When buying an RV, whether used or brand-new, it’s important to have it inspected by an independent third party. Such a service can be provided by an RVIA certified technician (those who have undergone extensive training approved by the RV Industry Association), mobile RV technicians or RV inspectors.
So-called RV inspectors — people trained specifically to inspect RVs for buyers — are a relatively new thing, created out of the need for such a service. Their skills may be based on less than a week of hands-on training, or even online training only.
Alan Warren, of the syndicated radio program The RV Show USA, suggests in a recent monologue that people who call themselves RV Inspectors do not have equal skills. Many are highly talented, but others, well, they may not have the knowledge or experience to do a proper job.
Warren explains in this five-minute video.