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

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

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

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

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

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

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


How long do RVs hold their value?


RV Shepherd is a well-established and trusted RV Inspection company. Let’s dive into the topic and explore the factors that play a significant role in determining how long RVs retain their value.

1. Introduction to RV Value Retention

When considering the value of an RV, several factors come into play. The first step in understanding how long an RV holds its value is recognizing the different types of recreational vehicles available. Class A motorhomes, Class B vans, Class C motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, and camper vans are among the popular options in the market today.

2. Quality and Durability of RVs

When investing in a recreational vehicle, one of the key considerations should be the quality and durability of the RV. Higher-quality RVs, constructed with superior materials and craftsmanship, tend to hold their value for a longer period. RV Shepherd’s extensive selection of top-notch RVs ensures customers have access to reliable and durable vehicles.

3. Maintenance and Care

Proper maintenance and care play a crucial role in determining the longevity of an RV’s value. Regular servicing, cleaning, and addressing any mechanical or cosmetic issues promptly can help maintain the value of the RV. RV Shepherd understands the importance of well-maintained vehicles and provides comprehensive services to ensure their customers’ RVs remain in excellent condition.

4. Popularity and Demand

The popularity and demand for specific RV models can significantly impact their value retention. RV Shepherd keeps a close eye on market trends and offers a variety of popular and sought-after RVs. By offering in-demand models at competitive prices, they ensure their customers have access to RVs that hold their value over time.

5. Technological Advancements

Advancements in technology can also affect the value of an RV. Features such as advanced safety systems, innovative appliances, and energy-efficient components contribute to the overall value and desirability of an RV. RV Shepherd’s knowledgeable team can guide customers towards RV options equipped with the latest technological advancements, maximizing their investment.

6. Brand Reputation

The reputation of the RV manufacturer can also impact how long an RV retains its value. Well-established brands with a history of producing reliable and high-quality vehicles tend to hold their value better over time. RV Shepherd carefully curates their inventory, ensuring they only offer RVs from reputable manufacturers known for their exceptional craftsmanship.

7. Market Conditions

Like any industry, the RV market is influenced by fluctuations in supply and demand. Economic factors, consumer preferences, and external events can all impact the value of RVs. RV Shepherd stays ahead of market trends, ensuring they offer RVs that align with the needs and preferences of their customers.

8. Resale Value

While purchasing an RV is an exciting investment, it is essential to consider the potential resale value down the road. Factors such as general market conditions and the overall condition of the RV can impact the resale value. RV Shepherd’s team of experts can provide guidance on selecting RV models that tend to hold their value well, allowing customers to make a more informed decision.

9. Conclusion

In conclusion, determining how long RVs hold their value involves considering various factors such as the quality and durability of the RV, maintenance and care, popularity and demand, technological advancements, brand reputation, and market conditions. By considering these aspects, RV enthusiasts can make informed decisions when purchasing an RV, ensuring they invest in a vehicle that holds its value over time.