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Old 04-15-2015, 02:22 PM   #1
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Hi everyone!

We pick up our 2015 Voltage 3305 Monday from the dealer. What things should I look for when we do our walk through? I know the first RV I bought, I was so excited about it that I didn't notice some obvious issues. I've been reading some nightmares about these units. I hope those are the exceptions and not the norm!
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:50 PM   #2
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Make sure you spend time on PDI. Enjoy... Very few issues on mine all easily handled cheers
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Old 04-15-2015, 03:05 PM   #3
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Don't let them rush you and try everything, the slides, run them in and out, run some water, a lot of the gang here has had loose hoses...After you take it home, do a test camp, some other things may have come loose during the first drive, because the US has great roads?? enjoy, welcome, happy camping
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Old 04-15-2015, 03:08 PM   #4
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I traveled over 600 miles to pick mine up. After PDI we stayed near the dealership and used everything possible looking for any problems. About a week after returning had a small water leak in front storage compartment. Opened access panel and it was a loose fitting
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Old 04-15-2015, 04:25 PM   #5
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I suggest you download a PDI checklist, such as this one. RV Inspection Checklist

It is pretty comprehensive, and applies to all types of RV's. Next, spend a good amount of time going through every system on the RV. Have the tech explain everything that you have. If they can't, find someone who can. I spent 3 1/2 hours doing mine.

The next thing is what I feel is THE most important thing I did. Do not write the check until EVERYTHING on your list is fixed to your satisfaction. My service manager told me it would be a few days because he had no one to work on it. As I was leaving, the owner asked if I was ready to do the paperwork. "I'll take care of it when its ready" was my response. Four hours later I got the call. Apparently everyone in the shop stopped what they were doing and jumped on that trailer. After a 35 minute walk through with my list, everything was good to go. If I had not done that, I feel like it would have taken a few months to get it all done, because my dealer is a good one, and is always busy.

This was my experience, yours might be different. Good luck and happy camping.
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:03 PM   #6
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For those with schwintek slides here is video of the correct way of lubricating slides.
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:19 PM   #7
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Thanks Bill, Now I know what you were talking about


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Old 04-15-2015, 07:03 PM   #8
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Rich a picture is worth a 1,000 words. I was doing it wrong as I was lubing track. After, I think it's working a bit more quietly
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Rich a picture is worth a 1,000 words. I was doing it wrong as I was lubing track. After, I think it's working a bit more quietly
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I've been doing it right but sure can't do it from the inside also like the video says.
Has anyone been able to lube from the inside?
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:55 PM   #10
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Jeff N. Congrats on your new unit. I drove from SE Tennessee to Jacksonville to pick up my 3305 last labor day weekend. I figured since I bought it so far away I would check it out good before I took it home so my DW and I made a vacation out of it. We picked it up, drove about an hour north to Jekyll Island and stayed a week. I figured if I found anything wrong, I would take it back to them and leave it till they got it fixed. We already had plans to be at Jekyll towards the end of the month so I figured they would have enough time to fix it and I would pick it up when I came back down for that trip. Thankfully nothing happened and everything is still A OK. Oh yea, I did have a tire go down about 2 days after we got to Jekyll. Good thing I brought a jack with me. I took it off there in the campground and put the spare on. Took the flat one over in to town and had it fixed. Had a huge bolt in it. Put it back on after I got home.

I also was nervous about all the horror stories I had read but this was the floorplan we wanted. It was between the 3305 and a Raptor 332 which has basically the same floorplan. Since I have a SRW truck, the Voltage won with almost 500# less hitch weight than the Raptor.(Even though technically I'm still overweight, every little bit helps)
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:41 PM   #11
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Thanks for the information everyone.....i will definetly take the list with me
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I also have single wheel F250.....did you install air bags on your truck?
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Jeff...congrats on your new purchase! We purchased ours last August and I will say what everyone else is saying....take your time on the PDI. I've owned RVs for over 20 years and I thought I knew it all. My wife did a video of the PDI on her phone and I've gone back and looked at it a couple of times. We traveled 1500 miles to get ours and stayed the night at the dealership. We tried to use everything on the coach that night and did have a list of issues that they fixed the next day. We've run into some other issues since - so my advice is to use the heck out of it before your year warranty expires. We really like ours and Dutchmen/Keystone has been good about fixing all the issues. Happy camping.

By the way...my tow rig is a Ram 3500 DRW and it squats it pretty good but I don't run airbags.
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I also have single wheel F250.....did you install air bags on your truck?
I use Torklift Stableloads. If your not familiar with them you can google it. They work great for me. When you research them, you'll see there are up to 3 spacers you can use. I use 2 and my truck sits and rides perfect. You will also see that you can disengage them when not needed. I've have gotten to where I just leave mine engaged all the time. The ride is a little rougher but not bad. Besides, I don't drive the truck a whole lot anyway unless I'm towing something.
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Thanks 3wheeler...I will google it
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:04 PM   #16
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I used timbrens to keep the truck from sitting too low Home - Timbren Industries Inc. Suspension Products on my F-250 and they seem to work great. I have towed my 3605 about a 1000 miles now and I have had no towing issues so far.
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