More than


people buy a new or used RV in the United States each year.
One thing every RV (new and used) has in common;

they ALL have something wrong with them.

Do you know what is wrong with the RV you are planning to buy?

Joy > Regret

You buy an RV to bring your family JOY, to make special memories, to see far away places, taking your dog, cat, and fish with you. You don’t buy an RV to have REGRET, wishing you had known the true condition of the RV BEFORE you bought it.

My name is David russell
(rv shepherd)

I’m a veteran U.S. Navy Submariner. My wife and I are also full-time RVers. I would love to help you have confidence in your RV buying experience by providing a Certified RV Inspection before you finalize a purchase. Schedule a FREE 30 min call with me today.


David saved me from making a bad decision. I was considering the purchase of an RV in Ft. Pierce, FL. I hired David to take a look at… read more

Meredith Whitney Avatar Meredith Whitney
July 17, 2023

We are so glad we found RV Shepherd in our search for certified inspectors. We had a bad experience with another company, so it was so refreshing to find… read more

Cindy Merrill Avatar Cindy Merrill
April 5, 2023

One of the nicest and most professional rv inspectors I’ve ever met. Extremely punctual and knowledgeable. Was kind enough to drive to camping world in Fort Pierce to look at… read more

Emily Rose Avatar Emily Rose
March 26, 2023

It was just by chance we found Dave to do an rv inspection for us. He wanted to make sure we read his reviews so we would be comfortable working… read more

Barbara MacMannis Avatar Barbara MacMannis
March 26, 2023

I highly recommened you hire RV Shepherd whether buying new or used. I’ve been dealing with warranty repair issues on my brand new 2021 Winnegabo for over a year.… read more

Daniel Garcia Avatar Daniel Garcia
February 26, 2023

An inspector with integrity! We hired RV Shepherd to inspect a used diesel pusher. We were pressed for time and he pulled the fluid analysis before doing the inspection. Thank… read more

Gary Bailey Avatar Gary Bailey
January 25, 2023

David @ RV Shepherd is great! He was prompt in getting back to us to set up the initial call, scheduled the inspection with the local RV Dealer, and… read more

Margaret Brown Avatar Margaret Brown
January 11, 2023

No need to shop around. This is the guy. We couldn’t recommend more highly.

Carisa Cunningham Avatar Carisa Cunningham
January 8, 2023

David at RV Shepherd did an excellent job inspecting our new to us 2020 Winnebago View. We were over 1,000 miles away from the dealership and it gave us great… read more

Kristin Weigand Avatar Kristin Weigand
November 30, 2022

RV Shepherd was extremely helpful when I purchased my motorhome. The report was very detailed and provided very useful information. He took a good amount of time on the phone… read more

Laura Taylor Oostdyk Avatar Laura Taylor Oostdyk
November 29, 2022

David is awesome! He is very thorough and checks everything! David was very kind and patience, answering all our questions. I would highly recommend David. He is professional and very… read more

Nicole Hughes Avatar Nicole Hughes
November 19, 2022

I am new to the RV world but it is something my wife and have been wanting to pursue for many years. Even though the RV that I was looking… read more

Jean-Jacques Alford Avatar Jean-Jacques Alford
October 22, 2022

If you want an RV inspector who will go “above and beyond” to get you the information you need to make an informed purchase, then I believe David Russell should… read more

Coral Undzis Avatar Coral Undzis
September 12, 2022

David went the extra mile and found a water leak in a RV we wanted to purchase. Finding the hidden damage in advance of our purchase probably saved us months/years… read more

Johnny Dalrymple Avatar Johnny Dalrymple
September 12, 2022

Real informative, knowledgeable inspector who cares about helping you. Timely, professional communication. Highly recommend and would use this service again if needed.

Rob Adamo Avatar Rob Adamo
July 12, 2022

David is a fabulous inspector! He is thorough with exceptional attention to detail and work ethic. He is very kind and easy to talk to. I feel comfortable asking him… read more

Hairchitexture Salon Avatar Hairchitexture Salon
June 12, 2022

David is good person to work with, very through, high quality service. I highly recommend him.

