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Posted: 03/09/12 01:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OK we pick up our new ElkRidge35QSBQ on Monday, We know the basics of what we need to do at our walk through, but what are some things we might overlook. Questions we need to ask. This is just our 2nd 5th Wheel. So ANY advice will be much appreciated! THANKS in advance!


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Have them show you haow to use every built-in appliance, lights, inverter and extras (like fireplace, TV, awnings...etc) First to make sure you know how to use them but also to make sure they work. Landing gear and stabilizers operation.

Check to make sure you get all of the cords, tools, straps, covers, manuals and other things that come with the 5th wheel from the factory.

Where are the propane tanks, breaker box, batteries located along with water in and sewer stuff.

Ask to spend an hour or so on your own looking for quality and finish issues. Carry some blue tape to mark the problems and note them on paper. Make sure you keep a copy of the paper to refer to when you pickup the RV if things need to be fixed. Don't worry about being too picky...if something doesn't fit right or there's a scratch or paint splotch have them fix it. Remember any quality control inspection from the factory or dealer was probably done by someone getting a little more than minimum wage and hates their boring job. You'll have to live with it if it's not fixed.

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Do a search -current and/or archives- for a "PDI" list and other suggestions.

Some excellent lists have been "published" previously here.

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While this may not be standard on walk thru's, I would climb up on the roof and inspect it too. There has been a lot of posts recently from people with roof issues. Make sure it is glues down well, and that there is not a lot of bubbles. Check the seams to be sure the factory actually sealed it water tight.


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Great advice from The Bear! Way to go man!

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the bear had some good advice. Can only add to ask about a period of time in case you find any of the small things (not big warranty items) and getting them fixed. For example - we had 90 days for small stuff like a door that wouldn't latch, cabinet that stuck, etc...... This was in addition to our manufacture warranty.

Be sure that you knwo how to hook-up/off as well. And do not be afraid to ask for help driving - we towers 2 TTs before our FW and went out with the salesguy for about an hour practicing how to back-up, turn, etc....

Have fun!


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Also get them to show you where the fuze box or boxes are at. They always are in some hidaway place.


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make sure they show you how to fill the fresh water tank, where the water pump is located and water heater by pass valves are

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donn0128 wrote:

While this may not be standard on walk thru's, I would climb up on the roof and inspect it too. There has been a lot of posts recently from people with roof issues. Make sure it is glues down well, and that there is not a lot of bubbles. Check the seams to be sure the factory actually sealed it water tight.


I'll second this one for sure!!!

Also, pull the cover off the air conditioner inside and make sure the 4 bolts are snugged up. and make sure the TV remotes are there.

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Check that you have the right keys for every lock.





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