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Old 04-27-2019, 01:56 PM   #1
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PreDelivery Inspection

We went to pick up our RP-190 today, and ended up leaving due to misc items that needed attention..ie- needed a proper detail, window valance needed fixing and a few general items with molding we werenít too impressed with.

I expected a little better as far as pre-delivery goes, but assuming all goes well we should have it at the middle of next week.

Question- are items like this common...I know itís a camper and being on the road things will and may get loose..but is expecting everything to be perfectly aligned unrealistic?
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Old 04-27-2019, 02:21 PM   #2
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Sounds like all minor things. Lucky to have it resolved so quickly............you must still have the final payment in your pocket yet.........very smart.
I would do a couple of short, close to home trips to start with to see if there are any major issues before taking off on a long trip.
When we buy a new RV I am intending to hire a professional inspector to have at the PDI. The final check is the final leverage in a RV purchase.
Poor workmanship has become the standard for the RV industry unfortunately.
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Old 04-27-2019, 04:31 PM   #3
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Common - probably. Unrealistic - Not at all. Best to fix the obvious before delivery. RVs are not like cars, they demand a measure of upkeep and fixing. Best to start with a clean slate. Use your warranty and have fun.
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Old 04-27-2019, 05:22 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your R-Pod. I've had the same type trim problems in Forest River Sunseeker motor homes as shown in your picture. We actually had less PDI issues in our new RP-180 than in the Sunseeker we traded in! I suggest you head for the store and pick up a cheap homeowners tool kit, like this one, and keep it in your 190 as you'll be using it...

To help folks answer your questions I suggest you create a Signature that shows your RV info. That way when you ask a question you won't get the "What RV do you have?" replies. Go up and click on User CP and then on the left side you'll see Edit Signature. That is where you can add the info for everyone to easily see.
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Old 04-27-2019, 08:46 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your R-Pod. I've had the same type trim problems in Forest River Sunseeker motor homes as shown in your picture. We actually had less PDI issues in our new RP-180 than in the Sunseeker we traded in! I suggest you head for the store and pick up a cheap homeowners tool kit, like this one, and keep it in your 190 as you'll be using it...

To help folks answer your questions I suggest you create a Signature that shows your RV info. That way when you ask a question you won't get the "What RV do you have?" replies. Go up and click on User CP and then on the left side you'll see Edit Signature. That is where you can add the info for everyone to easily see.


Thanks very much for the info all!
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Old 04-27-2019, 09:23 PM   #6
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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 04-27-2019, 10:07 PM   #7
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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.


Thanks! Iíll surely make a note to check these items.
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Old 04-28-2019, 12:19 PM   #8
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PreDelivery Inspection

Is it recommended to caulk those trim pieces so as to avoid them getting loose?Click image for larger version

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Old 04-28-2019, 01:28 PM   #9
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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.
Wow! That is a great list. Will help all buyers without and with experience!
Great post...Thank you!!!
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