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Old 03-04-2011, 10:43 AM   #1
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New MH Delivered Tomorrow

I hope I can get some advice. Picking up our first MH tomorrow ( new class c), and would appreciate some guidance in what to look for and watchout for. From the reading I have done, problems will almost undoubtedly crop up in the first year of use. Anything special to pay attention to?

Also, what should I expect from the dealer? What typically comes with the delivery of a new MH? Anything?

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Old 03-04-2011, 12:06 PM   #2
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Other than using some good common sense, as you would when buying a car, I don't have anything in particular for you. However, I recommend that you try to Google PDI checklist and I'm sure you will get any number of excellent suggestions to help you.

Congrats on your new unit.

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Old 03-04-2011, 12:16 PM   #3
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Most dealers will give a 1-2 hour walk thru where a technician will go thru the operation of each system. My advise is take notes & ask questions if you are not absolutely sure of how it works or how to make it work. One example is the awning opening & closing. Not difficult, but most likely not like anyother thing you have ever seen or done. There sould also be a water system hook up for fresh water & sewage waste. Some rv toilet paper & chemicals. But if you have any questions or forget how to set something up, don't hesitate to ask here. You get a quick responce in most situations.
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:19 PM   #4
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If you have a camcorder available you could record the walkthru. That way when you can't remember which valve to turn or which switch to flip you can pull out the tape.
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:47 PM   #5
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Congratulations on yoyr new Rv and may you have many years of enjoyment with it.

Make sure they supply you with a sewer hose with the necessary fittings and a white water hose for fresh water.

When I had my first PDI I brought along a battery operated tape recorder and recorded everything they said. Later on when I had time and was by myself I played parts back to familarize myself with RV.

There will be a lot of things you should have but that will come in time. One should be a water pressure regulator and a in line water filter. For toilet paper I would recommend Scotts as it dissolves quickest. I suggest you talk to a lot of campers and they will help you out I'm sure.

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Old 03-04-2011, 07:09 PM   #6
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:23 PM   #7
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Make sure everything works and all the optional equipment has been installed properly. Test drive it and have the dealer repair/replace anything you find wrong before you sign the final papers and accept delivery.

Even if you do all of the above you will still find things that need repair/replacement after you drive it/camp in it for the first few times. Keep a list and get it back to the dealer for correction as soon as possible.

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I've nothing to add to the advice given but congratulations on the new rig. Here's wishing you many years of enjoyment.
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Congratulations on the new MH. Ask them to give you at least 1/2 tank of fuel if it is not already full. Also the LP tank should be full. Have you done some homework on extended warranties? They will surely hit you up on buying one at closing. Good luck and keep us psoted.
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If you are driving in the right lane watch out for trees or power poles leaning to the road, they will get you up high! Keep an eye on the celling for leaks!

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