Originally Posted by Happy Vibe
All the standard stuff, make sure all the appliances work, have it hooked up to water and have water in the fresh water tank so you can try the pump and check for leaks. Run the slide in and out and the awning, electric or manual. One of the biggest things to look for is any water leaks on the ceiling or sides. You will want to push on the siding and interior, especially in the corners to look for soft spots. If you can get a ladder check the roof to make sure the caulking looks good and the roof is not too dirty, this will show if the person cleaned the roof to check for leaks.
Exactly this! The major thing is the water damage, sometimes you have to look close, take your time and be diligent. Have you owned a camper before? If not try to take someone with you that has and knows the ins and outs. Is the camper local and has the camper been serviced at a local dealer? If so you could ask the dealer about it. Don't be afraid to push on seems and floors. Ask how he maintained the seams and then look at all the seams and caulk to verify. Look at the roof for cracking, missing sealant at the seams.
If you haven't owned or towed with the truck really research the weights and capabilities. I know you said you weren't concerned because the truck had a 11,100 GCWR but that number doesn't tell the whole story. Look in the door jam for the weight loading sticker. I bet the limiting factor will be the payload number, the brochure says that truck has a payload limit of 1400#. The camper weight fully loaded is 4652#, the tongue weight will be in the vicinity of 580# give or take. That means you have 900 left over for cargo and passengers in the truck before you are at max. The 900 could be eaten up quick once you put a few passengers, dogs, bikes and whatever cargo in the back.
I am not trying to be the weight police here I am just bringing things to your attention.
I would see if they have a WDH for it and have them throw that in the deal. Hope this helps.