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.
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 it for me since I couldn’t be there in person and his thorough inspection and balanced review of what he found provided me with the information I needed to make a decision on the purchase. David was responsive, professional and extremely helpful and I recommend his RV inspection services without reservation!
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 such an honest, extremely knowledgeable guy. We not only got a detailed inspection report later the same day of the inspection, but also had a follow-up phone call to discuss the findings. We can now purchase the new to us diesel pusher with confidence. Glad to find this level of customer service still exists!
Cindy Merrill April 5, 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 with him. All his reviews were excellent. Dave spent time helping us understand the process; what was needed of the seller and what was needed from us. As first time rv buyers we appreciated his attention to details. We signed a business contract and paid for our inspection only to have the seller pull out at the last minute. We were so disappointed. Dave was not only supportive, but was also kind enough to refund our money. It was so refreshing dealing with an honest person after what we went through. We may not have gotten to see Dave’s performance as an inspector, but we can vouch for his integrity as a professional in business.
Barbara MacMannis March 26, 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 a RV for me. Can not recommend enough. 10/10.
Emily Rose 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 I had David go out to make sure all the repairs were done and there was no further damage. He did a very custom inspection based on the issues the rig had and sent back a thorough report complete with images and video. Even though the trailer was shipped back to the Winnebago factory for repair, David was able to find numerous problems. I wish I had hired him for a pre-purchase inspection. Don’t be fooled. New RVs are just as likely to have issues than used (maybe even more so). Thank you RV Shepherd!
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 God we did, as the engine oil results came back very poor. David called to cancel his own inspection to save us money. He went above and beyond to help us on the phone with additional questions. Would recommend him in a heartbeat!
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 completed the inspection on time. David also followed up the inspection with a phone call to review his findings and sent a complete report – including photos. Very thorough and professional yet friendly!
Margaret Brown January 11, 2023
No need to shop around. This is the guy. We couldn’t recommend more highly.
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 peace of mind to have someone like David working for us to make sure we were making a sound decision long-distance. David did a thorough inspection and his report was organized, easy to read and summarized the potential issues at the top of the report so we didn’t have to dig through the entire report to find the items that needed repair. He spent the time to review the entire report with us over the phone to make sure we understood everything. He also produced a “Request List” that we were able to give to the dealership which outlined all of the items we wanted repaired before we took delivery. We highly recommend David and RV Shepherd!
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 with me to go over everything and also offered great tips. Highly recommend!!
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 educated. He did a great job and the report had many details. Thank you so much!!
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 to buy didn’t work out I was reaching out to David probably more often than I should but he took my call every time. I learned plenty though talking with David and was really hoping he could do the inspection on my RV. Since the deal fell through David refunded my money to me but still took calls from me afterwards. It was a true pleasure talking with David and I hope to meet him some day. The customer service he provided was a11 on a 10 scale. JJ Alford Katy Texas
Jean-Jacques Alford October 22, 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 of headaches and thousands of $$$. Thank you for doing such a thorough job.
Johnny Dalrymple September 12, 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 be your first choice! This was my experience: I’d been talking with one of the largest RV retailers in the country to buy my first travel trailer. They don’t have the best reputation for quality or honest business practices, but they did have the last available unit in the same year, make and model I was looking for within my state. After I placed my deposit with the dealer and learned a little more about the walk-through inspection process, I was feeling overwhelmed and under-confident about going through with my sale, as it would soon become a large source of personal debt and my housing arrangement for the foreseeable future. I heard in an RV-life YouTube video about the NRVIA and NRVTA directories and was glad to find him among the few inspectors listed as available nearby. I gave him a call and explained my situation, I was immediately met with his warm personality and plenty of advice from his wealth of knowledge about RVs- bear in mind we had no contract yet. He really just wanted to help me, even though there was a chance I didn’t employ him. Once I confirmed my appointment and paid for his service, he got to work researching the trailer, did a VERY thorough all-day inspection, sent me an online report with lots of pictures, and even made himself available for any questions I had in the days after. The online portal he uses to send the report is very easy to use and even had a request list builder that I could then print or email to my sales rep.! I had more than a few questions that came up and he was very patient and quick to respond. One thing I asked the dealership to fix (as a result of his inspection) got some push back and conflicting information from the techs working on the unit. As a newbie, I didn’t know what was correct, but I did feel that I could trust the integrity of David’s inspection. I sent a text update to David about what was happening and he went so far as to do even more research, then record and send me a phone call he had with the manufacturer of the trailer proving that there was a (costly) issue to fix. My sale is now complete and I can say that if there ever comes a time I will need another travel trailer, David will be the person I go to for my inspection. I can also say that the professional service he provides will soothe the anxiety you may feel about making an RV purchase and is more than worth the cost of doing business with him.
Coral Undzis 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 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 anything concerning my rig. If he doesn’t have the answer right off, he will dig to find it!
Hairchitexture Salon June 12, 2022
David is good person to work with, very through, high quality service. I highly recommend him.