Recently one of our readers asked if we still handle Lemon RV cases. Yes, the
California lemon law still applies to motorhomes. I’m sure he was responding to the earlier
reports from 2008 and most of 2009 when almost overnight the RV industry
went bust. When it happened, many owners of diesel pushers, all classes
of motorhome coach, 5th wheels and travel trailers were left high and
dry. Companies who should have been honoring their warranties were gone.
Since the middle part of 2009 until now, the RV industry has been on the
mend. Unfortunately many RV owners were stuck with bad vehicles and useless
warranties and some still are. I can only imagine the misery of discovering
that your warranty is gone and you own a lemon RV that leaks like a sieve.
Predictably many RV manufacturers who were poorly funded went out of business
and others merged with companies that were stronger financially, or as
we have noticed, had a more diversified manufacturing base. The following
are a few of the manufacturers who survived and still honor their warranties:
• Thor Industries
• Forest River
• Holiday Rambler
Many of these lines have retained their brand names but are in fact owned
by other companies. If you think you have a lemon RV give us a call and
we’ll see what’s possible under the California Lemon Law.