[et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]In early September of 2017, Hurricane Irma ravaged the Florida Keys before tearing thru Central Florida. In Irma’s wake, we were afforded an opportunity of a lifetime. By late September the NRVIA had secured a contract with FEMA to inspect hundreds of towable RV’s to provide temporary housing. Jason was the second of five NRVIA Certified Level 2 Inspectors chosen to go to the Keys to help these victims get back on their feet following that massive storm. Over the course of 3 months, we inspected close to 100 units from Key West to Key Largo and further north in Fort Myers, Naples and Moore Haven, FL.
After the project was over, the inspection data revealed that 42% of the BRAND NEW RV’s had major issues or “Life-Safety” issues. Be advised that even though you are buying a brand new RV, there is no guarantee that you are getting an RV without issues. Click here to read the hundreds of articles out there about problems with brand new RV’s.
The RV industry has grown so fast that the only way for manufacturers to keep up is to throw them together and let the dealers fix the problems down the line. The problem then is the fact that dealers are sometimes too busy to even look over the RV before selling it. Or even worse, they may be aware of some issues yet choose to turn a blind eye unless the potential buyer has the experience to see (let alone point out) those issues. It is an all-to-common problem that we see more often than we’d like to believe. Unfortunately, the problem gets passed onto the buyer who buys the RV. Ultimately they may spend more time with the RV in the shop than they get to use it.
One major way to prevent these situations in today’s market is to have the RV inspected by an independent certified RV inspector. The money and headaches an inspection can save a buyer is sometimes worth it’s weight in gold.[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column]