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Old 07-26-2016, 02:02 PM   #15
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As stated; check EVERYTHING. A thorough "walk through" should take HOURS. It would be a good idea to video the walk through (as well as taking copious notes and still photos). I can guarantee that the next day / week / month, you'll be trying to remember just what you were told the day you picked it up. Being able to re-watch the procedure can be a godsend. Today's smartphones make it easy to video something. Many cameras also have a video mode (make sure you have a large capacity memory card). Good luck with your new rig!
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Old 07-26-2016, 03:12 PM   #16
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Have the dealer do a load test on the batteries to be sure they have not been damaged from being run down on the lot.
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Old 07-26-2016, 09:20 PM   #17
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Al and Missy hit it right on the head. Good job.
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Old 07-27-2016, 09:31 AM   #18
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This is the list we used.

http://www.ourflyingcloud.com/2016/0...checklist.html
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Old 07-27-2016, 09:57 AM   #19
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Not sure if such a thing exists, but if they have a extended warranty for used trailers from the dealer, get it. Ours is new so not sure.
Also do not let them rush you, take as much time as you need, we felt a little pressure to hurry because our dealer was VERY busy and sure enough the things that didn't work right on the walk through still are not working correctly:

Congratulations & Enjoy
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:19 AM   #20
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Not sure if such a thing exists, but if they have a extended warranty for used trailers from the dealer, get it. Ours is new so not sure.
Also do not let them rush you, take as much time as you need, we felt a little pressure to hurry because our dealer was VERY busy and sure enough the things that didn't work right on the walk through still are not working correctly:

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Good advice throughout, especially downloading manual in advance so you can go thru it several times to mark what you particularly don't understand. Videos are good, and notes are great!

My experience has been that a dealer may offer you a service warranty on a used trailer, but that of course would be local and wouldn't apply to other dealers. We did this as a local "extended warranty" when factory warranty expires because we did all our service at our local dealership. Worked well for us and for dealer--we ended up with substantial discount on service, and he made sure we didn't wander elsewhere for major services.

There's a lot of stuff to absorb. After the extensive dealer run thru and spending an overnight there if you can, if you have the time it would be great to plan a shakedown cruise to a nearby RV park of at least two days, and expect to go back to dealer for tune ups based on what you find. Do it where there's good cell service and while the dealer is open so you can talk to service at least during biz hours!

After a while, it will all become natural, easy and faster!

Have fun!
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I did an extended warranty from Good Sam. Still have 4 months left of the original factory warranty. I did the transfer, but beware since that warranty doesn't cover any appliances or ACs.

Be prepared to walk away. Don't buy it if it's not right. Don't accept promises of "we'll fix it later". Once you sign, it's yours with all the good and bad that comes with it. Some people feel pressured to buy when they should've walked away. Don't be one of those.
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Old 07-27-2016, 02:42 PM   #22
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Welcome to the wonderful world of AS. You are about to embark on a wonderful journey full of first experiences not only regarding camping but also of modifying, fixing and learning what make the AS work. It will come as you go along and this site is also a blessing for newbies. Happy trails.
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Thanks to everyone who took the time to offer such excellent suggestions!
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