Wednesday, September 27, 2023


Fight the urge to buy an RV, says RV lemon lawyer

RV lemon law attorney Steve Lehto has advice for buyers of new recreational vehicles. Unless they are fully aware of what awaits them as an RV owner, he advises “Fight the urge” to buy one.

This particular advice comes as new RVs are selling like hotcakes during the current pandemic because they are considered the safest way to travel without being exposed to the coronavirus. Too many buyers are rushing the process, which concerns Steve.

If you are thinking of buying an RV, you should watch this. You may not agree, but you should weigh what Steve says, as he speaks from years of experience, including representing many RVers who bought RV lemons and then needed his help when dealers and manufacturers wouldn’t come through with necessary repairs, warranty work or other matters.

To learn more about what can await RV buyers who do not do their homework and end up with lemons, visit the Facebook group RV Horror Stories.

Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodbury
I'm the founder and publisher of I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.


  1. Thank you for all the good information. However we are the unicorn as we bought a new RV when we retired in 2015 and have not had any issues. I just wanted to let you know that it does happen and if you take your time and find a reputable make and model it could all go just fine for you as it did for us. I love my traveling home especially now

  2. With so many people now thinking that owning an RV is the way to go it is like most everything else: When everybody starts to get into it, that is the time to get out of it. We were just about ready to plop down a good chunk of money (around 200k) on what I think will be our last RV purchase but now I think we will just hold off.

    Best to just wait and see how things end up with the pandemic, the riots, the economy, etc.

  3. This video has the best advice you will find about buying an RV. This is exactly how we got into RVing before we bought our used motorhome eight years ago and we couldn’t be happier with it. The only thing I would add, is some excellent advice I received from John Huggins; “Buy your third RV first.” Most people want to ease there way into RV ownership and buy a small, inexpensive RV to start with and then end up upgrading to a bigger, better RV every year or two afterwards. That is an expensive way to do it. We’ve only owned one RV because it is everything we wanted and needed based on good research and we didn’t have to pay a lot.


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