Welcome to RV Inspector Pro!

RV Inspector Pro provides thorough, professional RV inspections, for purchasers, sellers, banks, finance companies, insurance companies, and more. Our services include everything from routine life-safety inspections to detailed inspections of all parts of the RV, for new purchasers.

Additional services include fluid tests, arial photography (stills or videos) of your RV or coach (sorry, our drone is down), and navigable 360 degree interior photography, viewable on Facebook, YouTube, and other sources.

We have no fixed location. Our home is where we park it.

Our current location is Houston, Texas.

We’re working on an automatic calendar for this site, that will eventually show updates to our planned itinerary. But in the mean time, we’ll keep this page updated, to the best of our ability.

An RV is not only a major purchase, but it’s a very complex device. For that reason, even if you’ve been RVing for 20 years, when you buy an RV, you need to have it inspected by a professional RV inspector, who has the tools and the knowledge to use them. There’s a lot more to an RV than what you see on the surface and you need to know all what you’re getting – not just what’s on the surface. NRVIA Certified Level 2 Inspectors are trained to spot indicators that might point to hidden problems. But at RV Inspector Pro, we take it a step further. One of the first things we do is walk through the coach, with a thermal imaging camera, to search for signs of moisture, air leaks, and other potential hidden problems.

Let RV Inspector Pro give you the peace of mind of knowing the details about your prospective purchase or even about a coach you already own, that aren’t visible to the untrained eye.

Call John Gaver, The RV Inspector Pro, now, at 713-253-1723.

or Click here to Contact John Gaver, by email, to arrange your inspection.

We accept all major credit cards, as well as contactless payment from wireless devices.

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RV Inspector Pro is your choice for really thorough RV Inspections.

My name is John Gaver,
“The RV Inspector Pro”.

Although I spent most of my career as a manager/director, in the IT industry, my degree says I’m an engineer. I helped pay for my degree in electronics by being a motorcycle mechanic. I have also rebuilt automobile engines, on my own and have even helped balance an engine. In the US Navy, I worked in the machine shop (running lathes, milling machines, shapers, etc.). Later on, when running large IT departments I was required to learn all about HVAC (High Volume Air Conditioning) systems.

But the thing that most qualifies me to be your Professional RV Inspector is that I’m obsessive compulsive… OK, not really…

But I do admire Adrian Monk. 😂

Actually, what I’m getting at is that those who have worked with me say that I’m the most thorough person they’ve ever worked with. Of course, the most important quality of an RV Inspector is that he be thorough.

There are few people in the world who are blessed with my level of Obsessive Compulsive Prowess (OCP, not OCD). Don’t be misled. Obsessive Compulsive is not a disorder, to be cured. It’s a gift, to be nourished and developed. OK. All kidding aside, you really need an RV Inspector whose nature is to examine every little detail and one who has the experience to understand all the nuances of what he’s seeing.

Moreover, my lifelong obsession with collecting tools and gadgets means that I’ll bring the latest and greatest tools to your RV inspection. Many of these are tools that most people will not have in their tool box. For example, the tools I bring to an inspection include two types of moisture meters (contact and non-contact), a FLIR (thermal) camera, a manometer (gas pressure gauge), a borescope (camera for seeing inside and behind items), an OBD2 and HD-OBD code reader (for reading engine codes on newer small and large coaches) and both large and small inspection mirrors.

Since you’ve read this far, it’s quite likely that you are in need of a Certified Professional RV Inspector. So give John Gaver a call now, at 713-253-1723 or fill out our contact form.


RV Inspector Pro performs a wide variety of inspection services and photographic services. These services include:

The most common inspections are the Pre-Purchase/Pre-Sale inspections. (Yes. You should have have your RV inspected before you put it up for sale, so you will know what the buyer’s inspector is going to find and resolve any issues you choose, ahead of time.) For pre-purchase/pre-sale inspections, we provide a single fluid test (generally motor oil). Fluid tests for other fluids may be added on to the inspection, as an additional service. Each type of inspection includes a detailed PDF (printable) report, emailed to your inbox, including photos of issues or points of interest discussed in the report.

Please note that an RV inspection is not a guarantee of any kind. It is an observation of the current state of the RV or parts of the RV that we were able to access, at the time of inspection. We use tools such as a thermal camera, two types of moisture meters, a volt-ohm meter (VOM), a  clamp-on amp meter, a manometer, small and large inspection mirrors, and a bore-scope inspection camera, to determine as much as possible about the RV, without disassembling anything. So while no guarantee is made, a professional RV inspection will provide you with a higher level of comfort concerning the actual condition of the RV in question, than you might otherwise achieve. Also note that, under the NRVIA “Code of Ethics” and “Standards of Practice“, we are not able to make a purchase recommendation, based on our inspection. We report in significant detail, what we find, including descriptive photos. But we are not allowed to form an opinion of the coach in question.

RV Inspector Pro also provides Specialized Inspections for Lending Institutions, Insurance Companies, and Third-Party Warranty Companies. These inspections serve to inform the company that the RV in question, exists and is in a condition that would justify their risk. Such inspections may be tailored to the needs of the company.

The best way to know what’s going on inside an engine or transmission, short of disassembling it, is to run a Fluids Analysis on each of the fluids that circulate throughout the mechanism. These tests require that about three ounces of the relevant fluid(s) be drawn and sent to a laboratory that specializes in such analysis. The lab will analyze the chemical composition of the fluid and issue a detailed report on the fluid composition, along with a plain English explanation of what each finding represents. There are up to five fluids that may be analyzed in motorized RVs. RV Inspector Pro provides one fluid analysis with each inspection. But we do offer a full spectrum of fluid analysis, as an add-on to your RV inspection.

We can also provide navigable 360 Degree interior still photos of the RV in question or a navigable 360 Degree video walk-thru of the interior of the RV. The 360 photos/videos can be posted and viewed on Facebook, YouTube, and other sites that support 360 Degree Viewing. These 360 Degree images are a great tool for those who are selling a motorhome. But they’re also a great way to show friends and family, who are far away, how your RV looks, as though they were there. As a side note, these 360 Degree photos and videos can also be viewed, using Virtual Reality goggles, such as Google Cardboard. If you have not seen a 360 Degree image, the click here, to see what it is. You will be amazed.

Please call us now, at 713-253-1723 or contact us by email, for more details on our services.

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The best way to contact us is either by phone or through this form. You may also contact us via regular email. But unlike regular email, which is vulnerable to spam filtering, this form is certain to get through to us. Of course, since cell phone service can be spotty on the road, if we don’t answer, just leave a message and your call will be returned in short order.

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The best way to contact us by phone, since it’s almost always immediate, whereas, email is only checked a few times a day, when we’re on the road. But if you want to use email, just remember that email sent through this form, has virtually no chance of being blocked by our spam filter. In any case, please contact us now, by any method you choose. Since we travel, we may not always answer the phone. But if you will leave us your name and phone number, we will usually return your call in very short order.


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