Motorhome Inspection

A motorhome inspection is a great way to ensure that you are getting the RV of your dreams. There are lots of things to consider when deciding on an inspection. The points of inspection and pricing charts on this page will make choosing your inspection level easier.

Here is a sample report that you will get with a Comprehensive Inspection.

Motorhome Inspection Pricing

Since we have the pleasure of working with clients in Canada and the United States, we have the pricing listed in both Canadian and US dollars.

 Safety EssentialsComprehensive
Canadian Dollar Pricing$529$895
US Dollar Pricing$379$645

Motorhome Points of Inspection Comparison

Exterior
Electrical
Water Systems
Life Safety
Propane
Appliances: Kitchen
Appliances: Other
Interior
Mechanical
Exterior Systems
Vehicle Information
Exterior
Points of InspectionSafety EssentialsComprehensive
Roof
Roof Condition
Vents, air conditioners, antenna, other roof mounted items
Sealant and joints condition
Side Wall and End Caps
Appearance and functional condition of sidewalls, entrance doors, windows and cargo access doors
Damage, discoloration and delamination of sidewall and end cap components
Slide Out Rooms
Rate slide out roof condition
Condition of seals, sweeps and gaskets for possible damage
Wiring and utility harness underneath slide out room
Electrical
Points of InspectionSafety EssentialsComprehensive
Chassis Turn Signal and Running Lights (12 volt DC)
Activate and evaluate the operation of the DOT lights
Chassis battery compartment, the electrical conditions and batteries
Electrical System (120 volt AC)
Condition of power cord and its connection ends
Circuit breaker box wiring, breakers and grounding connections
Test output operation of the 120 VAC to 12 VDC converter for charging of the deep cycle batteries
Generator ‐ Engine (if installed – strongly recommend performing oil analysis)
Note the model, serial number and run hours
Check oil level
Start and operate the onboard generator
Generator ‐ Radiator (if installed – strongly recommend performing fluid analysis)
Visually inspect coolant reservoir, radiator and hoses
Inverter (if installed)
Note the model and serial number
Wiring, electrical connections and fuses/circuit breakers
Coach Battery System (12 volt DC deep cycle)
Condition, age and matched sizing of the battery stack
Wiring, fuse panel and fuses of the 12 volt DC electrical system
Note location of the battery stack
Evaluate fresh water/waste water monitor panel for incorrect readings
Water Systems

Points of InspectionsSafety EssentialsComprehensive
Fresh Water System
Connections for city water hookup are operational

Onboard fresh water tank and pressure pump system operates and maintains pressure

Fresh water fixtures inside and outside of RV
Waste Water Systems (Gray and Black Water)
Test both waste (gray and black) plumbing systems for leaks under the sinks, shower, around toilet and discharge lines

Test drain valves for ease of operation

Verify drain cap is in place and will hold waste water

Shower/Tub Enclosure
Rate seals around framework and doors for water leaks
Door and latch system
Glass panels, curtains and soap dish areas

Life Safety

Points of InspectionsSafety EssentialsComprehensive
Life Safety Items
LP gas timed leak test at cook top burner
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) circuits
Wall receptacles and ground fault
Hot Skin test on exterior
Emergency exit windows
Fire Extinguisher
Smoke/Fire Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector (if applicable)
LP Gas Detector
Rubber grommet around LP gas line of water heater (if equipped)

Propane

Points of InterestSafety EssentialsComprehensive
Propane System (LP)
Inspect hoses and pressure regulators for damage and age deterioration
Verify plastic cover has been installed over regulator
Check tank for rust or physical damage (if accessible)
ASME Tank (if equipped)
Check tank for rust or physical damage (if accessible)
Document manufactured date
List gallon capacity of tank

