Applying to vehicles leased or purchased in the state of Florida, the Florida Lemon Law helps protect consumers against problem vehicles – this includes RVs. If you’re looking to purchase an RV in the future, or if you have recently purchased one, you may gain some peace of mind knowing the same lemon law that protects the owners of cars also protects RV owners.
As with most things, however, there are stipulations.
The RV Lemon Law
The lemon law applies to new RVs only. (In terms of Florida, there is no used lemon car law in existence whatsoever.) So, if your motorhome is used, the lemon law will not provide you with any type of protection. Also not covered under the lemon law are travel trailers (towable RVs or trailers).
Who Do You Sue?
The lemon law in Florida states that if new a car (or RV) is in need of repeated repairs, can’t be repaired, etc., because of the massive hardship placed on the consumer, it must be repurchased or replaced by the manufacturer. This does not apply to dealers or sellers because they are not responsible for the warranty of the vehicle. That’s up to the manufacturer. So, chasing after the dealer that sold you a lemon may not be a successful venture.
Specifically in reference to motorized RVs, the lemon law does not pertain to RV portions which are maintained, used, or designed as primary living quarters. So, if anything has gone wrong or keeps going wrong with the living facilities of your RV, you’re pretty much on your own.
If you feel that your RV may fall under the lemon law, contact an attorney.