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Old 11-09-2007, 04:05 AM   #1
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I saw a newspiece on a local TV station this week related to the owners of a Mandalay motorhome using the legal system to get the manufacturer to replace the rig under Virginia's Lemon Law. At least one federal judge has declared VA's lemon law ambiguous and suggests the law should apply since the motorhome is a motor vehicle. The reporter says the case is headed to another federal court.

This may be an interesting case, especially if it sets some legal precedent to include motorhomes in state lemon laws.

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I saw a newspiece on a local TV station this week related to the owners of a Mandalay motorhome using the legal system to get the manufacturer to replace the rig under Virginia's Lemon Law. At least one federal judge has declared VA's lemon law ambiguous and suggests the law should apply since the motorhome is a motor vehicle. The reporter says the case is headed to another federal court.

This may be an interesting case, especially if it sets some legal precedent to include motorhomes in state lemon laws.

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Wow if that came to pass it would make some motorhome maunfactures nervous.........
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Quite a few states already include motorhomes under their lemon law but exclude the "living facilities" or some similar wording. Others may specify only the motor vehicle part (the chassis) and some exclude all large vehicles (typically those over about 10,000 lbs).

Virginia is one whose lemon law that covers the chassis but not the "house".

Here is a short summary for each state: State Lemon Law Summary
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There may be better ways to seek relief depending on the state. In some states you can sue based on refusal of acceptance. The difference is that the lemon law required that you take it back three times as I recall which could prolong the issue.
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