Jennifer Tipton Avatar Jennifer Tipton
May 12, 2022

Four Steps to Enjoy the RV Life



Schedule a Call


Inspect the RV
has Repairs Made
Enjoy the RV Life


Annual RV Maintenance

If you look in your RV Owner’s Manual, you will probably find places where it recommends conducting annual maintenance on various components in your recreational vehicle. For example, climbing up on the roof to inspect all the penetration points includes checking: vent fan covers, AC units, plumbing vents, antenna mounts, ridge rails, front cap, end cap, etc. The list goes on and on…and that is just for the roof. Plus, do you even want to get up on the roof of your camper? Climb that ladder that feels like it was made from aluminum foil? Of course, you don’t. That is just ONE of the annual maintenance recommendations. RV Shepherd provides Annual RV Maintenance services in Vero Beach, Melbourne, Fort Pierce, Port Saint Lucie, and the surrounding areas.

Annual RV Maintenance service provided by RV Shepherd

Annual RV Maintenance service provided by RV Shepherd. Call today to schedule and appt.
(772)773-MyRV [6978]

Let’s talk about yearly cleaning recommendations. Many people don’t even think about their Air Conditioning unit until it starts making a funny sound or stops working completely. Did you know that an annual cleaning can make a big difference in your AC performance? Dirt, grime, moss, etc. gets stuck in the cooling coils affecting the AC unit’s ability to transfer heat. Leaving that unattended in the hot Florida summers can lead to bigger problems. Annual cleaning for campers in Melbourne, Port Saint Lucie, Fort Pierce, Vero Beach, and the surrounding areas does more than just make it look good. Removing the air conditioning shroud (that plastic cover on the roof) to conduct a cleaning provides an opportunity to quickly inspect two major components on the unit to see if they are working well. Cleaning clears off the debris that can be blocking air flow across the coils to keep your inside air nice and cool. Not only cleaning, but RV Shepherd can also straighten many coil fins to restore much of the heat transfer process. Every square inch of coil fins that are restored adds ¼ degree of efficiency back to the air conditioning efficiency. Basically, your AC works better, cools better, and can help it to last longer.

BUT WAIT!!! There’s more!

Who likes to take hot showers? Did you know your RV water heater should be flushed out once a year? Many RV parks have terrible water. I don’t know why. Maybe it is well water that has little to no filtration. Hard Water is common in Florida and may be present in the water lines servicing your RV in Port Saint Lucie, Fort Pierce, Vero Beach, and Melbourne areas. Those water sources over time leave sediment in your water heater. That sediment causes all kinds of problems over time and could eventually cause a malfunction in your water heater preventing it from operating properly or even breaking. Flushing the water heater tank clears out that debris and gives it a new lease on life. Just like annual maintenance on the air conditioning, this annual maintenance provides an opportunity to check a few things. An RV technician can get a look at the inside of the water heater tank and check the condition of the tank plug. Some water heaters (some not all) use an anode rod. That rod also needs to be inspected to see if it is ready to be replaced. The only way to check it is to empty the water heater. Again, this type of annual maintenance helps your water heater work better, heat water better, and can help it to last longer, giving you plenty of warm showers and hot water.

BUT WAIT!!! There’s more!

If you’re looking at yearly maintenance in the spring, you probably are not thinking about the furnace in your camper. It is spring. Time for sunny days, hiking, walking, laying in the sun, getting that summer tan ready to go. It is not a time people typically think of their heater. Especially in Vero Beach Florida. But now is the perfect time to consider your RV furnace. For one, you’re not counting on it. But when winter comes and you need that heater in the cool evening, that is not the time to figure out it isn’t working. Annual maintenance verifies it is working and takes measures to help it work better. An RV technician from RV Shepherd will inspect your heater and do a little cleaning. Vacuuming out the intake and exhaust ports for the burn chamber will help keep that furnace working at tip top efficiency for those harsh winters in Melborne, Port Saint Luci, and Fort Pierce.

