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Old 08-12-2012, 07:37 PM   #1
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Warranty Work

Our preferred RV dealer is not near our home. We need to get warranty work done on a few minor items. We plan on camping for a few days near the dealer before we drop it off and leave it. My question is, does the trailer need to be completely empty before we drop it off? It will make it almost impossible to empty out storage compartments for the drive back home without the trailer. I'm primarily concerned with hoses, blocks, wheel chocks, and some kid's toys that seem to own a full compartment. Maybe some pots and pans inside, but not much else inside.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:26 PM   #2
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I would just clean out any areas that they need to work in and remove any valuables. That what we have done on the last couple of visits to the dealer.and it has been fine. Good luck with the repairs.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:30 PM   #3
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I think you will be safe leaving that stuff on board. We have had to have warranty work done and never had a problem with our stuff left behind. they will have you sign a statement saying you aren't going to hold them responsible for the loss of your diamond rings or other valuables. But they always kept ours locked on the lot. For the 6 months they had it. When it went back to factory, DH went to dealer and stripped out everything of ours. Good luck. hope you get it fixed up fine!
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:38 PM   #4
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1. Ask the dealer about their policy.

2. Take photos of everything that you are leaving in the unit.

3. Check with your insurance carrier about what, if any, coverage you have in the case of theft, damage, fire, etc.
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I always remove everything from the refrigerator, well except for the first time I dropped it off. Learned a smelly lesson on the first trip in to service.
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The dealer we use seems to have pretty good security. We leave most of the common things as you have listed. As said above good to take the fridge stuff!
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Friends (full timers) left their rig for service. When they got it back her jewelry case was gone. They thought it was safe where they hid it, but I guess not.
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