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Old 07-12-2019, 08:00 AM   #1
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Picking up new coach.

I know there is a lot of advice out there, any questions other than the normal ones i guess when we are shown around the new coach? I am new to this site. I have had a 2014 King Aire for a little over 2 years. Moving on to another one.
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I guess the answer depends on what your "normal ones" are and your level of RVing experience. There are a zillion things you could ask about, but a lot of them you can observe for yourself or you already know.
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:30 AM   #3
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! I would have them demonstrate that EVERY system is working properly before signing the papers! Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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My advise would be to be very methodical and check EVERYTHING. Do be rushed and plan for a couple hours of testing and inspection prior to plunking down the check.
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I know there is a lot of advice out there, any questions other than the normal ones i guess when we are shown around the new coach? I am new to this site. I have had a 2014 King Aire for a little over 2 years. Moving on to another one.
If one of the Moderator's would move your post over to the Newmar section, you would have a lot more exposure from the Newmar Family........
Also, Welcome!!
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If the demo includes something very complicated or complex, take a movie with your phone.
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You're a little vague on what brand you're going to move to. The King Aire is just a notch or three under the prevost and converts of prevost bodies. Which brand are you looking at?
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new coach. To be sure I would have the dealer go over the entire coach and try all the systems even if you think you know them. Take lots of notes and picature.

You are joining a good group of folks here with good information to share.

Good luck and enjoy the adventure!
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When I bought my trailer Used I had the dealer go over every single system both on 12V where applicable, and plugged in.


I also had them pull a wheel to check the bearings and brakes, make sure every outlet worked and pressurize the water system with both the pump and city water.


Make sure you know how the awning deploys and have them do it and inspect it carefully.


Get them to demonstrate not just "show" even the simple things like sewer dump and water fills.


Have them demonstrate to it's FULL extent ANY Mechanical or electrical system the coach has.



If this is a coach with an air brake system make sure the airtanks fill in the required amount of time, that the spitter kicks in appropriately and do a "brake test" ( turn on engine, turn on fast idle, let air tanks fil to capacity, listen for the cut out (spitter)) After tanks are full and air is at proper operating levels turn off the engine and turn on the ignition (without starting) Push the Parking Brake Button in then "fan" the air off by depressing the brake pedal over and over again until you get the low air warning alarm (Note at what PSI it comes on). Then continue fanning off the air until your brake button pops out.) This means your air brake system is working properly. (There is a good video of this on you tube: "Air Brake test" It is a Holland America driver training video.)



Take photos with your phone and label them.


DO NOT take any excuses from the dealer for anything less than a completely thorough run through. And do not let them charge you for this.
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When I bought my trailer Used I had the dealer go over every single system both on 12V where applicable, and plugged in.


I also had them pull a wheel to check the bearings and brakes, make sure every outlet worked and pressurize the water system with both the pump and city water.


Make sure you know how the awning deploys and have them do it and inspect it carefully.


Get them to demonstrate not just "show" even the simple things like sewer dump and water fills.


Have them demonstrate to it's FULL extent ANY Mechanical or electrical system the coach has.



If this is a coach with an air brake system make sure the airtanks fill in the required amount of time, that the spitter kicks in appropriately and do a "brake test" ( turn on engine, turn on fast idle, let air tanks fil to capacity, listen for the cut out (spitter)) After tanks are full and air is at proper operating levels turn off the engine and turn on the ignition (without starting) then "fan" the air off by depressing the brake pedal over and over again until you get the air warning alarm (Note at what PSI it comes on). Then continue fanining off the air until your brake button pops out.) This means your air brake system is working properly. (There is a good video of this on you tube: "Air Brake test" It is a Holland America driver training video.)


After air is restored to normal levels turn off the coach and go to each wheel well and listen carefully for any air leaks. Walk around the entire coach listening for leaks.


Have them torque ALL the lug nuts with a HAND torque wrench to the proper tightness while you watch. (remember that rig was picked up at the factory by a driver to be delivered and driven across country and my guess is those lug nuts have never been checked.)



Take photos with your phone and label them.


DO NOT take any excuses from the dealer for anything less than a completely thorough run through. And do not let them charge you for this.
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Oops. Meant “don’t be rushed”
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