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Old 04-06-2016, 01:00 PM   #11
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This "Changing Gears Checklist" that Fonzie recommended was fabulous! We have ordered a new Coachmen Leprechaun and this covers everything! Thanks, Fonzie!
If anybody has recently purchased this Coachmen, we would appreciate any extra tips. Not new to motor homes, but new to buying a brand new one!
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Old 04-06-2016, 02:49 PM   #12
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I thought I did a deceit acceptance check/inspection. Didn't have a flashlight - piles of saw dust, couple of screws, butt connectors and most important large holes plugged with Great Stuff (1st winter a gray squirrel TT sat). Assumed the windows were sealed properly - whole back end was replaced Spring of 1st year. Didn't even run the awning all the way out and back. Anything that's supposed to run, light up, extend or cook for any period of should turned on (the refrigerator should be on and cold), then start acceptance inspection. Do the check lists to the letter.
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Old 04-06-2016, 05:55 PM   #13
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I told them to show me how to manually bring in the slides before I when to pick it up and they found the holes in the skirts were wrong and ordered replacements. Checked all the remotes and found the TV remote operated the fireplace and oven door was out of alignment and would not close. Everything was fixed without problems. This being our third trailer, the 2 hour walk through was worth the time. Like has been said before, take as much time as required. Big investment not to. Congratulations and enjoy.
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:17 AM   #14
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Look very closely for exterior damage, ours was strategically parked to hide some damage.
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Old 04-12-2016, 01:36 PM   #15
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Update. Did the walk thru, signed the papers. Despite having a checklist, they controlled the pace and the instruction(s). The hitch and brake set up went well. I'd like maybe a little more aggressive braking, but will try it for a while and see. (Tenkosha P3 set on .5)
Unfortunately...upon arriving home and set up in driveway, issues presented. Internal water system (see other posting); pinched water lines in bathroom (2 - 90* crimps in one line !) - hole in floor by kitchen corner; sinks leak - at the basin/strainer joint, not at the connections. Several other "little" items being discovered. Appointment made to return trailer the end of the month for the "punch list" to be completed. . . likely need to leave trailer and call back for it. . . not the best start. sent request to F/R - Surveyor about finding a closer facility to do the work...nada. 80 mile trip(s) in my future, just to get it "right". I should have sent them a list of specific items I wanted / needed instruction on. . . my bad. They should've ensured that the basic systems functioned. . . life goes on.
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Update. Did the walk thru, signed the papers. Despite having a checklist, they controlled the pace and the instruction(s). The hitch and brake set up went well. I'd like maybe a little more aggressive braking, but will try it for a while and see. (Tenkosha P3 set on .5)
Unfortunately...upon arriving home and set up in driveway, issues presented. Internal water system (see other posting); pinched water lines in bathroom (2 - 90* crimps in one line !) - hole in floor by kitchen corner; sinks leak - at the basin/strainer joint, not at the connections. Several other "little" items being discovered. Appointment made to return trailer the end of the month for the "punch list" to be completed. . . likely need to leave trailer and call back for it. . . not the best start. sent request to F/R - Surveyor about finding a closer facility to do the work...nada. 80 mile trip(s) in my future, just to get it "right". I should have sent them a list of specific items I wanted / needed instruction on. . . my bad. They should've ensured that the basic systems functioned. . . life goes on.
Hello from Western Chatham County! What dealer did you use? When we bought the Puma I took the floor vents out and cleaned saw dust and fixed a few things myself, did not want to go back to the dealer for minor repairs. We are buying the Surveyor from the same dealer, we will see how it goes, the DW and I will be in tune this time to check and look at everything.

Enjoy the new TT. A good first trip would be Falls or Jordan Lake, close to home yet far enough away to get away from it all.
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