Episode 005 – RV Inspector Anthony Link

Today, we’re going to talk to someone who makes money inspecting RVs for people looking to purchase a motorhome, fifth wheel or travel trailer.

Anthony Link operates his business out of South Carolina. He started the firm in March after completing training to become a certified RV inspector through the academy.

It took two weeks of intense training to learn the ins and outs of the inspection business, and how to use the software to ensure that every aspect of the RV is reviewed. The software also formats the reports for him so buyers can easily understand what was inspected and what the result was for each component.

Anthony describes some of the things he learned in class, how it opened his eyes to the types of things that can go wrong and why having an RV inspected makes good financial sense. He also describes some of the surprises he’s uncovered in his inspections, especially in the area of RV roofs.

He mentions some of the tools inspectors use and why they are important for conducting a thorough inspection.

Because he’s inspecting RVs to uncover potential problems, and not to diagnose and repair those problems, he found the training to be easier than going through the full-blown RV tech program.

These guys and gals really learn how to evaluate a recreation vehicle to catch things that may or may not influence a buyer’s decision to proceed with the deal.

The report buyers receive after the inspection is completed is so thorough, and documented with photos at every turn, it would be very hard to discredit the information contained in it. Like Anthony explained, a well-done inspection can save a buyer a lot of headaches and a lot of money.

There are more than 400,000 new RVs bought every year and probably twice as many used RVs purchased. The market is growing rapidly as word of the service becomes know. People know they shouldn’t buy a house without having it inspected, and they’re learning it’s best not to buy an RV without an inspection either.

Add inspections to get insurance coverage or extended warranties, and an inspector can make good money working full or part time from just about any state in America.

If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a certified RV inspector – or even getting an RV inspected – be sure to visit the National RV Inspectors Association’s website at www.nrvia.com.

For more information about Anthony Link’s business, Versatile Links RV Services, visit www.versatilelinks.com.