Greetings from central Indiana - questions
We pick up our 2008 FR Wildwood 31QBSS on Friday. Four young kids, so we're looking forward to lots of adventures!
Couple of initial questions where I'd appreciate forum input:
1. Unit doesn't have an auxiliary shower. Should we have one added? Can't tell when/if this is truly useful, so perhaps some of you could populate my imagination? Kids are 10, 8, 7, and 5, so I'm thinking at least something to rinse off Crocs and dirty feet?
2. We'll probably be storing it outside, are the covers worthwhile or more of a gimmick? Any guidance on brand? Are the warranty lengths accurate?
(side note...I doubt we'll spend $300-$500 on both the cover and the shower, so if you had to prioritize, what would you pick?)
3. One squawk we had during the pre-purchase inspection was that a previous owner had used a caulk in some areas that was running down from the windows. Sticky, white, and I'm sure the 100+ weather here recently didn't help.
The sales guy pledged that it would be cleaned up and re-caulked and I spoke with a service guy this morning who confirmed that it's not unusual for folks to use the wrong stuff and they just have to clean it up. Any concerns, here? Clearly I need to be willing to walk away from the final purchase if it's not cleaned up as promised. My small fear is that they'll get it cleaned up for Friday, but that we'll keep having it leech out during hot days and it will be a sticky mess for years to come. Then again, I tend to think whatever was going to move/drip most certainly did so in the recent heat wave, so perhaps the bulk of it has either found its final "groove" or made its run.
4. Any other general guidance in terms of picking among options that they'll be presenting to a first time TT owner at Camping World? Reading the forum for the first time, it seems like a clear elbow link for the water dump system is useful...beyond that, I'm not sure what's a "need" versus "want."
Lots of other little questions, but I'm going to wait until we get the full walk-through from the dealer before wasting everyone's time.