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Old 01-29-2019, 01:43 PM   #15
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That was put in the packet for the new owner to use. At best the dealer should have walked the new-folk through the information. The dealer check list would be much different than a glossy pamphlet.
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Old 01-29-2019, 03:04 PM   #16
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The dealer check list would be much different than a glossy pamphlet.
Yes, true. Dealer checklist typically is an extended hand, . . . that takes your money transfer, and a "Yep, you're sure going to love it".
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Old 01-29-2019, 04:07 PM   #17
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Arn't you supposed to fill it out and send it in.😂

Brought a smile to my mug also...😏

It would be more infamous had it been initialed by an actual person.👍

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Ahhhh! But who would that person be? The informative Airstream dealer Docent? The Airstream salesperson extraordinaire? Hmmmm, or maybe the humble inner self who uncovers all Airstream secret by oneself.
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I think the rare find would be one filled out!! Mine is also blank.
Maybe they use disappearing ink?
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I too own a blank dealer delivery booklet. It’s precious, my precious. Lol
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That was put in the packet for the new owner to use. At best the dealer should have walked the new-folk through the information. The dealer check list would be much different than a glossy pamphlet.
That form is NOT to be filled out by the dealer or any of their agents or employees.
That form is to be filled out, notes taken, and brief instructions written on them by the end consumer, during the walk-through. If you were provided this form at any time before the walk-through began, it is nobody's fault but your own if it is blank.
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Old 01-29-2019, 04:54 PM   #18
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Reading the form it seems pretty obvious it is meant for the customer to fill out as they go through delivery with the dealer. Words on the first page such as “Congratulations on your new Airstream...”. Am I missing something?
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Old 01-29-2019, 05:29 PM   #19
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Reading the form it seems pretty obvious it is meant for the customer to fill out as they go through delivery with the dealer. Words on the first page such as “Congratulations on your new Airstream...”. Am I missing something?
No, the customer filling it out is what is supposed to happen.
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Old 01-29-2019, 05:46 PM   #20
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I told a few of you that I had seen some paperwork in my Airstream packet that I've never seen before. Many have alluded to it, but most have never seen it. It has remained to this day somewhat of an anomaly and certainly as rare as a working relax awning.

I too could not believe my eyes when I opened my Airstream grey suitcase packets and it slowly fell to the floor of my new Classic. Could it be? Is it real?

I'll let you judge for yourself. It is a rare and precious find! So precious, so precious . . .
I believe I received something similar last year with my new baby. I believe it had writing on it to indicate what had been done... It's been a while since I looked at it... huuummm... think I'll look 👀 at it the next time I'm in the trailer to see what it covers. 🤔🤭
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:51 PM   #21
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That form is NOT to be filled out by the dealer or any of their agents or employees.
That form is to be filled out, notes taken, and brief instructions written on them by the end consumer, during the walk-through. If you were provided this form at any time before the walk-through began, it is nobody's fault but your own if it is blank.
I think though that the dealer should have checked all that's on the list.

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OV63...why not post a copy of what technician is required to fill out for the PDI. Dealers are compensated are they not?

Cheese and crackers got all muddy, our dealer didn't even open the binder.🥺
And I did the PDI before our first trip.😂

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Old 01-29-2019, 09:20 PM   #22
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Our PDI tech had a printed checklist on a clipboard he was following. When finished, he went over the checklist with us to confirm we were in agreement each item had been covered, then we signed off on it. During the process, DW took notes on a pad. Now, we had a second, tech in training, during our PDI, so maybe it was more thorough and by the book than usual. When I read this thread, I looked, and I do have the untouched checklist this discussion is about, but I think we accomplished the same without it. When we sell, I'll use it as a guide for the buyer.
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:32 AM   #23
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Having had 4 different trailers, and now owning a 23D Airstream, it is evident that the axiom of ALL RVs being a POS is true. (Some are just slightly better pieces than others.)
I am so tired of having to reconstruct and/or repair new trailers. Maybe someday the Japanese or Koreans will decide to enter the RV industry. If they do, an era of "quality assurance" will be the first thing they bring to the table.
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I am so tired of having to reconstruct and/or repair new trailers. Maybe someday the Japanese or Koreans will decide to enter the RV industry. If they do, an era of "quality assurance" will be the first thing they bring to the table.
I think they better work on their airbags!
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Old 02-03-2019, 10:33 AM   #25
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Having had 4 different trailers, and now owning a 23D Airstream, it is evident that the axiom of ALL RVs being a POS is true. (Some are just slightly better pieces than others.)
I am so tired of having to reconstruct and/or repair new trailers. Maybe someday the Japanese or Koreans will decide to enter the RV industry. If they do, an era of "quality assurance" will be the first thing they bring to the table.
Well said. My plan is to never buy new. I intend to buy a used unit and a new mattress.
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Having had 4 different trailers, and now owning a 23D Airstream, it is evident that the axiom of ALL RVs being a POS is true. (Some are just slightly better pieces than others.)
I am so tired of having to reconstruct and/or repair new trailers. Maybe someday the Japanese or Koreans will decide to enter the RV industry. If they do, an era of "quality assurance" will be the first thing they bring to the table.
We've been waiting for that for decades. Unfortunately the industry is consolidating here and price competition is getting more intense resulting in lower and lower quality. One major company (Forest River) with scores of brands delays paying dealers for warranty work so long that most local dealers refuse to work on their brands. We found the Nash we bought to have far fewer defects and sloppy work than the "premium" Airstream we bought new in 2007, but still workmanship was sometimes weak and materials very cheap. Thor is well known for mediocre or worse workmanship and cost cutting—Airstream is their premium brand, but starting from sub-mediocre just makes average look premium.
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"It is a rare and precious find! So precious, so precious . . ."

I'm not sure what I'm missing here, and with all due respect, what is the value of this paperwork? What makes it precious?
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Old 02-04-2019, 08:27 AM   #28
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"It is a rare and precious find! So precious, so precious . . ."

I'm not sure what I'm missing here, and with all due respect, what is the value of this paperwork? What makes it precious?
I'm being a bit tongue in cheek. This paperwork has seldom made it into the Airstream suitcase. The Airstream we bought in 2017 did not have this paperwork and dealers had little to follow when giving new customers a run through of their new purchase. There is no excuse for this and dealers should create a checklist on their own.

It now appears as if Airstream has created such a list for the customer and dealer to use. It is unfortunate that dealers still do not use it. The reason for this may be that the dealers did not expect to have such a document and they probably do not know that it exists.

I created my own list for the run-through, but this one would have been very helpful, if I knew it existed.
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