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Old 10-01-2020, 02:27 PM   #1
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Third Party Inspector??

I'm getting ready to purchase a new Class C Motorhome. The dealer is someone that I've dealt with before & was pleased with the service. A friend (who knows that I'm getting ready to purchase) sent me a link to an article that recommended getting an independent 3rd party inspector to check out the motorhome before closing the deal. Is this generally a good idea? This is my 4th camper but first motorhome (started with pop-up, then hybrid, now have a small travel trailer). I looked online & found an independent inspector located not too far from the dealership & they do offer the option of a free quote. I don't want to add any unnecessary expenses, but also don't want to get stuck with a ton of issues that I overlooked.
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Old 10-01-2020, 06:45 PM   #2
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Our trailer is still on order but when it comes in we'll be hiring an inspector. It's going to run $500 for a thorough 6-hour inspection, which IMO is well worth the money. Especially for us as we're 2,100 miles away.

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Old 10-02-2020, 08:46 AM   #3
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Having a professional check things out is no different then when you use a home inspector when buying a stick house. Their report ensures all things are checked and reported on. It is not a slight on the dealer who should be fine with any inspection and it is piece of mind for you. With that said there will still be things that brake as you drive out of the lot even with a professional inspection.
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Old 10-02-2020, 11:13 AM   #4
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With that said there will still be things that brake as you drive out of the lot even with a professional inspection.
Including, hopefully, the trailer. So be sure the 7 pin is connected and the brake controller is properly set and the brakes themselves are adjusted correctly.
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