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Old 07-05-2010, 10:21 PM   #1
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2011 rockwood 2604 delivery questions

Hello All,

We pick up our 2011 Rockwood 2604 on Thursday. This is our first TT and we are really excited about getting the TT home and then out for our first shake down camp. The dealer has me scheduled for about two hours to go through the TT and I was wondering if there were any specific questions I should ask besides the obvious ones, such as how to turn things on and off., etc... I have looked through the forum and have found a few news ones already like the manual crank point for the slide. Anything else would be great. Thanks,

George
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:28 PM   #2
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Hello All,

We pick up our 2011 Rockwood 2604 on Thursday. This is our first TT and we are really excited about getting the TT home and then out for our first shake down camp. The dealer has me scheduled for about two hours to go through the TT and I was wondering if there were any specific questions I should ask besides the obvious ones, such as how to turn things on and off., etc... I have looked through the forum and have found a few news ones already like the manual crank point for the slide. Anything else would be great. Thanks,

George
I would suggest that someone video tape the 2 hour session while he talks about all the stuff. Being your first TT is will be overwelming but this way you can at least go back and see what he said and did.

Some things I would want you to have him show you and operate.

1.Run all slides fully in and out on AC and battery
Make sure the slides don't mark up the carpet/floor or bind going in and out. I have read that the fuses may blow on the slides if you don't release as soon as it is all the way in or out. This shouldn't happen normally.

2. Make sure you understand the dump valves below the trailer as they are not maked. Some trailers have 4 different valves.

3. I would also want him to show you how to purge the water system when filling the hotwater heater. If the air is not purged it will cause a air bubble in the tank and could effect the electric use and possible damage the element.
Have him show you how to swtich hot water heaater between gas and electric.

4. Have hime tell and show you how to jack up the trailer and level it properly. You need this so your refrigerator will work on gas better.

5. Proper tire pressure and checking lugs on initial trip

6. Propane gas tank changeover valve usage

7. Make sure you have all warentee documentation on all appliances for registration purposes.

8. I have been told that Forest River offers a second year warentee for only $100. This is a great deal if you can get it.

9. Make sure you have them put water in the tank so you can check all the lines for water leaks after turning on the electric water pump. Sinks, shower, toilet and under belly.

10. Have hime show you the proper way to open and close your awning.

That's about all I can think of that is really important at the moment.
I'm sure other will add their thoughts.
Good luck.
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:11 AM   #3
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Iggy,
Thanks for information. The video is a great idea. I had not thought about that and I can think back on other things I have done and wished I had a picture or video to remind me how to do it. With all the systems and things to remember, the video will be a great resource. Thanks, George
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:33 AM   #4
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TV in Entertanment Console -- Replacing it.

I would like to move the TV that is in the living area to the bedroom and replace it with a bigger TV. Do I have to get a TV that is specifically designed for a TT? Hook up looks pretty easy. Do I have to worry about affecting the warranty? Thanks, George
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:06 AM   #5
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Really like the trailer and layout. Have been reading the forums since we got back from the dealer to make sure we don't want to change our mind. Looks like there are quite a few issues with water leaks? Especially when filling the FW tanks? Should there be anything else I should really look at during the walkthru that is more specific to these trailers??

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Old 10-04-2010, 10:45 AM   #6
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Greg,
So far, we have had to deal with minor issues with our 2604. We really like it. It has everything we need and is comfortable for the wife and I and our two pups. The water leaks were more a result of assembly vice defect. All mine were at the connectors, so I had the dealer check all of them then I did it myself. My advice would be to look at the list provided to me in this thread and build a checklist that includes issues you have picked up in the forum, ask lots of questions, check and recheck until you are satisfied. Do a good walk thru at the dealer. Make them show you everything. Go up on top and look at things up there before leaving the dealership. Take pictures or as recommended to me....video tape. Open cabinets....even the ones that are screwed shut. Then when you get'error home, do it again. That is what I did and so far we have been happy and use this forum....it is great. Congrats on the 2604 and enjoy it. Later,

PS: Check the sky light on top for warping and cracked caulking.
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I will do all of them for sure.
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Old 10-04-2010, 12:13 PM   #8
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Greg,

You are welcome. I hope you thoroughly enjoy your new TT. Best of luck.
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:30 PM   #9
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I think that is an excellent Idea, Iggy!! Then you can burn it to DVD and play it in the DVD player in the TT while you are trying to remember what it was that one switch did... Just keep a copy somehwere in there, maybe with the owners manuals in a ziploc bag.
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Check on here for the PDI checklist (pre delivery inspection) and print it out and take it with you it will help you remember what to look for Congrats on your new camper it is a very exciting time
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