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machunt

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Posted: 12/03/20 05:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When buying used class A i read alot about getting a certified inspector. this makes sense. but how many of hired a inspector multiple times before buying? are the worth the fee,s

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I haven't seen much at all about hiring paid inspectors here or on the other two RV sites I visit. If you can be your own handyman around your house, I'd suggest you pull up one of the PDI checklists here and do your own inspection.


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A pro inspection is absolutely worth the money. I recommend you “pre-inspect” before hiring a pro but that requires you to educate yourself, make a checklist etc.


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Someone familiar with what you are looking at (chassis, drive train as well as house) look over your potential next coach is one of the best investments you can make.

To make the experience worthwhile, YOU need to be there, wearing old clothes so you can "see what he sees". He can put your hands on that chaffed hose, can show you what electrical connections need to be cleaned/tightened.

There are many things that can not be covered in a written report. Without knowing your skill and interest level (vs I just right a check for it), he can not help guide you on what needs to be done right now/what can wait. What is within your skill set and interest level and what should be hired out.


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My one motorhome is for sale and the potential buyer hired an inspector to go over it. He was here for FIVE hours checking everything. The worst he found was an expired fire extinguisher and propane detector (still working but out of date) and the roof needed recaulked.

What I wished I had done was inquired about procedures. I had just had the carpet cleaned and he rolled up all my throw rugs and walked on the beige carpet the entire 5 hours. Then when he examined the engine through the floor in the bedroom, he placed his grimy hand on the white mattress to get back up off the floor. Grrrrr. I would have insisted that while in the coach he wear "footies" and place barriers where he intended to touch, just like the guys at the service centers do. Very unprofessional.

He took a small sample of engine oil for analysis, but it was okay.


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