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Old 01-12-2015, 10:36 PM   #1
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RV technician?

Just wondering how one goes about finding a reputable RV technician to do a thorough pre-purchase inspection on a used rv? Are they fairly common or few and far between?

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Old 01-13-2015, 01:15 AM   #2
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You can use rvinspection.com but they are expensive. Just do a Google search for local folks that do this. From what I've found its around $350 for the house part of the RV too be checked. Chassis/Engine etc is another cost, around $400. Also check Yelp!

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I found my guy on Yelp. You can also do a search on RV Service Reviews, www.rvservicereviews.com
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Yeah, rvinspections.com may be expensive, but I read a post on another forum from a guy that bought a real dog of a motorhome and most of the 15 things he enumerated as wrong would have been caught by a pre-buy inspection. It can certainly be more expensive to NOT do an inspection, especially if you can't look at the rig yourself.
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First and foremost are the owners "maintenance records" second is a good chassis inspection and then the coach. It is no different than having a home inspection before you bought so unless you are an expert, hire it out. Google, Yelp, and numerous web sites should get you started.
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I think it has taken me about a year to get to the point of feeling I could do an inspection, as well as having professionals do the chassis and leak pressure tests. If you can get a checklist, and there are plenty of them out there, you will at least have something you can also learn from and compare with what your chosen professionals are doing.

I'm currently undergoing my training and if you do some forum research you can find links as well.

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