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Old 10-17-2015, 10:39 AM   #1
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PDI help in Ohio

We are purchasing a new fifth wheel from RVW in Lakeview Ohio. As this is our first RV I would like to hire a private company to come out and help with the PDI. They would know a lot more about what to look for than I would and how all the systems are supposed to operate. Doe's anyone know of a good company in the area that would be able to do this? Thanks
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Old 10-17-2015, 10:44 AM   #2
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Don't know why you would want to hire someone . There is a PDI file you can down load from this site which can walk you through the hole process. Later RJD
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Old 10-17-2015, 10:48 AM   #3
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I downloaded and printed the file. Half of it is Greek to me. As I said, it's our first one. We will be having it shipped to Florida and full timing in it. Truck will come a little later. So I just want to make sure I don't miss anything.
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Old 10-17-2015, 10:55 AM   #4
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The PDI is for YOU to see how things work. You don't want to call somebody every time something comes up. You're gonna full time, and have it shipped home? I would use it right out of the gate, close to the dealer, in case something isn't up to snuff...
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Old 10-17-2015, 11:23 AM   #5
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Its the little things (or big things) I'm worried about. Like caulking and seals and stuff underneath. And making sure everything works as it should.
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Old 10-17-2015, 11:31 AM   #6
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If you are buying a used rig then you need an inspector. If you are buying a new rig then it should be good to go and is warranted. The PDI is for your benefit so you know how stuff works. You should have looked for problems before you bought the rig, not during the PDI...
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Its a new rig. We are in New Jersey, buying in Ohio and having it shipped to Florida. We will be going to Ohio for the PDI before its shipped. We do not have a truck yet so we want to make sure all is working as it should be and anything wrong in manufacturing is fixed before its shipped. Just not experienced enough to know what to look for when it comes to the sidewalls, the undercarriage, caulking, things like that.
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Old 10-17-2015, 11:41 AM   #8
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Also, any forum members in the area willing to help. There's a lot of experience on these boards.
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Old 10-17-2015, 11:44 AM   #9
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Hmmmm ....are you getting it at that good of a price?? Once you figure in your time, your gas and lodging back and forth to Ohio and the shipping costs would it not be cheaper buying it in Fla. There are plenty of major dealers in Fla that seem to offer some good prices. Just a thought....
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Old 10-17-2015, 11:53 AM   #10
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Steelpony5555, we will be saving almost $2000.00 even with the shipping to Florida. And we plan on cutting that cost by calling U-ship to see if someone can take it on a back haul. We found our model at 2 dealers in Florida. But did a lot of research and the service after the sale from both dealers gets horrible reviews. RVW gets all positive reviews and the owner is very active on these boards. So we feel better about buying from them. As for the driving, Ohio is only 8.5 hours from here. We have done 6 to 8 hour drives just for day trips. I loooove to drive. Close to 200,000 miles on my Honda Element and it's only 6 years old.
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