GETTING READY TO PURCHASE AN RV?
Have you already done your research and compared the seemingly-endless RV models? If so, you’ve probably narrowed your search down to a few key candidates. Now comes the fun part: inspecting your prospective RV in person. But what exactly are you supposed to look for?
Not to worry, the editors at RVReviews.net have written the Pre-Purchase Inspection Checklist so anyone can perform their own PPI. With a few basic tools and the PPI, you’ll be able to focus on known problem areas and determine if the RV in question is ready to hit the road.
Don’t spend hundreds of dollars for an independent RV inspection. Our PPI is written in an easy-to-read and easy-to-follow style, and walks you through your inspection, step by step. In addition, you’ll learn how to have defects fixed quickly and for free BEFORE leaving the dealership.
Would you buy a house without an inspection?
Don’t assume that all systems are good to go just because you’re looking at a new RV. Fit and finish issues and sloppy plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems are common in the industry. Learn how to quickly identify the most common problems or defects in any RV. More importantly, we’ll explain which issues should be considered a deal breaker, and when to walk away.
Additionally, our PPI will not only show you how to check all systems, but will also educate you about your motorhome or travel trailer. The checklist format of our guide is an instructional version of the same checklist used by RV inspectors every day with lots of helpful tips we’ve learned after 20 years in the RV review business. Our bumper-to-bumper guide will give you the peace of mind needed to take your first trip with confidence.
The PPI was written by the editors at RVReviews.net and combines loads of useful feedback we’ve received from our readers over the years. Far superior than the typical 3-5 page checklists used by professional inspectors, our Ultimate PPI Guide is 22 pages and covers every aspect of the new or used RV -as well as complete explanation for each step. Don’t spend hundreds of dollars on a “professional” inspection. With our Ultimate PPI you become the inspector.
- Learn what simple tools and items to take with you to your inspection.
- Know typical problem areas (even on new units) that need special attention.
- Identify hidden issues before you buy. Further, get the best service ever from your dealer.
- More importantly, know when to walk away with our clearly identified “Zero-Tolerance” items.
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Our RV Comparison Guides will help you select the best and most reliable RV manufacturers from the last 20 years. We rate all the major RV manufacturers in the United States & Canada.
Dealing with your Dealer: top 100 RV dealers
Our Top 100 RV Dealers is newly updated and now not only lists the top RV dealers in North America, but also shows you how to find the best dealer in your area. Learn how to identify predatory sales tactics and find out what previous customers have to say about their experience with your RV dealer.
Will you need an Extended RV Warranty?
You’ll want to put some thought in to this because your RV dealer is going to be pushing an Extended RV Warranty pretty hard during your purchase.
The RV industry has not kept pace with the automobile industry when it comes to warranty coverage. With abysmal coverage for even new travel trailers and motorhomes, many dealers make more money on the extended warranty than the RV itself.
“Actually, we brought our own quote for an extended warranty…”
Our Extended RV Warranty Guide will show you how to identify a good policy -and a good price. In fact, we’ll show you where to obtain your own extended warranty policy directly from a warranty wholesaler. Even better, we show you how to obtain a written quote from a reputable RV insurer BEFORE you purchase your RV. While your dealer may not be thrilled when you pull out your quote for an extended warranty to compare to his quote, an apples-to-apples comparison is the best way to obtain the best policy. Not all warranty companies are the same, find the best companies and save!
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