Fluid Analysis

Our Inspection includes Fluid Analysis on the Engine Oil, Transmission Fluid, Engine Coolant as well as the Generator Oil. Fluid Analysis provides the buyer with important information that you just can’t get any other way. You probably already know that the Engine, Transmission and Generator contribute a large portion to the overall cost of the RV. In fact, the Engine and Transmission are absolutely essential to moving the RV around the country and once you arrive at the destination, the Generator offers all the comforts of home. So, why take a risk of anything going wrong with these critical components when it’s so easy and economical to get the the date you need to ensure that they remain reliable?

Oil and Coolant Analysis allows us to “see inside” your Engine, Transmission, and Generator without having to take it apart! Fluid Analysis adds a whole new level of diagnostics that you just can’t get any other way. Think of it as “Healthcare for RVs”.

The test reports that the Lab provides are easy to understand, they are color-coded to point out the more important findings and give you an overall assessment of “Severity” along with comments on what was found and what to do about it. The reports point out potential problems that show up in the Oil and Coolant testing. Recommendations may include such things as the need to change Oil or Coolant or the need for more in-depth diagnostics and an engine or transmission repair facility.

Figures 1 and 2, show statistics on samples collected by NRVIA Certified Inspectors sampling motorized RV’s. It’s clear from the data that it’s extremely important to include Fluid Analysis on the RV you’re considering.

Figure 1: Oil Analysis Test Results (Motorized RVs)

Oil Sample Summary – The above data, provided by JG Lubricant Services, show that 34% of oil samples came back “ABNORMAL” and 3% came back “CRITICAL”. Note: Over 700 oil samples were used to assemble this data. All samples were taken by NRVIA Certified Inspectors from RV Engines, Transmissions and Generators.

Figure 2: Coolant Analysis Test Results (Motorized RVs)

The above data, provided by JG Lubricant Services, show that 63% of coolant samples came back “ABNORMAL” and 11% came back “CRITICAL”. Note: Nearly 400 Coolant samples were used to assemble this data. All samples were taken by NRVIA Certified Inspectors from RV Engine, Generator Cooling systems and/or Water Heating Systems.

In short, Oil and Coolant Analysis increases your ability to detect minor problems and schedule repairs, if needed, before they result in breakdowns, repairs and lost travel opportunities. You just can’t get that when just draining and replacing your RV Oils and Coolants.

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