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Old 03-25-2023, 04:55 PM   #1
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Warranty Voided By Business?

Buying a 2023 Fleetwood and am being told because Iím buying it in the name of the business, it voids the warranty. Is this true? I canít tell if itís just the dealer trying to sell me on their warranty that I donít want to buy. It will be in the name of a business but not actually used for business purposes.
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Old 03-25-2023, 05:42 PM   #2
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Call Fleetwood direct and ask them.
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I suspect the warranty doesn't apply to commercial use. The question is whether there will be an automatic presumption by the mfr that a business-bought unit will be used commercially. It very well may be so, since usually something bought by a business does get used by the business, and mfrs have little or no incentive to differentiate special cases like yours.
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I suspect the warranty doesn't apply to commercial use. The question is whether there will be an automatic presumption by the mfr that a business-bought unit will be used commercially. It very well may be so, since usually something bought by a business does get used by the business, and mfrs have little or no incentive to differentiate special cases like yours.
They do if they want me to buy one of their products. Perhaps they wonít care but Iím guessing they will in this environment.
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They do if they want me to buy one of their products. Perhaps they wonít care but Iím guessing they will in this environment.

They probably won't care because you're not their customer, the dealer is. As far as the manufacturer is concerned they made their profit when the dealer bought the motorhome. You're an expense due to warranty exposure.

And yes, that exclusion is in all of the RV warranty docs I've read. Registered to a business = presumed to be commercial use, because it is.

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Yes, it's true. They don't care if you aren't going to use it for commercial circumstances. You could go back on your word. They don't trust you any farther than they can throw the RV. You title it in the business name, it's considered being used for commercial purposes = warranty void.
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They probably won't care because you're not their customer, the dealer is. As far as the manufacturer is concerned they made their profit when the dealer bought the motorhome. You're an expense due to warranty exposure.

And yes, that exclusion is in all of the RV warranty docs I've read. Registered to a business = presumed to be commercial use, because it is.

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True, but if I donít buy, dealer may not buy another until that unit is moved. Iím just gonna call Fleetwood. Either theyíre going to stand behind their product or theyíre not.
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I'm just wondering what the advantage is to having the RV titled in a business name?
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I'm just wondering what the advantage is to having the RV titled in a business name?
I'm curious too.
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Titled to a business means insurance should also be commercial insurance. Personally I suspect you're beating your head against a wall.


As to why he wants to buy in the name of a business, then the MH could be depreciated on the business taxes.
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........................................As to why he wants to buy in the name of a business, then the MH could be depreciated on the business taxes.



My thoughts exactly, tax dodge
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My thoughts exactly, tax dodge
I don't know the ins and outs but this was my first thought as well.
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My thoughts exactly, tax dodge
Every good business accountant knows all the legal loopholes and how to use them to the companies advantage. That's why they are so well paid.
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Umbrella policy that the business probably has should cover it.
As to getting all puffy with Fleetwood? Good luck.
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