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Old 10-17-2015, 10:07 AM   #1
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We signed the purchase agreement for a 2015 Forest River Wildwood x-lite 174bh Thursday and will pick it up from Ruff's RV in Euclid, Ohio. I am so nervous. I pray we made the right decision(for us). Our TV is a Ford Explorer.

Any words of wisdom?

We will be camping Wednesday night close to the dealer before driving home.
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Old 10-17-2015, 10:12 AM   #2
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Congratulations on your purchase! It looks like you picked the perfect travel trailer to mate with your tow vehicle. I bet it works out just right for you and your family, also.

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Old 10-17-2015, 10:30 AM   #3
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Congrats on your new purchase. Be a good time to inquire about the additional one year extended warranty offered by FR for$150. Well worth the money. Enjoy Later RJD
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Old 10-17-2015, 11:04 AM   #4
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Congrats! If you're new to owning a trailer, bring a notepad and take lots of notes and ask lots of questions. (As you will discover, the owners manuals aren't very useful for day-to-day operations.)

For the walk-around, make them hook up a hose and power and run through everything and check everything as they will be in a rush to fix things before you sign the final paperwork and, often, not so much in a hurry if you bring it in for work.

Besides that, watch lots of videos on RVs which are very educational. (From how to drive with a tow, setting up, maintenance, winterizing, etc.)
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Old 10-17-2015, 12:25 PM   #5
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If possible videotape the walk through or record it for future reference.
You will be excited and there is new information for you to learn.
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Old 10-17-2015, 01:03 PM   #6
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Thanks for the great advice. The dealer actually offered the FR 2nd year warranty form to us without even asking (I took someone's advice and took a copy to the dealer just in case). I also printed out several inspection checklists.

I like the video advice too. Can't wait for next Wednesday!

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Old 10-17-2015, 01:22 PM   #7
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Thanks for the great advice. The dealer actually offered the FR 2nd year warranty form to us without even asking (I took someone's advice and took a copy to the dealer just in case). I also printed out several inspection checklists.

I like the video advice too. Can't wait for next Wednesday!

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Excellent, you will be surprised at how much there is to remember.

Test everything, heater, AC, microwave boil a cup of water or take a bag of pop corn.
Ask about the location of the water filter and the water heater by pass valves.

Go thru it like a boss, cause you are.

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Old 10-17-2015, 01:38 PM   #8
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I hope you get along with then I have tried several times to look at a camper to buy or to buy parts for my old camped before I bought my new one and they don't seem to really talk with you on a serious level so I bought from someone else
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Ask to see all valves for controling water flow.

Ford Idaho is right about the winterizing valves and bypass kit. In the spring the 1st time we went to use the trailer we didn't know or could we find 2 valves that shut off for adding anti freeze and turning on for fresh water tank. So we had a total of 5 valves. We knew about the 3 for the hot water tank bypass. So ask them to show you all valves. Including propane tank auto switch over valve if you have one. Hot Water tank switch to use off of electric if you don't have one inside the trailer.
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Old 10-17-2015, 07:39 PM   #10
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We signed the purchase agreement for a 2015 Forest River Wildwood x-lite 174bh Thursday and will pick it up from Ruff's RV in Euclid, Ohio. I am so nervous. I pray we made the right decision(for us). Our TV is a Ford Explorer.

Any words of wisdom?

We will be camping Wednesday night close to the dealer before driving home.

Best words of wisdom, read these forums daily. There are som incredibly helpful people on here. Be anal about cleaning your black tank, and have a lot of fun!
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