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

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RV Inspection Florida


RV inspections are an important part of the process of buying or selling a recreational vehicle (RV) in Florida. Whether you’re a seasoned RV owner or a first-time buyer, an inspection can help you make an informed decision about the condition of the RV and identify any potential issues that need to be addressed. Here are some things to consider when it comes to RV inspections in Florida:

  1. Why are RV inspections important?

RV inspections are important for several reasons. First and foremost, an inspection can help you determine the overall condition of the RV and identify any potential issues that may need to be addressed. For example, an inspection can reveal problems with the RV’s plumbing, electrical system, or appliances, which can be costly to repair. An inspection can also help you determine the value of the RV and negotiate a fair price if you’re buying or selling.

  1. Who should perform an RV inspection?

It’s important to choose a qualified and experienced RV inspector to perform your inspection. Look for someone who is licensed, insured, and has a good reputation in the industry. A good RV inspector will be thorough and take the time to examine all aspects of the RV, including the exterior, interior, appliances, and mechanical systems.

  1. What does an RV inspection cover?

An RV inspection should cover all aspects of the RV, including the exterior, interior, appliances, and mechanical systems. The inspector should check for any visible damage or wear and tear, as well as test all of the systems to ensure they are functioning properly. This may include checking the brakes, tires, engine, transmission, and other mechanical components. The inspector should also check the electrical and plumbing systems and test the appliances to ensure they are working properly.

  1. How long does an RV inspection take?

The length of an RV inspection can vary depending on the size and complexity of the RV. A typical inspection may take anywhere from two to four hours to complete. The inspector will need access to all areas of the RV, so be sure to clear out any personal belongings and allow plenty of time for the inspection to be completed.

  1. How much does an RV inspection cost?

The cost of an RV inspection can vary depending on the size and complexity of the RV, as well as the experience and qualifications of the inspector. In Florida, you can expect to pay anywhere from $850 to $1200 for an RV inspection. Some inspectors may charge an hourly rate, while others may have a flat fee for the inspection.

  1. What if the RV fails the inspection?

If the RV fails the inspection, it doesn’t necessarily mean you should walk away from the deal. It’s important to have a clear understanding of the issues that need to be addressed and how much it will cost to fix them. If

he cost of repairs is significant, you may want to negotiate the price of the RV accordingly. Alternatively, you may be able to work with the seller to have the repairs made before closing the deal. In some cases, it may make more sense to walk away from the deal and look for a different RV that is in better condition.

  1. Can I do my own RV inspection?

While it’s always a good idea to have a professional RV inspection performed, there are also some things you can do to assess the condition of the RV on your own. Here are some tips for conducting your own RV inspection:

  • Inspect the exterior: Look for any visible damage or wear and tear on the exterior of the RV, including dents, scratches, and rust. Check the roof for any leaks or damage. Examine the tires to ensure they have sufficient tread and are in good condition.
  • Test the appliances: Turn on all of the appliances to ensure they are working properly. Check the refrigerator, stove, microwave, and any other appliances to make sure they are functioning as expected.
  • Check the plumbing: Flush the toilet and run the sink and shower to make sure the plumbing is functioning properly. Look for any signs of leaks or damage.
  • Test the electrical system: Plug in a few appliances and turn on the lights to make sure the electrical system is functioning properly. Check the battery to ensure it is charged and in good condition.
  • Inspect the interior: Check the walls, floor, and ceiling for any visible damage or wear and tear. Look for any signs of water damage or leaks. Check the windows and doors to make sure they are in good condition and seal properly.
  1. Where can I find a reputable RV inspector in Florida?

There are several ways to find a reputable RV inspector in Florida:

  • Ask for recommendations from friends or family members who own RVs.
  • Check with local RV dealerships and service centers for recommendations.
  • Search online directories or forums for RV enthusiasts.
  • Contact national organizations such as the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) or the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) for a list of certified RV inspectors in your area.

By following these tips and conducting a thorough RV inspection, you can make an informed decision about the condition of the RV and ensure that you’re getting a good value for your money. Whether you’re buying or selling an RV in Florida, an inspection can help you make the best decision for your needs and budget.