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Old 02-02-2021, 11:28 PM   #1
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Boom! Officially a first timer!

Just purchased a 2021 FR VIBE 28BH and couldnít be more excited. Pick up is on Thursday 2/4.

Honestly, feeling a bit anxious about how much I still donít know...but thereís no turning back now. Any words of wisdom would be much appreciated.
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Old 02-03-2021, 06:35 AM   #2
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Congratulations and Welcome from New Jersey, Do a thorough walkthrough and make sure everything is working b4 you drive away. Ask questions here
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Old 02-03-2021, 07:02 AM   #3
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As Chris said if you have not already done your walk-through. We did our walk last week and found a usb receptacle drawing too much and would make the bunk lights slightly blink. They are suppose to fix that before we go and pick up to bring home. The technician said it was the line the lights were on being same as usb and several lights. A factory thing.....hopefully though it can be rectified.

We newbies to this too and have read and watched YouTube until we are cross eyed!

We look forward to family time together though in our travel trailer.
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Old 02-03-2021, 07:38 AM   #6
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Just purchased a 2021 FR VIBE 28BH and couldn’t be more excited. Pick up is on Thursday 2/4.

Honestly, feeling a bit anxious about how much I still don’t know...but there’s no turning back now. Any words of wisdom would be much appreciated.

Hi Mike, welcome to the forum. When you go to pick it up tomorrow and have your PDI walk thru with their technicians, make sure to video that time with them with your cell phone. This is especially the case since this is your first RV. There will be lots of things they will show you that you'll need to remember later and is easy to forget two or three months from now.

Also, there is a PDI checklist to print out on this site to bring with you before you go to ensure they show you everything. Click the Library link on the main page and the PDI Checklist is located on the left side in the Most Popular Files section.

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Welcome to the forum. As mentioned do a good PDI. You can find this helpful guide by going to the top green header bar and click on Library and search for PDI it is printable. Good luck. Later RJD
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Welcome from Wisconsin. Congrats and enjoy your 2021 FR VIBE 28BH.
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Old 02-03-2021, 09:38 PM   #10
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Question: since I’m picking it up in mid winter it will likely be winterized. Would I still want them to show me water systems working? Can they without having de-winterize and re-winterize?
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Question: since I’m picking it up in mid winter it will likely be winterized. Would I still want them to show me water systems working? Can they without having de-winterize and re-winterize?
Although I've never took ownership to an RV during winter months, I'd bet it'll be de-winterized since they should verify with you the water system is operational during the walk-thru. I would make them show me that both the RV's water and septic systems are operational and not leaking anywhere before taking ownership. Once done, I'd make sure they re-winterize the water and septic systems before you leave the dealership, since it'll only take them maybe 20 to 30 minutes to do.
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Just purchased a 2021 FR VIBE 28BH and couldnít be more excited. Pick up is on Thursday 2/4.

Honestly, feeling a bit anxious about how much I still donít know...but thereís no turning back now. Any words of wisdom would be much appreciated.
Welcome to the Forum from Florida. So Today (4th) is your pickup day -congratulations on your new Vibe 28BH, you must be excited. You'll be able to find answers on the Forum to what questions you may have.

What will you be towing your Vibe with?

Safe Travels.
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Go through everything with the dealer, and don't be afraid to ask. Also, if you had aftermarket stuff put on, and you don't like how it turned out, don't be afraid to challenge on that either. Point out everything you can see, especially if its a quick fix they can do right then.

Case in point. When we bought our unit, we asked to have a vent cover put on over the bathroom vent (like a maxxair cover). The bathroom was a big selling feature for us in size and how bright the space was. We got to the walkthough and it was super dark, besides it being sunny outside. I went outside and noticed they put on a black vent cover instead of a white one. TBH, we had not specified a color.

We went inside the parts area and saw they had many white ones. So I asked them to change it out. At first they were hesitant but eventually they switched it out right then. I could have brought it back but they are a 4 hour trip from home. Once they did that the problem was fixed.

Had we not asked...maybe it wouldn't have got swapped. I know those vent covers are easy, but still. We found many more things on the subsequent first trip, most of which have been corrected, some are still waiting for this year. So you want to get the easy stuff out of the way if you can.

Also make sure they do a good setup of your hitch. If your not happy, have them make it so you are. Most don't have the tools or fortitude to tackle that kind of thing at home, so try and make sure its the best it can be before you leave. Granted you won't be loaded for camping, but thats ok.

good luck!
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Welcome to the Forum from Florida. So Today (4th) is your pickup day -congratulations on your new Vibe 28BH, you must be excited. You'll be able to find answers on the Forum to what questions you may have.

What will you be towing your Vibe with?

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