This depends on the type of inspection that is requested.
Premier “Every Inch” Inspection – This is the most thorough inspection we provide which includes over 175 inspection points that address the safety, operability, functionality and integrity of the RV. The Premier Every Inch inspection looks at vehicle data, roof, exterior walls, windows, doors, slideouts, seams & seals, all three electrical systems, chassis, tires, LP system, leveling/stabilizing systems, all installed appliances, fresh and waste water systems, interior condition including furniture, walls, floor coverings, counters and cabinets. We go through EVERY INCH of the RV and inspect to make sure you are aware of the condition. We do not disassemble the RV to look inside, but if it can be evaluated without disassembly, it will be. There is a sample inspection report here.
For a detailed listing of each inspection see our Files & Downloads page for the points of inspection.
No, it is not necessary for you to be present for the inspection. We love to meet our clients and you are welcome to attend if you would like to. We do request that distractions be kept to a minimum so that we can focus our attention on the task at hand and provide a quality inspection for our clients. We will gladly answer any questions you may have, we do request that you save them until the inspection is finished if possible. The best time for you to be there for the inspection is when the inspector is finishing up so he can go over the inspection report with you.
Once your inspection is scheduled, we will send you an estimate that details the services you have requested and our standard contract. You can review and sign these electronically. After the contract is accepted we will send you an invoice for payment. The invoice will have a link that will allow you to pay online. We utilize Square for processing all payments. We do not accept checks. If you desire to pay cash, we can make arrangements with you when scheduling.
The length of the inspection depends on a number of factors. The Premier "Every Inch" Inspection can take between 6 and 12 hours. The length of time to do the inspection varies based on the type of RV, amount of installed equipment and the number of issues identified. We will not rush our inspections. We want to provide the best inspection possible and will take whatever time is necessary to complete the job.
There are multiple factors that affect scheduling: inspector availability, seller availability, weather, travel, etc. We will do our best to schedule and meet your needs. Many times an inspection can be scheduled for the next day. Please contact us to discuss your scheduling needs.
The RV will need to be available for the duration of the inspection without others working on it or it being shown. It will need to be set up so that everything inside and out can be fully evaluated. It will need full utility hookups including water, sewer, and electric. The pre-inspection checklists can be found on our Files & Downloads page.
We do inspections on both new and used RVs. Unfortunately, serious issues can be found on new RVs, even after a dealer has performed their pre-delivery inspection (PDI). Dealer PDIs are limited in scope due to the time it takes to perform the inspection. In addition to doing pre-purchase inspections, Every Inch RV also inspects RVs that you currently own to identify issues before they become major concerns.
Yes! Most dealers are very accommodating in having an independent inspection. Please ask the dealer what their policy is regarding independent inspections. Proof of insurance can be provided upon request.
It would be concerning if the seller did not want to allow an independent inspection prior to completing the sale. Is there something the seller is afraid would be found that they have not disclosed? What is the seller trying to hide? The bottom line is that it is your money and you should have the opportunity to know exactly what you are spending it on, prior to completing the sale. It is your decision if you want to take a chance and make the purchase without an inspection (not a wise move) or to walk away from the deal and find another RV with a different seller who is more accommodating and up front.
We recommend that if you find an RV you want to purchase after having an inspection, work with the seller to have a written purchase agreement that gives you a set number of days to have the inspection and financing completed prior to completing the sale. If you place a deposit, make sure it is refundable if you decide not to purchase the RV within the timeframe agreed upon. Every Inch RV Inspection Services, LLC does not provide legal advice. There is a sample Purchase Agreement on our Files & Downloads page.
As soon as the inspection is finished, the inspector will finish the report and email you a link so that you can view it. The inspector will give you a quick call or text to let you know the report is done. The inspector will clean up and return the RV to the state it was upon arrival, then he will give you another call to discuss the inspection report and any issues found. If you are at the RV when the inspection is finished the inspector will go over the report with you in person and answer any questions you may have.
No. The inspection report and issues found are only discussed with the purchaser of the inspection and those who you specifically designate. As the buyer you are free to share the report with anyone you would like to. The only exception to this is that we will disclose life safety issues to anyone involved, we don’t want to put anyone in harms ways.
We are willing to go just about anywhere to perform an inspection. There is 50 miles round trip travel built into each inspection price. We charge an additional $0.74 per mile for round trip travel in excess of 50 miles. We want our inspector to be well rested prior to the inspection to do their best job for you. If the one way trip distance is in excess of 200 miles there will be an additional charge for lodging.
Every Inch RV Inspection Services performs inspections for anyone wanting one done. There are many situations where an inspection can be helpful.
Buyers have pre-purchase inspections done to highlight issues that could cause problems in the near future. It is important to have that independent evaluation on the condition of the RV to help negotiate a price that takes needed repair costs into consideration. When purchasing a new RV it identifies problems that must be fixed prior to accepting delivery of the RV and shortening the wait time on repairs.
Sellers can have inspections done prior to selling to help to set the price for the RV based on its current condition. Having a recent, certified inspection report to provide to potential buyers can be reassuring and help make the sale.
Current owners have inspections done to identify small problems before they become major ones. A little preventative maintenance now is much cheaper than major repairs in the future.
Every Inch RV Inspection Services recommends that the RV be taken to a RV Park for the inspection. This works out well because most have good parking areas and full hookups. The down side to this is the cost for two nights stay and limited availability during the winter months. Let the scheduler know if this will be a problem as there may be other options available.