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Old 03-12-2016, 05:08 PM   #1
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Advice for pickup day

Ok, 6 more days until we pickup our 364TS!! I am looking for advice on things that must be checked or asked on pickup day. Does anyone have feedback on things they wish they asked or wish they checked before they pulled off of the lot?

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Old 03-12-2016, 05:20 PM   #2
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Print out a couple copies of the list, each one of you fill one out and then cross check.

Take a camera and record the PDI.

Ask questions about ANYTHING you did not catch the first time even if you need them to show you how again.

How does the couch fold out?
Where are the bypass valve? (make them show you)
Pop a bag of pop corn or boil a cup of water.

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Old 03-12-2016, 05:30 PM   #3
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There is a Great PDI check list on the Outback forum, download it and make your dealer take the time to walk you through it. You won't be disappointed or sorry
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Old 03-12-2016, 05:35 PM   #4
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In addition to what Ford Idaho said check every outlet, have them retract/extend slides. Check every plumbing connection both inside and out for leaks. Check city water input and water pumped from holding tank with water pump. Make sure every burner and oven works. Check every light bulb. See if dealer vacuumed any construction sawdust from cabinets. Check each furnace register for any blockage in the vent pipes. The PDI checklist is very important. You might consider e-mailing your dealer a copy so they know what you're going to be checking. Hope all goes well for you.
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The best advice I can give is arrive early in the morning and plan to stay most of the day, take your time do not let them rush you. Test each system (have them show you how it works not just tell you how it works). As others have said have a PDI list and don't skip and don't be afraid to hold their feet to the fire on showing you how something works. Good luck
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Old 03-12-2016, 05:42 PM   #6
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There is a Great PDI check list on the Outback forum, download it and make your dealer take the time to walk you through it. You won't be disappointed or sorry
Having trouble locating the PDI checklist you mentioned. Do you have a link?
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Old 03-12-2016, 05:44 PM   #7
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I agree with everything that has been said. Make sure that if they said that they will fix that later, make sure that it is written down on their paperwork, and yours.
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Old 03-12-2016, 06:04 PM   #8
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Here is one version of the PDI Checklist ( attached). Do not let you excitement cloud your better judgement. If you find something that you are not comfortable fixing yourself do not sign anything until it is fixed. This is a very busy time of year for dealers. Do not accept take it and bring is back and we will repair it under warranty. It could sit at the dealer for a time while the serve paying customers.
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Old 03-13-2016, 02:19 PM   #9
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This is the list we used during our PDI. Much of it from comments by other G'town owners right here. I used a video cam to film ours...and I'm glad cause I forgot about half the stuff! Good luck!!

PDI Items noted by others:
⦁ Have the dealer somehow hook something up to the cable jack in the basement to make sure you can see it on all TVs.
⦁ Same thing with antenna.
⦁ Have them fill your tires to proper psi. Check with gauge
⦁ Put your slides out & in and check rubber seals.
⦁ Check the cabinets doors latches strong enough to stay shut when going down the road...give them a quick pull to make sure they are good and tight.
⦁ Tap on the driver and passenger's side windows to make sure they are tight while they are fully closed. The sliding glass will rattle and drive you nuts if they are not adjusted properly.
⦁ Be sure to fill your fresh water system tank. Run water in all sinks shower toilet etc. Check all lines and drains for leaks. Especially slow drips. Use both city water hose water feed and the also run the water pump and inspect it and the water heater for leaks.
⦁ Operate all appliances on both electric and gas. Run the generator and ac & furnace. Run the microwave. Flush the toilets. And if they have full hookups drain the tanks to check the valves.
⦁ Check sound system with CD & DVD YOU BRING for proper surround sound wiring & video feed in living room. Often messed up.
⦁ Have them show you how to turn on the TV booster amp & use local antenna use.
⦁ Check engine dashboard AC and heater
⦁ Have them show you how the coach battery disconnect switch is located.
⦁ Make sure electric steps are not loose or wobble...add stabilizer asap
⦁ Check roof AC and have them show you how the thermostat works for AC & furnace
⦁ Have them give you at least 2 sets of every key especially the big T handle ones for the hood and the coach battery location.
⦁ Take the awning out and in a few times & check led lights
⦁ Have they filled the propane tank so before you leave.
⦁ Will they give you a full tank of gas? Remeber PILOT gives 3cent discount with GS card and is easy in & out.
⦁ Make sure you have all the equipment documents for instructions & warranties (fridge, micro, ac etd)
⦁ You should have touchup paint for every color and a clear coat as well as the numbers of the paint type.
⦁ Make sure you and dealer document all issues on paper & keep copy.
⦁ Make sure they forward your ownership so you have the chassis registered in your name at FORD Motor Company.
⦁ Go up on the roof and look at all the stains from water and look for damaged sealant around all vents and things
⦁ Find refrigerator hose drain & make sure it is routed overboard to prevent inside draining!

⦁ How to operate & fill propane. Propane monitor switch/on/off. Shut off.
⦁ Furnace operation & maintenance
⦁ Fridge Operation AC & Propane. Pilot light location.
⦁ How brackets for TV's work if you need to remove/replace one.
⦁ Coach battery location/size/disconnect. Parasitic loads? Chassis battery location/disconnect/boost switch
⦁ Converter location/size/regimen...connection breaker & fuses
⦁ Oil change...filter, drain locations + type & amount of oil.
⦁ Dinette Seat, rear bed and dinette operation.
⦁ Camera operations rear & side.
⦁ Location of DC outlets and AC outlets and fuse boxes. Note fuse range and types for spares. GET SPaRES.
⦁ Lighting switches review + bulb types & fixture operation for spares.
⦁ Slides operation and MANUAL override procedure.
⦁ Black & gray water tank locations & dump operation + use of flushout valve.
⦁ Shore power operation & main breaker + breaker panel for AC/DC.
⦁ Generator operation & startup + filters locations & oil change...transfer switch location/ops
⦁ Oven/strove/micro operation. Microwave breaker location.
⦁ Operation of shades/blinds...power front & manual sides.
⦁ Interlock systems. Steps, slides, parking break etc? i.e. what needs to be either running or turned off to operate slides & steps.
⦁ Water system review, filter, pump location, low point dump, check valves, tank location, drain & bypass valves.
⦁ Head operation & maintenance. Fantastic fan & vents.
⦁ Access and change process for headlights & tail lights + spare bulbs. Get SPaRES.
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Originally Posted by Melvinson404 View Post
Ok, 6 more days until we pickup our 364TS!! I am looking for advice on things that must be checked or asked on pickup day. Does anyone have feedback on things they wish they asked or wish they checked before they pulled off of the lot?
If You can take a video recorder with You do so. As the RV Rep is going through and showing You everything record them. You will never remember a quarter of what they tell you and they will swear they told you "that" when You call with a question. I tried to write things down as We were doing ours and I either couldn't read it or they were talking so fast I couldn't keep up.

And when they tell You that You can look it up in the manual try not to roll on the floor with laughter as We never found very much helpful information in it.

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