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Old 03-26-2012, 11:16 PM   #1
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buying 1st RV, need inspector recomendation

Hi all,

I am in the market for my first RV, I found one in Deland, FL and need to get it inspected.

It's owned by a private party. I am from out of town (way way out, like Seattle), so I need someone who can do a good inspection without me watching over the process.

Is it possible to find someone who can check both the chassis/motor and the 'house'?

Also, any thoughts or suggestions about using an escrow company to hold desposit money? Worth it? Waste of time/money?


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Old 03-27-2012, 04:56 AM   #2
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Good Morning and welcome to the forum. Hope you enjoy your time on the site. I'm sure someone will be along to answer your question regarding the inspection. I am not familiar with the area of FL you are in but you may try contacting an rv dealer near by and see who they may suggest. Just a thought. Good Luck and hope all works out for the positive.

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Old 03-27-2012, 08:13 AM   #3
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Hi Trix. I can't help, but wanted to welcome you to IRV2. I am sure someone will be able to give you some answers soon. Good luck and let us know how you make out.
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Howdy Trix and welcome to the forum. I'm not in FL either, but I did a quick BBB search for an accredited RV dealers and found this... Find BBB Accredited RV Dealers near Deland, FL

You might also do a search for RV repair shops in the area and see if one of them has master RV technicians who are qualified to do the inspection for you.

I don't know anything about using an escrow company for such a transaction, but be very careful about sending a large deposit until you feel confident about the sale. Perhaps you should negotiate a very SMALL refundable deposit until the inspection is done. Good luck to you.
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Hi Trix, welcome to the forum.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:07 PM   #6
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:09 PM   #7
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Thanks everybody!
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:26 PM   #8
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One thing you might consider is doing a search on RV repair schools in Florida. They may be able to point you towards one of their graduates who may be able to help you.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:22 PM   #9
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Well, I did find somebody and the inspection will be next week. One step at a time, I'm getting closer. Thanks!
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Trix, hope all works out and just think.....the ride home will be fun! You will definitely know your RV inside and out by the time you diagonal the USA

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