RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-02-2020, 09:31 PM   #1
New Camper
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: Texas
Posts: 6
New to RVing & the Group

Our trailer just arrived at the dealership this evening. We're going to look at it tomorrow and make sure it's what the salesperson told us was coming in. We're purchasing a Zinger 298BH. Its my husband and I with two teen girls.

The make ready hasn't been done yet and the salesperson wants to get the paperwork done tomorrow. What do we need to tell or ask them when we go tomorrow?

I printed out the PDI checklist and made a copy to give the salesperson and to let him know we'll be going over this after the make ready has been completed. Is that the correct way to approach the checklist?

We would like to get the trailer next week so we're hoping there is noting major that will keep it at the dealership too long.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Can't wait to get outdoors!!

TIA!
__________________
Julie & Vinh
Austin, Texas
2021 Zinger 298BH
Our first RV purchase.
JulieTexas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2020, 07:35 AM   #2
Site Team
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WI.
Posts: 8,155
My suggestion would be ------------DO THE PDI FIRST!
Don't let them talk you into doing the paper work before the PDI gets done. (to your satisfaction)
If there is anything found wrong with the trailer and you have already completed the the paper work and they have your money, well, unless you have an exceptionally honest and good dealer, you could very well be what is referred to as --S.O.L.


Do the PDI first, and don't let them hurry you. If there are issues, leave it there until fixed. Then complete the paper work.


Good luck .Let us know how it goes.
__________________
2008 Cruiser CF26RK
2013 Ford Eco-Boost
Heavy duty payload - Max tow
Lloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2020, 08:15 AM   #3
New Camper
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: Texas
Posts: 6
Thank you Lloyd! We’ll let you know how it goes!
__________________
Julie & Vinh
Austin, Texas
2021 Zinger 298BH
Our first RV purchase.
JulieTexas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2020, 01:59 PM   #4
Full Time Camper
 
coastn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Breckenridge,CO
Posts: 911
Agree totally with Lloyd. "Inspect what you expect".
__________________
CAMPGROUND "DRIVEWAY"

Breckenridge, CO
'08 ST30BH Traded
'21 Grand Design Reflection 31MB
'16 Fox Mountain 235 RLS 5er
'14 RAM 2500 4X4 CTD
coastn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2020, 04:53 PM   #5
Site Team
 
DavisK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: VA
Posts: 1,370
Congratulations! Welcome to the forum!
__________________

2013 Silverado 2500HD LTZ CC 6.6L Duramax Diesel
2014 Sunset Trail SF270BH
Holly & Buster, mini Dachshunds
2016: 1 trip, 3 nights in 1 state, 316 miles
2015: 5 trips, 18 nights in 3 states, 2707 miles
2014: 5 trips, 14 nights in 3 states, 2426 miles
DavisK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2020, 09:46 PM   #6
Full Time Camper
 
Papa-T's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: N.C. Mountains
Posts: 1,803
Welcome to the forum. I agree make them go over everything. Not just tell you but show you it all works.
__________________
*2016 CAF25SE Cruiser Aire 5er. *2020 Chevrolet 2500 HD Custom
*Ted & Tricia (Mimi- Teacup Poodle)

*I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends would respect me. The others can do whatever the Hell they please!” —John Wayne
Papa-T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2020, 10:11 AM   #7
Full Time Camper
 
travelin texans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,274
Quote:
Originally Posted by Papa-T View Post
Welcome to the forum. I agree make them go over everything. Not just tell you but show you it all works.
Do this BEFORE you sign anything!
__________________
Danny & Linda
Sold my '13 Redwood 36FB
Currently rv & truckless
travelin texans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2020, 10:48 AM   #8
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Michigan
Posts: 91
Take some pictures or even some short videos to help you remember what everything does and how it works. Especially all of the switches inside the trailer and in the storage compartment. It's a lot of info to take in an hour or two.
__________________
2016 F 250 XLT 4x4 SC
2014 Sunset Trail Reserve ST26RB
Oliver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2020, 07:26 AM   #9
Site Team
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WI.
Posts: 8,155
Quote:
Originally Posted by JulieTexas View Post
Thank you Lloyd! We’ll let you know how it goes!

Julie, are you now owners of a new RV? Just wondering if congratulations are in order.

How did the PDI turn out for you?
__________________
2008 Cruiser CF26RK
2013 Ford Eco-Boost
Heavy duty payload - Max tow
Lloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2020, 08:49 AM   #10
New Camper
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: Texas
Posts: 6
Hey Lloyd,

Thanks for checking in. We do our PDI And closing this Friday. We just picked up our truck in KC this past weekend and now we’re ready for the trailer!! Praying All goes well Friday and they got everything so there’s no issues.

We aren’t installing any add ons, everything we asked about was super expensive for labor. The parts were priced about normal but then they added on ridiculous amounts for labor. Like 2 mud dauber screens $20, install $80 total for each! After reading about them on this site I said no thank you.

How difficult is it to put on the maxx vents? The dealer wanted $415 each and $573 for the maxx aire fan. I saw a you tube vid of a couple that replaced their bathroom fan with a maxx aire fan and he said it was pretty easy to do, is that correct? I was hoping we could just do those. We have one of those tiny fans in the bathroom.

