Interior Inspection: Things To Look For When Buying A Used RV
When buying a used RV, it’s incredibly important to fully inspect every component on the vehicle. The RV’s interior is no exception. Not sure what to look for? Watch this video from RV Repair Club to ensure you’re doing a thorough interior inspection prior to buying a used RV.
Starting with the front and side cabinet areas, look for any discoloration in fabric, rusting on metal joints, wet areas and molding. Often, if there are cracks on the roof of the rig, the corners of these cabinets are the first place you’ll find damage in a used RV.
Moving toward the back, take a look at the fabric on all furniture. You’ll want to keep an eye out for upholstery that is ripped, dirtied, splitting or stained by food or sun. You’ll want to check all carpeting and ceiling liners for similar damage. If you’re buying a used RV, you don’t want sagging in the material or soft spots in the roof around vents and air conditioning units. You’ll also want to be on the lookout for uneven footing in the floors, particularly around large units such as refrigerators and ovens.
If you’re looking into buying a used RV with a slideout, be sure to fully inspect seals, floors, joints and exterior walling for any damage, soft spots and looseness. Similarly, in the bathroom and bedroom, it’s important when buying a used RV to check for cracks and run all appliances such as toilets and faucets. You’ll also want to inspect the ceiling with a particular eye for moisture damage.
Last but not least, it’s a good idea to sanitize and deep clean your vehicle after buying a used RV. New or old, doing it yourself or having a certified cleaner scrubbing over every inch of the unit will make your time out on the road much more enjoyable.
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