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Old 10-18-2007, 05:41 PM   #1
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Hi,
I'm new to this forum and to TTs. I've been using forums for years now and I have come to realize that they are one of the best tools I've come accross. That being said, I could use some advice. I'm going to look at an 05 28a+. Is there anything I should look out for? Problems etc. I've looked at the 28a+ online and love the layout. Has much changed since the 05 model?

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Old 10-18-2007, 06:29 PM   #2
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While I don't have any advice on the trailer you are looking at I can tell you to shop around. Take a friend with you, pref someone who has some experience. Don't empulse buy, take your time. When you do decide on what you want, get a PDI (pre delivery inspection) sheet and go over the rig with a fine tooth comb. Take a digital camera and a flashlight and expect to spend about 2 hours going over everything. Finally, ask questions. Someone here is bound to have the answer for you. If not we'll make something up .

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Old 10-18-2007, 09:22 PM   #3
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I just put a bunch of RV links under the links section of the forum...you might enjoy looking at those. Maybe the admin will put some of them in the "useful link" box, huh Mike?

Anyway, that's a neat floorplan, and welcome to the forum. You'll find it a friendly spot and even the rankest newbie is genuinely welcome.

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Old 10-18-2007, 09:32 PM   #4
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Welcome to the Forest River Forums Bill. We are glad you found the site and look forward to helping you out in any way we can. As far as trailers go, we follow the idea that if we like it and can afford it and tow it, we will get it and worry about the problems, if any, later. Thus far that has worked well in the three trailers we have had.
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:49 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum. Great advice already given. I totally agree with it all.
Jump in with questions anytime.

I'm not familiar with the Cherokee line either. They aren't sold in my area.
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Old 10-19-2007, 03:08 PM   #7
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whoo hoo my 29a+ gets delivered tomorrow!

Well I should get mine tomorrow! Being delivered. Did I follow all the advice above.... sort of. I did buy from a distance though so my inspection will be on delivery not smart but I did feel like I saved a ton of money buying elsewhere. I got tired real quick of the whole carsalesmen mentality.... my lowest price then ten minutes later my lowest price lower...etc.

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Old 10-19-2007, 03:10 PM   #8
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I have a B+

Bunkhouse with slideouts is what I am getting... can't wait.
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Old 10-19-2007, 04:24 PM   #9
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Congrats! Just do a thorough inspection when you receive it then. Hopefully, they'll send someone that can 'quick fix' anything you might find. That's kinda how my delivery went on my new trailer. I was able to geive it a quick PDI on the lot, and pointed out a few things...but much of the system checks couldn't be done until it was 'onsite' at my seasonal space.
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:16 PM   #10
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Thanks for the advice. Radio a read a lot of the links today. Very usefull info. I went and looked at the trailer today, I have questions.
1) the tabs on the grey water tank vavlve were missing but the valve still functioned.
2) I believe the battery is either dead or not hooked up. He plugged the 7 pin connector in but none of the interior lights came on. Is there a special way the lights come on when its on battery? Should they work with it plugged into the tow vehicle 7 pin connector? His cord for 110v went through the lawn mower today. He's getting another one and I'm going back on Sunday to see the other things work.
3) He activated the pressure relieve valve on the water heater and the water was brown, Any concerns?

4) The grab bar for the stairs is pulled off of the side leaving 4 screw holes in the side. He added it, it only screwed into the siding.

I talked him down to $12k. He bought a park model and doesn't want to hold onto it for the winter. It has a skylight in the bathroom as well as a fantastic fan. He is including a rease weight hitch.
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