Buying my first RV has been a frightening yet exciting experience. Finally achieving my dream of owning an RV is amazing. However, the anxiety of making a major purchase has been very stressful. I have read and heard stories of others who ended up having to make repairs, some quite expensive after buying a used RV. I wanted to try and avoid that dilemma if possible.
When I found the RV I wanted at a consignment sale, I was offered their safety evaluation and a walk-through. It seemed to me that the walk-through was somewhat superficial, and did not include the engine or roof. I was concerned about roof leaks, soft floors and the working conditions of all RV appliances.
Just like when you buy a car, I wondered if you could have an in-depth inspection done for an RV. I did a quick search online and contacted a few places. Reece from Texas RV inspectors contacted me and explained the entire process. I was surprised at all the things that could go wrong. I then opted to have the independent inspection done on my intended purchase.
On the day of the inspection, I met Reece at the RV and he did the most thorough inspection, including an engine oil analysis. He discovered quite a few things ranging from urgent to “I can do later”. Based on his evaluation, I decided to make the purchase, but I was able to negotiate a significant price reduction from the seller based on his findings. I also learned so much about my RV that day. He’s also going to do the walk-through with me to show me how everything works.
Not only was Reece thorough and knowledgeable, but he was also clearly a lover of recreational vehicles and more interested in creating a lifelong RV enthusiast than facilitating a sale for a dealership. His professionalism and support made this process much easier and also enjoyable.
I am so happy that I opted to have the inspection done and would encourage anyone considering buying a used RV to have an independent RV inspection with Reece for their peace of mind and low-stress experience.