Originally Posted by carolinasgirl
Such great responses! Already things I did not think of! That is why I am scared to death!
I am taking it for the first overnight to my parents Christmas Eve. What will I need to plug into their outlets, or can it even be plugged in to a 110?
Does the plug come with the purchase of a new motorhome? Sigh, this is mind boggling!
Will call tomorrow and ask them to put valve stems on. I ordered an oven because I love to cook. But the more I think about it. the dealer in installing it, if not done right, there are gas lines that could leak or be a problem. I am thinking now to just get another Traeger Grill as it runs electric and I can cook anything on the traeger I can put in the oven.
Thanks again for the help!
We bought a Georgetown as our first RV too. So from our experience I would say plan to spend several HOURS going over every detail. Be ready to take notes, have your camera / video ready. Do not just "hear" about ever system, but actually run each and every bit of equipment - from the microwave and tvs to the stove and each and every faucet. Go through each system - from one end to the other. The water system for example - where do you put the water in if it's going in the tank? Where do you put the water in if you are sitting at a location and are hooked up to the hose? When do you run the pump. When are you able to turn on the water heater? When do you drain the water heater and why do you pull the annode?
If you are somewhat handy already then some of this will be quite understandable and logical. If you have never done anything like a home repair before, plan more time!
The electrical system is important to really understand. When are you using batteries when must you either be plugged in or using the generator?
The waste system is honestly easy to deal with - after you're shown how.
Make sure they demonstrate the furnace and AC - not by pointing, but by turning it on and letting it run.
Have them help you practice turning on and off the propane, lighting the stove etc. Have them coach you through setting off and then turning off the CO2 alarm (highly annoying that one).
Open and close every single window every door, make sure you can convert the sofa etc.
This is YOUR opportunity to catch the things missed when the rig was being made - this is YOUR punch list.
I absolutely concur with the above poster's suggestion to take the motor home to a TIRE STORE (that deals with trucks) and get the stainless long valve stems put on. Take your rig to Ford Truck dealer (if that is the chasis you have) to get the alignment done. These are the appropriate places to take the rig NOT your rv dealer.
Buy a decent tire gauge - look at the truck tire store or a real auto parts store. The home version for your minivan isn't adequate for this new RV.