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Old 10-27-2009, 06:01 PM
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Sent you a PM but am also going to post the PDI list here as well in case someone else might be able to use it. Sorry if it is a little long!

Pre Delivery Inspection

Propane System

__ Fill LP Tank

__Check System For Leaks _____” W.C. Pressure For ____ Mins

__Check Running Pressure (11” Running)

__Light Off Water Heater and run to temp

__Cool reefer down to temp

__Light off stove and oven

__Check for OPD certified tanks (Towable units)


__Check entry step operation

__Check for dents and damage

__Check window operation and seals

__Check roof seals and condition

__Check roof rack and ladder

__Check all trims and moldings

__Check all exterior lights

__Check paint and decals


__Check sofa and chairs for operation and condition

__Check window valances for condition/operation

__Check cabinetry for condition and operation

__Check drawer guides and travel locks

__Check countertops for scrapes and scratches

__Check all floor coverings

__Check bed and helper struts for operation and condition

__Check dinette for operation and condition

Plumbing system

__Check all drain lines and “P” traps

__Check all levels on monitor panel

__Check sinks, tub, toilet and shower

__Fill fresh water tank

__Pressure check system with water pump & “Leak check” system

__Fill all holding tanks and check for leaks

__Dump holding tanks


__Winterize as needed

__Check all keys and tags

__Lube all locks

__Write down appliance numbers

Electrical systems

__Polarity check all110v outlets

__Check all interior lights

__Check reefer operation (amp check)

__Check converter/inverter system

__Check all breakers and fuses

__Check A/C operation

__Install, check or replace batteries as needed

Added Equipment

__Check satellite system for operation with test TV

__Check condition and operation of awnings

__Check for awning rod and crank handle

__Check TV, DVD and VCR operations with remotes

__Check slide out operation and seals

__Check microwave oven (heat water)

__Check TV antenna and booster with test TV

__Check radio and CB operation

__Check solar panel operation

__Check leveling system

__Run generator and test with load

Motorized units

__Test drive and check fuel

__Check backup monitor system

__Check all dash gauges

__Check dash A/C output ____Deg

__Check dash heat output _____Deg

__Check seat belt operation

__Check drivers and passengers seat operation

__Check cruise control (on test drive)

__Check all fluid levels

__Check brakes and steering (on test drive)

__Mileage _____________

Safety Items

__Check fire extinguisher

__Check smoke alarm

__Check CO and LP detectors

__Check safety chains (towable units)

__Check break-away (towable units)

__Check tire pressure and condition of all wheels and tires (including spare)

__Torque all lug nuts
Old 10-29-2009, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Calhoun14 View Post
Thanks for the info Mike and yes, I would definitely like a copy of that checklist. I will send you a message (he says with confidence like he knows what he's doing) with my email address. By the way you live in a beautiful area of the country. My wife has lived in the Medford area before and still has family there.
Oh, one question I thought of yesterday……generators. How common is it for a generator to be built into the trailer? I see a lot of generators hanging on rear bumpers. A friend of mind had his stolen off of his rear bumper. I'd like to get something with a generator built into the chassis.
Most TT don't have a generator built in. I'd suggest putting it in the truck and using a high quality cable lock to secure it. The other option is going solar, but you could spend a lot of $$ going that route.
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I know that some trailers do come pre wired for a genset, there are a few that do come with them installed but it is definitly not the majority.
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