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Old 09-06-2014, 10:14 PM   #1
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Hi, my wife and I just purchased our first camper together and I was lucky enough to find this forum. I hope to learn a great from all the interesting chatter on the forum.
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Old 09-06-2014, 10:22 PM   #2
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Congrats on the purchase and welcome to the forum. Lots of friendly folks with a whole lot of knowledge and information.
Happy camping!
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Old 09-07-2014, 04:31 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum! There is a lot of helpful advice here!

Do you pick up your trailer in 18 days? If so, pay close attention during the PDI (pre-delivery inspection). Make sure everything works properly, that all the doors and windows open and close properly, etc. If something major shows up, you may want to refuse delivery until it is rectified. Some things are difficult to get fixed as dealers often have trouble getting the right parts, etc. It took us a year and a half to have all our warranty issues addressed, and that didn't happen until we took it back to the factory!

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Old 09-07-2014, 09:43 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new purchase. What did you purchase? We all want to know?
BTW, this forum is a great place for help and info. Great bunch of Rvers.
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Old 09-07-2014, 11:52 AM   #5
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Welcome and congrats on the new...what?....
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:30 PM   #6
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Congrats on your first camper. What did you get?

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Old 09-08-2014, 06:58 PM   #7
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Congrats and enjoy. Another great place for info -
Bob and Pat

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Old 09-08-2014, 10:02 PM   #8
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Welcome and congrats. Videotape your pdi. Make them demo everything and you return the demo. If it turns on, off, opens, closes, etc check it. Even boil a cup of water in the microwave (learned this one the hard way). Investigate all seals and the roof for leaks, cracks etc. If it is a travel trailer get a good wdh. Either 5er or tt have them show you the hitching and hitching process and you return the process. Practice this again when you get home. Most importantly post pics here after pick up!

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Old 09-09-2014, 07:26 AM   #9
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Definitely do the video tape of the PDI. Have your wife record EVERYTHING while you watch, learn and do. My wife and I did this and the day I needed to find the manual crank receptacle I watched the video to find it. Had no idea where it was even after looking for an hour.

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Old 09-09-2014, 09:12 AM   #10
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great idea about the video --- but break it up by 'system' or area so it's not one long video... then it's easier to find what you WILL want to review again

good luck !
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Old 09-10-2014, 09:18 AM   #11
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Thanks for the great advice. I actually picked it up 18+ days ago and I did have my wife video the walk around.
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