Originally Posted by vakeel
Thanks Iggy. This one has all the bells and whistels you mentioned, and we got it for 1/3 off the MSRP, and they gave me a pretty decent deal on my Tioga, so I think I did well.
I was actually looking thru your old posts hoping to find a PDI list I can use. Do you by any chance have one, or can direct me to where I may find one?
As a suggestion I would video tape the PDI to refer back in the future.
DO NOT DRIVE IT HOME IF YOU FIND ANYTHING MAJOR WRONG.
LEAVE IT UNTIL YOU ARE 100% satisfied.
Make sure you start on the outside.
Go up on the roof and inspect all caulking and seams.
You shouldn't have any bubbles in the fiberglass roof and no cracking of any caulking. The color should be clean white all over.
Where do you hookup the water.
Where is the power cord
Where is the sewer hookup
Where is the black water flush line.
Where is city water hooked up
What is this box here for?
How do I start ten generator
What is the weight on the tow hitch?
What is the proper tire pressure? Have they been checked today for what it says on the wall plaque behind the drivers seat wall?
Have you the dealer done a complete inspection of all fluids, belts brakes, etc?
Now inside will take longer.
Make sure the RV is plugged in to power just like at a campground.
Turn on and off everything a few times.
Have him show you where the 12 volt TV amplifier is located which must be on to view local TV
Does the refrigerator work on 12 volt DC, Propane and Electric?
How do I change the temp of the refrigerator?
What is the size of the black water tank?
What is the size of the grey water tank?
How much drinking water can I can in holding tank?
How can I tell my levels in the tanks?
Doe sit have hydraulic levelers? If so have them show you how they work. Do I need the engine running? Do I have to have the parking brake set?
Where is the hydraulic tank that I can check fluid level.
If I lose all power where is the main breaker?
Do I have a power invertor for the refrigerator? Where is located?
Take out all the slides in and out a few times and they shouldn't trip any breakers. Inspect all the lines for any hydraulic leaks as this has been in the past a big issue.
Make sure you get a bottle of touchup paint for every color plus clear coat.
Make sure they install the water filter and you have the special tool to unscrew the water filter outside.
Have him show you the water heater valves to show you how to bypass the water heater during winter storage.
You should also get a pile of paper from every piece of equipment.
Make sure they notify you are the new owner to Forest River and Ford Motor Company
If the MH drives on the highway and difficult to keep straight notify Forest River ASAP and they will give you authorization to take it to a Ford dealer for front end alignment. This is usually needed after the build as the weight has changed on the chassis. They did mine and it drives effortlessly at 65 mph.
Did the dealer fill up the 80 gallon gas tank?
Is the propane tank full?
Is it washed and cleaned inside and out?
Ask the dealer...
I will make a list of problems over the next few weeks and want to schedule now a date to return it to you to fix.
Also take digital pictures of all the equipment labels, stickers, wall stickers with VIN# as well as many many pictures of everything inside and out.
I think this is enough for tonight.
I'm sure other will add more.