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Old 07-16-2017, 05:28 PM   #1
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Pdi question

Just curious we ordered a trailer a couple weeks ago and have been reading up on the pdi. Just curious should our dealer have propane and gasoline water etc in the unit so we can test everything. People say run the stove fridge gen and so forth but I did t think the dealer would supply the fluids/fuels necesary
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Old 07-16-2017, 05:35 PM   #2
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My dealer filled tanks and installed battery as part of the dealer prep.

Would definitely check those items before signing. Fill fresh water tank too and turn pump on. Purge air out of lines. Leave pump on whole time during PDI and listen for pump short cycling. If it does, you have a leak.

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Old 07-16-2017, 05:37 PM   #3
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Awesome I have a motor home currently but bought it used so I know about rv just never ordered one and wasn't sure ho it all worked. Thank you
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Old 07-16-2017, 05:56 PM   #4
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Once you sign the paper work or give them your check it is yours. Up until then make them fix any thing that you find that you don't think is correct. Check for leaks and run AC and Ref. and have them how to operate everything. be prepared to walk away if they will not do this for you. don't be rushed thru your PDI
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:08 PM   #5
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Yes they should provide full propane tanks and a battery ( probably not best quality). Have the start fridge so you know it cools. connect to Power and water so you know it works and operate everything. If it doesn't work tell them you will be back to sign paperwork and pick it up when they have fixed it. Your signature is you wildcard. Use it wisely.

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Old 07-16-2017, 06:22 PM   #6
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PDI stands for Pre Delivery Inspection and is supposed to be done by the dealer after they take delivery from the factory and before you come and pick the unit up. During this inspection the dealer is supposed to check the unit for damages, make sure everything that was ordered is included and test all the systems and for that they need batter(y)ies, propane, water and maybe gasoline or diesel fuel (depending on the unit).
Now here comes the problem, some dealers charge a pretty penny for the PDI but never do one while others don't charge extra and do a wonderful job and include the propane and ... as a courtesy.
Then, when you take delivery you do the Walk Through with the dealer or their representative, that is when they explain to you all the functions and you should inspect the unit to make sure they did a good PDI and then sign your life away.
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