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THE RV ADVISOR

ADVOCACY. COMMUNITY. EDUCATION.RESOURCES.REWARDS

PROTECTING
RV OWNERS'
RIGHTS

If you are an RV vendor or related business Sign-Up Here.

GET THE SUPPORT AND EXPERT ADVICE YOU DESERVE

KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY

KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY

Buying an RV is an exciting moment, it’s like buying a new house. Just like a house, you should inspect the RV and the contracts thoroughly. What’s more, there are a series of maintenance procedures that must be completed within a very short period of time. Unfortunately, we found that many new RV owners are too anxious to drive off in their RV and usually forget to learn about the vital maintenance and procedural tasks to keeping their RV in good operating condition.

At The RV Advisor, we are here to educate RV consumers before and after they purchase an RV. Our goal to be the #1 resource for RV owners is why we promote the proper operating practices and maintenance of an RV, provide virtual mechanical support, “and have reviewed the leading service providers’ programs” to offer our members the best programs at the lowest prices.

In addition to the services, you will find valuable content on numerous RV topics and one of the fastest growing communities with RV owners, enthusiasts, and experts to help guide you throughout your RVing experience. Joining The RV Advisor is a must for anyone looking to learn, engage, and share experiences with members around the world!

LEARN MORE ABOUT SOME OF THE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW AS AN RV OWNER


  • Did you know that regardless of the price, that all RV manufacturers deliver new RVs to dealers without any sealant or caulking? They only use putty tape to temporarily hold things together. It is the customer’s responsibility to make sure the RV is properly sealed within 90 days of purchase. The warranty will be void if you don't adhere to these strict maintenance requirements.

  • Did you know when purchasing a new RV with an Onan generator on-board that a mandatory oil change by a certified Onan dealer must be completed in the first 20 hours of use? Otherwise, the warranty will be void.

  • Did you know when purchasing insurance you can get an Agreed Value policy for a little bit more than the standard ACV?

  • Did you know that over the past 10 years, most RV manufacturers are installing Chinese tires? Even Michelin has a Chinese made tire that is extremely inferior.

  • Did you know when buying a new RV it is sometimes better for you to have the dealer register it as used?

  • Do you know how to tell if a used RV has been well maintained? Look at the seals around the windows and openings. If the caulk looks fresh, then the seller may be trying to cover something up. If the caulk looks a few months old, then the seller has likely performed regular maintenance.

  • Did you know that some RV dealers charge more if you pay in cash instead of financing it?

  • Did you know if you are in the market to purchase a vehicle to tow your trailer that the most important specs are the rear end gear ratio because they determine your towing limits?

  • Did you know that all appliances, including the water heater, water pumps, and just about everything except interior trim, is covered by the manufacturer’s appliances warranty? Your owner’s manual should advise you on how to file a direct claim, when needed.

  • Do you know why it’s important to pay a dealer to do a PDI (Pre-Delivery Inspection)? Because there is almost no quality control performed by the manufacturer when the vehicle leaves the assembly line. It is common for RVs to be delivered to a dealer without attaching the water lines to the water heater.

  • Do you know how to tell if a roof is or has been leaking? First check for stains or discolored ceilings. Then check if there are any musty odors, which usually means there is mildew.

  • Did you know that adding slide covers to your slide rooms prevents 90% of all slide room leaks?

WHAT EVERY RV OWNER/ENTHUSIAST SHOULD KNOW

OR

Check out the RV Advisor Jingle

Meet Terry and Kerry

BUYER BEWARE

LEARN WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO BE AN RV ADVISOR MEMBER

Fighting for the RV consumer is one of our roles at The RV Advisor. So whether you are having problems with the purchase of an RV, roadside assistance, extended warranty, contracts, legal issues or other matters of importance, we are here to help!

If you have been misled or feel you have been treated unfairly, explore how we’ve helped countless RV owners and enthusiasts. Submit your case now or simply contribute by sharing your experience with the The RV Advisor community in order to help fellow RVers avoid similar situations.

WANT TO LEARN MORE? GO TO: 

GIGI'S PERSONAL SERVICES

32 YEAR RV EXPERT & LIFE COACH FIGHTING FOR THE RV CONSUMER

What to Know Before You Buy or Rent an RV.

Need assistance with: Purchasing, Negotiating, Inspections, or Service?

Get Legal Protection before and after you buy an RV.

