the United States, three sets of different laws protect you when
you buy a motorhome - the Magnuson-Moss
Warranty Act (what we call the Federal Rv
Lemon Law), your state's Commercial
Code, and individual state
"lemon laws", some of which cover Rv's.
The Federal Lemon Law covers all new and used motorhomes and travel trailers that are sold
retail in the United States and which are built for consumer-type use, if the Rv comes with a
written warranty. All defects have to be fixed within a reasonable number of chances and also
within a reasonable amount of time or else the warranty is breached.
Every state also has a Commercial Code that covers retail sales and usually gives
the same warranty rights as the Federal Lemon Law that covers motorhomes and travel trailers.
Every state has its own state lemon motor vehicle law too but not all of them cover motorhomes.
And even if your state law does cover an Rv, they are usually limited to just covering the
non-living portions of the Rv. Travel trailers are generally not covered by state motor
vehicle lemon laws.
If you have experienced repeated problems with your RV,
and think you may have a "lemon", don't hesitate
to do something about it! In many instances, your rights
are limited by time and mileage—so don't wait. Our
easy-to-take Lemon Test will help determine if you qualify
for legal remedies under the RV Lemon Laws.
can easily take advantage of consumers in leasing RV's, cars
and trucks. For example, some dealers may fail to give consumers
credit for their trade-ins, or dealers sometimes tell the
leasing company (such as a bank) that the vehicle has more
equipment on it than it really has.
These practices allow the dealer to overcharge the consumer.
In some cases, consumers are led to believe they are buying
an RV or car when in fact the dealer is leasing it to them.
This can happen when the buyer places their trust in the
dealership personnel, and has little knowledge if the vehicle
Leasing looks simple, but it can be very complicated. A
lot of dealers like it because it's an easy way to deceive
the consumer. If you believe you were misled or cheated in
leasing vehicle, you may wish to contact us.
other types of Sales Fraud are a major problem in the United
States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration, odometer fraud alone results in consumer
losses of approximately four billion dollars annually.
A serious threat to vehicle buyers, Sales Fraud can cost
thousands of dollars and lead to frustrating breakdowns and
Next to a home, a new vehicle purchase is the largest financial
transaction for most consumers. Yet, shopping for the best
deal at an RV dealership has historically been a mysterious,
painful and often regrettably expensive experience for many
If you suspect you've been misled or cheated—then
you probably have!
Click here to read the Federal
Lemon Law. This is just one of the Lemon Laws that
can cover a bad RV! Every state also has its own motor
vehicle Lemon Law, too.