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!
For years, the traditional batwing antenna has been the go-to choice for RVers who like to enjoy a little TV at the campground. This model enjoyed a great run of success, for it’s time for a newer, more reliable alternative. Enter the RAYZAR Z-1 from Winegard. This permanently mounted antenna stands at just 8.4-inches and… Read more »
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…. Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
When buying a used RV, it’s important to fully inspect every component on the vehicle, from the engine to the bathroom and especially the roof. The roof is the primary spot for cracking, leaks and damage due to the elements. To help you figure out what to look for when you climb the ladder to… Read more »
There are many things you need to check before buying a used RV, including the sidewalls of the unit. To properly inspect the sidewalls of a used RV, it is best to slowly walk around the exterior of the unit looking for any visible damage. The degree of damage could reduce the overall price you… Read more »
Buying a used RV can have many benefits, including saving you money when compared to purchasing a new RV. However, without conducting a proper front end inspection before signing the sales contract could result in having to pay for costly repairs in the near future. Conducting a thorough inspection of the front end could save… Read more »