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There are not many Master Certified RV Inspectors
Jason and Lisa Carletti are the only Master Certified RV Inspector couple in the country. They live full-time in an RV and know the challenges of upkeeping their own RV. They are dedicated to providing the highest quality RV inspections to their clients, with a focus on safety and reliability. With over 11 years of experience in the RV industry, they have a deep understanding of all aspects of RVs, from mechanical and electrical systems to structural and cosmetic issues. They are committed to providing excellent customer service and helping their clients make informed decisions about their RV purchases.
There are other RV inspectors claiming to be Master RV Inspectors. They may have failed the NRVIA Master Certification process or they may not want to go through the process. The software that these folks use has decided to take the easy route to Master RV Inspector and created their own designation. When you see someone with a Master inspector logo try looking up the certification. Here is a link to an article about My RV Inspection owners Jason and Lisa Carletti becoming NRVIA Master Certified RV Inspectors. There is only one Master Certification for RV inspectors in the industry so make sure to look for the logo below before hiring a so called Master RV Inspector.
Why Do You Need an RV Inspection?
Whether you’re a full-time RVer or a weekend warrior, your RV is more than just a vehicle – it’s your home on wheels. As such, it’s important to make sure that it’s safe and reliable before you hit the road. One of the best ways to do this is by getting an RV inspection.
At My RV Inspection, we provide comprehensive RV inspections by Nationally Master Certified RV inspectors. Our inspections cover up to over 300 points of detail and can take up to 8 hours depending on the type and condition of the RV. Our detailed reports include up to 150 pages of information, over 100 high definition photos, and 360° interactive photos of the interior and chassis. We also provide the ability to create repair requests for dealers or private sellers based on the findings of our inspections.
So why do you need an RV inspection? In this article, we’ll discuss the many benefits of getting an RV inspection before you hit the road, whether you’re purchasing a new or used RV, or you’re planning a long trip or vacation.
Preventing Long-Term RV Issues and Costly RV Repairs
The primary reason for getting an RV inspection is to prevent long-term RV issues and costly RV repairs. RVs are complex vehicles that can suffer from a wide range of mechanical and electrical problems over time. These issues can be exacerbated by wear and tear, exposure to the elements, and other factors.
By getting an RV inspection before you hit the road, you can identify potential problems early on and address them before they become major issues. This can save you thousands of dollars in repairs or replacements down the road. It can also help you avoid emergency roadside services that leave you stranded and ruin trips, vacations, or adventures.
In addition, getting an RV inspection can improve your overall long-term resale value. By identifying and addressing any issues with your RV early on, you can ensure that your vehicle remains in top condition for years to come.
You might think that buying a brand-new RV right off the lot means that it’s 100% ready to go. However, the truth is that most RVs are put together quickly and often come with their own set of long-term problems. These problems can be hidden from buyers by dealerships, leaving you with a major investment that could end up costing you far more than it’s worth.
That’s why it’s important to get an RV inspection before you commit to a purchase and make a long-term investment. Our professional Master Certified RV Inspectors can help you identify any issues with your new RV before you take it home, ensuring that you’re not caught off guard by unexpected repairs or replacements down the road.
Buying A Used RV
If you’re purchasing a used RV, an RV inspection is even more important. Used RVs can have a wide range of issues, from hidden water damage to faulty electrical systems. These issues can be difficult to identify without a thorough inspection, and they can end up costing you thousands of dollars in repairs and replacements.
At My RV Inspection, we provide comprehensive inspections for used RVs to help you identify any issues before you make a purchase. Our inspections cover all major systems, including the electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems. We also inspect the roof, windows, and doors to ensure that your RV is in top condition.
Planning A Long Trip Or Vacation
If you’re planning a long trip or vacation in your RV, it’s important to get an inspection before you hit the road. Long trips can be hard on RVs, and they can exacerbate any underlying issues that your vehicle may have. By getting an inspection before you go, you can identify and address any potential issues, ensuring that your trip goes smoothly and safely.
We also inspect the chassis, tires, and suspension to ensure your RV is roadworthy and safe to drive. Additionally, we check for leaks and water damage to prevent mold and mildew buildup, which can be harmful to your health.
Getting an RV inspection before a long trip or vacation can also give you peace of mind. You’ll be able to rest easy knowing that your RV is in good condition. This can make your trip more enjoyable and stress-free.
The Benefits Of Choosing The Master Certified RV Inspectors At My RV Inspection
At My RV Inspection, we take pride in providing the highest quality RV inspections in the industry. Our Nationally Master Certified RV Inspectors have the experience and expertise to identify any potential issues with your RV, no matter how small. As of the published date of this article Jason and Lisa Carletti are 2 of only 4 Master Certified RV Inspectors in the United States. They are the only Master Certified RV Inspectors who live Full-Time in an RV. Lisa was the first female Master Certified RV Inspector.
