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Old 06-14-2009, 10:46 AM   #1
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Just purchased a 2010 326RLT Montana Mountaineer. Hope to take possession early this week. Anything special we should ask about when getting instructions from the dealer on using it?

Thanks for all your help.

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Old 06-14-2009, 01:46 PM   #2
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First thing you want to do is a complete PDI (PreDelivery Inspection)

You can get a few PDI lists HERE

Do a very thorough PDI on the entire rig, inside and out, and have the dealer make any necessary corrections BEFORE you sign the final papers. Just because the Mountaineer is brand new DO NOT take anything for granted including the dealer.

BTW---- WELCOME to the MOC FAMILY
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Old 06-14-2009, 04:16 PM   #3
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Congratulations!
I hope you many years of great service from it!
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:01 PM   #4
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Ask how to set up and tear down your rig. Ask a bunch of questions, even if you think they are silly. Then visit the forum often after delivery. Ask questions and do research with the search engine.Welcome to the forum and happy RVing..............
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:21 PM   #5
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You also need to invite us all to your trailer-warming party! Let us know when and where!
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:41 AM   #6
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Congratulations on your new purchase!!! One thing for sure is complete a deatiled PDI and work with your Dealer; it's so important. We purchased ours on May 2, 2009 and spent about 4 hours on our own going over the unit before doing anything final on the sales contract.
The Dealer was very helpful with the Tech and the Salesman. As of today we are still finding little things, that we continue to add to our list. (Our Unit goes back in late September to do some of the bigger waranty issues like decals etc,)
If it wasn't for this Club we would have been on our own without a PDI on purchase date and yet with questions we have even now in getting to know our Monty. You have made Two Great Accomplishments: A new Monty and joining this Club!! Ellis
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:41 AM   #7
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hey Art he is from Hollywood..........South Carolina...........would make a nice trip for you. I will come from New York....no not the city 400 mile west near Buffalo.... trailer warming party I mean...... Chuck
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:30 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the advice. Have printed the delivery inspection checklist for us to go over. I don't think we looked at anything on our 28-ft travel trailer when we took possession and it's been wonderful. We have some camping experience now and this is a little more investment so we'll look closer this time around.

Will definitely be a trailer warming party when it arrives - details to follow.
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:10 PM   #9
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Congratulations and we hope you have many happy times in it.
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:59 AM   #10
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Congratulations. Most important is to take your time when during the PDI. Do not be rushed and as stated before ask a lot of questions.
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:03 PM   #11
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All you guys really helped us a lot and unfortunately we don't have a new Montana. Total fiasco when we went to pick it up from the dealer (a dealer that is located all across the US). We traveled approximately 120 miles to pick up the new 5th wheel, with two grandchildren who are visiting during this purchase time, found a sitter for the grandchildren's dog that we are also taking care of, and it was about 100 degrees outside. Can't begin to tell you everything that was not right about this deal but guess it wasn't meant to be. Because it was new, it wasn't in perfect condition and we didn't believe everything the dealer said just like one of you mentioned. The PDI was great to use. We're now looking at SOB. Hope to have a new 5th wheel before the 4th of July.

Thanks again for your help.
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:29 AM   #12
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I donít think you should be put out on Montanaís just because of one raw deal. They are a very great fifth wheel for the money. Unless you are strictly intending on a new purchase, you can get good deals on used one also. However, Iím very glad you was wise enough to back out before it was too late. Hang in there youíll find the ringt one. Keep in touch whatever you do.
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:39 PM   #13
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Enjoy your new trailer.
If you got the hickory line make sure you pay attention to the remote controls.
I have a new 3150 Montana withthe remote control that operates some of the main functions. I had a hard time trying to keep the remote control from loosing its memory once it was programmed. working okay at this time.
Dave Mitchell, Brockville, Ont., Canada.........


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quote:Originally posted by smmoore07

Just purchased a 2010 326RLT Montana Mountaineer. Hope to take possession early this week. Anything special we should ask about when getting instructions from the dealer on using it?

Thanks for all your help.

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Old 07-17-2009, 10:25 PM   #14
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I would also encourage you not to give up on the Montana brand too quickly. It sounds like you ran into a bad dealer but there are lots of great dealers out there. Montana is a great trailer. We bought our Mountaineer used a few years ago and love it. We go to the RV shows every year to see all the latest models and always wind up back at the Montana display. Someday we hope to trade for a new one with some feature we don't currently have. Good luck!
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:57 AM   #15
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It had to be camping world ,, there are a lot of montana dealers out there much better than them..sailer
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:39 PM   #16
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Calm down and rethink the entire thing. Do not let a bad dealer keep you from a good camper. Glad you were able to determine it was a bad deal and back out of it. BTW.None of the brands will be in perfect condition but a good PDI will help get it in perfect condition.
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:17 PM   #17
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Thanks so much for all your encouragement and comments. We are not down on Montana fifth wheels because we know Montana makes a good product. Our choice was between the Montana Mountaineer and a Heartland Big Country. The Big Country actually had more of the layout that we wanted but we went with Montana because of the name. This particular fifth wheel just wasn't completely ready for us. We ended up buying the Big Country and so far love it.

I enjoy and appreciate these forums which have helped so much in our purchase and will continue to help. I know all brands have the potential for problems. We're just ready to enjoy camping. Hope to see some of you around the country.
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