What Is An RV Report?
I love buying RVs, but one of the questions that I always have is the real history of the vehicle and buying. So because of this, I thought I would go over today a very useful tool for those of you who want to buy a used RV, an RV history report.
What is an RV resort? An RV report or an RV history report is a document that has all of the relevant information about an RV. This includes anything from damage that the RV has sustained to the miles at the RV has done. It can even tell you facts like when insurance claims are filed, and accident reports. It is very much like a car report.
Now that you know what an RV report is, I'm sure you have some questions. Questions like where do I find an RV report? Does it cost anything to have an RV report done? Will this tell me if any of the parts in the RV have been replaced? Should I use this in evaluating the price of the RV that I'm paying for? All of these are really good questions, and I'm going to answer all of them in this article.
How do I find an RV report?
The RV reports are like car reports, but they are a bit more difficult to find than a car report is. There are a few different sites on the internet for RV reports so you can gather the information, as well as most dealerships have some kind of RB report for you to see before you buy. We'll go over briefly here where you can expect to find a few of these so you can be best informed.
The first sight that comes up when you search for RV history reports is faxvin.com. This appears to be a site designed to look up your RVs history via the VIN that you will find on the vehicle. It seems to be a legit site though I have not personally tested it, and it does make sense that the VIN would relate to the history report.
The next site that comes up on a few articles about how to find your RV history report is rvchexs.com. This site seems to work similarly to the previous in that it'll look up information about your RV so you can get your history report.
I think both of these sites could be useful from a cursory perspective. But there isn't a lot of information about the actual sites, and there might be better ways to find your RV history. One of those ways could be in the DMV.
The DMV keeps the registered information for all vehicles in the United States, including your RV. Running a search for their website or requesting information from their office could be a good way to get the information you need about a used RV or motor coach.
The last best way to find this information is to inquire about it from the dealership. A good and trustworthy RV dealership should have some history about the vehicle you'll buy from them, especially if it is pre-owned. You should verify this information would have independent sources just to be safe, but it is a good place to start.
Overall I don't think there's a shortage of ways to get information or history about your RV. It's just not the easiest when compared to something like a car report. That is having been said. This is information that you should always try and gain about a pre-owned vehicle.
How much should it cost to have an RV history report done?
I could not find any direct pricing for an RV history report, but it should be free if it comes from somewhere like the DMV or an RV dealership. Edit templates like the DMV may very well have a small fee, maybe $50, but otherwise, this is essential and necessary information that you should have with the vehicle. Other times it may be worked into the price, say when you were buying the vehicle.
Will this tell me if any parts of the RV have been replaced?
The point of an RV history report is to convey to you as much information as anyone has on the vehicle. This can include times when items or parts of the vehicle were replaced and paid for by insurance or by the owner. This is more likely to come up if a part of the RV was damaged in an accident or was broken and replaced by a mechanic, but it will not necessarily show up on the report if it was done by just the owner or was cosmetic.
This could be a very good way to determine if there's anything you should watch on the RV if there was something replaced in the RV history report. This is the best way to be informed about any potential issues or hiccups with the vehicle.
Should I use this as a way to judge the price of the RV before I pay?
Many things may affect the price of an RV. Ranging from how old the vehicle is to how often it has been used, even the type of engine or interior can affect the price. The vehicle's history can very well affect the price, and therefore you should use the RV history report in that estimate.
For example, if your RV you are looking to buy has had one of the slides replaced. Best I could have been damaged if it was extended in the RV moved once, or it could have been one of the motors on the flight itself went if it doesn't matter which of these happened as it means that there was something that went wrong with the RV that has been fixed. So they should be taken into account for the price it may be something you'll have to deal with later.
Overall, this is an excellent tool for determining how much you may be worth when you are in negotiation to buy it.
The RV history report is something that I don't think many people know about when they are first getting into buying an RV. But it is a useful tool for you when gauging both the price and reliability of the vehicle you are looking at. So if you want to be educated about the adventure that you were going to go on, it's a good idea to look for an RV history report for your vehicle.
I hope that this article helps you learn a little bit more about an RV history report and what it is. If you find that you need more RV tips and advice, please feel free to look around the site. I have articles on everything from the best models in each RV class to what campgrounds you should visit in your motorcoach.