Many Certified RV Inspectors take donuts or other forms of compensation to dealerships so they will refer them out and give them special treatment. At My RV Inspection, we pride ourselves on not compensating RV dealers for referrals and good behavior. If they refer us out it is based on our reputation. We let our work speak for itself. Sometimes the dealers will try to talk you out of hiring an RV inspection company like ours and you can be sure that’s because we can not be swayed by them. We stay completely independent of the dealerships so you can rest assured that we are there to work for you and give you the true condition of the RV.
We use top-rated home inspection software, HomeGauge, to ensure that our inspections are thorough and detailed. We don’t send a checklist with photos or a PDF that isn’t interactive like many RV inspectors do. Our reports include up to 150 pages of information, over 100 high definition photos, and 360° interactive photos of the interior and chassis. We also provide the ability to create your own repair lists using our comments and photos for dealers or private sellers based on the findings of our inspections.
In addition to our comprehensive inspections, we also provide excellent customer service. We understand that purchasing an RV can be a stressful and overwhelming process, and we’re here to help. Our team is always available to answer any questions you may have and provide guidance throughout the inspection process.
In conclusion, getting an RV inspection is a crucial step in ensuring the safety and reliability of your vehicle. Whether you’re purchasing a new or used RV or planning a long trip or vacation, an inspection can prevent long-term issues and costly repairs, improve your overall long-term resale value, and give you peace of mind.
At My RV Inspection, we’re committed to providing the highest quality RV inspections in the industry. Contact us today to schedule an inspection and ensure that your RV is ready for your next adventure.
Proper Fluid Analysis Is More Important Than Getting A One-Time Sample
This article highlights common reasons that fluid analysis programs fail to deliver the desired results. The pitfalls include poor analysis strategies, infrequent analysis intervals, poor sampling techniques, delay in getting samples to the lab, delays in getting results, poor information submitted to the lab, lack of correct tests, poor interpretation of results, and failure to integrate with other CM technologies.
To avoid these pitfalls, fluid analysis should be performed on a regular basis, not only when problems are suspected. Critical equipment should be analyzed monthly, and less critical equipment should be analyzed quarterly. Sampling techniques should be improved, such as installing dedicated sample valves and training staff on proper sampling procedures. Additionally, results should be received within 24-48 hours of the sample reaching the laboratory, and laboratory staff should have a consistent means of describing machines and components during sample submission.
It is also important to select the appropriate tests, interpret results accurately, and integrate oil analysis with other CM technologies to achieve the best possible results. By avoiding these common pitfalls and implementing effective oil analysis programs, organizations can improve equipment performance and reduce the likelihood of unplanned downtime.
Fluid analysis may fail for several reasons, including:
1. Contamination: If the sample is contaminated, it can affect the results of the fluid analysis. Contamination can occur during the sampling process, handling or storage of the sample, or during the analysis itself. Contaminants can include dirt, water, oil, cleaning agents, and other fluids.
2. Sampling errors: If the sample is not taken correctly or the wrong type of fluid is selected, the results can be inaccurate. For example, if the sample is taken from the wrong location, it may not represent the actual condition of the system. The RV inspector may not know what fluid is in the RV at the time of sampling and this can skew the results.
3. Inadequate testing: The fluid analysis may not include tests that are necessary to identify specific problems. For example, if the sample is not tested for a specific type of wear, the analysis may not detect a problem.
4. Human error: If the person conducting the analysis is not adequately trained or experienced, the results may be inaccurate.
5. Misinterpretation: Even when the analysis is accurate, the results may be misinterpreted. For example, if the analyst does not understand the context in which the equipment is being used, they may misinterpret the results.
To ensure accurate results with fluid analysis, it is important to use an RV inspector who follows proper sampling procedures, uses appropriate sampling equipment, and has experienced analysts perform the analysis.
How Often Should Fluid Analysis Be Performed
Fluid analysis should be performed on a regular basis to monitor the condition of the equipment and detect any potential issues early. Depending on the equipment, operating conditions, and the severity of the application, the frequency of the fluid analysis may vary.
Typically, a baseline fluid analysis is performed the first time to establish the fluid’s initial condition. Subsequent analyses can then be used to monitor changes in fluid properties, detect abnormal wear or contamination, and diagnose any developing equipment problems.
In some cases, it may be necessary to perform fluid analysis more frequently, such as in high-stress environments or for equipment operating under harsh conditions. In contrast, applications with relatively low wear may require less frequent fluid analysis.
When starting a fluid analysis program be sure to choose an RV inspector who will use the same lab so the testing standards are the same. Getting samples from different labs may skew the results, so always using the same RV inspector is important.
Overall, the goal of fluid analysis is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the equipment’s condition and detect issues before they cause significant damage or unplanned downtime. As such, performing fluid analysis regularly is an essential part of equipment maintenance and can help ensure a longer and more reliable equipment lifespan.
