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Old 05-10-2016, 04:36 PM   #1
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Dealer Questions

Wife & I are looking forward to taking delivery of our new 21SS Roo in a few weeks. Going thru the forum getting a list of questions to ask when do the new owners demo. (Forgot the official acronym).
Looking for some suggestions from the seasoned pro's (you all). Do have some regarding seasoning the pop out and flimsy awning support care but really am a floundering newbie in spite of the 29 foot TH that we have only used a handful of times. Thks much for your input

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Old 05-10-2016, 05:08 PM   #2
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The library tab above has numerous topics of choice. You are looking for the PDI- Pre-Delivery Inspection form. To be honest, I printed one out and had it on a clip board. I started out item for item but as the preview/inspection progressed I could see that I was not going to be able to be so thorough.
Time permitting and some things are self explanatory.
But look over the list and streamline it to your liking. Obviously a pop up will not have a slide out, that kind of thing.
But I will say the best thing we did was stay over night in the camper at the dealers small RV park adjacent to their property. We were able to use everything. Lights,TV,AC,stove,oven,jacks,slide outs. Everything.
We had a list of repairs the next morning. Some parts were on order ( even before our PDI) so we left the TT for a complete service. I pick it up this week.
Hope this helps.
P.S. One item I noticed that is a priority is a surge protector. Why they do not install these on RVs at the factory I do not know. I would pay extra for peace of mind where my appliances are concerned.
I made the choice to get a unit from Progressive Industries for 30 Amp. A few bucks, but the horror stories on here are more shocking. Not all trailer parks are wired the same my friend.
Good luck.

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Old 05-10-2016, 05:37 PM   #3
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Congrats. Enjoy
If you have a smartphone, video and part of the PDI demo you think you might want a refresher on. I recommend that if there are any major issues, you not sign the paperwork it is taken care of. They may say bring it back under warranty, but this time of year they are very busy delivering new units and it may sit way too long.

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Old 05-10-2016, 07:10 PM   #4
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Many thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Great idea on surge suppressor. Wouldn't have thought of that!
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:14 PM   #5
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such an exciting time - getting a new camper
It seems some dealers do a much better job with the PDI then others. Hopefully your dealer is good. The PDI check list is a good starting point.

I did bring a movie to make sure the DVD player worked, but the DVD player is NOT blue ray so we could not verify that the DVD player worked (and the dealer did not have a movie to play either) - so if you bring a movie to check that out, be sure it is a not blue ray. (the player does work - later at home, we enjoyed watching a movie as we moved stuff into the camper and settled in)

Good luck on the PDI.

BTW - there is a slick trick to closing up the bunks - Turn on the vents and close the windows and door - the vents pull a vacuum that sucks the tenting in to make shutting the bunk doors easy and not pinch the tenting. (Not sure all the dealers show this trick, though ours did).
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