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Old 07-01-2012, 06:51 PM   #1
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Well, if things go right, I'll have a new 2013 Keystone Sprinter 316BIK. It a triple slide bunkhouse with a kitchen slide. We look forward to it. Anybody want to warn us away from Sprinter? Anybody have any tips for me as I Order/pick up an RV? Anybody have a notable experience with rvwholesalers? look forward to this forum!
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:17 PM   #2
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Cleaverf22 -
Hello and welcome to the forum. If you haven't got a Pre-Delivery Inspection Checklist already, I would suggest that you go to our Keystone Question section of the forum, find and download the PDI which is available for our members to use. It is in the form of a "Sticky" at the top of the column.
After you have downloaded it, read through it and become familiar with it. Take your time going through the unit and make sure everything meets your approval before you sign anything. Insist that you are shown how everything works - remotes, etc., and you are shown the location of the water pump, HW tank shut-off valves for winterizing, all of the drain pulls, and manual over-ride access points for all of the slides. It's better to ask now than to look for or ask about later. Again, be thorough and take as much time as YOU need.
If anything needs repair, adjusting or replacing, get it done now or make sure you have a written record of what will be done and when.
You are spending a considerable amount of your money on your new "toy" so make sure you are completely satisfied with what you are buying.
If you cannot find the PDI on the forum, send me a Private Message.
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:51 PM   #3
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Thanks Festus2! This is trailer #2 so I have a bit of a clue about what to look for, but that PDI sheet was great!
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:24 PM   #4
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I forgot to mention that just recently, one of our members ordered and received a new TT only to find that the floorplan that he was expecting was not the one that arrived! Seems like there is a problem with Keystone not being able to keep their website up-to-date with recent changes and also their with their brochures. Because the brochures were sent to the printers "early", by the the time the models actually were assembled, there had been changes that were not reflected in the brochures or online.
You might want to check into this to ensure that you will be getting what you ordered!
Other recent and common problems and concerns (with many models) ---- drain tank pull valves/drains are mislabled; satellite hookup difficulties; low quality "Chinese" tires; shoddy bunk construction; poor quality outdoor BBQ; generic, useless Owner's Manual; and low quality mattress. I have mentioned these because quite a few Keystone owners have had concerns about these issues. These problems are not found in every Keystone unit.
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:28 AM   #5
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and no drain in the outside kitchen sink. (hey I really feel for the guy)
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:09 AM   #6
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Interesting point about the floor plan. My TT will be a new floor plan that they will put on the assembly line in a week or two. Hopefully it's not like buying the first year of a new model of truck! Regarding the tires...what's a man to do? Have them swap them out?
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:38 AM   #7
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If you have concerns about the tire quality, you might try getting the dealer to swap them out as part of the deal. There are a great deal of previous threads and posts about tires already here on the forum. If you are interested in pursuing this, do a forum search and read what other domestic brands are being installed.
Rather than switching tires from the get-go, some members have opted to leave them on for a couple of years, then replace them all.
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