Last Updated: March 2022
Does your motorhome, fifth wheel, travel trailer, or toy hauler have serious problems or defects that keep it from working properly? Does your unit spend weeks, or even months in the dealership for repairs? Many consumers complain that even after getting their unit back from the dealership, it still does not work right.
If you own a motorhome, fifth wheel, Travel Trailer, or Toy Hauler manufactured by Jayco, Thor, Forest River, Keystone, Grand Design, Tiffin, Coachmen, Iconic, Fleetwood, Winnebago, Airstream, Entegra, Monaco, Newmar, or another national brand, and your unit has been taken to the dealership for a serious repair, then we may be able to help.
Major defects include (but are not limited to):
If so, we may be able to get all of your money back for you. If you think that your motorhome, fifth wheel, travel trailer, or toy hauler may be a lemon, please contact our lemon law firm today. We will evaluate your case for you free of charge and if we are able to help you, the manufacturer will pay for all of our attorney’s fees and costs. There will be no costs to you, and your settlement will 100% yours up to the price of the vehicle.
While most lemon law attorneys do not accept cases related to a motorhome, 5th wheel or travel trailer, because these recreational vehicles are treated differently under the California Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, also known as California’s lemon law, we are able to assist due to our extensive litigation experience in the recreational vehicle industry. Since recreational vehicles have overlapping warranties from different component part manufacturers, you will need an experienced lemon law attorney who can sort these out in order to make a valid lemon law claim on your behalf. Our attorneys have been representing consumers in California for over thirty years and we have the experience to win your RV case for you. Contact us to address any potential lemon law claim or dealer misrepresentation claim you may have.
Has Your Unit Spent More than 30 Days in the Dealership?
Our clients are experiencing much longer repair times in the dealership and less appointment availability for repairs and maintenance at the dealership. Much of this can be attributed to the automobile manufacturer’s inability to secure microprocessor chips and other parts in their global supply chain. As a result, in many cases, these units are spending months at the dealership awaiting parts and consumers are not able to use their motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, and toy haulers for the vacations and holidays that have been planned for months in advance.
Most RV dealerships are not equipped to complete motorhome and 5th wheel warranty repairs in a timely manner. It may even take a consumer weeks just to schedule a repair appointment. And even when you have an appointment, it may take more weeks or even months for the dealership to complete the repairs. If this is happening to you, your motorhome or 5th wheel may be considered a lemon in California.
The dealership may even try to talk you out of bringing your unit in for a repair because they do not have any parts available. DO NOT let the dealership talk you out of bringing the unit in for repairs. The more repair attempts that are made to your unit, the stronger your lemon law case will be. If you think that your motorhome, fifth wheel, travel trailer, or toy hauler may be a lemon, contact our lemon law firm today. We will evaluate your case free of charge and if we can help, the manufacturer will pay for all of our attorney’s fees and costs. You will not be responsible for any legal fees or costs.
RV Dealerships are Compounding the Problem:
Some RV dealerships have a nasty habit of delivering faulty brand new units to California consumers. Some examples of this include:
And some RV dealerships are known for the following bad behaviors when it comes to repairs. Some examples of this include:
California law requires dealers to complete warranty repairs within thirty (30) days. (See, Civil Code § 1793.2(b).) However, some RV dealerships cannot seem to complete warranty repairs on time. If you are getting fed up with how the service department is performing warranty repairs on your motor home, 5th wheel or travel trailer, then we may be able to help you. Our attorneys have been representing consumers in California for over thirty years. If you have a defective motor home, 5th wheel, or travel trailer, you need a lemon law attorney with the experience to navigate through the complexities of various warranties in order to fight for you. Contact us to address any potential lemon law claim or dealer misrepresentation claim you may have.
Do You Own a Thor Motorhome?
Thor Motor Coach has a secret clause in its warranty that actually allows Thor to move any lemon law claim that you may need to file from California to Elkhart County, Indiana. If you own any recreational vehicle manufactured by Thor, you need a lemon law attorney who knows how to champion you and your case. Our lemon law attorneys have been representing consumers in California for over thirty years. If you have a defective motor home, 5th wheel, or travel trailer, you need a lemon law attorney with the experience to navigate through the complexities of various warranties in order to fight for you. Contact us to address any potential lemon law claim or dealer misrepresentation claim you may have.
Lemon Law Case Checklist
Remember to bring your unit to the dealership as soon as a problem is detected, and to ask that it not be returned until the problem has been repaired.
When picking up the unit from the dealership, make sure to verify that the repair invoice accurately reflects the actual dates, times, and work performed.
Save all repair invoices. If you think you may be missing a repair invoice, ask for a duplicate from the cashier, while at the dealership.
The strength of a lemon law case is determined both by how many times your unit was brought to the dealership for each issue, and how long the unit has spent in the dealership during the warranty repairs. Do not let the dealership try and convince you that a serious problem is ‘normal’ and that there is no reason to bring the unit back for further repairs if the problem persists.
You do not have to bring your unit back to the same dealership where it was purchased. If you feel you are not getting good service, or that your home dealership is not taking your concerns seriously, please take your unit to another factory authorized dealership. Many times a new dealership will try and win your loyalty by being extra helpful.
Please do not leave your repair invoices or purchase contract in the unit. If all of your paperwork is stored in a file in your home or office, we can evaluate the case even while the unit is still in the dealership being repaired.
Not sure whether your motorhome, fifth wheel, travel trailer, or toy hauler can be considered a lemon under the California Lemon Law?
Give us a call at 1-855-595-3666 for your free case evaluation today!
We will evaluate your case for you free of charge and if we take on your case, the manufacturer will pay for all of our attorney’s fees and costs so there is no cost to you for legal fees.
The California Lemon Law Group works only with California residents.