Hi Robert and Nancy!
My husband Mark Polk of RV Education 101 put this checklist together. It is actually in our Checklist e-book with an actual chart but this should help your friends if you cut, paste and print it.
This checklist is not all-inclusive. It is intended as a basic guide to serve as a reminder. There may have been some items overlooked and other items that do not apply to you. When using this checklist you should apply the items that meet your needs and for the type of RV that you are getting, and disregard those items that don't apply to you.
Pre-Delivery Inspection (Travel Trailer)
The day you have been waiting for has finally arrived. Today you go to the dealership and pick up your new RV. You are very excited and can't wait to get it home and show all your friends and family.
When you go to pick the unit up you are overwhelmed by the vast amount of information given in a short period of time. The dealer gives you a walk through of your new RV, but by the time you get home you forgot half of what they told you, and you're not really sure if they covered everything.
Now you feel a bit intimidated and don't have a great deal of confidence taking the RV on its maiden voyage. This checklist was designed to help you on the day you pick the RV up. Not only will you be sure that everything was covered, but you can make notes and refer back to it when you forget how something works.
Write the following as each function is performed so you cover everything:
C= ITEM COVERED N/A= NOT APPLICABLE
OUTSIDE OF TRAVEL TRAILER (FRONT)
1. LP Gas bottles / operation / changeover regulator
2. Battery / break away switch / rock guard over front window / bubble levels
3. Return to front of trailer when walk through is complete to discuss hitch work
DOOR SIDE OF TRAVEL TRAILER
1. Stabilizer jacks
2. Entry steps / entry door / locks and keys / Screen door / door latch
3. Outside storage compartments / keys and locks
4. Tires / air pressure / lug nut torque
5. Outside light / Outside electrical outlet
REAR OF TRAVEL TRAILER
1. Sewer hose storage / roof rack & ladder / discuss maintenance of roof
ROADSIDE OF TRAVEL TRAILER
1. Fresh water fill / city water inlet / low water point drains / fresh water holding tank drain / outside shower
2. 120-volt electrical cord / storage / hook up / electrical adapters
3. Gray tank / Black tank / termination valves / procedure for dumping tanks / campground sewer connection
4. Water heater / operation / manual or DSI / draining / maintenance / WH bypass
5. Furnace vent
6. Refrigerator access panel
7. Cable TV hook up
8. Range fan vent cover
9. Demonstrate operation of awning now or wait until walk through is completed
INSIDE OF TRAVEL TRAILER (KITCHEN)
1. Operation of range burners and oven / range fan and vent / range cover
2. Operation of refrigerator
3. Operation and location of 12v water pump and fresh water holding tank
4. Operation and location of LP gas leak detector
5. Interior lights / light switches / electrical outlets
6. Microwave / convection oven
7. Water heater wall switch Gas / Elect / DSI
8. Monitor panel
9. Operation of furnace and Air conditioner
1. Operation of GFCI outlet
2. Operation of toilet / treating holding tank / Chemicals and toilet paper
3. Operation of shower / bathroom fan and
1. Storage under bed / closets / drawers etc.
2. Power distribution panel / circuit breakers /
3. Carbon monoxide detector (if equipped) / smoke alarm / fire extinguisher
4. Sleeping accommodations / free standing bed / dinette / sofa
5. TV hook up / overhead vent
6. Emergency Exit
1. TV antenna / booster / VCR / DVD / AC/DC hook up / satellite system if applicable
3. Thermostatically controlled fan (if equipped)
4. Spare tire
5. Water filter
6. Operation of slide out if equipped
1. Demonstrate hitching and unhitching trailer to vehicle then ( Let customer do it )
WDH / sway control etc.
2. Safety chains / break away lanyard / trailer light cord
3. Explain operation of brake control and adjustments
4. Mirror adjustments
5. Practice driving and backing if necessary
We hope this helps!!!
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