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Old 02-08-2008, 04:22 AM   #1
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buying new 2007 dolphin lx on workhorse from gamel rv. what to look for at pickup? thanks dave
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:13 AM   #3
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With no factory support you need to go over everything with a fine toothed comb. Hook up water and check everthing hook up 110 volt check all systems, air, heat,hot water,inverter/charger. All appliances. Fit and finish inside and out. Just don't get in a big hurry. Make it an all day outing. Just remember it's a well made coach and you are the one spending the money for it, have it your way.
Good Luck and Enjoy
PS. Inspect the roof sealing, vents and covers
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:21 AM   #4
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Take someone with you with a video camcorder. Helps to recall how systems etc operate.
Make sure all the systems work...including W/S wipers/washer. In fact make a list. Stare at a coach picture and visualize everything, or if you have an old coach, sit inside and make your list.
If it has basement air, make sure they have it plugged into 50Amp so you can feel both compressors on. Depending on where you are weather wise, the heat pump make not work right now.
Turn the hot water heater on. It should warm up with 10-12 minutes while you're checking the coach out.
Bring something small/portable (radio or fan?)to plug into each outlet, including the outlet in outside storage.
Have them pull the covers off each battery so you can see if the water is low. Check the dates on the tires.
Make sure the switches that afford watching TV in the bedroom do what they're supposed to.
Make sure the driver's seat isn't bent from the slide hitting the back of it.
Try each and every window, check for bent misaligned frames and latches.
Check the awning and/or if it has window awnings and the slide toppers.
After all, if it's an 07, it's been sitting around.
OK now, someone else jump in here and finish this list, gotta go to work now.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:43 PM   #5
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First, you are getting a great coach. We absolutely love ours. That being said, try doing a search on PDI or a Pre Delivery Inspection. Hopefully you will find some really good lists. I know there are a couple out there for motorhomes.
You might try the RV.net forums also. I will see if I have an old list at home or a link to one and post it later.
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Cannon man,

I have sent one to your listed e-mail address.

Congratulations on your new MH.
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Entertainment items are one problem area, bring along CD's and DVD, have the systems demonstrated. Pay close attention to the batteries, units sitting on the lot take a of abuse.

Take your time, the dealer will proably try and rush through this process and promise to fix things if they show-up at a later. It's always better to have the items fixed now, before the unit leaves the lot.

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