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Old 01-25-2013, 11:41 PM   #1
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Drain for the potable water on 320RS?

We have ordered our 320RS and anxiously await its arrival in mid March. I was thinking back over the features on the trailer and I don't remember seeing a drain point for the potable water. I did remember seeing the low point drain which I currently have on my existing trailer, but on my trailer those drain the plumbing lines, not the water tank drain. So did I just miss water tank drain, or is the cold side low point drain double as the water tank drain. I am trying to be as prepared as possible so I don't miss any feature or problem when I do the PDI. I plan on downloading the PDI form I saw on the forums. This is not my first new trailer, but you know how it is when the stars are in your eyes and everything looks perfect! I don't want to have to make any trips back to the dealer if I can avoid it.
Speaking of PDI. This dealer is adding on $1,000 for the PDI. I asked him about it and he said its to pay for shop time for the clean up and PDI and for the time they spend with me to do my PDI. Is that what others have been charged? Or am I getting scr#$%^&$.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:53 PM   #2
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I can't speak to the potable water drain on your new trailer but I didn't pay a thing for PDI. I have also seen where dealers charge a dealer prep fee...We didn't pay that either.

All we paid was 75% of MSRP, sales tax and tags.

Personally I would try and renegotiate.

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Old 01-26-2013, 12:06 AM   #3
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I can't speak to the potable water drain on your new trailer but I didn't pay a thing for PDI. I have also seen where dealers charge a dealer prep fee...We didn't pay that either.

All we paid was 75% of MSRP, sales tax and tags.

Personally I would try and renegotiate.

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The potable water drain on our 2012 Silverback 29rk is on the left side (facing forward) of the FW just behind the rear axle.
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"...shop time for the clean up and PDI and for the time they spend with me to do my PDI."
Tell them to drop the charge and be prepared to walk away. That is pure B#!!
Look over the contract b4 you sign. Dealer prep, destination charges or some other fee is probably already there.
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On my 295RL the low point drains are right in the center of the axle underneath. The water tang drain is on the left hand side just to the rear of the axle. I hope this helps
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:00 AM   #6
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We have ordered our 320RS and anxiously await its arrival in mid March. I was thinking back over the features on the trailer and I don't remember seeing a drain point for the potable water. I did remember seeing the low point drain which I currently have on my existing trailer, but on my trailer those drain the plumbing lines, not the water tank drain. So did I just miss water tank drain, or is the cold side low point drain double as the water tank drain. I am trying to be as prepared as possible so I don't miss any feature or problem when I do the PDI. I plan on downloading the PDI form I saw on the forums. This is not my first new trailer, but you know how it is when the stars are in your eyes and everything looks perfect! I don't want to have to make any trips back to the dealer if I can avoid it.
Speaking of PDI. This dealer is adding on $1,000 for the PDI. I asked him about it and he said its to pay for shop time for the clean up and PDI and for the time they spend with me to do my PDI. Is that what others have been charged? Or am I getting scr#$%^&$.
You said it is NOT your first new trailer,did you pay 1000$ for the PDI & Prep on the others? For 1000$ how many (DAYS) is this PDI going to take? Youroo!!
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:04 AM   #7
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On your 320RS you'll be looking just in front of the front axle and there will be an actual drain-valve (unlike the removable caps on the low point drains). I had a fear of losing those caps - so I replaced them with with NPI threaded ball valves like these except white...which I spray-painted black.

http://swimmingpoolsthailand.com/387...-valve-050.jpg
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My daughter and husband bought a new trailer this past summer and part of the deal was a sort of school on the trailer. I guess you could call it a PDI but it was a few hours long and they had to pay for that. It was in the price of the trailer. I had never heard of that before but my daughter's friend went through the same procedure at the same dealer. They were shown how everything worked, etc. Good idea especially for first time buyers. Maybe good idea for old time buyers on new trailers.
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This is illegal in most jurisdictions. If it was not in the deal when you signed the paperwork, and added after you signed I would bring a State Trooper with me and lead him away in hand cuffs.

FOUL!


If it IS there before you signed I would exercise my 72 hour right and cancel the order. WHAT BS. This is pure dealer profit.
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Omg a 1000.00 pdi?

I almost dropped my phone when I read that!

Sorry man but that is downright hi way robbery!

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