Handover Checklist

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  1. mudmover

    mudmover Read Only Funster

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    We pick our van up in 10 days time........I'm trying to get prepared and as organised as possible to go through the van throughly and identify any issues before handover and parting with my hard earned $$

    Last week I saw that a funster had posted a "checklist" as a useful tool for a customer picking up a van from a dealer...

    I have tried to find this list searching all corners of this forum BUT i cannot find....

    Can someone post a copy of the checklist as I'd like to take with me to salop Leisure...

    Many thx
    MM
     
  2. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Just make sure that on the handover everything is explained to you properly and everything is switched on and shown to be working.

    Peter
     
  3. Wildman

    Wildman Read Only Funster

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    in the excitement of picking up a new van you will forget most things you are shown so my tip is for one of you to listen and ask questions. then the other to video everything.
    make sure you understand what every switch does, and how to operate everything. See them all working,
    Check the tyres
    where is the leisure battery
    the battery isolator switch
    the water pump the water heater
    how to drain the water tank, the waste tank
    how to empty the cassette etc.
    how to isolate the gas and the water
    mains RCD, where is it. Etc.
    Don't be fobbed of with its all in the book.
    most importantly where are the engine fuses and the Hab fuses.
    Enjoy and let us know how you get on. Collected in time to join us for the shepton show, surounded by reprobates, but helpful ones, hee hee.
     
  4. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Here is the copy and download link

    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/downloads/useful-tools/7/pre-delivery-checklist-64/

    PRE –DELIVERY INSPECTION CHECKLIST
    You will get a much better response from the seller for faults found before you take delivery
    so ensure that you go through everything with a fine tooth comb. SATIDFY YOURSELLF
    BEYOUND DOUBT THAT THE MOTORHOME BELONGS TO THE SELLER AND IS HIS TO SELS!
    External Checks
    General Condition; Look at how the
    motorhome sits on the ground. Is it square Look
    along the bodywork for signs of de-lamination
    Roof; Carefully check the ladder before trusting
    it. Check all the fittings and vents of the roof to
    see that they are still sealed soundly.
    Doors Check the lock operation, and that the
    door hangs square and fits the hole cleanly and
    is draught free.
    Lockers; Check all the lockers, catches and
    locks, and if they have lights they work also. Any
    gas struts that hold the lockers open should
    work.
    Windows; Check to see that the catches
    work and the stays hold the windows open and
    close easily
    Generator; Check the door lock and seal, check
    the exhaust is in good condition and start to see
    and hear it running
    Gas Locker; Check the door lock and seals
    look at the condition of tank if fixed and
    connections and pigtails of portable gas is use
    Tyres and wheels; Inspect the tyres, how old
    are they? Some professionals advise that all
    tyres over 5 years are replaced even if they have
    plenty of tread left.
    Awnings and Slide‐outs; Check the
    operation, look for mildew and rot on awnings
    and slide out awnings. Check the seals of the
    slide-outs. For slides heck that the manual
    retraction tool is available.
    Batteries; The motorhome will have an engine
    battery and the habitation battery bank, check
    that they look in good condition, no corrosion and
    electrolyte levels are correct
    Steps; Watch the operation of electric steps,
    do the auto retracts work when you start the
    engine?
    Levellers & steadies; Familiar yourself with
    the operation, check that they work.
    Spare Wheel; Where is it, what condition, are
    the tools available to change it?
    Marine Toilet; Check the operation of the
    dump valves, condition of hoses. Locker should be
    Spotless
    Electrical Locker; Check the condition, if RV
    check the conversion from 110 to 220v. Check
    Operation
    Cassette Toilet; check that the cassette is
    present and check the condition of the locker it
    should be spotless.
    Internal Checks
    Cabinets; look for scratches loose handles
    and that catches are secure
    Light Switches; Check every light switch. All
    bulbs should work switches should be positive.
    Battery Disconnect Switch. Find it and
    read your handbook as to when you should use it
    Interior Fabrics; Look for condition, wear
    and fading or mismatched cushions etc
    Water Heater: Check the operation on both
    electric and gas.
    Space Heater: Check the operation on both
    electric and gas.
    Stove & Oven Check the operation on both
    electric and gas, check that all stove burners
    operate via the piezo gas lighter
    Fridge; Check the operation on Mains hook-up,
    12 volt and gas, it should start cooling in less
    than ten minutes
    Circuits and Fuses; Check the condition and
    test the circuit breaker
    Blinds and curtains; check every single blind,
    curtain and insect net for smooth operation
    Sleeping area; Check the beds and that all
    cushions required are present
    Alarm Operation: Check that you have LP
    Gas, Carbon Monoxide and a Smoke alarm fitted
    and working
    TV & Sound System: Check Operation, all
    remote controls are present along with aerials
    and dishes
    Fans and Vents; Check that they operate
    correctly and that fans work on both 12 and
    140 volt
     
  5. mudmover

    mudmover Read Only Funster

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    Ah that list!

    Many thx to you all for the support offered.....

    I'm actually quite nervous BUT I intend to give a full report back to this forum so hopefully others can benifit from my experience.

    also I do relaise that no matter how prepared I try to be, something will slip thro the net!

    Cheers
    MM
     
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