I bought mine blind also but from only 200 miles away.
I checked mine out pretty closely and asked a gazillion questions too. I'm sorry you found items that need repair.
That blue plastic sticker on the back was gone before we left the lot.
They were nice enough to offer us a night at Wine Country but as we sat in an empty trailer wondering what we were going to do about blankets, plates etc. We dicided to head home and load it up and go camping. So we came back home filled it with our junk and went camping til Tues.
I wish you years of fun and adventure. Remember what Wally said. "Adventure is where you find it. You can find it anywhere but at home sitting in your rocking chair."