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Old 09-20-2018, 03:04 AM   #1
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Almost ready!

We got an update from our dealer that they received the PO from Forest River for ur GT3. This means it is almost ready for delivery! They originally told us it would come in late October or early November. Maybe it will be in in time to get a shakedown trip or two in this year.

Does anyone know if a new coach will come in winterized? (i.e. with pink stuff) or do they leave it dry?
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Old 09-20-2018, 06:02 AM   #2
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Even if it is, wouldn't you want to have the dealer fill it up so you can do a proper PDI and test everything? For what you're spending, I suspect the dealer will re-winterize for you.
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Old 09-20-2018, 06:37 AM   #3
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Even if it is, wouldn't you want to have the dealer fill it up so you can do a proper PDI and test everything? For what you're spending, I suspect the dealer will re-winterize for you.
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Actually we've already discussed this. If it comes in after what we consider camping season we will do the mandatory PDI to close the deal and then a second one in spring when we are ready to use it.
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:39 AM   #4
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Probably preaching to the choir since you already have an RV, but once the dealer gets your check, you'll go to the bottom of the list in the spring if you have any repair issues you didn't resolve on your initial PDI. They are going to be busy in the spring, and they will spend all their time on new deliveries (where the money is) while repairs will sit and wait for weeks. I'd test everything and either you or them re-winterize. Since you have an RV already, you know it takes 15 minutes to winterize. Dealer may even throw it in as a perk if you have a good relationship. Just my opinion. Congratulations regardless.
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your dealer determines if it's winterized or not, when they order it
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Old 09-20-2018, 10:01 AM   #6
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as for the 'delivery' expectation, it really hinges on many things: what does a 'PO' mean? When does it actually receive it's final QA? when does the transport company pick it up? when does the transport company find and assign an independent driver? when will the driver actually pick it up? how many miles from the factory to the dealer? how many days does the dealer require for it's own inspection/pre-delivery?

there's usually much more that goes into these things than might meet the eye, which is why most of the time a dealer cannot 'really' tell you, or guarantee, a specific date that it will be available. : /
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What lcv800 says.

After they have your money....its like....who are you again?
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Just a suggestion.

Do a complete and thorough PDI.

Make sure you witness every single component in the coach working.

A/c, heat, fridge, inverter, converter, tv's, etc. Everything.

Sometimes they will run through it quickly, don't let them. Take notes.

When I purchased my last two new rv's I made a service appointment for a week later to bring the coach back to fix items I discovered during the first week of use.

That worked well.
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PO is purchase order.

Congrats on the new rig....we, of course, expect pictures of inside and out!!

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Just a suggestion.

Do a complete and thorough PDI.

Make sure you witness every single component in the coach working.

A/c, heat, fridge, inverter, converter, tv's, etc. Everything.

Sometimes they will run through it quickly, don't let them. Take notes.

When I purchased my last two new rv's I made a service appointment for a week later to bring the coach back to fix items I discovered during the first week of use.

That worked well.
That's the plan. Though if it is late in the season it will likely just be in storage other than running the generator until Spring.

She actually encouraged us to make sure we have a phone with enough capacity for 3 hours or so of recording.

And I agree with the list . . . except for the TVs. I don't really care if they ever work.
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Old 10-05-2018, 03:19 AM   #11
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I got word from the dealer yesterday that our coach is almost ready for delivery to them. It has to go through factory inspection before it is handed over to the delivery folks. It should be at the dealer by Monday.
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