If you are considering purchasing a camper trailer – new or used – these points are worth taking into consideration.
OWNERSHIP: Unfortunately, camper trailers are sometime stolen and resold. Please make sure the VIN, chassis, and registration numbers match with those on the registration papers. A new VIN plate could be cause for alarm.
SUSPENSION: Check for…
CANVAS: Canvas becomes very stiff/dry and loses its water-resistant qualities when not used. Someone who regularly uses their camper is more likely to keep the maintenance up, so it will most likely be in good condition. So, check:
GENERAL: How often was the camper trailer used? A camper that is hardly used is probably in worse condition, as rot starts to set in and tyres break down and develop flat spots, which lead to blowouts.
This article was republished with the permission of www.campertrailers.org – a source for unbiased information on all things camper trailers.