Originally Posted by Kevin K
Have the owner show you how everything works and test everything to make sure it works.
Test floor for soft spots.
Make sure all outside taillights work .
Fill water tanks to see if they leak.
As Kevin suggests!!
I would ask the owner before you go and see the trailer to have them start the fridge
up on electrical
to show that it can in fact cool down to a safe level by the time you get there as it can take several hours for the fridge
to cool down. Then when there have then start it up on propane
as well, assuming its a 3 way or 2 way fridge
. If they don't have a propane
tank take one with you! Same with starting the stove and the hot water tank on propane
. You also want to see what is or is not working of battery
power so if they seller tells you the battery
is dead or doesnt have one take a charged one with you. Also take a meter with you to check when the trailer is plugged in that the convertor is actually working and changing. Run all the taps and flush the toilet.
Also look under the trailer! If you see any discolouration on the underside of the trailer thats a heads up there may well be a water leak inside the trailer at that spot. Open up all the hatches and cabinets and look inside at the floors to see if there are any signs of water damage. Take a good look at the trailers frame as well. Look at the tires
for uneven tire wear.... could be a sign the axle
is shot - same if there is little clearance around the tires
If the trailer has an awning
have the seller pull it out! Cant tell you how many people I know who have forgotten to do that only to discover the awning
has some big issues the first time they pull it out.