Are used RV resellers usually cooperative in my testing all electrical equipment?
Even before I bring in my professional RV inspector (probably RVSurvey affiliate), I'd prefer to reject a seriously flawed fifth-wheel on the basis of my own electrically-powered testing of various systems---especially if it is a consignment unit that the dealer may not have spent much time on.
So are most used RV resellers cooperative in that regard? (My first thought is that if they aren't, I wouldn't want to deal with them---but I"ve found that each industry/market has its own unwritten rules/expectations and sometimes one has to buck the system.) So what has been your experience?
There's a good chance (because of inventory/selection) that I may deal with PPLmotorhomes.com in both Houston and New Braunfels. Can I expect them to state upfront that the oven no longer works or that a slide-out motor is dead and must be cranked manually? [By the way, because I never plan to go on the road with my permanent-site RV, I'd be fine with the price savings of some dead slide-out motors---unless, of course, that such was a reflection of very poor maintenance in general by the previous owner.]
In buying used cars I've always had to find the flaws on my own---annoying some sales agents by my thoroughness in the process---and I always used professional inspectors for those as well. I found that the best dealers INVITED that scrutiny while the dirt-bag, high-volume, auction vehicle mega-mart used car lots were angered by any mention of hiring a mobile diagnostic specialist inspector. Will I find any of these same varied dynamics with RV resellers? Or are used RV dealers generally more cooperative and professional?
What has been your experience?
FT'er,38' 5W/ToyHauler but no toys; rural eastern Texas 140mi.from Houston coastline.[On-grid gray/black-water code-compliant.] Interested in feedback re: climate/mold issues, vermin/pests/coyotes, energy-conservation tech & experiments, passive solar, RV security.