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Old 03-20-2015, 12:10 AM   #1
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Pre Delivery Inspection

So I'm about a month or so from getting delivery of our first RV and after spending some quality time on some various forums it got me thinking that it would be great if there was a 3rd party company out there to go through the PDI process with me assuming it was at a reasonable rate. Being a Newb and reading about a lot of horror stories it only seems logical to me that there is a legit business opportunity here for some experienced RVers. Maybe this does exist already, but I can't seem to find any. Is anyone aware of such a service?

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Old 03-20-2015, 10:15 AM   #2
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FYI there is a PDI checklist in the Library section. If you have any experienced friends that are RV/campers it might not hurt to ask them to come along for the PDI. What could it cost - a 12 pack?
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:51 AM   #3
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What they are going to give you is a called "walk through". What you want to do is make it as close to a PDI as you can. A PDI is what the dealer does when it comes from the manufacturer. They fill the fresh water tank, holding tanks, pressurize the water system for at least 20 minutes ect...See as much stuff work as you can. Take your wife if you got one, what one forgets the other remembers. Good lookin out by the way...
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Old 03-20-2015, 11:05 AM   #4
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The PDI performs two functions. One is to make sure everything works or is identified for fixing. This could be done by a paid service. The other is to familiarize the new owner with the operation and location of all the controls and appliances. This would be missing is a paid service was used. Make or use a good check list and take your time. The dealer want the sale so hold off signing until you are satisfied with the PDI.
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Old 03-20-2015, 02:43 PM   #5
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I wasn't happy with my pdi from fun town rv in wharton tx. I didn't really need to total walk through having owned previous trailers. When I got home and started looking things over the drain for the fridge was still inside the compartment, the battery box had nothing holding it to the trailer. Michael
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I noticed the battery box on my Freedom Express was not held down and asked my dealer why they forgot that. They told me that they have never secured them and had never had one come off. FWIW my battery box is now secured to the frame.
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I noticed the battery box on my Freedom Express was not held down and asked my dealer why they forgot that. They told me that they have never secured them and had never had one come off. FWIW my battery box is now secured to the frame.

I put a couple of rivets in the bottom of mine, it would be different if it fit in a frame, but mine just has angle iron from one side to the other with open ends.
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Will also receive mine in a few weeks intended to stay in it one day at dealer and have plenty of time to check it inside out I'm experience with rv and if every thing ok will signed the check and leave
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Old 03-26-2015, 11:43 PM   #9
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I hear that Pierre. Seen several others here as well recommending a stay at the dealer. May try to coordinate that as well. Makes sense.
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I hear that Pierre. Seen several others here as well recommending a stay at the dealer. May try to coordinate that as well. Makes sense.
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