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RV Inspection and Services

Get the Information You Need Before Buying a New or Used RV

North Star RV Inspections, LLC is a mobile RV inspection and maintenance service. We come to you! We offer a variety of services that will make the RV-purchasing decision easier. We will arm you with knowledge of the condition of a particular RV; knowledge is powerful.We Inspect and Test House Batteries

We conduct a comprehensive RV inspection of all the RV parts and mechanical components as well as its overall livability. Our inspection report can easily be 50 to 200 pages long. Reports include well over 120 pictures, many videos, 360 degree photos of interior and chassis, life safety issues, major issues, minor issues, comments and recommendations.

We also wear a body camera during the inspection process, so the entire inspection is recorded for liability reasons.

Whether you are a newcomer to RVs or a long-time enthusiast, our RV inspection and maintenance service will ensure you get the most value out of your RV purchase.

RV Inspection Types and Services We Provide

-Premier RV Inspection (complete top to bottom inspection)

-Life Safety/Season Start-up RV Inspection

-Post-Purchsase RV Inspection (before that 1 year warranty runs out)

-Pre-Listing Seller's RV Inspection (add an inspection report to you on-line listing)

-Verification of RV Repairs Inspection (verify repairs you requested are complete)

-Warranty RV Inspection

-Insurance RV Inspection

-Rental RV Inspection

-Financing Inspection

-Fluid Analysis

-New RV Owner Walkthrough/Orientation

-RV Driving Lessons

-RV Maintenance and Some RV Repair

Pre-Purchase and Post-Purchase RV Buyer Inspection

Whether buying used or new, a pre-purchase RV inspection ensures you have a complete understanding of the condition of the RV you are buying before you sign on the dotted line.

A pre-purchase RV inspection protects buyers from seller who would sell RVs with unknown operation and performance issues. Buyers get an unbiased assessment of the RV’s current condition that allows them to negotiate better prices.

If a seller is not willing to allow a pre-purchase inspection, a post-purchase inspection may be done. Most new RVs come with a manufacturer's one-year warranty. A post-purchase RV inspection can be used to identify all issues after you take possession of the RV. You can use the inspection report to make sure the seller completes all of the repairs needed that are covered under the warranty.

Please call 218-287-7925 or fill out Get A Quote form for pricing.

Pre-Sale RV Seller/Owner Inspection

Add sales value to your RV by providing customers with a detailed RV inspection report about the RV’s condition. Documents like these will give your customers the confidence to buy your RV without needing to worry about unseen issues. 

Set yourself apart and build trust by offering a completed inspection before the sale. An NRVIA certified inspection report will give them peace of mind.

My service gives RV sellers a punch list of issues and potential problem areas that they can address before listing their RV. Having your RV in the best condition can increase the sale value of the RV and give potential buyers the confidence to make a purchase.

Please call 218-287-7925 or fill out Get A Quote form for pricing.

New RV Owner Walkthrough/Orientation

Can’t remember everything they told you at the dealer lot? I will be happy to help! I will meet you at a local campground or your home to walk you through all you need to know about your RV from setup to how all the systems work.
$190 for 2 Hours minimum. $85/hr each additional hour.

Fluid Analysis

We can conduct fluid sampling on your RV’s engine oil, coolant, transmission oil, and other mechanical fluids. This will inform you not only of the RV’s fluid levels but also its engine and transmission condition without disassembly. Think of it as a "Blood Test" for the coolant system, transmission and engine. A fluid analysis is an add-on service for our mototrized RV inspections and towable RV inspections that have on-board generators.

Mobile RV Repair and Maintenance Services & Pricing

I am also a NRVTA Registered RV Technician.

We are available to do maintenance and repair listed below.  I can conduct your yearly systems tune-up maintenance on your RV. Yearly RV service tune-ups keep all systems running as efficiently as possible and identify small problems before they can become large problems.

Please call 218-287-7925 for more infomation on services below.

RV Winterization

  • Drain fresh water system.
  • Drain water heater.
  • Inspect anode rod (if present).
  • Winterize with RV anti-freeze. 

