Does the Lemon Law Apply to RVs?

Buying an RV is a major purchase, and you want to do all you can to avoid making a bad investment.

Many consumers know the various laws protecting buyers when purchasing passenger vehicles. However, RVs aren’t passenger cars, and the rules and regulations can be confusing.

Today, we’re looking at the various laws and protections available to consumers purchasing an RV. Unfortunately, what we’ve discovered might surprise you!

Lemon laws are state laws that provide consumers with legal protections for defective products. These are specific for vehicles that fail to meet certain quality and performance standards. 

What Are Lemon Laws?

People have used the term “lemon” to describe items of substandard quality for more than 100 years. Many believe the use of lemon originated in Britain and began appearing in American vocabulary in the early 1900s.

Why Do They Call It a Lemon Law?

In our research, we uncovered only seven states that offer motorized RV owners the same lemon laws as standard passenger vehicles.

Do Lemon Laws Apply to RVs?

In addition, 19 states provide some lemons laws, but they don’t cover the livable space, which is what makes it an RV. The other half of the states completely exclude motorized RVs from lemon laws. 

Unfortunately, the news for towable RVs isn’t any better regarding lemon laws. Generally, the states that cover towable RVs only cover the chassis.

But what about towable RVs?

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