Towable RV Inspection

A towable RV inspection is a great way to ensure that you are getting the 5th wheel or travel trailer 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.

Towable RV 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.
Essential Intermediate Premier
Canadian Dollar Pricing $369 $619 $1099
US Dollar Pricing $295 $495 $875

Towable RV Points of Inspection Comparison

Points of Inspection Essential Intermediate Premier
1. Roof
Roof Condition
Vents, air conditioners, antenna, other roof mounted items
Sealant and joints condition
Type of roof material and sealants applied
Water intrusion
2. 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
Inspect and identify the material type of the front and rear caps
Aging and general overall condition of front and rear caps
3. 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
Types of slide out drive systems
Type of roof material for slide out room
4. Awnings and Slide Out Toppers
Condition of awning frames and latching mechanisms
Condition of fabric material of the awnings
Operational type (manual vs electric) of awnings, slide out toppers and window awnings
Measure and document awning fabric size
5. Chassis Turn Signal and Running Lights (12 volt DC)
Activate and evaluate the operation of the DOT lights
Operate and evaluate the emergency break away switch
Condition of 7 pin connector receptacle
6. 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
Identify any damage or repair of the power cord
Verify the separation of all wiring types
Heat discoloration to wiring and connections
7. 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
Test voltage output and frequency (60 cycles)
Put generator under load to verify operation
8. Generator ‐ Radiator (if installed – strongly recommend performing fluid analysis)
Visually inspect coolant reservoir, radiator and hoses
Location of Radiator and cooling fans
9. Inverter (if installed)
Note the model and serial number
Wiring, electrical connections and fuses/circuit breakers
Place electrical load to verify proper operation
10. 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
Determine if positive and negative cables are correctly matched for balanced load
11. 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
Test proper filling of the fresh water tank
Water filtration system (if installed) for leaks and filter replacement
12. 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
Identify type of drain valve controls
Verify drain valves for both systems will maintain water in tanks
13. 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)
14. Propane System (LP)
Inspect hoses and pressure regulators for damage and age deterioration
Verify plastic cover has been installed over regulator
Verify single state regulator is installed on split tank systems
15. DOT Cylinders (if equipped)
Document manufactured dates of DOT cylinders
Tank sizes that have been installed
Exterior of cylinder to check for rust and other damage
Locations of DOT cylinders
16. ASME Tank (if equipped)
Check tank for rust or physical damage (if accessible)
Document manufactured date
List gallon capacity of tank
List location of tank
17. 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 hrs
Condition of door frame, shelving, crisper drawers, door shelves and interior light
Note location of vent panels
Verify if baffle system on back of refrigerator area is correct and directing heat away from gas coils
Rate door gasket seals of freezer and refrigerator box areas
18. 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
Operate By Pass Valves on back of water heater (if installed)
Drain plug
Dauber screen (if equipped)
19. 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
Identify type of thermostat controls
Monitor for unusual noise or vibration of blower motor
Dauber screen
20. Cook Top/Stove
Ignition and operation of all top burners and the oven flame (if equipped)
Condition of cook top or stove
Condition of metal grill top and rubber grommets of top burner area
Condition of stove top covers
Control knobs, door handles and oven racks
21. Air Conditioner(s)
Cooling efficiency test (Delta T) on each unit
Identify type of cooling unit/heat pump
Plenum box and ductwork sealing
Air filter, cooling and heat exhaust coils for debris and cleanliness
22. Washer/Dryer (if installed)
Wash and rinse cycle of the washer and dryer
Exterior condition of dryer exhaust vent
Leaks or damaged hoses
23. 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
Rack and turn tables
24. Dishwasher (if installed)
Identify brand, model, type of the unit
Leaks, non-functioning rotating racks and wash bars
25. In-House Vacuum System (if installed)
Hose assembly, access doors and dirt bag
Identify brand, model and type of unit
26. Electric Fireplace (if installed)
Heat settings, fan speed levels and the back lighting
Identify the brand, model and type of unit
27. Cook Top Exhaust Fan
Condition of exhaust function and fan speeds
Exterior condition of exhaust fan
Filter and lighting
28. Ceiling Mounted Fans and Ceiling Exhaust Vents
Condition of blades and motor
Condition of the blade direction and fan speeds
Verify lighting (if equipped)
29. 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
Evaluate window coverings
30. 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
Identify all broken and loose cabinet and closet hardware
Note if appearance of previous damage repairs have been performed
31. 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
32. Entertainment System
TV and stereo equipment
DVD/Disc players and radios
Raise and lower roof mounted antenna (if equipped)
Local channels antenna and 12 volt DC power signal booster
33. Shower/Tub Enclosure
Rate seals around frame work and doors for water leaks
Door and latch system
Glass panels, curtains and soap dish areas
Stains and chemical/mineral build up
34. Leveling System
Extend and retract leveling system
Hydraulic leaks or mechanical issues
Identify brand and type of system
35. 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
Weight ratings for each axle set
Note valve extensions and pressure monitors
36. Hitch System/Hook Up
Identify type of system used to tow vehicles
List modifications to hitch system
37. Weight Labels and Data Plates
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
License Plate Information
Inspection Sticker Information - if applicable
RVIA inspection seal number
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
Manufactured Date