Learn how to buy the right amount of Insurance.

Find Extended Warranties and Roadside Assistance plans that offer the most coverage.

24/7 Help. Just Ask an Expert at The RV Advisor.

Get advice. Know the short-falls and learn to avoid mistakes.

BECOME A MEMBER

Empower yourself with the knowledge, tools, resources, and protection you, your precious cargo, and your RV deserve when you join The RV Advisor. Membership has its privileges!

MORE THAN JUST PERKS

Join the Community for only $25 a year and get:

  • Access to Content and Resources
  • Virtual Mechanical Support
  • Access to Gigi's Personal Services
  • RV Buying and Selling Support
  • 10% Off KOA Campgrounds
  • Discounts on RV Parts
  • Discounts on Roadside Assistance
  • Travel & Entertainment Discounts
  • 360 Campgrounds & Reviews
  • Find RV Shows & Events
  • Find answers on Forums
  • Buy and Sell Classifieds
  • Enter Monthly Contests
  • Find Vendors and Reviews
  • RVing 101
  • Schedule an RV Meet Up

military veterans

THE RV ADVISOR IS PROUD TO SPONSOR OUR MILITARY.
ALL VETERANS CAN JOIN FREE!

THE RV ADVISOR

ADVOCACY. COMMUNITY. EDUCATION. RESOURCES. REWARDS

As an RV Advisor member, not only are you protected at every stage of your RV and camping experience, but you also gain access to a community of RV owners and a platform that provides a plethora of valuable resources, products, content, opportunities, and a great place to engage with the RV Advisor members and experts.

Obtain valuable RV lifestyle skills, technical knowledge, superior buying abilities, tons of discounts on campgrounds, RV parts, travel and entertainment, restaurants and more. Need advice or assistance from an RV Expert? You have access to Gigi Stetler, your RV advocate, and the foremost expert on anything related to RVs along with her team of experts to help you with mechanical issues, buying and selling, legal assistance, extended warranties that do not deny service and claims, on-site mechanical campground support, roadside assistance that ensures your precious cargo and trailers are transported safely, and help with insurance issues.

What’s more? Join other members online, ask questions on the forums, read their RV and camping stories, post your story, join a contest, buy and sell on the RV Classifieds, find vendors near you, and schedule meetups with other RV and Camping enthusiasts in the RV Advisor community.

NATIONAL WRITING COMPETITION FOR THE
MOST COMPELLING STORY.

Do you have a compelling story to tell about your experience or about someone, something or some place? We want to read it!

Grand Prize:

An RV will be awarded by Gigi Stetler – CEO of The RV Advisor

BEST PHOTO OF THE MONTH

Submit your best RV camping or Adventure photo. Your photo will be showcased on The RV Advisor website. 

Grand Prize:

Awarded by the RV Advisor Staff

BEST RV JOURNEY CONTEST

Submit a captivating story about your RV Travels and or Camping Adventure 

Grand Prize:

Award provided by RV Sponsor 

CONTEST SUBMISSION
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2019
CONTEST SUBMISSION
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2019
CONTEST SUBMISSION
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2019

MOBILE VERSION

THE RV ADVISOR

ADVOCACY. COMMUNITY. EDUCATION.RESOURCES.REWARDS

If you are an RV vendor or related business Sign-Up Here.

KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY

GET THE SUPPORT AND EXPERT ADVICE YOU DESERVE

Buying an RV is an exciting moment, it’s like buying a new house. Just like a house, you should inspect the RV and the contracts thoroughly. What’s more, there are a series of maintenance procedures that must be completed within a very short period of time. Unfortunately, we found that many new RV owners are too anxious to drive off in their RV and usually forget to learn about the vital maintenance and procedural tasks to keeping their RV in good operating condition.

At The RV Advisor, we are here to educate RV consumers before and after they purchase an RV. Our goal to be the #1 resource for RV owners is why we promote the proper operating practices and maintenance of an RV, provide virtual mechanical support, “and have reviewed the leading service providers’ programs” to offer our members the best programs at the lowest prices.
In addition to the services, you will find valuable content on numerous RV topics and one of the fastest growing communities with RV owners, enthusiasts, and experts to help guide you throughout your RVing experience. Joining The RV Advisor is a must for anyone looking to learn, engage, and share experiences with members around the world!

