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Old 10-09-2013, 10:09 PM   #1
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PDI on new 3650 RL this weekend

We have come to terms on a 2013, 3650RL and will be picking it up this weekend.

Thanks to what I have read on this forum, they found the skylight cracks and should have a replacement tomorrow. They have the refrigerator lock. I have also requested they take a look at the water filter in the fridge.

Any suggestions on what to look for, questions to ask, etc, would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:14 PM   #2
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I'll be interested also, I'll do my pdi on the 3650 toyhauler next week....Would like to know what problems to look for, I already told the dealer I want the grease seals inspected before I sign the paperwork....
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:56 PM   #3
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Congratulations on your New RL ! Things to check in PDI plumbing under the sink, ours looked good but travel shook them loose, I found the 2 straight pipes were too short and would shake loose , I replaced myself with longer ones, also there is a switch in the compartment with the black and gray water releases for the remote propane shutoff be sure of the position on to use the main tank and not the 20 , in the wrong position it will only run off the 20 pounder ( which if you run out the DW might be a tad upset) also the switch for the water heater in the panel by the entry door is for running off propane only, the switch for running off electric is inside the panel for the water heater. also if you have the "linc" wireless remote system and you need to program it ( I did ) I can point you in the right direction for the location of the control box. Also you might want to consider adding some extra drawer latches on the drawers below the stove , I did this myself and have had no problems since.
Also check the door going into the bathroom (closest to the stairs) to make sure there is a plate with a hole to lock the door open when you travel, those glides (the white one) will not hold the door in place while in transit there is a lock at the bottom of door to hold it in place but that plate needs to be there to make it all work. And make sure to leave the bedroom door all the way open BEFORE you pull in the bedroom slide . Also did you have a generator installed? I've been thru most of the things in ours just to see how it was built (I still have some exploring to do) If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:00 PM   #4
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Defiant,

Thank you so much. We added your items to our list. Believe it or not, our PDI is Sunday. The only dealer I know that is closed on Saturday and open on Sunday. The service manager informed me today that they received the replacment skylight, installed it and fixed the leaky Fridge. filter by adjusting the fitting. Both issues already taken care of as a result of good information from prior posts, thanks all!

One thing I do have a question on, that I don't see in pictures is how to secure the free standing dinning chairs?

I am sure we will have more very soon.

Thanks again
Larry
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:25 AM   #5
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Larry, there isn't any way to secure them, we have not had any problem with them moving (so far) .
We also need to replace our skylight , we didn't see any cracks during the PDI but they were obviously there , going to a local dealer to have it replaced , Good Luck on Sunday !!
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:15 PM   #6
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Be sure to crawl up on the roof and check the entire roof for cracks. I found four locations where the fibre glass was cracked and have nothing but grief in trying to get it fixed.
Here are few other items that are worth checking:
* Entrance stairs for level and squareness.
* Cracks in the windows
* Cabinet doors for splits in the wood.
* Shower Door bottom seal.
* Cuts in the lino around Floor vents.
* Heat distribution. we had to modify the bathroom vent to prevent poor distribution to the rest of the trailer.
* Slides are adjusted properly to prevent scuffing of the lino. Request the dealer provide slide glides to set under the slides when pulled in.
* All exterior lights function. Only two of ours work.

Best of luck and congrats on your new unit. Hope you enjoy yours as much as we enjoy ours.

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Old 10-13-2013, 12:10 PM   #7
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The list of issues on these new units is terrible. Does trilogy have no quality control? I will be exploring all the competition at the big Florida RV show in January at the fair grounds. I monitor other forums and don't see this volume of problems with Mobile Suites. I currently have a 33' trailer made by KZ , and in the 5 years I have had it and use it about 8 times a year. The only issue was a hot water heater warranty item and a loose fitting under the kitchen sink.
I really like the trilogy for many reasons, but I really have look hard when in the over 100k for the best quality.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:01 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the feedback. PDI and paperwork was 3.5 hours, but well worth it. Drove away from the dealership feeling very good, picking up on no red flags that I should have seen early with the two other dealerships we made past purchases from in the past.
I would like to mention that we pulled our new 3650 RL, 2910 pounds of pin weight, 14,820 dry, with our 2011 Silverado HD, exhaust brakes, airbag lift and trailer gain pumped from 6.0 to 7.0. Our trip home was 421 miles, 100 of which were FL state highway 301, stop & go with many idiots cutting in front of us. Handling & stopping was actually better than towing my 2013 Columbus 320 RS, 11,000 pounds dry. The true test will be in a couple of weeks when we take it to Asheville.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:30 AM   #9
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We actually are on our way home from Asheville now. I don't know if you have been there before, but it is beautiful. We were suppose to stay at Lake Powhatan federal campground, but we all know that story. Anyway we stayed at a private campground named Bear Creek RV Resort. Was very nice, clean, and family run. Convenient to everything. Have a safe trip and enjoy!
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Thanks for the tip. We have seen the information on Bear Creek. Our reservation is at Rutledge Campground in Fletcher, NC. This will give us a couple of days to experiene our new baby. Thanskgiving we will take it down to our lot at Outdoor Resort of America (ORA) - Melbourne Beach, where it will stay until spring.
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