You're about to purchase an RV. Your friends who have RVs have told you that you need to have it inspected by a professional RV inspector, before you close on it. That's excellent advice, since a professional RV inspection on a properly vetted RV will most often save you more than the cost of the inspection. But if you have not properly vetted the coach, ahead of time, you could be throwing away that money.
You see, a professional RV inspection is supposed to save you money on the coach you actually purchase, not cost you money on a coach you walk away from. So it's in your best interest to do what you can, to insure that there are no easy-to-find deal-breakers in the coach, before hiring an inspector. But to do that, you need to know what to look for.
This book is about giving you the information to help ensure that the coach you are considering is even worth hiring an inspector to look at.
In "RV Inspection Deal-Breakers", Certified Level 2 RV Inspector, John Gaver shows you several very simple, but very important things you can do, yourself, before hiring a Professional RV Inspector. Better yet, it should take a complete novice to RVs less than 30 minutes to complete these steps. This procedure can save you the cost of an unnecessary inspection on an RV that has deal-breaker issues that you can easily find, if you just know what to look for.
The way a professional RV inspection is supposed to work, is that the inspector reports issues that require attention and then you negotiate with the seller, to either have those issues addressed by the seller or have the price reduced, to compensate you for the repairs you will have to perform. But in the end, you end up with the RV.
But occasionally, a professional RV inspector will find one or more deal-breaker issues that you, the buyer, can't live with or that can't be negotiated around. In that case, although the inspection likely saved you thousands of dollars more than the cost of the inspection, by preventing you from buying a money pit, you end up with nothing to show for the money you spent on the inspection.
"RV Inspection Deal-Breakers" shows you some simple things you should do, before hiring a professional RV inspector, to significantly reduce the risk of this happening. The whole idea is to help you ensure that the RV you're hiring the inspector to look at, is even worth inspecting.
This is not to suggest that you can find all possible deal-breakers. That's not going to happen.
An RV inspector will bring thousands of dollars in tools to your inspection and spend hours looking at every part of the RV. But with just a little knowledge (provided in this book), no special tools, and less than half an hour, you can easily determine if the coach you're considering has any of the most common deal-breakers. Certainly, without special tools and training, you can't find every possible deal-breaker. But several of the most expensive and most common deal-breakers can be found by just about anyone, who knows what to look for, where to look, and how to interpret what you're looking at.
You want the RV inspector to inspect the coach you end up buying, not a coach you walk away from. Don't hire a professional RV inspector till you have given the RV this 30 minute once-over.
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About the Author
John Gaver is an NRVIA Certified Level 2 RV Inspector and owner of RV Inspector Pro, based in Houston, Texas.
John has performed hundreds of inspections on all types and sizes of coaches, ranging from small travel trailers and sprinter vans, to Super-C and large class ‘A’ motorhomes. His clients have included buyers, owners, financial institutions, and law firms. He is well known in the RV inspection industry, for assisting other inspectors and several of his articles have been published in RV industry magazines.
His degree is in electrical engineering. However, due to a large-scale lay-off by a Texas company, two weeks before his college graduation, he spent most of his early career working on large scale computers, located at places like NASA, seismic geophysical companies, military contractors, and nuclear power plants (John claims that he no longer glows in the dark). He eventually moved into IT management, where he ran large multi-state IT departments.
After leaving the corporate world, John ran several of his own businesses, including an IT consulting business, an import-export business, and a printing business. Eventually, due to his aversion for neck ties, he opted to go into title abstracting for several years. However, when the price of oil dropped, the need for abstractors dried up. At that time, he could have chosen to do what most abstractors do, when the market turns, which is wait for the market to turn around. Since title abstractors follow the pipelines, many tend to live in RVs that they can easily move from job to job. So, he already knew something about RVs. Not being one to sit still, he decided to learn everything he could about RVs, especially since he was about to purchase a large motorhome.
In 2017, he took his training for both Level 1 and Level 2 Certification from the National RV Inspectors Association (NRVIA), in Athens, Texas and he hasn’t looked back.