RV PARTS RECREATIONAL VEHICLE AND MOTORHOME INSPECTIONS AVAILABLE AT OUR BRAINERD SERVICE CENTER     

 

 

 

275 POINT RV INSPECTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

RV Details  

RV Number (your own #):

Inspected By:

Year:

Owner:

Make:

Address:

Model:

City:

RV Type:

Phone:

VIN:

Asking $:

License Plate:

Mileage:

 

 

 


 
 

 

 


 

OUTSIDE: Roof

 

Surface condition

 

Corners and edges where walls attach

 

Signs of leaks

 

Seals and caulking

 

Vents and vent hoods

 

Skylights

 

Slide covers (toppers)

 

Air conditioners

 

Antennas and satellite dishes

 

Ladder condition and caulking where it attaches to RV

 

Solar panels

 

OUTSIDE: Underside

 

Fluid leaks

 

Frame condition, signs of damage or repair

 

Welds

 

Axles

 

Suspension

 

Electric brake wiring

 

Plumbing

 

Holding tanks (water, waste)

 

Underside enclosure and insulation

 

Straps holding pipes, hoses, wires

 

Leveling jacks (landing legs)

 

Stabilizing jacks

 

Drive shaft

 

Rear differential

 

Boots (enclosing various joints)

 

OUTSIDE: Storage Compartments

 

Overall condition

 

Signs of leaks

 

In lower compartments, look up to inspect floor condition

 

Shine flashlight into all openings, inspecting all visible components

 

Doors and seals

 

Lights

 

Sliding tray and locking mechanism

 

OUTSIDE: Wheels

 

Tire pressure

 

Tire tread

 

Tire walls

 

Tire date of manufacture:

 

Spare tire

 

Lug nut torque

 

Wheel rims

 

Brake function of each wheel

 

Brake pads

 

Brake rotor surface

 

OUTSIDE: Utilities

 

Power cable and connectors

 

RV batteries (house batteries)

 

RV battery disconnect switch

 

RV battery sliding tray secure

 

Cable TV connector

 

Telephone connector

 

Satellite dish connector

 

Fresh water hose and connectors

 

Outside shower

 

Outside faucet

 

Fresh water tank fill valve

 

Fresh water tank drain valve

 

Winterizing connector and valve (antifreeze)

 

Water heater tank drain valve

 

Sewer hose and connectors

 

Sewer hose storage tube or compartment

 

Gray tank dump valve

 

Black tank dump valve

 

Black tank pressure wash connector and valve

 

Generator hours:

 

Generator fluid levels

 

Generator operation

 

Generator noise level

 

Generator exhaust location

 

OUTSIDE: Propane

 

Propane bottle condition

 

Propane bottles and sliding tray secure

 

Tanks have OPD valves (triangular shape)

 

Connections, pipes, and hoses

 

Level or empty indicators

 

Automatic tank selector device

 

Regulator output pressure

 

OUTSIDE: Motor Home Engine Compartment

 

Engine oil

 

Engine coolant

 

Power steering fluid

 

Brake fluid

 

Transmission fluid

 

Windshield washer fluid

 

Hoses

 

Belts

 

Batteries

 

Leaks, fluid

 

Leaks, exhaust

 

Wiring

 

Air filter

 

Fuel filter

 

Engine oil analysis, take sample (ignore if oil was recently changed)

 

Engine coolant analysis, use test strip

 

Engine start

 

Exhaust color at start

 

Engine idle

 

Exhaust color after 5 minutes of idling

 

OUTSIDE: Propane

 

Propane bottle condition

 

Propane bottles and sliding tray secure

 

Tanks have OPD valves (triangular shape)

 

Connections, pipes, and hoses

 

Level or empty indicators

 

Automatic tank selector device

 

Regulator output pressure

 

 

OUTSIDE: Trailer Coupling Components

 

Tongue or King Pin overall condition

 

Supplemental hitching equipment (sway bars, weight-distributing hitch, etc.)

 

Safety chains

 

Umbilical cord and connector

 

Breakaway switch and cable

 

Hitch receiver (on or under rear bumper)

 

Trailer wiring harness and plug (for pulling toad or trailer behind RV)

 

 

OUTSIDE: Walls

Right

Back

Left

Front

Surface condition

 

 

 

 

Signs of leaks

 

 

 

 

Seals and caulking

 

 

 

 

Trim

 

 

 

 

Doors & screens

 

 

 

 

Windows & screens

 

 

 

 

Vents

 

 

 

 

Hand rails

 

 

 

 

Awning mechanisms

 

 

 

 

Awning canvas

 

 

 

 

Awning wind sensor operation, ability to turn off

 

 

 

 

Lights

 

 

 

 

Mirrors

 

 

 

 

Steps

 

 

 

 

Connector covers & sockets

 

 

 

 

Fuel doors, locks, and caps

 

 

 

 

Slide external seals

 

 

 

 

Slide operation, motorized

 

 

 

 

Slide operation, manual crank

 

 

 

 

Slide locking mechanism

 

 

 

 

Slide covers (toppers)

 

 

 

 

Fold-outs & expansions

 

 

 

 

 

 

INSIDE: General

Kitchen

Living
& Dine

Bedroom

Bath

Floor plan (layout)

 

 

 

 

Necessities are accessible with slides in

 

 

 

 

Flooring

 

 

 

 

Stomp on floor to detect weak areas

 

 

 

 

Walls

 

 

 

 

Slide internal seals

 

 

 

 

Trim

 

 

 

 

Windows and screens

 

 

 

 

Drapes and shades

 

