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RV Lemon Law in MA

Massachusetts Lemon Law does not cover recreational vehicles or motor homes.  However, the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act states that the manufacturer of any product – from your toaster to your lemon RV – must abide by the warranty.

Unlike the Massachusetts Lemon Law for cars, which allows you to go into arbitration or mediation, you need to sue RV manufacturers and dealers in a court of law. The window of time to initiate a lawsuit is small, so speak to a Lemon Law attorney if your RV has been in the shop three times for the same problem. If your case is successful, the manufacturer will have pay for attorneys’ fees, so you shouldn’t have to pay for representation.

As with other types of Lemon Law claims, organization is key to presenting a convincing case. Keep spotless records of every malfunction and problem you have had with your RV since you bought it. Save all of the paperwork that you received every time you brought your RV to be serviced. Catalog the days the RV spent in the shop and out of your possession. Remember, the more organized your evidence is, the more likely it is that your attorney can win your case.

Make sure to send a 30-day demand letter certified mail, return receipt requested, to the defective RV dealer and the motor home manufacturer. 

The letter must include:

  1. Your full name and address
  2. A description of the problem with your vehicle and the unfair or deceptive act or practice and other important facts
  3. The injury you suffered as a result of the unlawful act
  4. The demanded relief, including the amount of money you are demanding to recover

To secure your right to double or treble damages if your case goes to trial, the demand letter should be sent by certified mail, with a return receipt requested.

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