RV Resources - Purchase Checklist

This RV checklist should be used as one evalutation tool for you to consider before making an offer on an RV. Remember to have a mechanic check anything you are unsure about. Use this checklist to compare the various RV's you look at, then as a negotiation tool for purchase price.


Date:______________ Year:_________________
Make and Model:______________________________
Mileage:_____________
Size:__________
Gross Vehicle Weight____________
Description:________________________________ ____________________________________________
____________________________________________ ____________________________________________
Dealer:___________________________________
Asking Price:________________________________

 
Exterior:
Body/Siding damage, dents, dings, scratches, stains, rusting
Windows and Awnings
Lights, turn signals etc.
Storage Compartments (condition and size)
Roof Condition cracks loose accessories etc.
Various Accessories Doorbell , entrance step, levelers etc.
Motor Check under for leaks, worn belts condition of motor compartment, signs of stress of overheating etc.
Towing Package
Anything else you notice
 
Interior:
Refrigerator size, condition gas/electric
Ceiling condition, signs of leaks, loose light fixtures
Stove and Microwave condition and size working properly
Sink condition size check underneath for leaks
Bedding size, how many can sleep comfortable, condition, locations
Storage enough room, condition
Bathroom, size overall condition ,leaks storage, shower space
Entertainment TV Stereo etc. wired for phone,cable, satelite
Heating system and vents
Lighting is it working, adequate light
Fans working correctly and quietly
Condition of flooring, carpet and furniture
Windows leaks, tinting, operability, etc.
Check all faucets make sure they are working correctly, filterered, is there a pressure regulator
Are you generally comfortable with size color and decorations, seating positions comfort.
Anything else you notice
 
Cockpit:
Seat comfort and room
Mirror access and visibility
Backup camera
overall layout and accesibility of gauges etc.
Features: gps,camera,stereo control, cb, etc
 
Mechanical (have a qualified mechanic check if not sure)
Motor starts and runs smooth, idles smooth, power uphill
Size and manufacturer of Motor
Transmission shifts smooth and correctly
Braking
Generator starts easily, noise level, runs smooth voltage should be between 110-125
AC Check after 10-15 minutes
Steering
Overall Drive comfort and ease
Discolored exhaust after motor is warm
Size of fresh and black water tanks
Batteries age and condition, any solar panels on roof, converter and inverter functioning correctly
 
Other:
Owner Manuals
Maintenance Records available
Can you contact previous owner
Reputaion of dealership
Cost of insurance
Towing capacity



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