What's not included in a caravan, camper tent trailer and RV/motorhome pre-purchase inspection?

PLEASE NOTE: We request that the seller of the caravan ensures the caravan set up prior to the arrival of our inspector. This includes the seller fully expanding/unpacking the caravan, ensuring the caravan is fully set up and connected to power and annexes are on full display. RedBook Inspect require the vehicle being inspected to be located and assembled on a safe and level surface with walking space distance around the perimeter of the vehicle. Unfortunately, if these components are not able to be viewed, our inspector will be unable to examine those areas at the point of inspection.

The below checkpoints are not included in a camper tent trailer inspection:

  • Roof condition where a lift or ladder is required to view and assess
  • Technical systems
  • Chassis alignment
  • Engineering, compliance and quality of tow hitches, frames and attachments
  • The tow vehicle is not road tested
  • We cannot check electric expendable living areas
  • Status of habitation areas
  • Air conditioning efficiency
  • LPG systems
  • Mechanical switching of lights, switches and plugs
  • Degree of gas emissions
  • Upper expandable roof to be raised prior to inspection
  • 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
  • Bathroom Operation (shower/ toilet) & Facilities
  • Waste Water and Processing Systems
  • Operation of Refrigerator, Oven, Microwave Appliances
  • Emergency break away system, or stability system operation for caravans or trailers

The below checkpoints are not included in a caravan/pop-top inspection:

  • Roof condition where a lift or ladder is required to view and assess
  • Emergency break away system, or stability system operation for caravans or trailers
  • Technical systems
  • Chassis alignment
  • Engineering, compliance and quality of tow hitches,
  • frames and attachments
  • The tow vehicle is not road tested
  • We cannot check electric expendable living areas
  • Status of habitation areas
  • Air conditioning efficiency
  • LPG systems
  • Mechanical switching of lights, switches and plugs
  • Degree of gas emissions
  • Upper expandable roof to be raised prior to inspection
  • 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
  • Bathroom Operation (shower/ toilet) & Facilities
  • Waste Water and Processing Systems
  • Operation of Refrigerator, Oven, Microwave Appliances
  • It is the buyers responsibility to check all dimensions and towing restrictions prior to purchase
  • Roof condition where a lift or latter is required to view and assess
  • Additional accessories included as a result of owner’s modifications
  • Functionality of audio-visual or entertainment system including CD, Cassette, TV, DVD, iPod connectivity, sensors, alarm/security devices, satellite navigation systems/GPS
  • Standard to which repairs or service history have been completed
  • Electric Brake function and lining material, brake drums, limited to what is immediately visible
  • Vehicle’s computer systems, such as trip meter computers, cruise control and any other computer systems

The below checkpoints are not included in a RV/Motorhome inspection:

  • Roof condition where a lift or ladder is required to view and assess
  • Technical systems
  • Chassis alignment
  • Engineering, compliance and quality of tow hitches, frames and
  • attachments
  • We cannot check electric expendable living areas
  • Status of habitation areas
  • Air conditioning efficiency
  • LPG systems
  • Mechanical switching of lights, switches and plugs
  • Degree of gas emissions
  • Upper expandable roof to be raised prior to inspection
  • Body water leaks or reason for leaks
  • Electrical systems and electronics
  • Wheel cylinders
  • Drinking Water Tank and Leaks
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) mechanics
  • Condition of solar paneling
  • Bathroom Operation (shower/ toilet) & Facilities
  • Waste Water and Processing Systems
  • Operation of Refrigerator, Oven, Microwave Appliances
  • Catalytic converters
  • Odometer and camshaft belt, drive belt and timing belt
  • Water pump/fan
  • Transmission mechanics
  • It is the buyers responsibility to check all dimensions and towing restrictions prior to purchase
  • Roof condition where a lift or latter is required to view and assess
  • Additional accessories included as a result of owner’s modifications
  • Functionality of audio-visual or entertainment system including
  • CD, Cassette, TV, DVD, iPod connectivity, sensors, alarm/security devices, satellite navigation systems/GPS
  • Standard to which repairs or service history have been completed
  • Brake function and lining material, brake drums, limited to what is immediately visible
  • Vehicle’s computer systems, such as trip meter computers, cruise control and any other computer systems
  • Estimated expiry of exhaust system, clutch, dual mass flywheels
  • Engine mountings
  • Engine cylinder compression
  • Oil pump strainer to assess sludge build up
  • Reason for oil leaks
  • Meters indicating oil and fuel consumption or the degree of oil and fuel consumption
  • Road test (for vehicles over 4500kg)
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