Originally Posted by rip
The Walk-Through Well, about a week after it was built, my 2809W arrived at the dealer. They promptly notified me and asked when I wanted to pick it up. I gave them a week to take their time to inspect it and get it ready, setting up my inspection and pick-up for first thing Monday morning.
Fast forward to a rainy Monday morning...
Ok, got past the Forest River language barrier, they showed me their PDI sheet that they send to factory, and off I go with all my personal inspection notes to 'walk-through' my ordered trailer.
I start inside cuz it's raining fairly hard. First, tech shows me how to open slides, then goes over all the switches on the control panel, shows how to check tanks and battery, turns on water pump, reaches over to sink turns on hot water to show flow, uses panel switch for hot water heater while we're at door and I can hear roar of propane firing up.
Next, we open/close all cabinets and drawers and doors, especially the second door on bathroom that slides. Then, we operate all lights. Next, comes demos of all appliances including A/C and furnace, then the antenna, entertainment center and television. Then, comes dinnette and sofa both open and folded, check especially dinnette legs, I decline demo of air mattress, will do at home.
Then comes the hidden stuff... location of winterizing cut-offs behind water heater, location of water filter and water pump under lavatory, and operate the toilet and the shower while we're there.
We open the storage under bed and the storage under sofa and the access under dinnette seats.
Then, last inside, we test the smoke detector and CO/propane alarms, and he explains the ac and dc fuses.
He explains and demos the power awning and how to set for rain dump. Using the awning for protection, we open and close both doors and fold and open the steps, go over the door side of the trailer, and inspect the wheels, demo how to access lube-nipple on hub, and talk about the tire chocks, then operate the power stabizers.
The rain let up a little, so we go over the fresh water fill and ladder on the back. He demos the tank drains and covers the black tank flush connection, then the outside shower and two satelite/cable connectors.
Next we open all outside hatches and talk about the power jack manual tool and the slide manual tool with quick demo of how they work. Operate the power hitch jack, and discuss battery and propane tanks while at the front, then go around to retract the awning.
I decline a demo of the outside grill, and climb the rear ladder to look over roof, do not crawl on either because it's wet or I'm just worn out now and too old for that.I note that the Create-a-Breeze Vent has a vent cover on it that I wasn't expecting. Do a quick visual of all sides and bottom for any damage or cosmetic appearance.
I go back inside while tech is doing something to television antenna that he noticed needed adjustment. I look everywhere for water leaks around slide and windows and walls and cabinets. I use an outlet tester to check all the 120v outlets and trip/reset GFCI, Since the rain let up now, we go through how to open/close the vents and windows, plus open/close the day/night shades.
We close the slides, retract the stabilizers, unplug. He shows me how to hitch up. Worn out after three hours, I'm thinking to myself, I wish I brought along someone else to help take notes or check stuff during my 'walk-through.' The dealer certainly didn't try to rush me through it, not a run-through, definitely a walk-through, he got me to do many things myself so I'd learn.
Everything on my personal lists are checked off. It's time to buy this dang thing. More on what happens back at the office in another message.