Wednesday, 08 February 2023
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Class A, B, C, Gas and Diesel Motorhome


Roof Condition 

Sealant & Joint Condition

Vents, Air conditioners, Antennas, other roof mounted items


Side Walls and End Caps

Appearance and functional condition of the sidewall, entrance doors, windows and cargo doors

Damage, discoloration and delamination of sidewalls and end cap components


Slide Out Rooms

Rate Slide out roof condition

Condition of seals, sweeps and gaskets for possible damage.


Awnings and Slide Out Toppers

Condition of awning frames and latching mechanism's


Chassis Turn Signal and Running Lights (12 volt)

Activate and evaluate the operation of DOT lights

Chassis battery compartment, the electrical conditions and batteries


Electrical System (120 Volt A/C)

Circuit breaker box wiring, breakers and grounding connections

Test output operation of the 120 volt AC to 12 volt DC converter for charging of deep cycle batteries


Generator-Engine (strongly recommend oil analysis)

Note Model and Engine Hours

Check oil level

Start and operate the onboard generator

strongly recommend oil 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 battery rack

Condition, age and matching sizing of battery stack

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


Fresh Water System

Onboard fresh water tank and pressure pump operates and maintains pressure

Fresh water fixtures inside and outside of RV


Waste Water System (Gray and Black Water)

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

Verify drain cap is/are in place and will hold waste water.


Life Safety

LP gas timed leak test at cooktop

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) circuits

GFCI Protected outlets

Hot Skin Test

Emergency Exit Windows

LP Gas Detector

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

Fire Extinguisher

Smoke/Fire Detector

Carbon Monoxide Detector


Propane System (LP)

Inspect hoses and pressure regulators for damage and age deterioration

Verify plastic cover has been installed over regulator


ASME Tank (if equipped)

Check tank for physical damage and rust (if accessible)

Document manufacture date



Identify type of refrigerator

Operates on all heat sources-120AC, LP gas and 12 volt DC for 3 way refrigerators.

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

Test interior temperature of freezer and refrigerator (refrigerator must be operational for 12 hours or more)


Water Heater (if equipped)

Identify brand, model and type of water heater

Burner assembly an 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 assemblies for blockage's and insect infestation

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


Cook Top/Stove

Condition of cook top 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 and serial number (if accessible)

Note condition of supply and drain hose/s (if accessible)


Microwave/Convection Oven

Identify brand and type of unit.

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


Dishwasher (if installed)

Identify brand, model and type of unit (if accessible)


Interior Condition and Appearance

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 and exterior lighting operation. 12 and 120 volt


Cabinets and Closet Condition

Cabinet doors, drawers and pull operation

Visually inspect counter tops and flat surfaces of the kitchen, living room, bathroom, bedroom for damage.



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

Note furniture fabric tears, discoloration and signs of excessive wear


Entertainment Systems

TV and Stereo Equipment

DVD/Disc players and radio

Raise and lower roof antenna (if equipped)


Shower/Tub Enclosure

Glass panels and/or curtains

Rate seals around frame work and doors for water leaks.


Chassis and Undercarriage

Rust, damage and excessive oil on the underside of the motorhome. (from exterior view only, inspector is not allowed under the RV)



Bent or damaged components and hydraulic leaks. (from exterior view only, inspector is not allowed under the RV)


Leveling System (if equipped)

Extend and retract leveling system

Hydraulic leaks or mechanical issues.


Engine (strongly recommend performing fluid analysis)

Make and model of engine

Oil level, noises and/or indications of engine issues

Oil pressure reading on the dash gauges

strongly recommend performing fluid analysis


Radiator (strongly recommend performing coolant analysis)

Location of radiator and cooling fans

Coolant level

strongly recommend performing coolant analysis


Transmission (strongly recommend performing transmission fluid analysis)

Fluid level

Indications of contaminated transmission fluid

strongly recommend performing transmission fluid analysis


Running Gear

Type and number of axles

Check frame, axles, springs, rims and other components for rust, oil stains and visible damage.

Document tire age and condtition


Weight Labels and Data Plates

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

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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