I don’t think there is any doubt that you need to inspect your RV purchase. I think the question is if you should use a professional RV inspector. Im actually torn on this topic. I think you should be the first one to inspect an RV and then have a professional RV inspector go through it as a second set of eyes. At the end of the day it will be you on the line if a problem is found after the sale.
Most of the agreements you sign with professional inspectors will absolve them from any risk of problems found later that were missed during the inspection process. Its important to note that you will not have a recourse in case an issue is found later. Even if you did sue you are looking at an extended amount of time to go through the court process plus extra costs. I think it best to avoid purchasing an RV that is in that state. The two most expensive issues to repair in an RV are the following:
- Water Damage
- Engine (Diesel)
Water Damage and Diesel engine repairs can run upto $10,000.00 or beyond very quickly. Slide-Outs can be very expensive especially if the slide must be removed to do the repair. The next most complication is to find someone competent to do the work. If you haven’t done so then please read our section on risk. Its important to know that once you purchase / sign / give the money to the seller you own the RV and if any of these repairs are needed and weren’t detected you will be on the hook for them.
So to inspect or not inspect? Inspect its of paramount importance that you take your time and really examine your next RV purchase. We have prepared a guide that will help you make the most informed decision possible. I can’t recommend it enough purchase our guide it will pay for itself about multiple times over.
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