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Old 02-18-2013, 07:54 AM   #1
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Picking up our 1st new TT a 26TBSS

We are picking up our very first TT this weekend. It is a 26TBSS. What questions should I be asking the dealer? Also what should I be pushing for the most? I'm towing with a 2011 Ford F150 FX4 4x4 with max towing package, we have ordered a weight and distribution hitch and sway control. Any tips on towing would be greatly appreciated, I am new at all this and this will be my first time towing anything. Please take it easy on me lol.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:50 AM   #2
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During pdi the dealer should.
Show you how everything works.
Hw heater
Furnace
A/c
What ALL the switches do.
Fridge
Hw heater bypass
Low point drains
Fw tank drain
Battery disconnect? "Previous post"
Electrical distribution center


Ask questions and make them specifically show you how to operate each device.

Such as how to work hw heater.
Gas and electric side.

Just a few ideas.

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They said it would take about 3 hours for them to able is everything with the camper. Thanks for the advice. I want to make sure I leave with as much knowledge as possible, knowing that something's are just trial and error. What's the most important thing to leave the dealer knowing?
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:13 AM   #4
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They said it would take about 3 hours for them to able is everything with the camper. Thanks for the advice. I want to make sure I leave with as much knowledge as possible, knowing that something's are just trial and error. What's the most important thing to leave the dealer knowing?
Imo knowing how everything works on your unit is the most important.
Making sure that there's no issues with your camper before leaving is important as well.

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Old 02-18-2013, 09:21 AM   #5
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Imo knowing how everything works on your unit is the most important.
Making sure that there's no issues with your camper before leaving is important as well.

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Thanks for all ur help
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:34 AM   #6
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3 hours sounds like a good PDI. Personally I wouldn't sign any paperwork until after the PDI and you're conpletly satisfied. In addition to Turbs list I'd bring along a plug in nitelite and check every outlet. Open every drawer and cabinet door to make sure they function smoothly. While open check for sawdust and construction debris. It'll be an indication of how well dealer cleaned it up once it was delivered. Deploy the awning and check it. Make sure the stove burners and oven light. Are the LP tanks full? Bring along a DVD to check the stereo & tv. Crank up the antenna to see if you can pick up any local channels (might not work if your PDI is in a steel building). Do the windows open/close smoothly? Do window shades work smoothly? Get a styrofoam cup from the dealers reception/waiting area, fill it with water to check if microwave works. Check tire pressure, spare too. I'm sure others will add to the list. There are PDI checklists available if you do a search.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:21 AM   #7
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Ask them to show you how to remove the trailer from the ball. Doing this on any kind of incline can be tricky. I had a heck of time getting the trailer off after I got my first one home.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:29 AM   #8
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what brand and model of WDH hitch and sway control are they selling you? We went with the dealer installed set-up and regretted it immediately. You can get some very good avice here on what brands and models you should look at.
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I'm not sure of the brand of wdh they sold us, but it's already paid for.

Thanks for the info about getting it off the ball, never thought of that.
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I would take the time to call them and ask specific questions about the hitch set-up.

90% of the time when someone posts here about towing problems it is related to the hitch set-up. Yet most people just trust the dealer to install what is best and set it up correctly.
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