RVs are becoming increasingly popular in the United States, including in Texas. According to a survey of consumers conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan, more than 8.9 million American households own a recreational vehicle.
The cost of an RV can vary considerably. On the high end, an RV could even be a six-figure purchase. No matter the price, a recreational vehicle is a serious investment. If you are buying a used RV, it is imperative that you get an independent inspection before signing the final purchase agreement.
At Elite RV & Car Care, our dedicated Humble, TX RV service and repair technicians have extensive experience conducting comprehensive RV inspections. In this article, we highlight seven of most important things that our mechanics will look for during your pre-purchase RV inspection.
Key Things Our Mechanics Will Look at During a Comprehensive RV Inspection
The Wheels: One of the first things that our RV technicians will look at is the recreational vehicle’s wheels and braking systems. We will determine if there are any issues that need to be repaired, and if there are any problems that make the RV unsafe for the road.
The Engine Compartment: Perhaps the most important part of a pre-purchase RV inspection is taking a thorough look at the engine and all of the mechanical components. If the engine is in rough shape, or if there are other serious problems, you may not want to purchase the vehicle at the current price. We’ll check for any hanging, loose or detached items. We’ll check the oil. We’ll give you the peace of mind you need before making an expensive vehicle purchase.
The Underside of the Vehicle: Another extremely important inspection point is the underside of the RV. Here, our technicians will review everything from the suspension system to the drive shaft. We’ll check for rust, corrosion and any loose or severed connections. We will make sure that there are no problems.
Outside Walls: Our mechanics will also take a close look at the structural integrity of the outer walls. We will look for any signs of leaks, seepage, or damage.
Outside Roof: Beyond checking the outer roof for dirt, debris and leaks, our RV inspection team will always make sure that the vehicle’s ventilation system is in proper working condition.
The Interior: For you and your family to fully enjoy the complete RV experience, the inside of the vehicle must be in good shape. Our team will review everything from the integrity of the inner walls, to the RV’s kitchen and bathroom.
Electrical System and Utilities: Finally, it is important to inspect the RV’s electrical system and its utilities. We will ensure that you and your family have working, safe power to keep your RV running and to keep all of your interior equipment working, from lights to entertainment systems. If you are looking to modernize your RV, we can help ensure that your have enough power to run newer appliances and features.
Schedule Your RV Inspection Appointment Today
At Elite RV & Car Care, our top-rated RV technicians are standing by, ready to assist you. We are a traditional auto shop — focused on providing our customers with excellent service at an affordable price. If you are looking to get an RV inspected, or if you have any RV maintenance or repair questions, do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to assisting you.