Originally Posted by seamoorebeemoore
So, after initial purchase, does anyone have any recommendations on what to look and ask for or about when your doing the mandatory 1-2 hr education walk through at the dealership?
We are def virgins to this process and do not want to be sorry we didn't check the right stuff on our new toy. Any recs would be appreciated ; )
You being new to this - there will be a lot to digest. Since every RV is different in its own way (travel trailer, motorhome) you will want specific information on your unit such as operating on generator power or shore power.
What I would do is made your own pdi list but for you its not just a pre-delivery inspection but a full orientation. Your list should start with the items from the Sunseeker standards and options list. Using this will orientate you on the specifics of your unit such as a/c with heatpump. If you have this option you need to be shown how to operate it as well as the propane furnace.
The list can be as long and detailed as you like with things like locations of waterpump, slideout controls, manual slideout operation, waterheater electric element operation, battery operation and the integration between coach batteries and chassis batteries.
Most folks blame the dealer for not conducting a proper orientation but the dealer does this kind of thing all day long so its routine to them. They don't know the level of experience of each RVer , some are veterans and still don't have all the knowledge of a new unit.
Don't let them rush you out of there. In fact, after they finish the orientation, you should go back over the list with you showing the orientator what you just learned.
The time spent on this training will make the ownership a more pleasant experience.