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Old 07-29-2016, 10:54 AM   #1
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Need formal inspection report for potential buyer?

Hi All,

Sadly we are selling our 2006 25 ft Safari. Our family has out grown it and we are moving on. It is in great condition, but one potential buyer wants a "formal inspection report". No one else has asked for it and I am not sure how to get one? Is there anyone near thousand oaks, CA that can do one? Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Old 07-29-2016, 10:58 AM   #2
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There is really no way to properly and fully inspect an Airstream without dropping the belly pan, but, to appease the buyer I would take it to an RV dealer to have an inspection done if you are comfortable paying for this inspection.


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Old 07-29-2016, 11:02 AM   #3
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Playing Devil's Advocateó

I'd leave it up to the potential buyer to arrange an inspection. If he doesn't trust you to tell him the trailer's condition, he's not much more likely to trust the person you get to do the inspection. He's more likely to trust his own inspector, who has no incentive to make you happy but every incentive to make him happy.
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Old 07-29-2016, 11:09 AM   #4
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Agree with Pro. If the shopper wants an inspection it is up to him to arrange one and foot the bill.
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Old 07-29-2016, 12:34 PM   #5
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In the car business, the buyer is responsible for the inspection report. The inspector works for the buyer, not the other way around.

Here's the deal: You're shopping for a used car and the dealer tells you the car you're interested in has been thoroughly inspected by HIS service department.

1) Do you think there might be some bias in his claim??

2) Do you think he's gonna disclose what's wrong with that car??

3) Do you think he's gonna make all repairs for free after you sign on the dotted line??

Make no mistake, that car is being sold "as-is, where-is." Warranty is neither expressed nor implied. That's why you take that car to a mechanic of your choice for inspection.

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Old 07-29-2016, 12:49 PM   #6
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The buyer should pay for an inspection. For your part you should check your local and state laws and be sure you are properly representing the trailer with no warranty implied or explicit, in other words it is "as is" without saying as-is because that tends to impact price negatively. Also a buyer would be wary of any sort of inspection report anyway which was paid for and presented to them by the seller ...
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Old 07-29-2016, 01:49 PM   #7
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I believe AS dealers will now do a certified pre-owned inspection. Just heard this at WBCCI Rally so may need to call Jackson Center for dealers and what it does for buyer. But agree buyer should do. You could cover cost in price.
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In the aircraft world is called a pre by inspection and the buyer pays for the service. Just be sure you agree on who does the inspection and be aware of the shop doing the inspection. Be present if at all possible.
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Old 07-29-2016, 04:59 PM   #9
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We bought our AS this Spring from good friends and we had it inspected and we paid for it. I agree that if the buyers want a inspection, they should arrange and pay for it.
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Nearest dealer to you us Airstream of LA near Pasadena. Buyer should pay--you should be there.

An alternative is C&G Trailers in Bellflower. That's who I would use if I were the buyer.

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Old 07-30-2016, 02:20 PM   #11
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Thanks

Thanks for all your helpful responses.We will probably take her to our local RV dealer/repair/service center ourselves just to speed things along since the buyers are out of state. Hopefully that will be enough. we already have records showing how well we have taken care of her. As most people know...late model Airstreams that are well maintained don't generally have many issues.

Thanks again to all.
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Thanks for all your helpful responses.We will probably take her to our local RV dealer/repair/service center ourselves just to speed things along since the buyers are out of state. Hopefully that will be enough. we already have records showing how well we have taken care of her. As most people know...late model Airstreams that are well maintained don't generally have many issues.

Thanks again to all.

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That's ok but up the price to cover your costs!
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Btw, who says newer Airstreams are without problems?
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