BUT WAIT!!! There’s more!

We love a cold beverage on a hot day. We also love steak, seafood, chicken, and other food items that require refrigeration to keep from spooling. One of the most overlooks and neglected items in an RV is the refrigerator/freezer. Like many items in an RV, we don’t think too much about it until it stops working. One day it is keeping everything cool, the next we find our favorite ice cream thawed to the consistency of a glass of milk. The good thing about yearly maintenance is the intentional plan to check the parts of a refrigerator that we never look at, the back side.  Part of RV Shepherd’s annual RV maintenance is inspecting and cleaning the cooling coils, electrical, and mechanical parts of your recreational vehicle’s refrigerator. Sorry, we don’t clean the interior of your refrigerator where your old moldy food is growing like a science project. But what we do on the outside will help to keep your refrigerator operating a peak performance. We’ll also measure the temperature inside the refrigerator and track that from year to year so you will know if your refrigerator is starting to show signs of aging. We want to keep your RV refrigerator in Vero Beach, Melbourne, Fort Pierce, Port Saint Lucie, and the surrounding areas in tip top shape.

BUT WAIT!!! There’s more!

Annual maintenance is not just about the roof and the appliances in your camper, it also includes slideout seals. During our yearly checks, we will condition all your slideout blade seals to keep them flexible and operational. The slide out blade seals are the “flapper” style seals that flip out to hug the side of your slideout when it is extended. Those seals keep the rainwater out and the conditioned air in. This is another one of those jobs that require a ladder and some patience. You have a recreational vehicle so you can relax. The last thing you want to do is climb up on a ladder all the time. RV Shepherd does this for you so you can stick with relaxing and enjoying your time. Plus, you want to keep all the cold air in your RV for those hot summers in Vero Beach, Melbourne, Fort Pierce, Port Saint Lucie, and the surrounding areas.

BUT WAIT!!! There’s more!

Part of our Annual RV Maintenance package is inspecting and testing all your life safety detectors. Smoke detectors, Carbon Monoxide detectors, and LP Gas detectors. These small devices are essential to safe living in a recreational vehicle, whether that is vacationing or full time living. These detectors can literally save your life. Why not have them inspected and tested every year by a professional?

BUT WAIT!!! There’s more!

Every RV inspection, including annual RV maintenance, includes the performance of a LP leak check. This inspection element verifies the integrity of the LP gas system. We want to keep the LP gas in the tanks and in the lines until it is used at a burner. A leak at any point could spell disaster for the occupants and/or the RV itself. Better to be check and have peace-of-mind than to risk catastrophic failure due to neglect.

BUT WAIT!!! There’s more!

During the performance of our annual RV maintenance, we also inspect the condition of each tire. We check the pressure, the tread, the sidewalls, and look for any wear patterns. We check the fluid levels in the batteries. We inspect the engine oil fluid level, the coolant level, the transmission fluid level. If your recreational vehicle is equipped with a generator, we will check the oil and coolant in that as well.

As you can see, the Annual RV Maintenance performed by RV Shepherd is through, it is necessary, and it is useful. Call today to schedule your yearly maintenance checks today. Call now (772)773-MyRV [6978]. We serve Vero Beach, Melbourne, Fort Pierce, Port Saint Lucie, and the surrounding areas.

Annual RV Maintenance Overview:


Clean AC (Coils and filters)

Clean Furnace (burn chamber and intake and exhaust ports)

Clean Refrigerator (cooling coils, mechanical and electrical components)

Flush Water Heater (extra charge for anode replacement)

Condition Slideout Blade Seals


Check Smoke/CO/LP Detectors

Perform LP Leak Check

Check Tire Pressure and Evaluate Tire Condition

Check Battery Fluid Levels

Check Motor Fluid Levels (oil, coolant, transmission)

Check Generator Fluid Levels (oil, coolant)