Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the RV inspection take?

A Basic Inspection will usually take around 4 hours whereas a Full or Premium Inspection can take 6 to 8 hours. This largely depends on the type of unit, features, equipment involved, and the level of inspection purchased. The more detailed inspections take more time. Do I need to be present during the inspection?

You do not need to be present during the inspection. Many inspections are purchased from potential buyers that do not live near the RV. However, if you do have the time and are available, we do encourage you to attend some or all of the inspections.

Do I need an inspection on a brand-new RV?

Short answer YES. Most RV’s are produced on an assembly line with the focus on getting the unit out the door rather than quality. I have inspected brand new RV’s at the dealership and have found defects, damages, and broken parts. Just because it is brand new doesn’t mean there is nothing wrong with it.

Although new RVs may come with a warranty, once you take it off the lot it is yours. If/when you find something that needs to be fixed you will need to take the RV back to the dealership or find an authorized repair place. Some repair shops have a three month or longer backlog. With an RV Inspection, you will not take delivery of the RV until all identified items have been repaired or replaced. Sales/Make Ready has a higher priority than warranty repair work and this will ensure that you are getting a fully working RV at the time of delivery.

Why do I need an independent RV inspection?

An independent RV Inspector is an unbiased 3rd party professional that has no financial interest in the transaction between the buyer and seller. As a result of this, I can provide the most honest and impartial assessment of the current overall condition of the RV. The inspection report will let the buyer know the true condition of the RV before the purchase. This information will help the buyer to make the most informed decision. Whether that decision is to purchase the RV as is, negotiate the current price/repairs, or just walk away from the deal all together saving you thousands of dollars in costly undisclosed repairs.

What do I need to do for the inspection?

You should work with the seller to ensure that the unit to be inspected has all the utilities connected and the refrigerator turned on at least 12 hours prior to inspection. This will allow the inspector to test and inspect all systems. If there is a generator please have the seller ensure that there is sufficient oil and gas to test the generator. If the seller has any owner's manuals as well as appliance manuals please have those available.

How long does it take to receive my inspection report?

You should expect to receive the detailed inspection report within 36 hours upon completion of the inspection. The buyer will be provided with a link to the full report. If fluid samples are taken for fluid analysis they will be priority shipped to the lab the next day. The results from the lab reports are usually received in 5 to 6 days or less.