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Get an inspection before you buy an RV

Get an inspection before you buy an RV

By Margo Armstrong

In today’s RV market, it is possible to get stuck with a “brand new” lemon.

Whether you are upgrading, changing styles or purchasing that first RV, there is a way to ensure you do not get juiced. Call a certified RV inspector in to check the rig before you sign on the dotted line.

Since pre-purchase inspections are not routine nor required by the lender, we often wind up searching the Internet for someone to carry out this role.

RV dealers, like auto dealers, generally do not suggest or support this independent inspection procedure. Until recently, there was no organized training and review process in place for RV inspectors; now there is NRVIA.org.

NRVIA is the first stop when looking for a certified inspector.

If you live in an area without a certified inspector, hire a local RV repair person to spend two hours checking out the rig. It is well worth the couple of hundred dollars spent to make sure you do not spend the first season in the repair shop.

If your heart is dictating the purchase, the worst that happens is knowing right from the start what issues to resolve. This could result in a lower purchase price, or the owner fixing the problems.

Find out the important points to cover in a pre-purchase inspection HERE.

 

Margo Armstrong writes about the RV lifestyle at her blog found at https://movingonwithmargo.com. More information about the RV lifestyle can be found on her website at RVLifestyleExperts.com.

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About Ronnie Garrett

Ronnie Garrett is the editor in chief of RV Daily Report. She's been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and now the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year.

4 comments

  1. The link in the article “Find out the important points to cover in a pre-purchase inspection HERE.” doesn’t work.

  2. The link in the article “Find out the important points to cover in a pre-purchase inspection HERE.” doesn’t work.

    Somehow this address got added to the end of the real link => http://rvlifestyleexperts.com. Remove that and the link works.

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