camping in X days and to fix what they could and button it up before he came to pick it up. He'd go camping, take it back and give them an update on the =new= stuff that now needed to be fixed or re-fixed. Luckily, almost everything got fixed and, because there were some things still "in process" when the warranty ran out, they were still covered 2-3 months later. :B

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Its an '08. Are you taking it to a dealer or an independent repair shop?

I would never take a rig out of warranty into a dealer. A a matter of fact I would hesitate to take a rig under warranty into a dealer.
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