RV Inspection in Florida – For Full Time RVers Its a Must!

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If you are looking for an RV Inspection in Florida, then you will be happy to know that there is a national organization, and local inspectors, that are available in Florida to do certified RV Inspections!

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Whether you are a casual RVer, one who is looking to be a full time RVer, or you are already enjoying the full time RV lifestyle, when purchasing a used RV, you should have an RV Inspection performed on it to be sure you are not buying a money pit!

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What is an RV Inspection?

An RV Inspection is an in-depth analysis of the condition of a recreational vehicle, at that point in time. It is like the doctor asking the patient, “what is wrong with you right now and what have you observed?”

The RV Inspection is performed in such a way that inspection items are addressed that you may not have thought to look for!  Fluids analysis can be performed while doing the RV Inspection to get an even better understanding of the mechanical worthiness of the RV!

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The truth is most RV buyers do not know what they are looking for when it comes to the overall condition of a used RV.  When they are considering their RV purchase they are more interested in the floor plan, the color schemes, and the amenities.  They don’t know about the items that really could cost them a lot of additional dollars unless a detailed RV Inspection is performed on the unit!

Who are the RV Inspectors?

They are NRVIA certified individuals who have been professionally trained and certified to perform a top notch RV Inspection!  Most of them are RVers themselves, and some are full time RVers who run their inspection business out of their mobile office: their RV home!

They have received the best RV Inspection training in the industry.  They have traveled to locations around the country for classroom training from an NRVIA/RVIA/RVDA Master Certified RV Tech with forty years experience in the industry!  They are tested along the way and must pass all certification exams, as well as the hands-on applications, and in the field testing.

Why Use an RV Inspector?

Because, and most importantly, they are giving you an unbiased, in-depth, and independent RV Inspection.  The RV inspectors have no part in the sales process, therefore, they are not going to be tainted by the need to make a sale.  They have your best interests in mind!  They are working for you!

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Once the visual RV inspection is complete, the RV inspector will use proprietary software, created just for their use, to create a detailed analysis of what the RV told them on that day of the inspection.  It will include a summary page detailing the most critical issues that an RV buyer should consider, as well as photos and breakdowns of each of twelve specific inspection categories on the RV.

Who am I?

My name is Howard Jaros.  I am an NRVIA lifetime certified member of the NRVIA, I work with RV Inspection Connection, the premier national RV Inspection company in the country, I am a full time RVer and have been for seven years, I run my inspection business from my RV home, and I train others to be certified RV inspectors.  You can learn more about me here!

You can learn more about RV inspections at Used RV Inspections.

I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.  This is how you can reach me:

  • By email at howard@yourfulltimervliving.com
  • By Text at 850-585-1811
  • Or, you may leave a comment below and I will get back to you shortly!

Find Out Where HMRVI is Available to do RV Inspections For You!

Thanks for visiting yourfulltimervliving.com!  I hope you found this information useful as you consider buying a used RV!  I also hope you now know the importance of having an RV Inspection performed on any used RV you are considering.  We want to protect you from buying a money pit as well as have you enjoy worry-free travels once you do hit the road in your home on wheels!

Many Blessings as You Look to Enjoy the RV Lifestyle!
Howard and Pam


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    • Leo on January 25, 2023 at 5:06 PM
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    Hello I already pulled the trigger and bought a 2005 Rv camper trailer, from NY brought it to Florida.. went to register it in our name and get the title switched into our name come to find out the title is a salvage title and we need an inspector to inspect the RV is Worthy before I’m able to get a new title and registration can you help in the St Petersburg Clearwater area??

    1. Hi Leo!

      I will send you an email to the email address you left here.

    • Joseph Spaid on August 22, 2020 at 5:54 PM
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    Hi, we live in CA and are in the early stages of purchasing a 2014 Tiffin Allegro RED from a dealership in Sarasota. Prior to moving forward with the purchase we would like to have the RV inspected. Is this something you would be able to help with?

    1. Hi Joseph!

      Yes, we can absolutely help you with this. Please visit nrvia.org to find an NRVIA inspector in th he Sarasota area.

      Please reach out to me if you have any issues finding an inspector in that area.

      Best wishes on your RV search!!

    • Jamie on July 25, 2020 at 11:37 PM
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    Hello, We are in final purchasing stages of a used camper. We are out of state and need someone to perform an inspection on it. Since we can’t be there in person we would like to FaceTime or be involved somehow live while inspection is happening.
    We need a quote on how much an inspection is and who is available in the area the camper is. Can you help with info? Thank you!

    1. Hi Jamie!

      You can visit nrvia.org and use the “Find an Inspector” link to find an NRVIA certified RV inspector to assist you with your RV purchase. Once you contact them they can give you a price quote and discuss the process of the inspection and how they can meet your needs.

      Best wishes on your RV search!

    • Eva Harvin on February 27, 2020 at 4:44 AM
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    Greetings, I would like to get an inspection done also on a 2008 5th wheel. I am scheduled to see it today. Can you please email me with a reputable inspector in the Jacksonville, Fl area? Thanks!

    1. Hi Eva!

      I sent you an email with information to assist you in finding an inspector in that area.

      Best wishes on your RV search!

    • Remy on July 10, 2019 at 11:24 AM
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    Hi Howard,

    I’m looking at buying a 2007 Itasca Navion with the Mercedes diesel engine. The Owner claims the turbo works on and off the mechanics I’ve spoken with say a turbo works or doesn’t. One thought it could even be a transmission problem. ALL said they could not work on them because Mercedes was proprietory and wouldn’t allow the software needed for programing or the technical info. HOW can I get this RV inspected before I buy it w/o going to Mercedes?

    1. Hi Remy!

      Thanks for stopping by our website!

