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RV Inspector Inspection Report Contents
The RV Inspector Inspection Checklist is designed to inspect all components of the RV. Here are general descriptions of the main sections included in the report. These descriptions do not identify all the components covered.
Section 1 - Body Condition and Appearance
This section looks at the general condition and appearance of the RV body and all associated components to examine for repairs, defects, damage, missing components and components working status. This includes all body components and the roof, looking for problem areas where repairs were made or need to be made, delamination or separation of the body skin. This includes looking at the roof, an often-missed part of the buyer's inspection, to make sure that all components are present and in working condition.
Section 2 - Interior Condition and Appearance
This section looks at the general condition and appearance of the interior of the RV to examine for repairs, amount of wear, missing components and damage to any of the interior structure or components. This includes interior walls, flooring, roof, furnishings, cabinets, drawers, window hardware, electrical outlets, plumbing and fixtures.
Section 3 - Appliance Condition and Appearance
This section looks at the appliances furnished with the RV to determine their working condition and appearance. This includes the more expensive components to repair like the refrigerator, cooking surface, oven, microwave, TV, VCR, air conditioner, furnace, hot water heater, water pump, etc. The focus in this part of the inspection is to make sure all of these components are in operating order and to identify those components needing repair, maintenance or replacement.
Section 4 - Chassis Condition and Appearance
This section looks at the structural condition of the chassis and associated components for signs of excessive wear, damage, leaks and missing or failing components.
Section 5 - Running Gear (Motorhome)
This section applies to the motorhome drive components looking for damage, worn, missing components or needed repairs or maintenance. This includes engine, transmission, tires and drive related components.
Section 6 - Other Components
This section looks at the basic components of the RV not covered in other sections. This includes inspecting the external electrical supply components, waste storage components, fresh water supply, awning condition and other components of the RV to check for proper installation, wear, defects and operating condition.
Section 7 - Test Drive (Motorhome)
This section applies to the motorhome Test Drive. The section includes a checklist for preparation for the test drive and what to do during the test drive to check for defects or problems.
Section 8 - Maintenance
This section looks at the maintenance status of the RV and identifies areas where maintenance is recommended.
Section 9 - Inspection Preparation
This section describes what the seller needs to do prior to the inspection and the tools needed to conduct the inspection. RV Inspector will email this information to you before the inspection date.
Section 10 - Price Comparison
This section describes how and where to look for information to compare prices of similar RV's so that you will be better informed regarding current market value of your selected RV.