So you want to buy an RV. You’ve done your homework and you know which kind of rig will best suit your needs. You want to get the most bang for your buck, and you need to check that everything on the RV is in proper working order, but you’re unsure what exactly you’re looking at when you inspect a potential purchase.
Our RV buying guide is here to help! In this series, we teach you how to buy a used RV you’ll be happy with by showing you the proper way to thoroughly inspect a motorhome. With simple step-by-step tutorials, we’ll walk you through a comprehensive inspection that you should conduct prior to buying an RV.
Moving from front to back, looking inside and out, RVing expert Dave Solberg teaches you what to keep an eye on when considering buying an RV. You’ll learn to check the sidewalls and roof of the motorhome for cracks and split framework, test all electronics, appliances and slide rooms, and determine whether the structure of the motorhome is up to par.
With our RV buying guide and Dave’s expert advice for inspecting every inch of a motorhome, you’ll be able to buy an RV that satisfies every item on your checklist and sees you safely through all your adventures!
As with any other appliance on a used RV, it’s highly important that you complete a thorough inspection of the furnace prior to purchase to ensure it’s in proper working condition. There’s not much worse than learn on a bitter cold night that your RV furnace isn’t capable of cranking out heat, especially if you
When buying a used RV, it’s essential to thoroughly inspect each appliance to ensure it’s in proper working order. This is especially true of the RV fridge, which is a component of your journey that you might depend on quite a lot. In this quick tutorial, RV maintenance expert Dave Solberg and RVIA Certified Technician
A few decades ago, RV owners had one toilet option: plastic with flush pedal. Now, there are several types of RV toilet with countless accouterments and accessories that allow you to completely customize your bathroom experience. If you want a taller bowl that requires little upkeep, you can have it, as long as you’re willing
Gas vs diesel RV: which one is better? There’s a been long standing disagreement between those who believe gas-powered RVs are superior and those who favor diesel. 10-15 years ago, it wasn’t really worth the added expense to invest in diesel unless you were partaking in a very specific type of travel. Towing a trailer
Slide-out rooms have dramatically changed the way we travel by RV. Offering further opportunities for arrangement and greater living space, slide-outs can make life on the road a whole lot more comfortable. With new technology and a wide range of models, RVers get to customize their slide-out room to fit their preferences and unique needs.
Due to its various capabilities and numerous moving parts, the slide room on an RV is one of the most essential parts to closely inspect when looking into buying a used RV. Dave Solberg teaches you what to keep in mind when checking over a slide room, from the component’s mechanisms to the exterior sealant
Some of the most important and costly maintenance requirements on a used RV can come from appliances such as refrigerators and ovens. When you’re looking into buying a used RV, it’s necessary to do a close inspection of these components, so Dave Solberg teaches you how to check each appliance on a unit for potential
When buying a used RV, you should fully inspect every component on the vehicle, paying special attention to the interior components. To give you a good idea of what to look for when completing an inside inspection prior to buying a used RV, David Solberg checks over every part of the RV where damage could
When buying a used RV you will want to conduct a thorough inspection of the entire unit, both inside and out. This includes getting underneath the RV and taking a good look at the chassis. It is highly recommended to hire the services of a certified mechanic to take a look when buying a used