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Old 01-16-2018, 01:09 AM
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Things to Check Upon Delivery

Maybe this is a dumb idea, but having been scouring these posts while waiting for my new truck I've noted a couple things to check for upon delivery. Would anybody like to add?

- Front Hubs in the locked position at the dealership

- Missing paint on the underside of the bed
https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...alignment.html

- Poor alignment of the bed and cab.
https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...alignment.html
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Old 01-16-2018, 01:19 AM
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I would make sure the hub caps are on all the way. They take quite a bit of force to fully seat, easy to pop them on without them being on all the way.
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Make sure your radio antenna is tight, and all new vehicle manuals are present.
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Make sure the correct hitch insert is installed.
Also, operate every single switch or button to ensure everything works.
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These are all good ideas, none of which I did. I guess another one would be to check all the fluid levels.....There are still a lot of hard working professionals out there, however as time goes on I seem to encounter more and more laziness, incompetence , and just don't care....

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If you have the 5th wheel prep package, make sure the puck covers are present, Also make sure you have the boxlink brackets
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Double check lug nut torque.

I’ve experienced everything from ridiculously tight lugs that were nearly impossible to loosen without a breaker bar to lugs that were little more than finger tight.

This has never happened on a Ford purchased but I always check anyway.
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Trivial complaint on my part, as the rest of my truck was flawless..., but


Brought my new truck home, climbed up in the bed, and realized that they never washed the roof of my new crew cab. It was really grimy and there were hundreds of tiny "rusty" dots all over it. I brought it back thinking that the paint was flawed. Turned out it was "rail dust"
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Make sure the correct hitch insert is installed.
Also, operate every single switch or button to ensure everything works.
Regarding this, when I picked up my truck the insert was not the kind with a "lip" end on it, so that it doesn't push back too far into the received. Mine is straight on the edge and it is challenging getting all the holes lined up. Should the factory insert be this way, or should it have a lip on the edge?
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Regarding this, when I picked up my truck the insert was not the kind with a "lip" end on it, so that it doesn't push back too far into the received. Mine is straight on the edge and it is challenging getting all the holes lined up. Should the factory insert be this way, or should it have a lip on the edge?

I have two inserts, the 3" to 2.5" insert has a lip, the 2.5" to 2" does not.
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I have two inserts, the 3" to 2.5" insert has a lip, the 2.5" to 2" does not.
Mine is the same way, but I haven't had a problem with the smallest insert. It seems like there is something in the design that keeps it from slipping in too far. I can't remember what, though. Once I installed my drawbar I left it in place. I tow too often to be removing any of the hitches.
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My dealer handed over a big check sheet list of things they looked over prior to delivery. It was extensive, who knows if they really checked all of them.

My big worry (after joining this Forum) was all the leaky sunroof (moonroof) issues some were having. So I had the dealer sales-guy come with me on a car wash run through prior to taking her home. All was well, no leaks. And the dealer pulled out their Credit Card along with a full tank of diesel right after.
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These are all good ideas, none of which I did. I guess another one would be to check all the fluid levels.....There are still a lot of hard working professionals out there, however as time goes on I seem to encounter more and more laziness, incompetence , and just don't care....
My coolant was so low, i got a check engine light with 6 miles on the clock. Stupid me didnt think to check the fluid levels on my brand new truck when it got unloaded off the car hauler at the dealer.
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My coolant was so low, i got a check engine light with 6 miles on the clock. Stupid me didnt think to check the fluid levels on my brand new truck when it got unloaded off the car hauler at the dealer.

It baffles me how stuff like this makes it out the door.
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check and make sure all your inside cab lights work, for that matter all the lights work. also, make sure you get your floor mats and tie downs.
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