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Old 02-05-2016, 03:19 PM   #11
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Congratulations on your Gray Wolf. We purchased our 27 RR in November from the same dealership. They were very informative and easy to deal with. The employee that gave me the PDI was very thorough. Looking forward to using it soon.

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Old 02-05-2016, 03:42 PM   #12
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Congratulations. I have a little different take on the PDI than most.

I would concentrate on looking for damage and worry less about things that are covered under warranty. You will have a hard time proving that damage to your trailer such as scratches or dents on the outside, roof tears, carpet tears/separation, cabinet scratches and dings and bent stabilizers.

As inconvenient as it is to get things repaired under warranty it is much more of an issue to get the dealer to fix damage if it was not pointed out at delivery inspection. If a pump or microwave doesn't work they will fix it without question but good luck getting them to replace a scratched cabinet or siding.

You don't know how many people have handled the unit. There is the person who hauled it to the dealer, the yard dog driver who moved it around the lot, the service tech who installed the propane and batteries etc..... Any one of them could have bumped or scraped something and would probably never report it.

In the end, it is just a camper and it will be a used unit on Sunday. It is nice to have perfect things but if you do spot damage, it could be a way to get a bigger discount on the final price rather than waiting a month for repairs.

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Old 02-05-2016, 03:58 PM   #13
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Nothings easybtonget fixed under warranty when you're 3 hours from the purchasing dealership.

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Old 02-05-2016, 04:09 PM   #14
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Congrats. One word of caution. Do not let your excitement cloud your good judgement. If there are any issues that you are not comfortable fixing when you get it home, don't sign anything. Spring is a very busy time for RV dealers ( everyone wants their new units or the ones that have been in for service and storage). Once the dealer has your money, their motivation to move you up in that long line is very minimal. You are buying this to enjoy and that won't happen if it is sitting on the lot in May waiting warranty work.

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Old 02-08-2016, 12:09 PM   #15
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Congratulations. We have the Grey Wolf 23BD and really like it. There are some things like wall seams looking really tacky, but all of the important stuff works great. We have a Curt WDH for pulling it. I have not pulled it, but my husband says it pulls very nicely. Good luck and enjoy.
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Old 02-09-2016, 03:36 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by IronCobra View Post
Just make sure that the Bars, when sitting on the trailer L brackets, sit has Parallel as possible to the trailer frame. Which hitch are you getting? If the dealer sold you the hitch, I guarantee you paid about $300 too much for it. If it's a Fastway E2 or Husky Sway Control/WDH it should have cost you under $300 total. If it's a Equal-I-zer 4 point hitch, it should have cost you around $550-600 total.

Not worth adding a lower cost (Fastway or Husky) hitch to financing if you are going to end up replacing it with a higher end hitch after a few months (which you are likely to do).......I made that mistake.
I bought a Husky Centerline, after reading reviews, being made in America and a lifetime warranty I thought that was a pretty good hitch and I got a really good deal, not from the dealership. I will need to make a few adjustments to it but no issues getting her home.
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Old 02-09-2016, 03:49 PM   #17
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Update: Picked her up Saturday and everything went very well, better than I expected. Nothing at all that needed attention except a little sweeping up of metal shavings by the hot water enclosure on the outside. Inside was very clean. Shane who did our PDI was awesome, very through and patient did not rush and he was ours until we were satisfied and on our way.
Our sales person was a little different story, she did not even see us off met her on the way in and that was that. I told Shane that he should of gotten the commission. Not a horrible experience though we are very satisfied.
I just got to remember that there is a trailer behind me and it is long, almost took out a gas pump. My 11yo son saved us along with our prayers. "And a little one will lead you" Stop daddy! Looked back and oh so close.

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Old 02-10-2016, 05:39 AM   #18
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I like your last question. Yes, RVs and trailers can be named. We have called ours many things... Some not so nice when we are having trouble backing up or hooking up! Since our current TT is longer and bigger than any previous ones, we dubbed it The Beast. That has now morphed to Beastie, sounds a little nicer... Enjoy your new trailer .

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