Originally Posted by 73shark
Also a good idea is to do the operation yourself after the dealer has run thru it.
When I bought my Interstate, the orientation came in four
1 - I downloaded the Sprinter and Interstate owner's manuals from the Internet even before I did the walk-through, so I could read up on everything beforehand and ask meaningful questions.
2 - I had the dealer demonstrate everything— including the Sprinter stuff, not just the Airstream stuff. You need to know the Sprinter systems even before you need to know the Airstream systems, because you'll deal with them
as you're driving home from the dealer.
3 - After the dealer demonstrated something, I did it while the dealer coached me through it.
4 - After I had done everything once with coaching, I did it again without
coaching. Had to tell the dealer "Be quiet and let me do this" a couple of times, too. Took him a while to realize that coaching me again
without my asking for it wasn't
Then, if I could do it without coaching while the dealer watched, I knew I was ready to do it for real on my first trip.
I also set up my first camping trip to a campground very close to home, so if there was something I really needed and didn't have, it wasn't very far or very expensive to go fetch whatever it was.