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Old 05-10-2015, 08:51 PM   #1
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2011 Interstate -Pre delivery Nerves

Have about 13 days to pick up my first AS-a 2011 Interstate-and so obsessed and excited. However-I'm buying from a reputable RV dealer, but it's not at an AS dealer. I'm looking for any PDI checklist for my walk through - and or any means of support as to what It should be focused on. I'm driving my current class C from Denver to Dallas and expect to stay a day or more-but want to make sure BEFORE I take full legal delivery (with no warranty left) that Im checking all the right things! I flew to see it and it drove like a dream-and checked visually after the drive. Guess I'm asking-knowing I have a deposit already down and just waiting to go there-should I invest in a 3rd party inspection? I've always done them when buying from a private seller. Any help is most appreciated I am soooo excited! Wanted Rivets for awhile now! TY....UPDATE-it's a 2011
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Old 05-10-2015, 08:52 PM   #2
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Oops. It's a 2011-sorry. Fat fingers in a taxi!
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Old 05-10-2015, 09:29 PM   #3
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Best advice is to have them give you a complete walk-thru and show how each piece of equipment operates and then let you operate it. When new, an AI comes w/ both the Sprinter owner's manual and the Airstream owner's manual plus instructions for all of the things that Airstream adds. Don't hesitate to ask questions here while you are there if the dealer can't answer them. IIRC, there's a couple of threads here that discuss inspections if you want to try the search function.

How many miles on it?
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Old 05-10-2015, 09:51 PM   #4
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Inspection checklist can be found here,

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138...ist-43294.html
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:59 PM   #5
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While many of those items are helpful, the OP is looking at an Interstate which will have some things not on a trailer. But it's a good start.
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:44 PM   #6
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Suggest you check the Sprinter forum for any issues with that years model. You are going to LOVE your new home-away-from-home, so much more enjoyable than the big BOXES on wheels.
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Start by going to the Airstream web page and downloading a copy of the 2011 Interstate owner's manual. That way you can read up on all of the systems before the dealer walk-through.
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:20 PM   #8
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Congratulations!

If you have had RV's before, check all the systems and make sure you know how they work.

It is unlikely, in my opinion, that you are buying something loaded with problems from a reputable dealer. It is just so hard to get away with that kind of thing these days.

Have a great time!


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Old 05-11-2015, 10:55 PM   #9
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Thanks.... For the great support and grand ideas....now, if I could only get it tomorrow!!!!
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:41 PM   #10
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just me checking in....stilllll waiting for next Friday to pick up my 2011 Interstate:-) Also, wanted to say thank you for all the wonderful help on this forum. I feel like I've already learned so much from group! And, looking forward to not only learning more - but actually learn to contribute.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:56 PM   #11
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I am late getting back to the forum - but I have it! As of yesterday, I drove my (new to me) 2011 Interstate Airstream from Dallas to Denver. ANd, I must say - I'm in love even more thant I thought I would be:-) The personalized plates have been ordered to say "RIVETZ".
I also wanted to say thank you to all of you that have supported me these last 3-4 weeks with my predelivery nerves, excitment and questions PRIOR to even having one. My delivery and walk through from last Friday at the National Indoor RV Center in the Dallas area was awesome...albeit they are not an Airstream dealer, my walkthrough was a young man that had worked at an Airstream dealer and was great with all my questions.
So again - I'm official and so happy with Ms Rivetz.
I'll post my pix as soon as I figure out how to post on the forum:-) Signed - so very happy....MJ
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Congratulations!

Have fun, and keep us posted.



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