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Handover Checklist.

I had this saved from the previous site with various comments attached. Hope you find it useful.

Confirm with dealer before departure that van is ready and has water and gas/electric connected for check

Conversion;
External check of vehicle for damage (especially roof)
Remove fridge vent and check for correct installation
Check all extras fitted as ordered and working
Check all water system for operation (inc shower)
Check all gas systems (heater, fridge, oven/hob)
Check all 240v systems
Operation of all cupboards and doors
Check blinds/curtains for operation
All windows open/close properly
Shower curtain (our last one was fitted back to front!)
Seat swivel, operates ok
Check operation of control panel
General workmanship check (rough edges, exposed screws etc)
Removeable carpets supplied?
A/sleeper crockery supplied.
Check all handbooks supplied
Confirm extended warranties (inc against damp)

Base vehicle;
Engine upgrade, proof of fitting
Jack, wheelbrace and spare fitted
Check all lights and electrics working (wipers, heater, horn, windows)
Check mileage/odometer
Full set of keys inc spares
Road tax
Handbooks
Full tank of diesel
Logbook
Confirm breakdown recovery details
Confirm extended warranty
Ensure correct logbook exchange

Tyres…you would be surprised what I have found in them from new.

Engine oil…bloody obvious I know, but easily overlooked in the excitement of it all.

Engine coolant.

Brake fluid.

Power steering fluid.
Check 12v sockets/circuits (TV outlet, accessory sockets, electric step, etc)
Check all internal lights
Check free operation of blinds and curtains
Check operation of wind-out awning

With the "cupboards and doors" I'd add - Sliding furniture (beds, underseat baskets, kitchen shelves, TV shelf, tambours, etc)
Do check the bed/beds. When made up are there any voids ie gaps between cushions large enough for foot to go through & touch floor underneath as the bedding sure will go through And are there any unnacceptable hills & valleys in the make up of cushions that will cause you a very uncomfortable night.


Check you can get out of the loo. Not funny. It happened to me in our current van on a hot day at the Oxford rally of another similar site. The frame work was in crooked.

have they installed the car arial. Not a silly check. Ours was not installed.

Can you use your radio when ignition is off.

Check the windows are not scratched. Ours were. They had to change the lot.

We also had trims coming off ie glue melting in the heat.

Check the table does not rock. Our did & the pin holding the leg was almost out

Ill fitting rear door.
 

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Maverick said:
Handover Checklist.

I had this saved from the previous site with various comments attached. Hope you find it useful.

Confirm with dealer before departure that van is ready and has water and gas/electric connected for check

Conversion;
External check of vehicle for damage (especially roof)
Remove fridge vent and check for correct installation
Check all extras fitted as ordered and working
Check all water system for operation (inc shower)
Check all gas systems (heater, fridge, oven/hob)
Check all 240v systems
Operation of all cupboards and doors
Check blinds/curtains for operation
All windows open/close properly
Shower curtain (our last one was fitted back to front!)
Seat swivel, operates ok
Check operation of control panel
General workmanship check (rough edges, exposed screws etc)
Removeable carpets supplied?
A/sleeper crockery supplied.
Check all handbooks supplied
Confirm extended warranties (inc against damp)

Base vehicle;
Engine upgrade, proof of fitting
Jack, wheelbrace and spare fitted
Check all lights and electrics working (wipers, heater, horn, windows)
Check mileage/odometer
Full set of keys inc spares
Road tax
Handbooks
Full tank of diesel
Logbook
Confirm breakdown recovery details
Confirm extended warranty
Ensure correct logbook exchange

Tyres…you would be surprised what I have found in them from new.

Engine oil…bloody obvious I know, but easily overlooked in the excitement of it all.

Engine coolant.

Brake fluid.

Power steering fluid.
Check 12v sockets/circuits (TV outlet, accessory sockets, electric step, etc)
Check all internal lights
Check free operation of blinds and curtains
Check operation of wind-out awning

With the "cupboards and doors" I'd add - Sliding furniture (beds, underseat baskets, kitchen shelves, TV shelf, tambours, etc)
Do check the bed/beds. When made up are there any voids ie gaps between cushions large enough for foot to go through & touch floor underneath as the bedding sure will go through And are there any unnacceptable hills & valleys in the make up of cushions that will cause you a very uncomfortable night.

Check you can get out of the loo. Not funny. It happened to me in our current van on a hot day at the Oxford rally of another similar site. The frame work was in crooked.

have they installed the car arial. Not a silly check. Ours was not installed.

Can you use your radio when ignition is off.

Check the windows are not scratched. Ours were. They had to change the lot.

We also had trims coming off ie glue melting in the heat.

Check the table does not rock. Our did & the pin holding the leg was almost out

Ill fitting rear door.
Hello Maverick

Lots of those points sound very very familiar. Look like faults etc I have have been talking abouts or posted about on our previous van. Especially the loo incident. LOL Not funny at the time I can tell you.

Hope they are useful to someone.

Motorhomer
 

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All I did was stick all the suggestions together ready for our new 'van. (A Benimar, currently near RDH but exact location unknown.....) Think I may have added a line or so but glad I found it lurking in 'My Documents' and was able to upload it for the benefit of others.

