Camper trailer inspection: What's not included?

  • Technical systems
  • Chassis alignment
  • Engineering, compliance and quality of tow hitches, frames and attachments
  • Dimensions and towing restrictions (in relation to which it is the buyer’s responsibility to check prior to purchase)
  • The tow vehicle is not road tested
  • Electric expendable living areas
  • Roof condition where a lift or ladder is required to view and assess
  • Status of habitation areas
  • Air conditioning efficiency
  • LPG systems
  • Mechanical switching of lights, switches and plugs
  • Additional accessories included as a result of owner’s modifications
  • Degree of gas emissions
  • Functionality of audio-visual or entertainment system including CD, Cassette, TV, DVD, iPod connectivity, sensors, alarm/security devices, satellite navigation systems/GPS
  • Upper expandable roof to be raised prior to inspection
  • Standard to which repairs or service history have been completed
  • Body water leaks or reason for leaks
  • Electrical systems and electronics
  • Wheel cylinders
  • Evidence of brake fluid contamination
  • Drinking water tank and leaks
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) mechanics
  • Condition of solar paneling
  • Electric Brake function and lining material, brake drums, limited to what is immediately visible
  • Emergency break away system, or stability system operation for caravans or trailers
  • Bathroom operation (shower/ toilet) & facilities
  • Waste water and processing systems
  • Operation of refrigerator, oven, microwave appliances
  • Road / Tow test


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