Is there any recourse when buying a used RV “as is”?

UPDATED: May 16, 2012

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Is there any recourse when buying a used RV “as is”?

We have found major water damage that has mold throughout the RV walls ceiling and floor. Only one spot was disclosed to us and we were told that it was completely fixed. Which we have now found out that is not true and has caused much more damage. I think that the seller was dishonest and knew about some, if not all of the damage. Also stated that all appliances worked and not the case. Multiple leaks on roof causing tremendous damage possibly salvaging. Have not registered the RV as of yet. Cashier’s check plus cash less than 2 weeks ago.

Asked on May 16, 2012 under General Practice, Kansas


FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in the country, the seller of a vehicle is required to disclose all material facts known about an item impacting desirability or price paid by a potential buyer. In your matter, if the seller knew of the problems with the recreational vehicle that you are now writing about and did not disclose such to you and such problems were not readily visible, you may have a factual and legal basis to cancel the sale based upon "concealment".

The problem for you is proving that the seller knew of the problems that you are writing about before the "as is" sale and did not disclose such to you before you took possession of the item.

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