Originally Posted by rgentry
My wife and I are traveling to Bates RV in Florida from WV to pick up this airstream. Does anyone have any advice/comments about what we should be looking for? What are questions we should ask before driving off the lot? Has anyone had any trouble with this RV in general? How's the warranty?
Having bought several, here's what we do. We get a thorough briefing from a tech on every component. We don't drive off the lot for at least an overnighter. That allows us to transfer all our gear to the new trailer and check out everything. The dealer always plugs us into water and electricity outside one of the service bays. We pray for rain and if it comes we check for leaks. Otherwise we hose the trailer down. This really paid off on one trailer as there were several leaks the tech caulked before we left. After the first night staying in the trailer we always have a question on one component or another.
Hope this helps. To us, buying an Airstream, or any other RV, is not like buying a car where you sign the papers and drive off.