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Old 09-05-2016, 10:35 PM   #31
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There are numerous PDI checklists on the Internet, including here.

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Old 09-06-2016, 07:51 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by bobkathy78759 View Post
Indeed, do any dealers have documentation outlining minimum requirements for a walk through?

Evidently, your walk through was no better than mine. A service department trainee walked us through our new TT and pointed at components and repeated their names. He rarely demonstrated functionality. I received no documentation outlining the walk through, so whatever the tech saw and named was the scope of my walk through.

I want a user friendly user manual that would be ... well ... useful! It would include basic procedures covered in a walk through as well as more detailed descriptions for all component and system. Such a manual would really be helpful for a newbie, like me.
Our dealer actually did have a sign off sheet that I had to initial that each item on it was covered and any questions were answered to my satisfaction. I've also built my own checklists over the years to help me remember things at times and a travel log to track our trips & maintenance...

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Old 09-06-2016, 07:58 AM   #33
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Woulda, coulda, shoulda - hindsight is 20/20. Maybe someone else will read this and learn what to do to prevent/minimize issues but at this point they just need help and I wish I had more knowledge/experience to help them with - perhaps the suggestions already given on the actual issue they're having have been enough to help them resolve it - I hope so
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Old 09-08-2016, 10:15 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by bikendan View Post
I wouldn't have taken possession of the RV until they gave me an adequate PDI.
Not sure why you allowed them to do that to you.

I am the one who is the eyes and ears for everything now. My DH has mild dementia, and doesn't concentrate well. I am new at auto stuff, but am a quick study, and very motivated. I didn't think about the inside of the RV systems until I got it home. Once home I did get out the manuals, binder, etc., and sat at the MH dinette alone, and studied everything. Then I drove it to my parents' house and my 90 yo dad did a thorough walk-thru with me. Then, I felt more at ease and "got"it! I also, drove it to our local RV shop and had paid him to do a couple of things, including check the nose to be sure the caulking bead was good. I had read on this forum about someone having a new MH and water seeping into the nose. I do read and pick up good info here.

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