Before you agree to buy a new motorhome or towable RV, you should probably know what the lemon laws cover in your state, the state where you intend to purchase, and the state where you choose to have repair work done.
Have a non-motorized RV? Check out this list.
The table below shows which states include motorhomes in their lemon laws. Note that this does not mean that all systems, or that any failures under warranty, trigger protections under any particular lemon law. Some limit remedies to certain types of safety-related defects. Others cover virtually anything covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.
Of course, no one wants to plan on needing lemon law remedies, and you don’t generally buy a motorhome hoping that the manufacturer will buy it back. But similarly, no one plans on buying a brand new motorhome and leaving it at the shop for six months or more to be repaired either. It’s a big purchase, so take the time to do your homework before you find you need repairs.
For each entry below, you can click on the state name to be taken directly to that state’s implementation of their automobile lemon law. As always, come to your own understanding. Know that there may be case law further refining or redefining the statutes themselves.
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4/26/2023: AZ through ND links updated to current year statutes. Louisiana enacted RV-specific lemon law effective 8/1/21.
Are Motorhomes Included Under State Lemon Law?
Note: State abbreviations are links that take you to the relevant statute.
|AK||Yes||Registered in state|
|AR||Chassis Only||Titled and registered in state|
|CT||Yes||Sold or leased in state|
|DE||Chassis Only||Leased or bought in state, or registered|
|FL||Chassis Only||Sold in state|
|GA||Chassis Only||Leased, purchased, or registered in state|
|HI||No (if over 10k lbs GVWR)|
|ID||No (if over 12k lbs GLW)||Sold or licensed in state|
|KS||Chassis Only, must be registered for gross weight of 12k lbs or less)||Sold or leased in state|
|ME||Yes||Sold or leased in state|
|MN||Chassis Only||Sold or leased in state|
|MS||Chassis Only||Sold in state|
|MT||Chassis Only||Sold or registered in state|
|NH||No (if over 11k lbs GVW)|
|NJ||Chassis Only||Purchased or leased in state or registered in state|
|NM||No (if over 10k lbs GVW)|
|NY||Yes||Purchased, leased, transferred in NY before 18k miles/2years, or registered in state|
|NC||No (if over 10k lbs GVW)|
|OK||No (if over 10k lbs GVW), Chassis Only otherwise|
|OR||Chassis Only||Purchased or registered in state|
|SC||Chassis Only||Sold and registered in state|
|TX||Yes||Purchased at retail from license holder or resident of state and registered in state|
|UT||Chassis Only||Sold in state|
|VT||Chassis Only||Purchased, leased, or registered in state|
|WV||Chassis Only||Purchased or registered and titled in state|
|WI||Yes||Purchased or transferred in state|
|WY||No (if over 10k lbs GVW)||Sold or registered in state|
- RV-specific lemon law enrolled via Acts 2021, No. 220, §2. Covers chassis and living quarters, effective 8/1/2021.