Getting The Sample To The Lab Within 24-48 Hours
Basically, the information contained in your sample becomes obsolete almost as soon as the sample has been taken. So waiting for days to dispatch the samples to the laboratory is not going to help in limiting the degree of obsolescence. If your RV inspector is not hand delivering the samples immediately after the inspection, make sure they are not skimping by using ground, rather than overnight, delivery service.
At My RV Inspection we use a local lab that is within 8 miles of our location. Anytime fluid analysis samples are pulled the samples are delivered to the lab the same day.
How Soon Should You Have The Fluid Analysis Results
When buying an RV time is of the most importance. Many RV inspectors ship the samples to labs across the country slowing down the process. At My RV Inspection, because we use a local laboratory, we typically have the results back within 1-2 business days. Ask your RV inspector for a timeline for getting the results. If they say 3-7 business days they are probably mailing them to a lab and that is valuable time wasted. Unfortunately, mail can also get lost. This could lose you even more valuable time if your inspector has to go back and pull more samples.
WHAT GOT YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN RV INSPECTOR?
In 2016, Lisa and I decided to buy an RV and live the full-time lifestyle. She had been a traveling Certified Surgical Tech in the past and we figured I could pick up odd jobs on the road. Our first assignment was in Tyler, TX. and for 3 months all I did was work on the RV and take care of our daily chores. Our second assignment was more of the same in Columbia SC. We then went back to Florida and I went back to my old job (Audio Video Lead Technician) for 3 months. During our trip back to Florida, we came across an ad for the NRVIA. I did my research and contacted several inspectors to ask how it had worked out for them. From that point on I was hooked on the idea that this could be something I could do while we traveled. For our next trip, Lisa decided to go back to Tyler, TX because it was close to the RV Tech course I would be attending. After several months of working as an inspector, we decided to send Lisa to the class so we wouldn’t be locked into 3 month assignments and we could travel freely across the country. We now inspect RV’s together and can promote the fact that customers get a set of level 2 trained inspectors inspecting their RV.
WHAT WAS YOUR RV BACKGROUND BEFORE BECOMING AN RV INSPECTOR?
Before becoming an RV Inspector, we had only been full-time a little over a year. I had been trying to repair and maintain our own RV. Wow – did the NRVIA open my eyes to all things I had been doing wrong or not doing at all. Now not only can I take care of my own RV, but i have a thriving mobile RV repair business and we also do RV Inspections.
DO YOU OWN AN RV AND IF SO, WHAT IS THE YEAR, MAKE, AND MODEL?
We do own an RV. Our RV is a 2006 Coachman Mirada Class A Gas. When we bought our RV almost 2 years ago we didn’t want to buy something too expensive. We had never tried living in such a small space and wanted to be able to test the waters before buying something newer and more expensive. We never thought about an RV inspection when we purchased our RV and we just happened to get lucky we didn’t get a lemon.
WHAT TYPES OF
MARKETING DO YOU DO ONLINE AND LOCALLY?
Google Adwords (example to the right above) has been our best friend. We also have websites and business cards. I have magnets on the side of my truck which will soon be professionally lettered. We have also bought a 7×16 enclosed trailer that will be lettered. The magnets paid for themselves about 15 minutes after put them on my vehicle. Being in RV parks all the time, the neighbors see the vehicle and come right to you.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE
INSPECTION OR CLIENT AND WHY?
My most memorable experience, without a doubt, was helping Hurricane Imra victims. the stories will stay with me forever. We spent nearly 3 months inspecting brand new RV’s that FEMA was providing as temporary homes. It opened my eyes to the fact that even most new RV’s come with problems that should be resolved before someone buys one. It was a great honor to be chosen to go down there and help.
WHAT TIP(S) WOULD YOU OFFER TO SOMEONE WHO IS CONSIDERING A NEW VENTURE IN RV INSPECTIONS?
If you are considering becoming an RV inspector, the best advice I can give you is to contact several inspectors. If you are someone who just wants to do a couple inspections a month, there are inspectors out there just like you and can explain how that works. If you want to make this a full-time job, it can be done, and many inspectors do it. Just ask questions. Most inspectors will share their experience with you. This is not a turn key business. You have to work at it. If you love the lifestyle and helping others, it isn’t really work. If you take the class be sure to listen to Coop, Steve, and Howard They are very smart men who give you a wealth of information. All you have to do is listen, learn and apply what they teach you. Meeting and learning from them has been one of the best things that’s ever happened to me. Thank you for everything gentlemen!
HOW HAS BEING A MEMBER OF NRVIA HELPED YOU IN YOUR RV INSPECTION JOURNEY?
The NRVIA has so many tools available to the membership that it makes the journey easy. The leads generated by the NRVIA are invaluable. They do so much work marketing that their website is highly ranked in the search engines. The training they offer after becoming an inspector is also invaluable. The industry is constantly changing an we, as inspectors, need to keep up with it. When I was in the Florida Keys, I got to see how hard Stephanie works in the background, with multiple computer screens and printers, She deserves a lot of credit for the success we enjoy.