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Old 03-06-2015, 12:57 PM   #1
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Questions to ask during purchase inservice.

After 18 months of deliberation my wife and I have purchased a new 2015 Interstate Grand Tour Ext and will be picking it up next week. First RV for us, and have been diligent in figuring out the unit best suited to our needs, but am curious about hearing from you on those questions that I don't have the knowledge to ask. In going through our inservice with the dealer, outside of the obvious, what key items would you recommend asking about and/or having clarified?
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Old 03-06-2015, 03:09 PM   #2
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Fresh and waste water hoses?
Where to connect those hoses?
How do I check and empty "holding tanks?
Fresh water supply filter (attaches to hose bob)?
How do I check for proper "power" at campsite?
What??? This doesn't come with a hard wired "surge protector"?
Airstream cap( just. Kidding)
Where does Toilet paper store?
How do I flush toilet?
Where are the batteries?
How are batteries charged?
Do I have an inverter?
Where are inverter & converter?
Where are Breakers for AC? DC?
Where is the spare? How do I access? Where is the jack?
Tire chocks? Tire pressure senders?
Where is the LUG wrench?
How do I open hood?
Check oil in engine? Transmission?
Where is battery? Connections tight? How old are batteries (a year old??? May want new. )
Windshield washer fluid?
Brake fluid?
Show me all the driver controls. Check all lights and function.
Inside AC and heat? Furnace? Water heater on LP and electric?
Where is LP tank... Is it full?
Fuel tank? Full?
How do I fill LP?
Where are the wheel chocks?
How do I set up sleeping area? Linens? Pillows?
How do I make "private"?
How do I set up tv antenna? Television? Remotes?
Can I run TV on AC and DC? How?
How do I set up cable, vcr, etc. ?
Show me all the cabinets.
How does Microwave work? Demonstrate.
Open all cabinets, check for proper operation... All hinges, latches properly installed/secure?
Floor mats, door mats, door steps... Outside mat for muddy sites?
LEGOs for leveling?
All interior lights work?
LP and Fire/smoke detector ?
Window functions? Emergency egress?
Fire extinguisher?
LP and battery shutoffs?
If electrics fail are there manual methods for deploy/retract?
Seat position/adjustments?
Mirror operation?
Exterior utility and storage doors operate properly?

I am sure there are more...


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A good dealer should spend a couple of hours with you demonstrating all the features and systems. Here are a couple additional items that are applicable to the Interstate.

How to extend and retract the awning.

How to start, run and shut down the generator.

How to extend, use and retract the Macerator hose and back flush the black tank.

How to use the side and rear bug screens.

How to set-up the Kenwood/Garmin radio nav system.


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