Is this a full blown RV Inspection? No.
A RV walk through familiarization is a high level systems familiarization that can be conducted with you at the dealership or post purchase at a location of your choice. Most dealerships only provide a 45 to 60-minute familiarization with new owners. Seldom is this amount of time adequate even for a seasoned RVer.
I will spend up to 2-hours with you showing you the features and operations of your RV and initial starter items that should accompany the RV. Your dealership may not include them, but I will identify those initial starter items you will need for your first adventure and make recommendations for the “nice to haves.”
The inspection then becomes a repair list you can provide the dealership for warranty repair or negotiating purposes if the walk through is conducted prior to leaving the sales lot.
Don’t take possession of an RV with known needed repairs. Get the discrepancies corrected before you take the RV off the lot! Dealerships are anxious to sell; they will usually get right on your negotiated repairs to make you a satisfied customer, if they know closing the sell is contingent on the repairs. If you leave with a promise of “just bring it back in and we will get that taken care of,” you will more than likely, go to the back of the line in the repair shop. Depending on the season, this could take months. No one wants to make an RV investment that you can’t use immediately or have to use with irritating deficiencies that could have been corrected before taking possession.
We will cover:
Hitching procedures and towing considerations
- RV leveling system and operation
- Utility hook ups
- 50 amp service capabilities
- 30 amp service capabilities
- Dry Camping (battery only)
- Generator use
- Water hook up and onboard tank fill procedures
- Sewer hookup and dump procedures
- Outside shower
Slide out operation
- Electric and gas operation
- Gas operation
- Electric operation
- Gas operation
Furnace/Fireplace operation and considerations
- Heat Pump