Here is another posting from our Facebook group RV Horror Stories, which we formed to allow RVers with defective RVs to share their experiences. Our hope is that the group’s membership will grow to a point where the RV industry will pay attention, and begin to seriously address the bad quality of so many of the RVs they’re turning out. In its short existence, the group has grown to more than 11,000 members.
Here is what was posted on Wednesday, Jan. 21. By the way, this is not an isolated incident. Similar tales are posted almost every day.
Member Cathi Claiborne Peters wrote (with some minor editing):
We bought a new 2018 Forest River Leprechaun November 2017, and have had it in and out of the shop for a total of approximately six months…water leaks from the shower, water leaks from the washer, plugged washer drain, circuit board for water heater, sinks that had to be re-caulked, faulty Firestone airbag suspension, batteries that had to be replaced, TV in the bedroom didn’t work, loose valances, lots of loose screws and fittings, bathroom door wouldn’t stay shut…very poor workmanship.
Our warranty is now expired. I requested Forest River extend the warranty by the amount of time it’s been in the shop. Their response was they technically can’t do that but they are willing to work with us.
It’s very disappointing to spend so much money for a new motorhome, and have so many issues, not to mention canceled vacations. And the lemon law definition for California is as follows:
“The California Lemon Law covers the following new and used vehicles sold or leased in California that come with the manufacturer’s new vehicle warranty: Cars, pickup trucks, vans, and SUVs. The chassis, chassis cab, and drivetrain of a motorhome. … Vehicles purchased or leased for personal, family, or household purposes.”
So, not even sure if the Lemon law will help.
Cathi, Go to this page where you will find many resources to help you with your defective RVs, including contact information for RV lemon law attorneys. https://www.rvtravel.com/fixit . Best of luck to you. What a shame that manufacturers can turn out RVs with so many defects.