I’ll have more questions later but for now I would like to do all we can to keep the rodents and bugs out of our trailer while it’s stored. Then we can work on things as we go.

Take care and thanks to everyone for your advice!! I love this forum and being noobs, we’ll be asking for lots of advice if we can’t already find it on here.

Julie
__________________
Julie & Vinh
Austin, Texas
2021 Zinger 298BH
Our first RV purchase.
JulieTexas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2020, 12:33 PM   #11
Full Time Camper
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,534
Julie
If there is electric already to the Vent it should be fairly easy to replace the small fan with the bigger one...Also you can go on "you tube" there is a lot of do-it-yourself RV videos on there as well...You are definitely ahead of the game by posting on this forum, many new B's don't ask the questions until after they buy...Welcome to the forum and best of luck with your new camper...
__________________
Rosie & Tommy
Coatesville Pa.
2017 Ford F350 Lariat Power Stoke DW
2013 Cruiser Patriot 305 SKP

In God We Trust
A proud member of the one percent...Semper Fi
sleepyT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2020, 01:03 PM   #12
Site Team
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WI.
Posts: 8,155
Thanks for the update Julie.
Now remember-----stick to your guns on the PDI.
If you haven't already done it, print out an extra copy of your PDI and drop it off at the dealer and tell them this is what you will be going over when you come to inspect the rv.
__________________
2008 Cruiser CF26RK
2013 Ford Eco-Boost
Heavy duty payload - Max tow
Lloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2020, 04:18 PM   #13
New Camper
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Maryland
Posts: 5
Hook up

Have them watch you connect the trailer to your tow vehicle. We didn’t & the first time out we installed the anti-sway bars upside down. It magnified the sway making it 5x worse

Have them check air pressure in both RV & truck tires. We left dealership way under inflated.
EricDahl21102 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2020, 07:07 PM   #14
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: WA
Posts: 32
Ask your dealer to let you stay the night in the trailer on their lot to test everything. Many dealers are now doing this. it allows you to methodically go over everything with a fine tune comb, develop a list of questions then have an opportunity in the morning to get those questions answered while they’re still fresh in your head and they’re still waiting for your money.

We did this when we took delivery of our unit 4 months ago. If that’s not an option, plan on spending all day there.

Good luck. Keep us posted.
Tonyg2724 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2020, 08:23 PM   #15
New Camper
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: Texas
Posts: 6
Thumbs up So far, so good! (Knock on wood)

We camped Fri-Mon this weekend in our new Zinger 298BH. I wanted to thank everyone for the advice on PDI & other helpful suggestions for our maiden voyage! We had a wonderful time at Lake Buchannan in Texas. We camped with some friends who rented and it was great to have another man helping with the sway bars this morning! lol

Our PDI went well. There are some things we found this weekend, to be expected, so we'll be making an appt to take it back in. They told us that things we found may be able to get covered by the manufacturer's warranty, is that true? I told them that we wouldn't be paying anything if there were things we found, after the PDI and upon staying in it for 3 days. They said "no deductible". Of course, I'm a bit worried about that, but hoping it all goes as they said and that they don't keep our trailer for too long, because we're ready to go again!!

I videoed the "new owner training" and we did well this morning and got out pretty quickly!

Again, thanks for all of the advice, I'm now ready to post some questions about WiFi, however I'll start a new thead for that. Y'all are the BEST!

Julie
__________________
Julie & Vinh
Austin, Texas
2021 Zinger 298BH
Our first RV purchase.
JulieTexas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2020, 10:30 PM   #16
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: WA
Posts: 32
Glad to hear your trip and PDI went well. Keep on camping and let us know if you have any other questions.
Tonyg2724 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2020, 10:33 PM   #17
Full Time Camper
 
travelin texans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,274
Quote:
Originally Posted by JulieTexas View Post
We camped Fri-Mon this weekend in our new Zinger 298BH. I wanted to thank everyone for the advice on PDI & other helpful suggestions for our maiden voyage! We had a wonderful time at Lake Buchannan in Texas. We camped with some friends who rented and it was great to have another man helping with the sway bars this morning! lol

Our PDI went well. There are some things we found this weekend, to be expected, so we'll be making an appt to take it back in. They told us that things we found may be able to get covered by the manufacturer's warranty, is that true? I told them that we wouldn't be paying anything if there were things we found, after the PDI and upon staying in it for 3 days. They said "no deductible". Of course, I'm a bit worried about that, but hoping it all goes as they said and that they don't keep our trailer for too long, because we're ready to go again!!

I videoed the "new owner training" and we did well this morning and got out pretty quickly!

Again, thanks for all of the advice, I'm now ready to post some questions about WiFi, however I'll start a new thead for that. Y'all are the BEST!

Julie
If they try to charge for ANY warranty work refuse & call Crossroads customer service immediately & report that crooked dealer then have them recommend a GOOD dealer to do the work.
Also present the list of warranty items with pictures to the dealer (if necessary also to Crossroads), schedule a day/time for them to confirm the items plus make a list of parts to order, then take the rv & use it with the understanding that once ALL parts are in the dealers possession you'll schedule a day/time to drop it off then allow a reasonable amount time to do the work with a day/time to pick it up.
__________________
Danny & Linda
Sold my '13 Redwood 36FB
Currently rv & truckless
travelin texans is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Crossroads RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×