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Old 05-21-2019, 09:17 PM   #1
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Location: Gold Canyon,AZ
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New R Pod owner.

Switched from the A frame and picking up my new 178Tomorrow. Been watching previous post for clue for tomorrow’s run through. Thanks. Hope I have a diamond without any blemishes.

2013 Chevy 1500 Silverado
2012 A 128 S 2020 178 RPod
Days camped 2015:98 Az, Chi,Mn,N.D.,Mt,Id! Wa, Or,Ca
2016 camped 118 Az,Chi,In,Mi,Oh,Ny,Vt,NH,M
2017 camped 88 az,Chi,Mo,Ok,Nm,Co,
2018 Ok, Ks, Ia,Mn, Ill,Wi, Mi, In, Mo, Ak,Tx & N.M.f
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Old 05-22-2019, 07:18 AM   #2
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Welcome. 178 owner for 4 years. When I first purchased I started an owners binder. 3 inches now and full of info (diagrams, charts, manuals). Maintenance and inspections are important. Keep an eye out for issues as they occur and take care of tires, wheels and brakes, safety items. Happy camping.

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Old 05-22-2019, 07:29 AM   #3
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Welcome to the R-Pod forum! We recently purchased a 180 and the PDI on it went very well. The only real issue was the tongue jack was scarred and slightly bent, I suspect that happened on the transport trailer. Our dealer took care of that under warranty...
Wayne and Christine
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:27 AM   #4
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Go in with eyes wide open,
My R-Pod extra PDI inspection items to double check. It is based on my own experience, repeated post here and other forums.

___Seams properly screwed and caulked
___Insert trim properly installed and trimmed
___All Screws in hinges
___Switches all work
___Switch base plates straight and all wires safely and correctly installed
___Internal water line valves in proper positions for use
___All lights work
___Overhead bathroom vent functions properly
___Door and compartment locks properly installed and operation
___Thermostat operation
___Hot water heater, gas and electric proper operation
___Fridge, AC, DC and gas proper operation
___Slide out functions properly and emergency operation.
___Insure all panels on slide out are secure and properly attached
___Any signs of leaks or delamination
___ Deep Cycle Battery date, do not accept a starting battery
___Tires manufacture date and wheels properly torqued
___ Drain pipe security. Straps not broken or cracked and properly installed
___ A-frame coupler welds
___ Drawer slides for proper straight installation
___ Have them leak check outside compartment doors. Mine leak every time it rains. I keep folded up towels in the compartment to soak up the water until I take it in for warranty repairs.
___Take a close look at all water connections. Especially commode and under sink connections.
___Window seals for excessive shrinkage and separation.
___Wheel bearings for proper lubrication
___Condition of brake-away switch. They are subject to UV damage.
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Old 05-22-2019, 09:07 AM   #5
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Congrats and enjoy your new R-Pod 178.
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Old 05-23-2019, 08:30 AM   #6
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Check the support under the shower/toilet. Mine didn't have any. It only took one shower to break the drain pipe.

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