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ctpres

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Posted: 02/23/12 05:13am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Notice to Texans and I am sure this applies to many other states.
RV's (chassis, transmission and engine) are covered by lemon laws in Texas

"If you are having repeated problems getting your new vehicle repaired, and it was purchased or leased from a licensed Texas dealer or lease company, the Texas Lemon Law may be able to help you get it repurchased, replaced or repaired"

Above copied from -
http://www.txdmv.gov/protection/lemon_law.htm

So maybe you should not buy out of state.


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Posted: 02/23/12 07:25am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ctpres wrote:

Notice to Texans and I am sure this applies to many other states.
RV's (chassis, transmission and engine) are covered by lemon laws in Texas

"If you are having repeated problems getting your new vehicle repaired, and it was purchased or leased from a licensed Texas dealer or lease company, the Texas Lemon Law may be able to help you get it repurchased, replaced or repaired"

Above copied from -
http://www.txdmv.gov/protection/lemon_law.htm

So maybe you should not buy out of state.
Most problems over the Lemon Law with RV's or pickups are the people and how they are driven not the rig they have.


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Posted: 02/23/12 07:38am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

According to the info in the above link...it's where it's titled and registered, NOT where it's bought that matters.

P.S. Just noticed that applies to towables...seems that all vehicles would need to be registered in Texas for any Lemon law to apply???

* This post was edited 02/23/12 07:44am by kakampers *


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Bought my rig from out of state and would do it again. Shopped it on the internet (thank you, Algore)and the money I saved was tremendous.

The local dealer, after insulting me with his antics (he's no longer in business) then threatend me with the old "You won't get warranty work" line. I guess he was to stupid to realize that the only thibg he had control over was the box, which is pretty stout. All of the rest of the stuff gets warranty work by independents. Plus the other Winne dealer in the area, said he would be happy to do any work necessary.


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Well, depending on how you look at it.. I either bought in or out state. (I went to an in-state dealer but the RV came from Elkhart, IN.... the Damon Factory)

Michigan also has lemon laws, I do not know if they apply.

My rig has been "in the shop" for the following:

1: Oil Change/Inverter install
2: Fuel clip recall/oil change
3: Brake light switch failure
4: Self Removing Windshield repositioning plus Auto Transfer Switch
5: Borken wire (Towed tail lights) plus self removing windshield
6: Self Removing Windshield (Final repair) Dash AC/ Dash Display
7: Flat tire (Sidewall damage)

Note that all shop visits were "multi item" save the brake light switch... In all cases the secondary items took no additiional down time.. The Self Removing windshield was the only recurring problem The first time some kid, still wet behind the ears just porta powered it back i palce, scratched his.. you know what, and said "Duh, it'll probbly pop out atain" it did.

#2 was Dave Simpson, he die a very good job but was less than satisfied with the otucome.. he showed me why, I agreed and since I was soon to be close to the factory #3 was the factory. they fixed the cause.


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Posted: 02/25/12 12:27am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ctpres wrote:

Notice to Texans and I am sure this applies to many other states.
RV's (chassis, transmission and engine) are covered by lemon laws in Texas

"If you are having repeated problems getting your new vehicle repaired, and it was purchased or leased from a licensed Texas dealer or lease company, the Texas Lemon Law may be able to help you get it repurchased, replaced or repaired"

Above copied from -
http://www.txdmv.gov/protection/lemon_law.htm


So maybe you should not buy out of state.


I'll go 'wherever' for the best deal - and I live in a state with Lemon Laws.
If the best deal is out-of-state, that's fine with me.
If a local dealer comes close enough to the deal, he's a contender for my business.

Lemon laws are more of a "pat-on-the back" for politicians who got them through a state legislature - but mostly a PITA for any consumer that *thinks* he has been wronged.

Much better chance of Lemon laws working for you when the lemon is a car or truck - - even then, if you know someone who has successfully been through the process, they will admit selling or trading the "offending" vehicle would have been much better & easier.

BTW - If you know anyone who ever worked at a car/truck assembly plant, ask about Monday morning and/or Friday night vehicles, LOL!

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