At the time I couldn't remember who did what but now think it was mainly Peejay and Motorhomersimpson. So big thanks to them. :D
 

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Don't know whether it's on the checklist but a tip I picked up when I took delivery of my van in January was to check the date stamp on the bottom of the ashtray, and the tyre code. This will give you an idea of when the vehicle was built and how long it has been standing at the convertors and dealers. One new Autocruise I looked at in November 2004 was built on a cab built 12 months earlier!
 

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Hello Again


Here are some more from the list we compiled before taking delivery of our new van last September. Some are the same as above.

A lot of the points are there because of the problems we had had with our previous van the Pollensa.


Our Checklist included

CHECK VAN IS READY AND HAS WATER AND GAS/ELECTRIC CONNECTED FOR CHECK ( GAS CYLINDER WAS MISSING)

CONVERSION;

WEIGHBRIDGE CERTIFICATE AS REQUESTED. wasnt ready we had to wait while the took it to the weighbridge)

YOU SAID WE COULD HAVE ANY WARRANTY WORK DONE LOCAL TO US. WHERE? (Our choice)

WANT TOTAL HEIGHT FIGURE
WANT TOTAL FRESH TANK CAPACITY
WANTY TOTAL GREY WATER TANK CAPACITY
WANT FULL CASSETTE CAPACITY (All these were given us)

EXTERNAL CHECK OF VEHICLE FOR DAMAGE (ESP. ROOF)
CHECK ALL EXTRAS FITTED AS ORDERED AND WORKING
CHECK CONTROL PANEL WORKS
CONFIRM EXTENDED WARRANTIES & START DATE (INC AGAINST DAMP)
CHECK METAL STRIP TO SLIDER DOOR EDGE.FLOOR
CHECK THERE ARE TW0 LEISURE BATTERIES
CHECK ALL WATER SYSTEMS WORK
CHECK ALL WATER SYSTEMS FOR LEAKS
CHECK SHOWER WORKS & DOES NOT LEAK
CHECK SHOWER CURTAIN FITS
CHECK ALL GAS SYSTEMS (FRIDGE/OVEN/HOB WORKING)
CHECK ALL 240V SYSTEMS
CHECK ALL CUPBOARDS DOORS CLOSE PROPERLY
CHECK ALL LOCKER STAYS ARE OK

CHECK GAS FITTING WE WANT THE LATEST FOR USE IN UK & EUROPE

CHECK WARDROBE HANG RAIL FOR HANGING A SUITER ON (this was too loe)
BLINDS/CURTAINS FOR SMOOTH OPERATION
CHECK WINDOWS OPEN/CLOSE PROPERLY
CHECK WINDOWS NOT SCRATCHED9They were in our last van)
CHECK SEATS SWIVEL OK
CHECK OPERATION OF CONTROL PANEL
GENERAL CHECK (ROUGH EDGES, EXPOSED SCREWS ETC)
CHECK EBERSP. HEATER WORKS & HAS OWN 12V SUPPLY
REMOVE FRIDGE VENT AND CHECK FOR CORRECT INSTALL

CHECK SOG LOO

CHECK REMOVEABLE CARPETS SUPPLIED?
POTS PANS, CUTLERY, CROCKERY SUPPLIED.
CHECK ALL CONVERSION HANDBOOKS SUPPLIED

CHECK 12V SOCKETS/CIRCUITS (TV OUTLET, ACCESSORY SOCKETS, ELECTRIC STEP, ETC)

CHECK ALL LIGHTS WORK
CHECK WIND-OUT AWNING WORKS. MANUAL & ELECTRIC
SOLAR PANEL WORKING
CHECK THAT SLIDING BED OPEN CLOSE OK,
CHECK BED CUSHIONS & BEDS & BOTH SINGLE BEDS OK(twas like the Himalayas in our previous van. Also had voids where cushions met )

CHECK BED INFIL CUSHION IS THERE & WORKS OK( this was missing)

WARDROBE SHELF IS SPLIT & REMOVABLE
CHECK ARIAL FITTED (it was missing in our last van)
CHECK ALL TRIMS SECURE (lots of coming unstuck in the last van0
CHECK RADIO WORKING WHEN ENGINE OFF (it didnt work in the last van)


CHECK DRAWERS A GOOD FIT & WONT OPEN IN MOTION
CHECK NO UNTIDY MASTIC JOINTS INSIDE & OUT
CHECK NO LOOSE TRIMS
CHECK TABLE NOT MARKED & STABLE
CHECK YOU CAN GET IN & OUT OF LOO (We couldnt in the last van0
cHECK VEHICLE DOORS CLOSE PROPERLY
CHECK FUEL TANK FULL AS PROMISED( it was only 3/4 full)
CHECK OIL LEVEL CORRECT
CHECK HEATER WORKS
CHECK DEMISTER WORKS
CHECK WIPERS WORK
CHECK SCREEN WASH BOTTLE WORKS. (hose adrift on previou van)

We made a list that evening of things we were not happy with or things we were not sure about. Everything was explained or put right next day. Then we completed the handover and paid the balance & went on our way.


Motorhomer
 

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peterandirene said:
Don't know whether it's on the checklist but a tip I picked up when I took delivery of my van in January was to check the date stamp on the bottom of the ashtray, and the tyre code. This will give you an idea of when the vehicle was built and how long it has been standing at the convertors and dealers. One new Autocruise I looked at in November 2004 was built on a cab built 12 months earlier!
Will be checking that one out tomorrow.

Motorhomer
 
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