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Old 03-04-2014, 01:21 PM   #1
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Big trip

getting ready for the big trip to Ohio to pickup our new silverback 29ik. ya it's 2400 miles each way but for the money we saved well worth the drive. I just hope May go's out like a lamb. can anybody tell us what to except from Jeff Couch's when we get there ????
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:40 PM   #2
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we did a similar thing, back in 2006. we drove to Chicago and back, a 4000 mile round trip but we still saved over $4,000 even after trip costs.

West Coast dealers know most customers won't make such a trip, even to save a bunch of money, so they jack up prices and even inflate delivery costs so they can make a profit on that too.
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the west coast dealers we checked just wanted way toooo much$$$$ be for trip or I should say vacation cost was better than 15k
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Old 03-04-2014, 02:17 PM   #4
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getting ready for the big trip to Ohio to pickup our new silverback 29ik. ya it's 2400 miles each way but for the money we saved well worth the drive. I just hope May go's out like a lamb. can anybody tell us what to except from Jeff Couch's when we get there ????
Bought ours there (29RE) in fall of 2012, good experience, have a safe trip!
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:02 PM   #5
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OK the time is almost here (Fri.3 am0 and I am soooo ready. Thanks to this forum and all the time I have been able to learn it's our hope the PDI will be thorough and will know the things to look for and ask the right questions. after many years of driving big trucks doubles and triples and now piggy back sometimes 4 trucks 97' long I am concerned about this first time with a 5er(my truck my 5er and my money)
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:06 PM   #6
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it's our hope the PDI will be thorough and will know the things to look for and ask the right questions.
Take a PDI Checklist like this one:
http://www.angelfire.com/trek/buenav...PDI_V113_2.pdf

It'll force you and the tech doing the walk through to be methodical and cover everything.

Not on the list, but don't forget to take a DVD to test out the DVD player and surround sound.
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Old 04-02-2014, 04:43 PM   #7
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thanks for the PDI sheet and the dvd reminder
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A smartphone can be handy if you need to video tape something or take pictures. Let us know how your big trip goes. We are here if you have any questions.

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after many years of driving big trucks doubles and triples and now piggy back sometimes 4 trucks 97' long I am concerned about this first time with a 5er(my truck my 5er and my money)
Ron,

What is your concern? If it is pulling a 5er, I think you will be pleasently surprised - if not downright delighted!

We pulled a TT for several years - the last time being when we traded up to a 5er last year and towed our TT 100+ miles for trade in. Went to the RV dealer, hooked up the 5er and pulled out and DW's & my first comment was "is it still back there?!?" Honestly, you will be amazed - no sway, no hitch shimmy, no "vortex effect" when a semi blasts past you at 95

Just a nice smooth pull - and with that beast of a TV you own you probably won't even notice hills too much
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You will be amazed at how fast you become comfortable towing a 5er. No sway, no vortex pull, and no strained hands from griping the steering wheel. When you do your walk through I suggest taping or recording the parts you are least comfortable with. So much information is given that it becomes easy to miss something. Have a great trip.
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