 

 

 

Door locks or latches

 

 

 

 

Cabinetry finish

 

 

 

 

Cabinetry hinges, slides, latches

 

 

 

 

Cabinetry interior

 

 

 

 

Remove drawers, inspect behind them

 

 

 

 

Ceiling

 

 

 

 

Press up on ceiling to detect sagging

 

 

 

 

Ceiling exhaust vents and fans

 

 

 

 

Furniture

 

 

 

 

Look under and behind movable furniture

 

 

 

 

Mattresses

 

 

 

 

Pull out and fold down beds

 

 

 

 

Rodent and pest presence or damage

 

 

 

 

 

INSIDE: Kitchen

 

Countertops

 

Counter top extensions

 

Sink

 

Seals and caulking around sink

 

Stove top, burners, igniters

 

Stove hood exhaust fan and vent cover

 

Oven and pilot light

 

Microwave oven

 

Coffee maker

 

Dish washer

 

Refrigerator works on all power sources (A/C, propane)

 

Freezer

 

Ice maker

 

Drinking water filter

 

INSIDE: Bathroom

 

Toilet flushes

 

Signs of leaks around toilet base

 

Look into black tank through toilet for hardened solid waste

 

Sink and fixtures

 

Shower and tub walls

 

Shower fixtures

 

Shower door and latch

 

Shower skylight

 

Washer and dryer connections (but no washer or dryer)

 

Washer and dryer

 

Washer hoses, indication of leaks

 

Dryer vent

 

Unscrew panels around and behind shower, inspect for leaks

 

INSIDE: Fresh Water Systems

 

Faucets work

 

Water heater works on A/C and propane

 

Water pump works

 

Water pump shuts off automatically soon after all faucets are closed

 

Water pump does not turn on occasionally when all faucets are closed and ice maker is turned off (if yes, then there may be a leak)

 

Water pump on/off switch

 

Fresh water tank level indicator

 

INSIDE: Waste Systems

 

Gray tank level indicator

 

Black tank level indicator

 

Sink and shower drains work

 

No foul odor inside RV when toilet not in use (unless toilet flush valve has been open for extended periods for inspection)

 

INSIDE: Heating & Cooling

 

Furnace controls

 

Furnace puts out hot air through all floor vents

 

Air conditioner controls

 

Air conditioners put out cool air through all ducted ceiling vents

 

Air conditioner filters

 

Electric heater or fireplace

 

Ceiling fans

 

Thermostat controlled vent fans (Fan Tastic Vent)

 

INSIDE: Entertainment Electronics

 

TV's

 

TV security straps

 

TV sliding tray locking mechanism

 

Audio equipment

 

Video equipment (VCR, DVD)

 

Video source switch box (antenna, VCR, DVD, satellite, etc.)

 

Antenna signal amplifier

 

TV antenna controls for raising, lowering, and rotating

 

Satellite dish controls for raising, lowering, and rotating

 

INSIDE: Electrical

 

Lights, 120 Volt A/C

 

Lights, 12 Volt DC

 

A/C outlets have power

 

GFCI breakers function

 

12 Volt DC ports have power

 

A/C supply to RV when connected to shore power

 

A/C supply to RV when generator is running

 

A/C supply to RV when inverter is running off batteries

 

DC supply to RV when connected to shore power

 

DC supply to RV when generator is running

 

DC supply to RV from batteries

 

DC supply to RV from tow vehicle via umbilical cord

 

Battery charging when connected to shore power

 

Battery charging when generator is running

 

Battery charging from tow vehicle via umbilical cord

 

Battery charging from solar panels

 

Automatic power switching between available systems (shore power, generator, inverter)

 

Location of fuse and breaker boxes

 

INSIDE: Safety Devices

 

Fire extinguisher

 

Smoke detector

 

Carbon Monoxide detector

 

Propane gas detector

 

Emergency exit windows

 

 

Dimensions & Capacities

External length (in):

Fresh water tank 1 (gal):

Motor home wheelbase (in):

Fresh water tank 2 (gal):

Motor home wheelbase ratio (%):

Gray water tank 1 (gal):

External width, body (in):

Gray water tank 2 (gal):

External width, total (in):

Black water tank 1 (gal):

Top clearance (ft & in):

Black water tank 2 (gal):

Length when towing (ft):

Propane bottle size (gal):

Engine fuel tanks (gal):

Number of propane bottles:

For liquid weights, see Liquid Weight Calculator.

 

 

 

INSIDE: Motor Home Cockpit

 

Upholstery

 

Carpet

 

Cabinetry finish

 

Cabinetry hinges, slides, latches

 

Cabinetry interior

 

Items above cockpit secure (TV, etc.)

 

Door locks or latches

 

Windows and screens

 

Windshield cracks and chips

 

Drapes, shades, visors

 

Driver and passenger seat belts in cockpit

 

Passenger seat belts in living area (sofas, chairs)

 

Seat adjustments

 

Horn

 

Rear view mirrors and mirror adjustment controls

 

Rear view camera and monitor

 

Steering wheel adjustments

 

Instrument panel

 

Vehicle controls

 

Windshield wipers and washer

 

Air suspension controls

 

Exhaust brake controls

 

Secondary fuel tank switch-over controls

 

Leveling system controls

 

Trailer or toad brake controls and documentation

 

Entertainment system (radio, CD, tape, DVD, etc.)

 

CB radio and antenna

 

Navigation system (GPS)

 

Security system arm, disarm, and documentation

 

Beverage and snack holders

 

Storage compartments and keys

 

Step well cover

 

 

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