Inspections and inspectors
We've pretty much decided that a 34' Airstream is in our future. Thanks to Channing and his wife for showing us their coach on short notice. There is a coach for sale near where we will be soon, so if it is still available then we'll make an appointment to go see it - not to buy, but to make sure that that's what we want.
When the time comes to make an offer on a coach, though, we will want to have one of the inspectors check it out for us. How does that work? How do I know that a person listed as an inspector really knows what he/she is doing? Do inspectors charge for their time and miles? I would assume so, but what's the normal rate?
My thought is that if a coach is close enough to us to see ourselves, we will do so. If it looks good we would put a refundable deposit on it subject to an inspection. If it is too far to reasonably go see we'd ask the seller for pictures, then, if it still looks good, arrange for an inspection. If it passes the inspection we'd put a refundable deposit on it subject to our personal inspection. Is this a reasonable arrangement?
David Lininger, kb0zke
Heartland mpg 181 (sold)
1993 Foretravel U300 (for sale)