Appendix D: Sample Visual Inspection and Road Test Sheets

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Sample Visual Inspection Test Sheet

Guide for Inspection: Coach Manufacturer________________________
The Following Items Should Be Inspected on Every Coach of Each Order Coach Number____________________________
Test Location_____________________________

Item

Requirement

Inspection
Instruction

Result

Inspector/
Date

Remarks/Notes

Curb Weight

Maximum curb weight of lb. Measure on certified scale

Weight

 

 

FMVSS Stickers

Affixed to vehicle Locate sticker

Pass/Fail

 

 

Finish and Color

Smooth body surfaces and paint Visually inspect all surfaces for flaws

Pass/Fail

 

 

Interior Panel Fastening

Absence of rough edges or surfaces Visually inspect for proper installation

Pass/Fail

 

 

Towing Devices

Provision of towing eyes (front/rear) Verify presence of towing eyes

Pass/Fail

 

 

Door Control

Opening time of sec. Verify door opening time frame

Pass/Fail

 

 

Interior Lighting

Lighting operable without engine Switch on all interior lights

Pass/Fail

 

 

Exterior Lighting

All vehicle lights operable Switch on and verify lamps are on

Pass/Fail

 

 

Fuel Tank

Fill rate and filler location Inspect filler for easy access and check fill rate

Pass/Fail

 

 

Chassis

Welds, axles, suspension, steering, wheels, and brakes Inspect for leaks, and interference. Check fluid levels, welds, undercoating, air lines, brake slack, and lug nuts

Pass/Fail

 

 

Electrical

Wiring and junction boxes Inspect for loose or stretched wires

Pass/Fail

 

 

Batteries

Secured and polarized wiring access for jump start Inspect compartment and jumper cable access

Pass/Fail

 

 

HVAC

Capacity and performance Operate AC, check compressor, condenser, flow, and temperature

Pass/Fail

 

 

Wheelchair Access

Clear lift or ramp access, and securement area Operate lift or ramp, inspect operation, measure areas

Pass/Fail

 

 

Power Plant

Mounting and arrangement Check for loose lines, leaks, and noises. Check fluid levels, belt alignment, and cap fit

Pass/Fail

 

 


Sample Road Test Sheet

Guide for Inspection: Coach Manufacturer________________________
The Following Items Should Be Inspected on Every Coach of Each Order Coach Number____________________________
Test Location______________________________

Item

Requirement

Inspection Instruction

Result

Inspector/Date

Remarks/Notes

Engine

N/A

Record low idle, fast idle, and high idle speeds Low
Fast
High

 

 

Service Brakes

Stopping distance Verify function and indicator, check for pulling to either side

Pass/Fail

 

 

Parking Brake

N/A

Verify indicator, and no movement

Pass/Fail

 

 

Turning Effort

Steering wheel torque Check effort with coach stopped

Pass/Fail

 

 

Turning Radius

Not to exceed at corner of body Verify turning radius in both directions

Pass/Fail

 

 

Acceleration

rate from 0 to
mph
Verify acceleration on smooth road

Pass/Fail

 

 

Resonance

Absence of audible and/or visible vibrations Operate coach at various speeds, check for vibrations and rattles

Pass/Fail

 

 

Windshield Wipers

Evenly deposited wash fluid Operate coach at safe speed over 40 mph, check coverage, parking position, and wiper frequency

Pass/Fail

 

 

Power Plant

N/A

Check for leaks under coach and in engine compartment, check for abnormal noises

Pass/Fail

 

 

HVAC

Interior temperature Operate system, check internal and ambient temp. Int.

Amb.

 

 

Door Control

Accelerator and brake interlocks At speeds less than 10 mph, verify accelerator and brake interlocks with door open

Pass/Fail

 

 

General

N/A

During testing, observe any abnor-malities in ride and handling of coach

Pass/Fail