Wednesday, 08 February 2023
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5th Wheel and Travel Trailer Model


Roof Condition

Sealant and Joint Condition

Vents, air conditioner's, antenna, other roof mounted items


Side Walls

Appearance and function condition of sidewalls, entrance doors, windows and cargo access

Damage, discoloration and delamination of sidewall and end cap components.


Slide Out Rooms

Rate the slide out roof condition

Condition of seals, sweeps and gaskets for possible damage


Awnings and Slide Out Toppers

Condition of awning frames and latching mechanisms


Chassis Turn Signal and Running Lights (12 Volt)

Condition of 7 pin connector

Activate and evaluate the operation of the DOT lights


Electrical System (120 volt AC)

Circuit breaker box wiring, breakers and grounding connections

Test output operation of the 120 VAC to 12 VDC converter for charging of the deep cycle batteries (if equipped)


Generator - Engine (if installed-strongly recommend performing fluid analysis)

Note model number and run hours

Check oil level

Start and operate the onboard generator

strongly recommend performing fluid analysis


Generator-Radiator (if installed - strongly recommend performing fluid analysis)

Visually inspect coolant reservoir, radiator and hoses.

strongly recommend performing fluid analysis


Inverter (if installed)

Wiring , electrical connections and fuses/circuit breakers


Coach Battery System (12 volt DC Deep Cycle)

Note location of the battery stack

Condition, age and match sizing of the battery stack

Wiring, fuse panel and fuses of the 12 Volt DC electrical system


Fresh Water System

Onboard fresh water tank and pressure pump system operates and maintains pressure.

Fresh water fixtures inside and outside of RV


Waste Water Systems (Gray and Black Water)

Test both waste (gray and black) plumbing systems for leaks under the sinks, shower, around toilet & discharge lines

Verify Drain cap is in place and will hold waste water.


Life Safety Items

LP gas timed leak test at cook top burner

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) circuits

Wall receptacles and ground fault

Hot skin test on exterior

Emergency exit windows

Fire Extinguisher

Smoke/Fire Detector

Carbon Monoxide Detector (if applicable)

LP Gas Detector

Rubber grommet around LP gas line of water heater (if equipped)


Propane System (LP)

Inspect hoses and pressure regulators for damage and age deterioration

Verify plastic cover has been installed over regulator.

Verify single state regulator is installed on split tank systems.


DOT Cylinders (if equipped)

Document manufactured dates of DOT cylinders

Tank sizes that have been installed

Exterior of cylinder to check for rust and other damage


ASME Tank (if equipped)

Check tank for rust or physical damage (if accessible)

Document manufactured date



Identify type of refrigerator

Operate on all heat sources - 120 volt AC, LP gas, and 12 volt DC for three way refrigerators

Collect serial and model number, verify with manufacturer if recall notice has been issued and completed for unit

Test interior temperature of upper and lower refrigerator compartments and ice maker (if installed)

Refrigerator must be operational for a minimum of 12 hours prior to inspection commences.


Water Heater (if equipped)

Identify brand, model and type of water heater

Burner assembly and gas exhaust system, check for blockages and insect infestation

Verify operation on all heat sources - LP gas and 120 volt AC if equipped with heating element


Furnace (if installed)

Identify brand, model and type (if accessible)

Inspect air intake and exhaust assembles for blockages and insect infestation

Warm air discharge out vents and return air flow of unit.


Cook Top/Stove

Condition of cook top and or stove

Ignition and operation of all top burners and the oven flame (if equipped)

Condition of metal grill top and rubber grommets of top burner area


Air Conditioner (s)

Identify type of cooling unit/heat pump

Cooling efficiency test (Delta T) on each unit


Washer/Dryer (if installed)

Note model (if accessible)


Microwave/Convection Oven

Identify brand, model, type and output wattage of unit

Operate unit for 60 seconds utilizing cup of water and then list water temperature


Dishwasher (if installed)

Identify brand and type of unit.


Interior condition and Appearances

Ceilings, walls, interior doors and flooring for signs of water intrusion, surface damage and/or staining

Operate windows, doors and note any deficiencies or missing components.

Interior, exterior and décor lighting-12 VDC and 120VAC


Cabinets and Closet Condition

Cabinet doors, drawers and pullout operation

Visually inspect all counter tops and flat surfaces areas of kitchen, living room, bathroom, bedroom and storage areas for damage and or scratches.



Condition of dinette table/booth, chairs, recliners and sofa

Note furniture fabric tears, discoloration and signs of excess wear

Note signs of mattress damage or staining.


Entertainment System

TV and Stereo equipment

DVD/Disc players and radios

Raise and lower roof mounted antenna (if equipped)


Shower/Tub Enclosure

Glass panels, curtains and soap dish areas

Rate seals around frame work and doors for water leaks


Leveling System

Extend and retract leveling system

Hydraulic leaks or mechanical issues


Running Gear

Type and number of axles

Check frame, axles, springs, rims and other components for rust, oil stains and visible damage. Note: inspector is not allowed under the RV per insurance company rules.

Document tire age and weight capacity

Tire tread condition


Weight Labels and Data Plates

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

License Plate Information

Inspection Sticker Information - if applicable

RVIA Inspection seal number

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

Manufacture Date


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Disclaimer: An RV inspection by Art Horton LLC is not in any way to be considered a warranty or guarantee (expressed or implied) on the unit being inspected. It is simply a “snapshot” of the condition of the unit and the items inspected at the time of the inspection, based on the inspectors’ opinion. Art Horton LLC cannot and will not be responsible for the condition of the RV after the inspection.

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