WHAT EVERY RV OWNER/ENTHUSIAST SHOULD KNOW

LEARN MORE ABOUT SOME OF THINGS THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AS AN RV OWNER

  • Regardless of the price, did you know that all RV manufacturers deliver new RVs to dealers without any sealant or caulking? They only use putty tape to temporarily hold things together. It is the customer’s responsibility to make sure the RV is properly sealed within 90 days of purchase. The warranty will be void if this is process is not completed.

  • Did you know when purchasing a new RV with an Onan generator on-board that a mandatory oil change by a certified Onan dealer must be completed in the first 20 hours of use otherwise the warranty will be void?

  • Did you know when purchasing insurance you can get an Agreed Value policy for a little bit more than the standard ACV?

  • Did you know that over the past 10 years, most RV manufacturers are installing Chinese tires? Even Michelin has a Chinese made tire that is extremely inferior.

  • Did you know when buying a new RV it is sometimes better for you to have the dealer register it as used?

  • Do you know how to tell if a used RV has been well maintained? By looking at the seals around windows and openings, if the caulk looks fresh, then the seller may be trying to cover something up. If the caulk looks a few months old, then the seller has likely performed regular maintenance.

  • Did you know that some RV dealers charge more if you pay in cash instead of financing it?

  • Did you know if you are in the market to purchase a vehicle to tow your trailer that the most important specs are the rear end gear ratio because they determine your towing limits?

  • Did you know that all appliances including the water heater, water pumps, and just about everything except interior trim is covered by the manufacturer’s warranty? Your owner’s manual should advise you how to file a direct claim, when needed.

  • Do you know why it’s important to pay a dealer to do a Pre-Delivery Inspection? Because there is almost no quality control performed by the manufacturer when the vehicle leaves the assembly line. It is common for RVs to be delivered to a dealer without attaching the water lines to the water heater.

  • Do you know how to tell if a roof is or has been leaking? First check for stains or discolored ceilings. Then check if there are any musty odors, which usually means there is mildew.

  • Did you know that adding slide covers to your slide rooms prevents 90% of all slide room leaks?

Check out the RV Advisor Jingle

Meet Terry and Kerry

BUYER BEWARE

LEARN WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO BE AN RV ADVISOR MEMBER

Fighting for the RV consumer is one of our roles at The RV Advisor. So whether you are having problems with the purchase of an RV, roadside assistance, extended warranty, contracts, legal issues or other matters of importance, we are here to help!

If you have been misled or feel you have been treated unfairly, explore how we’ve helped countless RV owners and enthusiasts. Submit your case now or simply contribute by sharing your experience with the The RV Advisor community in order to help fellow RVers avoid similar situations.

WANT TO LEARN MORE? GO TO: 

GIGI'S PERSONAL SERVICES

32 YEAR RV EXPERT & LIFE COACH FIGHTING FOR THE RV CONSUMER

What to Know Before You Buy or Rent an RV.


Need assistance with: Purchasing, Negotiating, Inspections, or Service?


Get Legal Protection before and after you buy an RV.


Learn how to buy the right amount of Insurance.


Find Extended Warranties and Roadside Assistance plans that offer the most coverage.


24/7 Help. Just Ask an Expert at The RV Advisor.

Get advice. Know the short-falls and learn to avoid mistakes.

BECOME A MEMBER

MORE THAN JUST PERKS

Empower yourself with the knowledge, tools, resources, and protection you, your precious cargo, and your RV deserve when you join The RV Advisor. Membership has its privileges!

Join the Community for only $25 a year and get:

  • Access to Content and Resources
  • Virtual Mechanical Support
  • Access to Gigi's Personal Services
  • RV Buying and Selling Support
  • 10% Off KOA Campgrounds
  • Discounts on Parts
  • Discounts on Roadside Assistance
  • Travel & Entertainment Discounts
  • 360 Campgrounds & Reviews
  • Find RV Shows & Events
  • Find Answers on Forums
  • Buy and Sell Classifieds
  • Enter Monthly Contests
  • Find Vendors and Reviews
  • RVing 101
  • Schedule an RV Meet Up

military veterans

THE RV ADVISOR IS PROUD TO SPONSOR OUR MILITARY.
ALL VETERANS CAN JOIN FREE!

THE RV ADVISOR

As an RV Advisor member, not only are you protected at every stage of your RV and camping experience, but you also gain access to a community of RV owners and a platform that provides a plethora of valuable resources, products, content, opportunities, and a great place to engage with the RV Advisor members and experts.

