RV Road Test: Motor Homes

This checklist is intended as a guide for road testing motor homes, and assumes that the RV Inspection Checklist has been completed.

A road test can be performed by individuals who feel comfortable driving the type of vehicle being tested, and have a good sense of how a well-functioning vehicle feels and sounds. Those individuals not comfortable assessing some of the items on this checklist should take along a qualified technician.

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RV Details

RV Number (your own #):

Road test date:

Driven by:

Checklist completed by:

For additional details, see this RV's completed RV Inspection Checklist.
Preparation Steps
Motor home has been prepared for departure.
(See RV Departure Checklist: Motor Homes.)
Door handles and locks
Window controls
Start engine
Headlights
Signal lights
Brake lights
Parking lights
Top clearance lights
Backing lights
Emergency flashers
Air conditioner
Heater
Window defroster
Driver seat adjusted
Mirrors adjusted
Parking brake released
Post top clearance in driver's view, in feet and inches. During road test, observe bridge and other structure clearances to ensure that motor home will fit.
Road Test Observations
Engine idle:



Acceleration:



Braking with service brakes:



Braking with exhaust brakes:



Steering:



Cornering:



Cruising:



Cruise control:



Transmission:



Sway:



Tracking:



Engine noise level:



Other noises (rattles, air, squeaks, etc.):



Temperature gauges:



Four wheel drive mode:






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See Also

RV Inspection Checklist

RV Departure Checklist

Determining Fair Price

RV Road Test: Motor Homes

This checklist is intended as a guide for road testing motor homes, and assumes that the RV Inspection Checklist has been completed.

A road test can be performed by individuals who feel comfortable driving the type of vehicle being tested, and have a good sense of how a well-functioning vehicle feels and sounds. Those individuals not comfortable assessing some of the items on this checklist should take along a qualified technician.

Disclaimer: All content as is, no warranty. More »

Download Get this checklist as a Microsoft Word document and modify to suit your needs. See the bottom of this page for details.

RV Details

RV Number (your own #):

Road test date:

Driven by:

Checklist completed by:

For additional details, see this RV's completed RV Inspection Checklist.
Preparation Steps
Motor home has been prepared for departure.
(See RV Departure Checklist: Motor Homes.)
Door handles and locks
Window controls
Start engine
Headlights
Signal lights
Brake lights
Parking lights
Top clearance lights
Backing lights
Emergency flashers
Air conditioner
Heater
Window defroster
Driver seat adjusted
Mirrors adjusted
Parking brake released
Post top clearance in driver's view, in feet and inches. During road test, observe bridge and other structure clearances to ensure that motor home will fit.
Road Test Observations
Engine idle:



Acceleration:



Braking with service brakes:



Braking with exhaust brakes:



Steering:



Cornering:



Cruising:



Cruise control:



Transmission:



Sway:



Tracking:



Engine noise level:



Other noises (rattles, air, squeaks, etc.):



Temperature gauges:



Four wheel drive mode:




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