Is It An RV Inspection Or An RV Survey
An RV Inspection and an RV Survey are the same thing. The only difference is who you talk to. We say an RV inspection is like a home inspection, but it is also like a boat survey.
We have performed many RV surveys over the years and we can tell you they are just as important on a brand new RV as they are on a used one. Many times we find just as many issues on new RV’s as we do used ones.
We get a lot of customers who have owned boats and they understand that an RV survey is a very important step in the process of purchasing an RV. You hear a lot of boaters say that the 2 best days of owning a boat are the day you bought it and the day you sold it, because of the expensive repairs and many issues that arise. An RV is not much different.
Many of the terms used in the RV world come from boats. Terms like shore power come from the boating industry, so it should be no surprise that many people use the term RV survey instead of RV inspection.
The most important thing when buying an RV is not what we call the inspection, but that we have an RV inspection or RV survey completed. It could save you thousands of dollars up front and much more money down the road.
Not all RV inspectors are created equal. There are many national companies out there offering RV surveys for uninformed buyers who aren’t trained or don’t have much experience. So companies hire mechanics to inspect RV’s. If the company you hire doesn’t use a Certified RV inspector to complete your RV survey you should consider not using them.
Some RV inspectors are straight out of training. While they go through the training they don’t have much if any experience. These RV inspectors can be easy to spot, because they may offer different levels of RV inspections and usually won’t have many Google reviews. An inexperienced RV inspector can be as bad as someone who is not certified. They are learning on the job. While the training is great imagine how many different RV’s have very different systems. Without the experience of a seasoned RV inspector, they could easily miss things or may not even know how to inspect some of the more advanced systems in an RV.
Price and availability should not determine who you have inspect your RV. More than likely you are spending a lot of money on an RV. Shouldn’t you protect that investment by hiring the right RV inspection company. At My RV Inspection, we have the training and experience you can trust.