Friday, December 8, 2023


RV dealers scam buyers by charging bogus inspection fees

Attorney Steve Lehto, who is one of America’s experts on RV lemon laws, explains how some RV dealers are charging their customers up to $2,000 to inspect the new RV they’re buying. They don’t offer it as an option, but say it’s required by law. Actually, it’s not.

In this 17-minute video Steve explains how dealers pull this scam. He talks about a central California RV dealership that got caught by the state’s DMV after it told a customer the inspection was required by state law.

In the second half of the video, Steve goes off-topic to discuss the often ignorant remarks viewers leave in the comment section of his videos. So just watch the first half of this video if you don’t want to watch the second half, although we found it very entertaining. As YouTube producers ourselves we totally identified with what Steve said.

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.



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Katalin H Heymann (@guest_36827)
5 years ago

I’m sorry people insult your looks. You look like a handsome blonde man. I actually dated a blonde man that had a reddish beard. Both were natural but he was constantly harrassed about the beard. Please continue with your YouTube videos for those that appreciate you keeping us informed on important issues.

Jeffrey Torsrud (@guest_36730)
5 years ago

A Good Video. Good Smart Consumers are FEW and FAR Between! Too many RV buyers never read the sales contract and other addendums they sign. Get hooked into signing for things they don’t need.

A Point that needs to be made here is; NEVER FINANCE An RV PROTECTION PLAN! Pay for that out of Pocket. RV Dealers who sell these RV maintenance plans get a kick back from the company. Therefore the markup is incredible.

Be WARY of anything you sign and read the fine print and ask questions. Things can be excluded out of contracts. If the dealer refuses to remove the language, get up and walk away!

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