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Do you need a Travel Inspection?

How does one prep their RV for a long trip? Service center employees are asked that question on a regular basis. It is not uncommon to receive calls from customers who are hundreds, even thousands, of miles away when they notice a propane leak, their refrigerator won't stay cold or some other preventable issue arises. Unfortunately, there is little troubleshooting that can be done over the phone. This leaves the customer to find a RV technician in a strange city, knowing very little or nothing about their quality of work and skill set. A great solution to this problem is a RV Travel Inspection before you hit the road. 

The RV Travel Inspection is a complete assessment of a motor home, trailer, or camper, by a certified technician. This includes a detailed report of the roof, exterior of the rig, propane system, water & electrical systems, engine & drivetrain. The technician records all of their findings. Depending on the type and size of the rig it could take between an hour to 2.5 hours to complete the travel inspection. 

After the inspection is complete the service manager will analyze the information and relay the findings to the customer. With suggestions from the service manager, the customer is then able to decide which issues, if any, need to be addressed immediately, which can wait, and which are not a priority. 

Next time you are planning a long trip, consider scheduling a travel inspection before hand. Our experienced technicians would gladly walk you through the RV and answer any questions you may have. If you are looking into buying a used rig, or have recently purchased one, a travel inspection could help to identify any issues that might go unnoticed.

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