So you are considering buying a RV. Whether you are buying this RV to travel or live in, it’s a huge decision both financially and personally. It is extremely important to have the peace of mind of knowing that your RV is in good working order before you spend your hard earned money. You must trust the dealer or person selling you the RV to tell you that there may be an issue with that RV. The seller has a financial interest in the sale and may not be completely honest about the RV. Unnerving but true unfortunately. Having an independent qualified third party RV inspector with nothing to gain from the sale is the way to go. RV’s are like a home, but there is one big difference. When you drive or pull your RV, you are putting stress on it that normal homes don’t endure. When things happen to your RV, it can be extremely costly and very time consuming. The RV industry has grown very quickly over the past few years. Getting an appointment may take weeks and maybe months. Then the repair shop will need to have your RV in their shop sometimes for weeks or months as well.
Whether you are buying from a dealer or a private owner, the cost of an inspection may save you money on the purchase price by giving you the power to negotiate the sales price. It can also save on repairs that you didn’t know are needed. Repairs on brand new models will be covered under warranty and can be addressed before you ever leave the lot. It is much better to find out about issues before you take ownership and before you set out on the open road!
If you don’t know what to look for or how everything operates in a RV you may miss an issue when buying. Getting a RV inspection gives you a snapshot of the RV before you purchase it and allows you to make an informed decision before such a major purchase. You wouldn’t buy a house without a home inspection first, right?