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Old 05-03-2016, 12:20 PM   #1
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Hello! Just checking in

Wanted to check in and introduce ourselves. DW and I live in the Salt Lake area and travel/camp as often as possible. We just upgraded to the Cougar 279 RKSWE and plan to pick up the new unit this Friday. We have found owner's forums a very valuable resource for insights and tribal knowledge not usually available elsewhere. Looking forward to a long relationship here on the Keystone forum.

That said, can anyone recommend a Cougar or 5'r specific PDI checklist?? I have accessed several "generic" PDI's but was wondering if there is anything we need to be aware of since we are upgrading to our first fifth wheel.
Appreciate the help!
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:29 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!! Congrats on your new purchase. There is a PDI check list on the forum, I'm on my phone and as such linking to it would a monumental task. Since EVERY RV is basically the same, the PDI list is applicable to any unit. Only difference is where the components are physically located. If you don't get it or no one posts the link, I will when I get home.
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Old 05-03-2016, 01:21 PM   #3
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to the forum and congrats on the new rig! I think this link is what Chuckster57 was referring to;

http://www.keystonerv.org/forums/showthread.php?t=5129

There are some additional comments following the PDI list plus all kinds of comments and suggestions throughout the forum on things to check/look out for. Good luck! Be sure and take your time and make them go through the process. Put your hands on everything you want to. Pull every drawer and slide to make sure they are smooth and there is no binding or "sawdust" where they move in and out. Check all the slides including cables or hydraulics. Whoops! Starting to get redundant with the rambling! Again, good luck.
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Old 05-03-2016, 01:50 PM   #4
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That's the one, thanks!!
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Old 05-03-2016, 02:01 PM   #5
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Old 05-03-2016, 02:16 PM   #6
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Dang.... That thumbnail the front yard, or the back! LOL

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Old 05-03-2016, 02:20 PM   #7
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Pdi

Thanks all for the warm welcome and the research. I saw the referenced PDI yesterday and thought it quite inclusive; so thank you for the confirmation!
We are actually doing 2 walk throughs. Tomorrow we'll look for any defects either mechanical or cosmetic so the prep boys will have a punch list to work from. The hope is that when we pick up the TT on Friday we can concentrate on all the operational issues how to's etc and verify the punch list items are completed. This will be the checklist we'll be using for both plus some adds I've come up with based on what I know i don't know about the 5r configuration.
Salesman said to plan on about 90 minutes for the PDI. I think he's in for a bit of a surprise
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90 minutes is very optimistic. Ours took in excess of 3 hours and I think that's probably close to the average. Don't let them pressure or hurry you....it's your money.
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I am "allowed" 1 1/2 hr and my previous employer was the same. Only difference is present boss and I share the same philosophy: I will take as long as it takes to make sure the customer leaves feeling everything was covered.
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:48 PM   #10
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