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Certified RV Inspections
in Georgia

Why should you get an RV Inspection?

You don't buy a home without a home inspection and an RV is essentially a home on wheels and a lot of times just as costly. As an NRVIA Certified Inspector in Dacula, Georgia, our job is to educate the interested party on the condition of the RV with an in-depth, unbiased, 3rd party inspection which includes a detailed report, and photos, showing potential issues or hazardous conditions so that you can make an informed purchasing decision and avoid buying someone else's problems.

 

We have no financial interest in the outcome of the inspection. We do not make any repairs on the units we inspect. We simply make you aware of the potential issues with the RV. We have only your interests in mind. 

As a Certified RV Inspector in Georgia, we are required to follow very specific Standards of Practice and a Code of Ethics to ensure that you, the consumer, will receive an impartial, unbiased inspection of the highest quality.

Do I Need An Inspection When Buying A New RV?​

Just because you are purchasing a new RV from a dealership, doesn't mean that it is free from issues. Sometimes components get installed improperly or mis-wired at the manufacturer and things do get overlooked. Many times these brand new RV's spend the first few months in the service shop getting warranty work, all while you are making the payments. Hiring a Certified Independent RV Inspector to do a complete inspection not only ensures that the unit is functional and safe, but can identify repairs BEFORE you take possession, saving you the time and headache. You don't want to find these issues on your very first camping trip when your slide won't retract! 

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When we bought our first RV, we were looking at price, functionality and whether it would accommodate our large family. Should we get one with bunkbeds? How much storage do we need? What can we afford? Will our kids even want to camp with us? These were all questions we were asking ourselves. While we were looking at the cosmetics, we weren't really considering whether it would have any mechanical issues. We assumed that since we were buying from a dealership that we didn't have to worry about that. This could not be further from the truth! Whether you buy a new or used RV, it is critical to have an independent pre-purchase inspection by an NRVIA Certified RV Inspector. It is one of the most important elements of the entire sales process.

 

Save time and money by getting your new RV inspected by an NRVIA Certified RV Inspector before you drive off the lot. 

We use all the latest technology!

The benefits of Infrared Technology during an RV Inspection

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In our platinum level inspection, we use the FLIR Professional Imaging Moisture Kit to quickly reveal potential issues about the RV that can't be seen using conventional inspection methods. It gives us a wealth of information that we can share with the prospective RV buyer. The infrared camera shows a range of colors and each shade signifies different temperatures. Here is a baseline of how it works and what we look for as we are inspecting your RV.

 

An infrared camera is a visual map of different surface temperatures. Warmer temperatures, will be seen as red, yellow and orange, and cooler temperatures will be seen in the green, blue and purple color range. Why is that important? Hot spots, red in color, can help detect deficiencies in the electrical system. For instance, a hot spot could signify a poor or lose wire connection or bad circuits. Whereas, cooler temperatures like blue and green could signify wet areas in the walls or ceiling. Because temperatures fluctuate throughout the day, we mostly look at temperature fluctuations within an area. For instance, if the ceiling of an RV has little to no variation of temperature, there is mostly likely NOT a roof leak. If we find an area of concern, we are also able to measure the humidity and moisture levels within the insulation of the wall cavity using our moisture probes. Water damage is one of the most devastating types of damage to an RV and the most costly. Unless you are planning a major overhaul, the last thing you want to do is have to tear out and replace walls, roof or floor!

In addition, we can also use this infrared technology to help locate water leaks in the plumbing system within the walls which helps  save us time and you money. Water can be tricky because it travels. Water can be coming from a cracked pipe in the kitchen, and flow to the rear if not perfectly level. You may find a pool of water on the floor in the back bedroom. So where did it come from? Imagine not having to pull everything apart to track down a leak.

 

How efficient is the RV at maintaining temperature? Is air coming in or out around the windows? Is there extra duct work that leads to no where and you are cooling dead space in your ceiling? Our infrared camera is excellent at finding air leakage so that you will know. It could be sealing around the windows will help keep you warm at night. Again, the more information you have, the better you will be able to prepare for RV ownership. 

An RV is a huge investment and using these advanced tools we are able to provide you the most information before you buy the RV to give you peace of mind.

What is included in an RV inspection?

​Interior Systems

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  • Plumbing Systems

  • ​Heating System

  • Ventilation

  • Air Conditioning

  • Refrigeration

  • Cooktop/Stove

  • Electrical Systems

  • Microwave Oven

  • Washer and Dryer (if applicable)

Exterior Systems

  • Condition of Roof

  • Slide-Out Systems

  • Awnings and Slide Toppers

  • Antennas

  • LP Gas Tanks

  • Tires

  • Chassis and House Lighting

  • Generator

  • Propane System

  • Leveling System

  • Hitch

  • Storage Compartments

  • Exterior Condition and Appearance

Technology We Use: *Platinum level only

  • OBD Vehicle Reading for both Gas and Diesel Engines

  • Infrared Camera

  • Moisture Meter Technology

We have 3 different levels of inspections so that you can decide what is important to you.

Reach out today for pricing and availability!

Inspection Set-up

To ensure all systems of the RV can be inspected, the following is required to be provided at time of inspection.

  • Electrical Hook-up

  • Water Hook-up

  • Propane on board

  • 12 Volt Coach Battery on board

  • Sewer connection (if available)

  • At least 1/3 tank of fuel so engine can be run and tested and generator can be tested

  • Space to extend the awning(s) and slideout(s), if equipped

  • Space to access and walk around all sides of the RV

  • All keys to the RV including the storage compartments so cargo area can be accessed.

  • Please have refrigerator turned on prior to inspection. Some refrigerators can take up to 12 hours to cool.

 

Please Note:

Georgia RV Inspection and Repair does not provide water hoses, sewer hoses or connections, electrical adaptors or connectors, generators, propane, batteries or fuel.

 

Georgia RV Inspection and Repair will not be responsible for testing water systems if an RV has been winterized, unless the owner gives permission to de-winterize the RV.  If the RV is de-winterized, Georgia RV Inspection and Repair does not re-winterize the RV at the end of the inspection. That must be arranged between the owner and potential buyer. 

Motorized units can not be moved or test driven by our inspector due to insurance restrictions. 

Todd Henson, a course instructor with the NRVTA, explains why it is important to get a RV Inspection from an NRVIA Certified Inspector. 

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