Wednesday

Alfa Leisure Rv --- Gone With the Wind

It's official. Alfa Leisure Rv has shut down apparently for good.

Their official statement, which was filed in federal court in one of their warranty lawsuits just days ago, blamed supplier Crane Composites and "Crane's unwillingness to stand behind their product" for the motorhome builder's demise.

Whatever you do, be very careful about buying any Alfa leftovers. Not only is there no factory warranty to back it up now, but you can expect Alfa dealers to be pitching expensive "extended warranties" as the way to cover future problems.

Those service contracts can run into thousands of dollars and dealers usually have about a 50% profit margin on them, so bargain over that price or you'll be wasting your money.