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Old 05-16-2012, 07:22 PM   #1
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Walk thru is friday.... Suggestions

We are picking up our first TT on Friday. Please give me suggestions on things we should look for, test, and take note of during our walk thru. Thank you!

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Old 05-16-2012, 07:27 PM   #2
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Try this it's for an RV but should be close http://changingears.com/rv-checklist-inspection.shtml

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Old 05-16-2012, 07:52 PM   #3
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Many have indicated that they video taped their Pre-Delivery Inspection for future reference.

It may also help you to document any possible pre-delivery damage to the unit so it can not be later blamed on you.

Best of Luck!
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:14 PM   #4
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If the selling dealer is calling this a "walk-through" you are being cheated. This is/should be a pre-delivery inspection, by and for you! You have already paid for it in the unit cost. You both should have a full understanding of how and why everything about the trailer works before signing the pre-delivery inspection papers. Heed the preceding advice by 4 knights and mau mau, they obviously have experienced this at least once.
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:53 AM   #5
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Try this it's for an RV but should be close RV Inspection Checklist
A second vote for this. I know that when I look at a new car, boat or RV, my IQ drops to a neanderthal level and I forget to check half the stuff I was going to check because I didn't write it down.
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Make sure the dealer has it 100% correct and to your preference. DO NOT sign the papers, pay for it and take the unit until all items are fixed to your satisfaction. Once they have the papers signed and your money, many dealers treat the owner as a second calss citizen.

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Old 05-17-2012, 06:45 AM   #7
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The only thing I can think of in addition to the above is to have the dealer demonstrate how you manually override every system when they fail. Electric awnings, slide retraction, spare tire dismounting, torquing wheel lugs, jacks and stabilizers, hitching and unhitching, setting your brake controller, to name a few.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:59 AM   #8
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Thank you so much for the information...feeling alittle overwhelmed now....LOL...but it will be worth it!! We haven't signed the papers or given them the money yet, so wel will check and double check!

Thanks again!
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Assuming you have a printed checklist like ones suggested previously, do not let the dealer dissuade you from following the list. If he or she moves to a different area (i.e. plumbing when you were checking electric) be sure to pick back up on your list where you left off so you don't miss anything. Our PDI took 8 hours over two days. The dealership got real unhappy when we weren't willing to sign papers until the PDI was completed to our satisfaction but backed off when we obviously weren't going to give in.

If you're a novice, try to find an experienced RVing friend to go along with you who has already been down the same road. Keep in mind that you are doing this to not only learn how things work but IF they work.
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Dealership I worked for several years ago allotted one hour for walk-thru, but they also provided a checklist for me to use in demonstrating all the workings. Usually took me about and hour and a half, but only got paid for one hour. I was paid a hourly wage plus flat-rate. You should take all the time you feel is appropriate to understand where everything is and how it works.

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