Whether you’ve been researching RV floorplans for months or walk onto an RV dealer lot and fall in love immediately, you know how important it is to hire a third-party RV inspector. Unlike RV dealerships, qualified RV inspectors are working for you and can provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about such a large purchase.
Jason and I have performed close to 600 RV inspections over the last five years so we feel strongly that RV inspections should be completed AFTER the dealership’s pre-delivery inspection (PDI) and BEFORE the final paperwork is signed AND before the recreational vehicle is driven off the lot.
Waiting until after you’ve taken delivery of the motorhome, fifth wheel or travel trailer can cause major headaches because RV service departments are so backed up. It is not uncommon to be told that an appointment is not available for 2 to 3 months. MONTHS!
And that date is simply when you deliver the RV to the dealership. It definitely doesn’t mean your home on wheels will be put in an RV service bay that day. It’s simply going through an intake process that could last a few days to a few weeks.
Once your RV makes it through that process, it’ll be evaluated by an RV technician. That dealership RV technician will make recommendations about fixes and ask that the dealership orders RV parts.
The RV parts supply chain is very unstable post-pandemic, so getting the appropriate RV parts or RV appliances may take several weeks to several months. There’s nothing more frustrating than calling the RV dealership daily or weekly only to find out that no progress has been made.