Originally Posted by cbence1947
I purchased from my local dealer. He didn't have a 2015 in stock, so he ordered one from the factory, which is scheduled to arrive around July 1st.
Then do a thorough PDI at the dealer, preferably with the shop foreman, not a salesman.
Have him show you how to do everything. And do it
. Don't let them tell
you how, make them show
you how. Here's a partial list of what I mean:
*Turn on all appliances including lighting the oven pilot, operation of the water heater, furnace and A/C, flush and fill the toilet
*Make sure the outside flap on the range vent hood opens and that fan works
*Operate all the windows. Make sure they open and close. Same with the window covers (blinds or shades)
*Operate the TV antenna and demonstrate the Genesis 3.0 sound system and all
of its functions. Check all speakers, inside and out.
*Pull out and set up the sofa bed
*Take down and set up the dining table (always travel with the table down)
*Operate the power awning, including what to do if the motor fails
*Demonstrate how to hook up all hoses, water and sewer and dump tanks
*Demonstrate procedure for winterizing and changing the water filter
*Demonstrate the manual
operation of both slides, stabilizers and tongue jack
*Demonstrate hitch and unhitch sequence
*Find all the warning, operation and data stickers
You will be looking at the fit and finish of every inch of the trailer. Have some one in service look at the roof and inspect the under carriage.
Do mnot settle for a "this is the stove, that's the sink..." kind of PDI. You're spending big bucks - make 'em earn it.