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Lemon Laws in Texas: Not Just for Autos


Most people relate lemon laws to consumer vehicles, but that’s not always the case. In Texas, motor homes, and towable recreational vehicles (TRVs) are covered under Texas lemon law. To meet coverage under the lemon law, it’s important that your motor home or TRV meets certain conditions and have a substantial manufacturing defect or generates a serious safety hazard. Remember, that defect must be covered by a manufacturer’s written warranty. The owner should report any defect to the dealer or manufacturer within the warranty term by providing the manufacturer with written notice of the defect and at least one opportunity to fix the defect. For your protection, it’s always a good idea to send the notice via certified mail. This will add proof that you did send a notice. As the owner, you have the right to give the dealer or manufacturer a fair number of attempts to make necessary repairs.

Texas is one of just over half a dozen states that covers these vehicles under its lemon law, it can get a bit tricky. Therefore it’s essential to contact a Lemon Law Attorney to ensure all your rights are protected. Know what you are signing when purchasing to avoid any issues if you discover that you have purchased a lemon, because you may have to fight in in court. If you don’t understand what you’re signing, ask questions first. Be cautious of any terms with which you are unfamiliar, and scrutinize the contract and warranty before making the purchase. Manufacturers must make warranties on their products easy to read and readily available by law.

As with vehicles, lemon law complaints for motor homes and TRVs must be filed within six months following the earliest of the expiration of the express warranty term, 24 months after purchase or 24,000 miles succeeding the date of motor home – TRVs are excluded. It important to note that the filing period is established according to which even occurs first. It is highly recommended that you file as soon as you discover that the deal/manufacturer is having difficulties concerning repairs.

Do not expect to get upgrades at no additional costs. Once you and your Lemon Law Attorney prove your case, it will be based on the core guidelines of the Texas Lemon Law; however, each case may be decided upon on a case by case basis. The manufacturer is required to conform to the statutory provisions under Chapter 2301, Subchapter M of the Texas Occupations Code. The manufacturer must replace the defective motor home or TRV with one that is comparable to the original. Your Texas Lemon Lawyer may also be able to have your out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed if you paid for repairs that should have been covered by the warranty.

During the coronavirus pandemic, many Texans have opted to be a little more creative with their travels and buy TRV’s to avoid crowds, planes and hotels. It’s a convenient and economical way to travel. But don’t get fooled with the attraction of a great deal that will cause you to end up with a lemon. Airstream, the luxury of TRV’s is attracting many of the new remote workers. The pandemic has driven the RV industry to record levels. According to the RV Industry Association, U.S. RV makers shipped more than 400,000 vehicles in 2020, a 6% increase over 2019. The organization expects another 20% increase in shipments this year, which would be close to an all-time peak.


It’s always imperative that you do research when making a major purchase and have authorized professionals of your motor home or TRV to perform warranty repairs. But if you have determined that you have purchased a lemon, and you are scheduled to appear before an independent administrative hearing examiner, seek aid from a Texas lemon lawyer so that you are well prepared. The examiner will document recommendations regarding your case. If you do not agree, consult with a Lemon Lawyer and file your objections within a suitable time frame. The process could take longer if you choose to handle it without a lemon law attorney. To ensure that your rights as a consumer are met, hiring a lemon law attorney is a great option that will eliminate the likelihood of any missed steps during, before and especially after the hearing if you decide to go a step further in petitioning the decision.

The final determination will be submitted by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV). You have the option to file an appeal if you disagree with the final decision. Further, if you remain unsatisfied with the decision, you and you lemon lawyer can appeal the decision to higher courts.

Hiring a licensed attorney specializing in lemon law is crucial in beating the odds of your case. As a consumer, you have certain rights under the Texas lemon law. If you don’t understand the terms of your purchase agreement, you could risk being out of thousands of dollars and you could miss out on saving money during your mobile vacation tours with your family. Don’t allow this to happen to you. If you feel that you have purchased a highly defective motor home or TRV that may be a threat to your safety, contact our team at Allen Stewart & Associates. We are committed to serving Texans who have become victims of motor home and TRV dealerships who knowingly sold products that have not meet state requirements regarding product workmanship and safety.

If you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our office toll free at 866-440-2460 to discuss your Lemon Law case. Our team of Lemon Law experts will thoroughly go over the case with you, explain your rights and inform you of what to expect during the process. Feel free to visit our website to learn more about Lemon Laws in Texas.

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