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Old 03-09-2019, 02:44 PM   #1
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Dealer doing PDI at Factory

This is an interesting take on the PDI front
https://www.rvbusiness.com/blog/texa...BaIRoEnBGLqJrM


Is this going to make a difference?
Is it a stunt to sell units?
Will it work?
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Old 03-09-2019, 02:53 PM   #2
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I don't care who looks at my unit or where/ before they get my check I'm going over it with a find tooth comb till im happy. Don't know why a dealer would care they make big bucks fixing stuff under warranty.

I picked up my last unit and 6 weeks later got a call from the dealer that parts were it. I didn't even find the problem and they didn't even tell me about it until after I had it for 6 weeks and they had the parts. (such a minor issue I would of never found and it would of never been an issue) they got paid to fix it.
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Old 03-09-2019, 03:09 PM   #3
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Sounds like a good practice, in theory. Want to bet that Fun Town RV adds a "modest surcharge" for this service? They are not going to anything for free! Another dealer gimmick!
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That kind of says a lot about the quality of FR products, the dealer doesn't even want it delivered until it passes their PDI.
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Old 03-09-2019, 03:31 PM   #5
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We are first-time RV owners and, furthermore, class A.

When we went to the PDI on our (new) MH we were armed with no motorhome knowledge, just some common sense.

To our surprise, we discovered numerous obvious misses requiring corrective work. It was really an insult to have to go through a very tedious two-day PDI only to discover issues that should have been caught by factory or dealer QC.

One would think that the QC would have been commensurate with the price we paid. Boy, were we wrong. I've never seen this degree of mediocre QC in anything else we've ever bought.
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Old 03-10-2019, 03:07 PM   #6
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Sounds like a good plan that Fun Town RV has. Wish others dealerships would follow.

As DW stated, will Fun Town RV add a fee for this service?
Will this Pre-Inspection Delivery tatic actually work?

Love to know the outcome after they open on March 15th.
Guess only time will tell.
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Old 03-10-2019, 03:12 PM   #7
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I wonder how Fun Town RV will test for water leaks...have a truck wash type system set up in the building? What does FR do now to check for leaks?
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I think this is a great concept from the dealer, and I hope it works out for the customers. I know the industry has lost the confidence of many RVers, but I'm a little surprised at the mostly negative-leaning comments. It looks like this dealership is actually trying to improve the delivered product, and that can only be good for the consumers. If he fails, or has other motives, I'm sure we will find out soon enough, but I applaud the effort.
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Problem with testing for water leaks is it take quite a bit to ge through to the inside. So, even though they put it though the rain bay, it may be months before a small leak makes it self apparent.
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Still gonna do a complete PDI at the dealers befor delivery.

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