RV De-Winterization 

  • Flush fresh water system.
  • Open slideouts and treat slideout seals.
  • Inspect roof.
  • LP leak test.
  • Check LP/CO and smoke detectors.
  • Check fire extinguisher.
  • Electrical system check.

RV Roof Maintenance and Resealing

  • Check roof seams and add sealant as needed.
  • Condition seals with UV protectant.

RV Electrical System Maintenance and Repair 

  • Check AC and DC electrical panels.
  • Custom made battery cables.
  • Check batteries.
  • Test converter and inverter.
  • Repair/replace interior lights and switches.
  • Check 12VDC chassis lights.
  • Test and repair any other electrical issue you have.

Water Heater Servicing and Cleaning 

  • Flush tank.
  • Clean burner assembly.
  • Clean burner tube.

RV Refrigerator 

  • Clean burner assembly.
  • Clean coils.
  • Check coil baffles.
  • Check electric heating element.

RV A/C Servicing and Cleaning 

  • Clean filter.
  • Clean roof top unit, coils and straighten bent fins.

LP System Leak Testing 

  • 5 minute propane leak test.

Mobile Maintenance/Repair Service Fees Unless Otherwise Noted Above:

$85.00 Per Hour

$.70 Per Mile One Way

Inspection Pricing

Because there are many makes and models of RVs for sale in the United States today, our RV inspection pricing will be determined after we have a discussion with you and is also based on the following information you provide.

  • Class/Type of RV
  • Location of RV
  • Age of RV
  • Make, Model of the RV
  • Length of the RV
  • Travel Expenses (if any)
  • Gas or Diesel Powered RV
  • # of Fluid Samples Requested
  • Type of Inspection (Life Safety or Premier)

Please go to our Get A Quote page and provide as much information as possible to receive a RV inspection price. We will contact you ASAP to discuss.

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Why You Should Add Fluid Analysis to your RV Inspection

Certified NRVIA RV inspectors have been inspecting new and used RVs for a few years now and we’ve learned a lot about fluid analysis and how it can provide a whole new level of diagnostics for RV engines, transmission, generators and hot water heating systems. Fluid analysis provides the buyer with important information that you just can’t get any other way.
Unlike other RV inspectors, we are trained to pull samples from these complex systems so that our affiliate laboratories, JG Lubricant Services, can assess what’s going on with the fluids and with the host components.

Our test reports provide accurate and repeatable data that enables the customer to “see for themselves”. The reports are easy to understand, they are color-coded to point out the more important findings and give the customer an overall assessment of “Severity” along with comments on what was found and what to do about it. The reports point out potential problems that show up in oil and coolant (anti-freeze) testing. Recommendations may include such things as the need to change oil or coolant or the need for more in-depth diagnostics by an engine or transmission repair facilities.

We provide motorized RV fluid analysis as well as tow vehicle fluid analysis.

FLUID ANALYSIS RESULTS TAKE FROM 4 TO 7 BUSUNESS DAYS TO GET RESULTS.

Fluid analysis includes:

  • Radiator Coolant
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Engine Oil
  • Generator Oil
  • Generator Coolant
  • Aqua Hot

Fluid Analysis Pricing With Inspection

  • 1 Fluid Sample $120.00
  • 2 Fluid Samples $190.00
  • 3 Fluid Samples $270.00
  • 4 Fluid Samples $340.00
  • 5 Fluid Samples $420.00
  • Rush Samples $30.00 Extra Per Sample
  • Over Night Delivery Extra
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Professional RV Inspection

The RV inspection report will nornally ready for you by noon the day after the inspection.

A thorough Premier level RV inspection can take from 8 to 10+ hours to complete. A Life Safety/Season Start-up level inspection can take 4 to 5 hours to complete. I do not rush through an inspection, we inspect the RV as if it was our own!

It can be hard for buyers to find what to look out for when buying an RV. A NRVIA Certified RV Inspector can quickly identify those issues and tell you if the RV is road-worthy or fit for use as a home on wheels.

Don't see a service or type of RV inspection your looking for, feel free to reach out to us to see if we can tailor an inspection or services to your needs.

Calls Welcome Anytime!!

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