A seasonal RV inspection is the best way to catch minor issues before they require an expensive repair. But where can you take your RV to get inspected?
At your local Camping World Service Center, that’s where! We have two inspection services to choose from.
Our Courtesy RV Inspection is a great service to schedule at the beginning and end of your camping season. It provides a baseline check of your RV’s most critical maintenance areas.
Our 45-point inspection should be scheduled every 1-2 years. It’s also highly recommended if you’ve just purchased a used RV and want a better picture of its overall condition.
Let’s highlight the specific checks in each of these inspection services.
What is Camping World’s Courtesy RV Inspection?
Camping World’s Courtesy RV Inspection is a free service available to anyone. The inspection takes about two hours and is often conducted by a service advisor or other service center personnel.
At the conclusion of the inspection, you’ll have a completed form with additional service recommendations. Any additional service that’s recommended after the inspection will require a separate appointment.
Here are the checks in our Courtesy RV Inspection:
- RV Year, Manufacturer, Make, and Model
- Roof Inspection – Checking for visible damage and sealant condition.
- Exterior Sealant Inspection – Checking sealant condition around exterior doors and windows.
- Tire Inspection – Checking tire date code, tire wear, and sidewall damage.
- Awning Inspection – Checking for tears, damage, and dry rot.
What is Camping World’s 45-Point Inspection?
Our 45-Point Inspection goes into more detail to give you a comprehensive health check for your RV. It’s a paid service available to anyone, and our certified RV technicians complete this inspection.
This inspection requires a full day and covers all RV systems, including electrical, plumbing, LP gas, generator(s), appliances, and the exterior. The technician then fills out a section with specific areas of concern that should be your highest priority for additional repairs.
Like the Courtesy Inspection, any further service will require a separate appointment.
Here’s everything our technicians inspect:
- Hot skin test
- 110-volt circuits
- 12-volt circuits
- House and engine batteries
- TV antenna operation
- Converter output
- Converter charge
- All exhaust fans
- Smoke detector
- Power cord
- Inverter output
Auxiliary Generator System
- Oil level
- Muffler system
- Auto changeover operation
- Run test
- Leak test
- Water pump operation
- Toilet operation
- City water intake and check valve
- All drain cocks
- Seal on termination cap
LP Gas System
- LP leak detector test
- LP hose(s) condition
- LP leak-down test
- Stove/oven temp
- Refrigerator operation
- Furnace operation
- Water heater operation
- Roof A/C checks (output and return temps, heat strip, and filters)
- Breakaway switch operation
- Brake control
- Tire condition
- Roof condition, including slideouts
- Vent shroud condition
- Entrance door gaskets
- Window gaskets and crank handles
- Tongue jack operation
- Scissor jack operation
- Antenna condition
- Wiper blades
- Exterior lighting
What if You Want to Learn More About RV Maintenance?
Camping World also offers an orientation service to familiarize you with the essential RV basics. It covers the operation of all appliances and accessories, how to dump holding tanks, and explains necessary maintenance and other general RV tips.
This service will make you more confident in troubleshooting issues on your RV. It will also aid in your ability to practice preventative maintenance. Many RV service issues can be avoided by knowing your RV and following the manufacturer’s recommendations for proper use and care.
A regular RV inspection routine is vital to extending the life of your RV. Here are a few more resources to help you maintain your RV:
- 10 Basic RV Maintenance Tips to Keep Your RV in Great Shape
- A Downloadable Ownership and Maintenance Booklet Every RVer Should Have
- 5 Simple Maintenance Tasks Every RVer Should Do Themselves
When was the last time you had your RV inspected by a trained technician? Tell us in the comments below.