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Posted: 01/12/22 08:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Purchaser owns it.

When he signed the paperwork, he took delivery.. even if he didn't drive it off the lot.

Willing to bet the dealership doesn't have it on their books anymore. VIN will point to a delivery with individuals name and it is now in custody of service department, not part of inventory or part of sales department.

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Lantley wrote:

chiefneon wrote:

Howdy!

Never ever sign the papers until all work is completed to your satisfaction. That is the only way you can get the dealership to complete the work needed in a timely matter. Do you think the dealership would let you drive away under the promise you would comeback later to sign the paperwork? NO.

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I think by signing the unit is then funded. We can debate who owns the unit. Who is in posssesion etc. but by signing the dealer gets paid.
At that popint the dealer has little incentive to expedite things.
Now if there is no signature and the bank does not fund(pay) the unit.
The dealer has a lot of incentive to take care of things and get his money.
A unpaid for unit sitting on the dealers lot is a much bigger concern for the dealer than a fully paid for unit.
Repairs and PDI issues are secondary to the dealer getting paid.
If the buyer and PDI are delaying funding you can bet you will have the dealer's full attention and full effort to get the issues resolved in order for the dealer to get paid.


This is so true, the dealership will pressure you to sign papers ASAP. We bought a used unit from CW at a location 250 miles away. We wrote an ernest money agreement on I believe Monday, with agreement to hold the unit until Saturday when we could go and do PDI. They wanted us to sign the sales agreement on that Monday, told them not signing until we had inspected!


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[emoticon] Hi, I don't know about Florida, but in California, It is not yours until you drive it off of the lot. Meaning that you have not taken delivery. When I bought my Lincoln (used) I gave the dealer a list of things that needed attention. The salesman told me to drive it around the block and leave it in the service drive for the repairs. I told him that I would only drive it after all of the repairs were done. He so badly wanted me to drive it off of the lot, but I knew better.


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You are not going to pressure the bank, the payments will become due regardless.


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way2roll wrote:

Once he signed the paperwork the bank took ownership of the title and he owns it. He should have never signed before the PDI was done. Now the dealership has no real incentive to get it done quickly. I personally never finalize the paperwork until everything is done for me to take possession of the RV - or anything for that matter. House punch outs, Cars, RV's, whatever. Once you sign you have absolutely no leverage to have anything done without a civil suit or warranty claim.


This is correct. If the guy would've waited to sign the paperwork until the items were repaired, the dealership would've gotten parts off another rig on the lot and made all the repairs quickly in order to get paid.

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bucky wrote:

You are not going to pressure the bank, the payments will become due regardless.

The payments will come due in time nce paperwork is completed, However without a signature there is no deal/agreement with the bank or anyone else.


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Lantley wrote:

bucky wrote:

You are not going to pressure the bank, the payments will become due regardless.

The payments will come due in time nce paperwork is completed, However without a signature there is no deal/agreement with the bank or anyone else.


The OP stated that the buyer DID SIGN ALL PAPERWORK...

He took the loan, signed the papers, completed everything.. IN MY EYES, the unit is now HIS and no longer the dealerships...

IF that is/was the case, the upper hand is now the dealers and if he is a shady dealer, he has no pressure to complete...

I will say this.. my best friend purchased a new Grand Design Solitude 16 hours from home.... He paid in FULL, and we went tp pick it up 2 months later. I told him he was CRAZY.. Lazy Days in Murfreesboro were awesome to deal with..... The PDI was done when we got there, they completed everything, even stayed late on Friday to complete as they knew we needed to get on the road early Saturday.. all items were addressed, and it was a really good experience for them...

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Ok, I can add a little context here. He purchased a Jayco Pinnacle and a friend of his is in management there. Due to that he felt comfortable feeling things will go well. Apparently the dealer did the PDI’s they could do. Others required things shipped from Jayco like two bay doors (have no idea what’s up with that) and something else that had to come from Jayco.

I guess that makes a little more sense. But I think id still rather sign when everything is done. But we may not know all the specifics. .

I do appreciate your input on the legal part of things.

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It's not "yours" until you sign the paperwork and pull off the lot. You aren't making payments, your insurance isn't in effect, etc.

Since you already have a contract in place to make it yours eventually, they can't sell it out from under you. (Contract = Offer + Acceptance + Consideration)


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Mondooker wrote:

Ok, I can add a little context here. He purchased a Jayco Pinnacle and a friend of his is in management there. Due to that he felt comfortable feeling things will go well. Apparently the dealer did the PDI’s they could do. Others required things shipped from Jayco like two bay doors (have no idea what’s up with that) and something else that had to come from Jayco.

I guess that makes a little more sense. But I think id still rather sign when everything is done. But we may not know all the specifics. .

I do appreciate your input on the legal part of things.


I don't know if it varies by region (maybe different state laws), but in California for cars and RVs you write up a "due bill" signed by both parties and it lists out all of the items the dealer needs to perform as part of the sale. This isn't warranty service, it's a condition of the sale.

Getting the dealer to do the work quickly is another matter though.

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