The Dangers of Owning an RV and Why an Inspection is Important

Owning an RV evokes visions of summer road trips with our family or camping in out of the way spots. Yes, owning an RV can be very enjoyable. However, if we are being honest we have to admit that RVs are mechanical vehicles with lots of moving parts and things that can and will break.

Not long after purchasing a fifth wheel trailer the power converter failed and caused a fire that could have destroyed our trailer. The fire caused the trailer to fill up with smoke and sent sparks out into the hallway onto a rug by the front door. The sparks and smoke only lasted a few seconds before power was shut off. So, the power converter failed and had to be replaced. Sometimes things on an RV break or just wear out with use.

This is an example of why it is important to have an inspection conducted when looking to purchase a new or used RV. Would an inspection of out fifth wheel found that the power converter was about to go out? Probably not. But, there are many things that an inspection can and will find. A recent inspection for a customer of a brand new fifth wheel found that there was a lack of sealant on the roof. Though the sealant was intact, the lack of sealant could allow water to work its way into the fifth wheel and cause mold and other issues inside of the fifth wheel.

If you are looking to purchase either a new or used RV don’t overlook the benefits of having an inspection performed by a properly trained and certified RV inspector. Having the peace of mind from a certified inspector will give you a true indication of the current condition of the RV. Contact us to discuss your inspection needs and how we can assist you by providing an inspection for you.

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