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Old 12-12-2016, 02:47 PM   #1
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Motor Home Test Drive at PDI Time

We have a 2017 Forester 2861DS on order through RVW in Ohio. It has been 10 weeks since the order was placed so we're hoping to hear that it is ready for pick up in the next few weeks.

For those of you who picked up your motor home from RVW in Ohio, I'm assuming you took it for a test drive? Do you have any recommendations on a route to take for the test drive or specific issues you may have encountered / items to look for during the test drive? Any other advice to offer?

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Old 12-12-2016, 03:24 PM   #2
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The co-owner of RVW, Dave Durnell, is a member here.
Send him a PM to ask him we what he recommends.
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Old 12-12-2016, 03:28 PM   #3
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I have never picked up a motor home from RVW in Ohio, but here are a few thoughts in general as to any dealership,

You have a lot of leverage until you take delivery, so don't waste it.

I have read several stories of unhappy buyers who were in a hurry and paid a heavy price for their impatience.

Ideally, a test drive would include conditions that you could reasonably expect to have when you actually use the RV. Actually, that is also ideally done before you commit to buying the unit.

Reread your contract carefully and don't sign anything quickly. I would tell them I need to take it home and go over it carefully with my wife and attorney.

You should get a long and detailed PDI list and spend several days going through it. Preferably hook up at a private campground so you can test everything out as in real life.

The salesman and dealer are gonna want to close the deal and move on. Maybe you want the same thing too. So, just smile and take your lumps like a lot of your fellow members have done if there is a meeting of the minds.

Getting the $$$ out of me and getting me to take ownership is like suffering from a painful terminal illness.

If you want to kill the deal, insist on a lemon law clause that covers the home portion of the mh, allowing you to return the mh if they can't fix a problem within 30 days. I had six salesman emailing me until I asked if I could put that clause into the contract...never heard from them again.
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Old 12-12-2016, 03:58 PM   #4
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Phil,

No wonder you have don't have an RV and probably never will.


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Old 12-12-2016, 04:10 PM   #5
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Well its not a Motorhome but perhaps it can give you some pointers on what to do during your PDI test drive.




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Old 12-12-2016, 07:03 PM   #6
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lbrjet - I love the personal attacks.
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Old 12-12-2016, 08:59 PM   #7
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Just pointing out facts, not an attack at all. You and everyone else knows there is no such thing as a lemon law that covers the MH except for the drivetrain. Insisting on having that clause in your contract means you will never get an RV.


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There is a pretty nice CG blocks from RVW there on Indian lake. Be advised electric only. They have/had water, but fill tanks only. It was self-check in when I was there. The map is kinda strange on where you can camp. I think 95-9? where open to anyone. Wide open and ready to go I assume they still are.



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You and everyone else knows there is no such thing as a lemon law that covers the MH except for the drivetrain.
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