Rv Warranty Problems Rising ?

Blue news for Rv builders. The economy sucks not just for you and me but also for them too.

Although Fleetwood took the award for market share in 2007 the faltering economy is hurting all Rv builders, including Fleetwood.

Weekend Warrior was reported last week to have cut 100 workers at its Perris facility. This comes in the same month that Riverside-based Fleetwood Enterprises reported another financial loss for another quarter ($16 million is no chump change to lose in just 3 months --- you'd think they went to Vegas). Thor California cut its work back to 4 days a week to keep dealers from having a glut of inventory (and to keep that same inventory from stacking up at the plant).

Add to that the mess from National Rv's bankruptcy and it's easy to see that Rv builders have the blues.

Some economists say that numbers in the last 30 years show that when the Rv industry suffers two sales downturn years in a row then it means a recession is about to hit the economy. There was a 10 percent loss in numbers last year and some industry insiders are saying the numbers will hit 14 percent down this year. Time for all of us to tighten our belt, so to speak, if we haven't already been doing that.

Paul Eskritt, Fleetwood Enterprises Inc.'s RV Group president, was reported to have said that when the industry hits a lull, it is time for RV companies to focus on managing their expenses.

"Every dollar counts," Eskritt said. "We get really good at that."

So what does that mean if you own an Rv right now? It could mean tighter controls on warranty costs and that can mean more runaround on warranty repairs, claim denials on debatable defects, and a dealer who has to argue more with you (the consumer) because the factory isn't paying the warranty claims as freely or often as before.

Note that nothing happened to your warranty rights. Legally, they are still there. You just may find yourself having to argue more to make them honor your warranty. Remember, the squeeky wheel is the one that gets the grease. So start squeekin', loud and long if you have to.

And when the factory or your dealer won't help you, when you feel like they are ignoring your problems, contact us or call us 1-888-331-6422 Toll Free. We help consumers fight back against bad Rv's and their manufacturers everyday. It's what we do.

Burdge Law Office
www. Rv Lemon Law .com
Because life is too short to put up with a bad Rv.

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Known nationwide as a leading Lemon Law attorney, Ronald L. Burdge has represented literally thousands of consumers in "lemon" lawsuits and actively co-counsels and coaches other Consumer Law attorneys. From 2005 through 2018, attorney Ronald L. Burdge has been named as the only Lemon Law Ohio Super Lawyer by Law and Politics magazine and Thomson Reuters Corp., Professional Division. Burdge restricts his practice to Lemon Law and Consumer Law cases. The Ohio Super Lawyer results are published annually in the January issue of Cincinnati Magazine. Ronald L. Burdge was named Consumer Law Trial Lawyer of the Year 2004 by the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the nation's largest organization of consumer law private and government attorneys. "Your impact on the auto industry has been magnified many times over because of the trail you blazed for others," stated NACA's Executive Director, Will Ogburn. Burdge has represented thousands of consumers in Ohio, Kentucky and elsewhere since 1978 and is a frequent lecturer to national, state and local Bar Associations and Judicial organizations. Burdge is admitted to Ohio's state and federal courts, Kentucky's state courts, and Indiana's federal courts. Other court admissions are on a "pro hac" temporary, case by cases basis.