Obtain valuable RV lifestyle skills, technical knowledge, superior buying abilities, tons of discounts on campgrounds, RV parts, travel and entertainment, restaurants and more. Need advice or assistance from an RV Expert? You have access to Gigi Stetler, your RV advocate, and the foremost expert on anything related to RVs along with her team of experts to help you with mechanical issues, buying and selling, legal assistance, extended warranties that do not deny service and claims, on-site mechanical campground support, roadside assistance that ensures your precious cargo and trailers are transported safely, and help with insurance issues.

What’s more? Join other members online, ask questions on the forums, read their RV and camping stories, post your story, join a contest, buy and sell on the RV Classifieds, find vendors near you, and schedule meetups with other RV and Camping enthusiasts in the RV Advisor community.

TOP SERVICES & RESOURCES
TRENDING NEWS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NATIONAL WRITING COMPETITION FOR THE
MOST COMPELLING STORY.

Do you have a compelling story to tell about your experience or about someone, something or some place? We want to read it!

Grand Prize:

An RV will be awarded by Gigi Stetler – CEO of The RV Advisor

BEST PHOTO OF THE MONTH

Submit your best RV camping or Adventure photo. Your photo will be showcased on The RV Advisor website. 

Grand Prize:

Awarded by the RV Advisor Staff

BEST RV JOURNEY CONTEST

Submit a captivating story about your RV Travels and or Camping Adventure 

Grand Prize:

Award provided by RV Sponsor 

CONTEST SUBMISSION
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2019

END OF MOBILE VERSION

TABLET VERSION

THE RV ADVISOR

ADVOCACY. COMMUNITY. EDUCATION.RESOURCES.REWARDS

PROTECTING
RV OWNER'S
RIGHTS

If you are an RV vendor or related business Sign-Up Here.

KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY

GET THE SUPPORT AND EXPERT ADVICE YOU DESERVE

Buying an RV is an exciting moment, it’s like buying a new house. Just like a house, you should inspect the RV and the contracts thoroughly. What’s more, there are a series of maintenance procedures that must be completed within a very short period of time. Unfortunately, we found that many new RV owners are too anxious to drive off in their RV and usually forget to learn about the vital maintenance and procedural tasks to keeping their RV in good operating condition.

At The RV Advisor, we are here to educate RV consumers before and after they purchase an RV. Our goal to be the #1 resource for RV owners is why we promote the proper operating practices and maintenance of an RV, provide virtual mechanical support, “and have reviewed the leading service providers’ programs” to offer our members the best programs at the lowest prices.
In addition to the services, you will find valuable content on numerous RV topics and one of the fastest growing communities with RV owners, enthusiasts, and experts to help guide you throughout your RVing experience. Joining The RV Advisor is a must for anyone looking to learn, engage, and share experiences with members around the world!

WHAT EVERY RV OWNER/ENTHUSIAST SHOULD KNOW

LEARN MORE ABOUT SOME OF THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW AS AN RV OWNER

  • Regardless of the price, did you know that all RV manufacturers deliver new RVs to dealers without any sealant or caulking? They only use putty tape to temporarily hold things together. It is the customer’s responsibility to make sure the RV is properly sealed within 90 days of purchase. The warranty will be void if this is process is not completed.

  • Did you know when purchasing a new RV with an Onan generator on-board that a mandatory oil change by a certified Onan dealer must be completed in the first 20 hours of use otherwise the warranty will be void?

  • Did you know when purchasing insurance you can get an Agreed Value policy for a little bit more than the standard ACV?

  • Did you know that over the past 10 years, most RV manufacturers are installing Chinese tires? Even Michelin has a Chinese made tire that is extremely inferior.

  • Did you know when buying a new RV it is sometimes better for you to have the dealer register it as used?

  • Do you know how to tell if a used RV has been well maintained? By looking at the seals around windows and openings, if the caulk looks fresh, then the seller may be trying to cover something up. If the caulk looks a few months old, then the seller has likely performed regular maintenance.

  • Did you know that some RV dealers charge more if you pay in cash instead of financing it?

  • Did you know if you are in the market to purchase a vehicle to tow your trailer that the most important specs are the rear end gear ratio because they determine your towing limits?

  • Did you know that all appliances including the water heater, water pumps, and just about everything except interior trim is covered by the manufacturer’s warranty? Your owner’s manual should advise you how to file a direct claim, when needed.

