Originally Posted by RJake1
Don't like hearing this but I appreciate the info. We pick ours up on Thursday. What were your 'symptoms'? Maybe I can check for issues before driving off the lot. Thanks.
if you can access the underhood generator (2nd alternator) when the coach batteries are on and the vehicle is off, it should not be hot, nor making any noise. in addition, I would suggest testing everything you can -- as in every, single, little, thing. personally move every knob, open and close every latch, test rear speakers and the 5.1 (speaker locatons properly wired?) and the OFF setting, cool the fridge, heat the heat, open and close the awning and inspect it well, test the smoke alarm, CO alarm, etc, etc. i mean anything that has a function... make sure it functions and does it correctly. don't just let the sales person show you... actually do it yourself. check caps, covers, remotes, and by all means turn on the TV and bring a DVD to test it all out. make sure all the tank indicator lights work. run the shower for while... does it get hot, stay hot, does it actually drain? sink too? toilet flush. pull the black and grey tank drains. run the macerator. check both burners... does it light easily and stay on, and what color is the flame? look in all the compartments you can open and check for loose or dangling wires and other odd things. move the curtains and shades on the tracks, setup the bug screens. etc. look for nicks, scratches, loose screws, and smooth surfaces that have been patched or maybe not, with holes poked through. are the inspection checklists filled out? the warranty card too? are there manuals for the vehicle, appliances and RT too?
yes, the salespeople may hate you and you might get Covid in the time it takes to do all this, but it could just save you a lot of time and frustration later troubleshooting, running around trying to get stuff fixed, reimbursed, etc. if there are a lot of issues, are you willing to come back later after they are fixed, or is the dealer hours away from where you live? consider being prepared to walkaway if it doesn't meet your expectations. chances are everything will be fine but due diligence is more than appropriate for this purchase.
and, one last thing, when they send you on your way, double check that they closed the propane valve (and BBQ tap). ours was not!