      What an NRVIA inspector can do is to test the fluids from the transmission and engine. If there are transmission issues the lab report will reveal that. As far as the turbo working intermittently, I would have the RV inspected, find what issues exist other than the turbo, take it for a test drive, and negotiate with the owner to have the issue investigated/repaired before purchase, IF this is the RV you are really interested in and want to spend time going through the process.

      Along with the fluid analysis, the inspector will spend approximately six hours with the RV and use a checklist which will lead the inspector to touch five about five hundred items during the inspection process.

      Another option is to get the owner to take the RV to a Mercedes dealer and have the engine checked out. Have the owner provide proof of the findings and what was done to remedy any issues. You could also have an NRVIA inspector pull fluid samples at that time. While the transmission is being evaluated by Mercedes they can assist the inspector in getting a fluid sample. The transmission may be a sealed system that does not have an access point to draw fluids from.

      Best wishes on your RV search!

    • Jules on May 22, 2019 at 6:11 PM
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    I am looking at a 2004 keystone Montana fifth wheel that has been updated inside. It is in Labelle FL.I am doing a walk thru on Thursday May 30th at 1:00

    1. Hi Jules!

      Thanks for stopping by our website!

      Once you look at the RV, let us know if you want to pursue having an NRVIA inspector assist you. We will help you to locate one.

    • Patrick on April 14, 2019 at 11:55 PM
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    Hello, I am looking to purchase a new fifth wheel from a dealer in Orange Park, Florida. We are doing a walk through with the dealership on Thursday the 18th. Is it recommended that even though its new, we should still get an inspection? If so, whats the cost and who will come out?


    1. Hi Patrick!

      Thanks for stopping by our website!

      I will forward information to you to the email address you gave here.

    • Debbie Purvis on April 13, 2019 at 5:39 PM
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    My widowed neighbor was told the inspection for her RV would be $5,000 plus commission for them to sell it. Is someone scamming her. We are in Summerfield, FL

    1. Hi Debbie!

      Thanks for stopping by our website!

      What you are describing is not an NRVIA certified inspection. It sounds more like a consignment deal. NRVIA inspections START at $300 and depend on the level of inspection the client chooses and the type of RV being inspected. Each NRVIA RV inspector sets their own pricing and there are many variables that make up the fee the client will pay.

    • Janeen Butt on April 4, 2019 at 5:29 AM
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    Hello, we are considering a used diesel pusher in Winter Garden FL. Would you be available to do an inspection for us soon?

    1. Hi Janeen!

      I have sent you an email to your Hotmail account.

    • Patrick McGinnis on October 8, 2018 at 7:05 PM
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    Please contact me concerning setting up an inspection for a 2016 Roadtrek 210 Popular in Jacksonville, FL, ASAP. I would like to know:
    The cost?
    Amount of time involved?
    What would be covered?
    When you could do it?

    1. Thanks for stopping by Patrick!

      I sent you an email in response to the one you sent me.

      Best wishes on your RV search!

    • Bob on May 23, 2018 at 9:07 AM
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    Hi – thank you for the advice. Looking for an inspection of a 5th wheel in Jacksonville in the next few weeks. Thanks!

    1. Greetings Bob!

      Thanks for stopping by our website!

      I apologize that I will not be able to assist you in the Jacksonville area as we are currently out of the state. I will send you an email to assist you in finding someone who is currently in that area.

    • WP Foy on May 13, 2018 at 11:06 AM
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    I am looking for an inspection on a 1999 American Eagle in the Dover Steffner Florida area the week of May 14-18,2018

    Can you do it? And how much?


    1. Thanks for stopping by my website Bill! I will respond directly to your email address.

    • Doug and Dolores Bond on April 14, 2018 at 4:28 PM
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    We are purchasing a new 2018 Tiffin Phaeton 40 AH from General RV in Jacksonville, Florida this week April 17. Although we have been assured by General RV that all inspections have been done, we were wondering about having an independent inspection done. Do you work in the Jacksonville area? Please let me know what your inspection covers and costs involved.


    1. Thanks for stopping by our website Doug and Dolores!

      I will respond to you via a direct email to address your question.

    • Melanie on April 4, 2018 at 12:38 PM
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    Hi Howard,

    My husband and I are purchasinga used RV this week in the Jacksonville area and would like to have a pre-purchae inspection done before we drive it home up to PA. Can you please let me know the cost, time frame and other pertinent info.


    1. Hi Melanie!

      Thanks for stopping by our website!

      I sent you an email to the email address you listed here regarding your request.

    • Barry Resnick on January 21, 2018 at 2:54 PM
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    Hi! Need an inspection in a storage unit in Fort laudetdale can you send someone to this area?

    1. Hi Barry!

      Thanks for stopping by our website!

      I will respond to you directly to your email address.

    • john on March 31, 2017 at 10:30 AM
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    Need rv inspector

    1. Where John?

    • Deborah on April 17, 2015 at 8:55 AM
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    Good Morning Howard
    We are looking at an 03 Itasca sunflyer 39L in the Ft. Myers, FL area and we are trying to find a pre-purchase inspector. Do you have a list of those and what types of inspections performed? We are new and will be full timers. Thank you.

    1. Greetings Deborah!

      Thank you for contacting me via my website. I will assist you in any way I can to help you get the used RV of your choice checked out before you buy it. A home inspection for your RV home on wheels is a wise thing to do before signing on the dotted line!

      You may visit rvinspection.com for rates and information on the types of inspections services we offer.

      Once you have reviewed that information please feel free to call me directly or contact our home office at 800-628-1455 to check inspector availability in your area.

      Best wishes on your RV search as you look to join us in the full time RV living lifestyle.

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