  • Do you know why it’s important to pay a dealer to do a Pre-Delivery Inspection? Because there is almost no quality control performed by the manufacturer when the vehicle leaves the assembly line. It is common for RVs to be delivered to a dealer without attaching the water lines to the water heater.

  • Do you know how to tell if a roof is or has been leaking? First check for stains or discolored ceilings. Then check if there are any musty odors, which usually means there is mildew.

  • Did you know that adding slide covers to your slide rooms prevents 90% of all slide room leaks?

Check out the RV Advisor Jingle

Meet Terry and Kerry

Fighting for the RV consumer is one of our roles at The RV Advisor. So whether you are having problems with the purchase of an RV, roadside assistance, extended warranty, contracts, legal issues or other matters of importance, we are here to help!

If you have been misled or feel you have been treated unfairly, explore how we’ve helped countless RV owners and enthusiasts. Submit your case now or simply contribute by sharing your experience with the The RV Advisor community in order to help fellow RVers avoid similar situations.

WANT TO LEARN MORE? GO TO: 

GIGI'S PERSONAL SERVICES

32 YEAR RV EXPERT & LIFE COACH FIGHTING FOR THE RV CONSUMER

What to know, before you buy or rent an RV.

Need assistance with purchasing and negotiating? Inspections? Services?

Get legal protection before and after you buy an RV.

Learn how to buy the right amount of insurance.

Find extended warranties and roadside assistance plans that offer the most coverage.

24/7 Help. Just ask the expert at RV Advisor.

Get expert advice. Know the short-falls and learn to avoid mistakes.

Get advice. Know the short-falls and learn to avoid mistakes.

Empower yourself with the knowledge, tools, resources and protection you, your precious cargo and your RV deserves. Membership has its privileges!

Join the Community for only $25 a year and get:

  • Access to Content and Resources
  • Virtual Mechanical Support
  • Access to Gigi's Personal Services
  • RV Buying and Selling Support
  • 10% Off KOA Campgrounds
  • Discounts on RV Parts
  • Discounts on Roadside Assistance
  • Travel & Entertainment Discounts
  • 360 Campgrounds & Reviews
  • Find RV Shows & Events
  • Find Answers on the Forums
  • Buy and Sell Classifieds
  • Enter Monthly Contests
  • Find Vendors and Reviews
  • RVing 101
  • Schedule an RV Meet Up

military veterans

THE RV ADVISOR IS PROUD TO SPONSOR OUR MILITARY.
ALL VETERANS CAN JOIN FREE!

THE RV ADVISOR

As an RV Advisor member, not only are you protected at every stage of your RV and camping experience, but you also gain access to a community of RV owners and a platform that provides a plethora of valuable resources, products, content, opportunities, and a great place to engage with the RV Advisor members and experts.

Obtain valuable RV lifestyle skills, technical knowledge, superior buying abilities, tons of discounts on campgrounds, RV parts, travel and entertainment, restaurants and more. Need advice or assistance from an RV Expert? You have access to Gigi Stetler, your RV advocate, and the foremost expert on anything related to RVs along with her team of experts to help you with mechanical issues, buying and selling, legal assistance, extended warranties that do not deny service and claims, on-site mechanical campground support, roadside assistance that ensures your precious cargo and trailers are transported safely, and help with insurance issues.

What’s more? Join other members online, ask questions on the forums, read their RV and camping stories, post your story, join a contest, buy and sell on the RV Classifieds, find vendors near you, and schedule meetups with other RV and Camping enthusiasts in the RV Advisor community.

Top Resources

Trending News

NATIONAL WRITING COMPETITION FOR THE
MOST COMPELLING STORY.

Do you have a compelling story to tell about your experience or about someone, something or some place? We want to read it!

Grand Prize:

An RV will be awarded by Gigi Stetler – CEO of The RV Advisor

BEST PHOTO OF THE MONTH

Submit your best RV camping or Adventure photo. Your photo will be showcased on The RV Advisor website. 

Grand Prize:

Awarded by the RV Advisor Staff

BEST RV JOURNEY CONTEST

Submit a captivating story about your RV Travels and or Camping Adventure 

Grand Prize:

Award provided by RV Sponsor

CONTEST SUBMISSION
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2019
CONTEST SUBMISSION
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2019
CONTEST SUBMISSION
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2019

END TABLET VERSION