Originally Posted by Cover Dog
I was also told that they do the PDI and what I get is a basic walk through.
Technically this is true. As consumers, we've adopted the term- but technically it is the dealer who is supposed to do the "Pre-Delivery Inspection" before the camper is delivered to the buyer. What we get is
BUT- I wouldn't fly with it being a basic
walk-through; especially for a newbie to the RVing world. I came from a pop-up, so I didn't have 90% of the systems that a big camper had when I bought this fifth wheel. My PDI lasted 2-3 hours and we literally went from the front of the camper to the back of the camper twice
. I took a "PDI Checklist" with me to ensure that I hit as many things as possible.
And, I didn't sign any papers for them until the "walk through" was complete. Honestly, if I had to do it again- I would have planned on the actual paper signing a week later so that they had to fix the issues before I owned the camper. But, we had trips planned and it was the middle of summer- such is life.
As for the second year warranty, at $150 - it's hard to turn down. The wording that I was given for it is "bumper to bumper". I had a toilet replaced after the 1 year was up during a factory visit (though that was its own can of worms). And, we'll see what comes up when I start camping this year. Dealers don't like it because the check is written directly to Forest River- they don't make a penny on it.