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Old 10-04-2011, 12:00 PM   #1
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Purchasing new Cruiser and wondering if it is a good idea to do the final walk thru and make sure everything works before paying them or just check the things they were suppose to fix, pay and then do the walk thru where they show you how everything works. Just wondering what others have done.

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Old 10-04-2011, 12:02 PM   #2
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Do a complete walk thru as you would do if you bought a house. Personally, I would do a walk thru before even signing the papers, this way you control the findings / outcome.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:08 PM   #3
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Check that thing over top to bottom and inside and out. Make sure every mechanical system works and they show you how to work everything you have questions about. Do an internet search on "PDI List" and you will get several you can work from.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:15 PM   #4
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I have made up a list for everything to check, question is, if something is not right should I purchase and let them fix it or can the whole deal. They are suppose to be fixing a few things now and doing there PDI. So when I check it over everthing should work as advertised. Got to drive 300 miles to get it and did let them know I expected everything to work. Just dont want to be told, oh we can fix that tomorrow and then have to go stay in a hotel somewhere, I sure dont want to have to be driving back and forth.

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Old 10-04-2011, 12:34 PM   #5
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I am sure the roof will be part of the inspection ... I was a newbie and did not inspect the roof and that was the first thing it went back for. They might want to hurry you though the PDI but ask ask and look at everything. It will be one last thing you will have to get fixed later
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:47 PM   #6
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Do not rush, make them fix the things you have found wrong. If you have all ready found some items check them carefully, and make them demo those features. Do check the roof, there have been cases where the transport guy has punch a hole in it from branches or other items.. have your own PDI list with you, and check against the one they should have. Record all of the demos on how things work.

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Old 10-04-2011, 01:07 PM   #7
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Do not give them a check or sign papers until you have completed the walk thru to your satisfaction. I have made that mistake and the dealer tried to rush us out the door without giving us time to check everything or make them fix the few little things we saw. They said, just make a list and come back to get it fixed. We did and they fixed it, but that is an hour and a half trip each way we could have avoided.
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:51 PM   #8
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One thing that we missed in our big day, was the awning, it was too high and we asked how do you reach the awning and the guy said" Oh this metal stick. and he took it out to show us and he could not reach it so he had to go and add another on to it, so now our one is two taped together. Our rig should have had the automatic awning,and it cost too much to change it now, and so up the ladder we climb everytime,( and each time it seems to be getting higher )
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:32 AM   #9
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D0 not sign the documents or hand over the check until anything found is corrected. Make the dealer make it right.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:09 AM   #10
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On our 1st trailer the dealer insisited that we process the paperwork 1st so they can begin the PDI and cleaning along with some BS that units aren't PDI'd until ownership transfers, along with don't worry you have a warranty. I didn't make that mistake on this unit.



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All good information here. See if there is a campground nearby for a shakedown cruise so you are not so far from home to bring back if some issues do occur...



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Old 10-05-2011, 02:23 PM   #12
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We do plan on staying at a near by campground, hope everything works. Plan on going to Ohio from there then to Oklahoma then back to Florida. Really will be a shake down cruise. I plan on getting to the dealer early and go over everything. Already got my checklist and some good ideas from this forum.

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