Appliances: Kitchen

Points of InspectionSafety EssentialsComprehensive
Refrigerator
Identify brand, model and type of refrigerator
Operate on all heat sources - 120 volt AC, LP gas, and 12 volt DC for 3 way refrigerators
Collect serial and model number, verify with manufacturer if recall notice has been issued and completed for unit
Test interior temperature of upper and lower refrigerator compartments and ice maker (if installed) *if refrigerator has been operating for a minimum of 12 hours
Condition of door frame, shelving, crisper drawers, door shelves and interior light
Cooktop/Stove
Ignition and operation of all top burners and the oven flame (if equipped)
Condition of cooktop or stove
Condition of metal grill top and rubber grommets of top burner area
Microwave/Convection Oven
Identify brand, model, type and output wattage of unit
Operate unit for 60 seconds utilizing cup of water and then list water temperature
Dishwasher (if installed)
Identify brand, model, type of the unit
Leaks, non-functioning rotating racks and wash bars

Appliances: Other

Points of InspectionSafety EssentialsComprehensive
Water Heater (if equipped)
Identify brand, model and type of water heater
Verify operation on all heat sources - LP gas and 120 volt AC if equipped with heating element
Burner assembly and gas exhaust system, check for blockages and insect infestation
Furnace (if installed)
Warm air discharge out of vents and return air flow to unit
Identify brand, model and type (if accessible)
Inspect air intake and exhaust assemblies for blockages and insect infestation
Air Conditioner(s)
Cooling efficiency test (Delta T) on each unit
Identify type of cooling unit/heat pump
Washer/Dryer (if installed)
Wash and rinse cycle of the washer and dryer
Exterior condition of dryer exhaust vent
In-House Vacuum System (if installed)
Hose assembly, access doors and dirt bag
Identify brand, model and type of unit
Electric Fireplace (if installed)
Heat settings, fan speed levels and the backlighting
Identify the brand, model and type of unit
Cooktop Exhaust Fan
Condition of exhaust function and fan speeds
Exterior condition of exhaust fan
Ceiling Mounted Fans and Ceiling Exhaust Vents
Condition of blades and motor
Condition of the blade direction and fan speeds

Interior

Points of InspectionSafety EssentialsComprehensive
Interior Conditions and Appearance
Ceilings, walls, interior doors and flooring for signs of water intrusion, surface damage and/or staining
Interior, exterior and décor lighting ‐ 12 volt and 120 volt
Operate windows, doors and note any deficiencies or missing components
Cabinets and Closet Condition
Cabinet doors, drawers and pull out operation
Visually inspect all counter tops and flat surface areas of kitchen, living room, bathroom, bedroom and storage areas for damage and/or scratches
Furniture
Condition of dinette table/booth, chairs, recliners and sofa
Note signs of mattress damage or staining
Note furniture fabric tears, discoloration and signs of excessive wear
Entertainment System
TV and stereo equipment
DVD/Disc players and radios
Raise and lower roof mounted antenna (if equipped)

Mechanical

Points of InspectionSafety EssentialsComprehensive
Chassis and Undercarriage
Rust, damage and excessive oil on the underside of the motor home
Steering
Bent or damaged components and hydraulic leaks
Engine (strongly recommend performing oil analysis)
Make and model of engine
Oil level, noises and/or indications of engine issues
Oil pressure reading on the dash gauges
Radiator (strongly recommend performing coolant analysis)
Coolant reservoir, radiator and hoses
Location of radiator and cooling fans
Transmission (strongly recommend performing transmission fluid analysis)
Fluid level
Indications of contaminated transmission fluid
Running Gear
Type and number of axles
Check frame, axles, springs, rims and other components for rust, oil stains and visible damage
Document tire age and weight capacity
Tire pressure
Tire Tread Condition
Hitch System/Hook Up
Identify type of system used to tow vehicles

Exterior Systems

Points of InspectionSafety EssentialsComprehensive
Awnings and Slide Out Toppers
Condition of awning frames and latching mechanisms
Condition of fabric material of the awnings
Leveling System
Extend and retract leveling system
Hydraulic leaks or mechanical issues

Vehicle Information

Points of InspectionSafety EssentialsComprehensive
Weight Labels and Data Plates
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Vehicle Frame Number
License Plate Information
Inspection Sticker Information - if applicable
RVIA inspection seal number
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
Manufactured Date