PHILADELPHIA – An Indiana-based recreational vehicle (RV) manufacturer and a Hatfield-based RV dealer face charges of violating state and federal commercial sale laws, from a plaintiff who believes the vehicle he was sold contained several mechanical non-conformities.

Todd Radner of Holland Township filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Sept. 26 versus Forest River, Inc. and Forest River RV of Elkhart, Ind., and Campers Inn of Philadelphia, Inc. of Hatfield.

The suit says on Oct. 19, 2015, Radner purchased a new 2016 FR3-Model32D5 manufactured and warranted by the defendant, and both purchased and registered in Pennsylvania. The price of the vehicle was in excess of $25,000, including registration charges, document fees, sales tax, finance and bank charges, but excluding other collateral charges not specified yet defined by the Lemon Law, the suit says.

The parties’ transaction included warranties and other guarantees, but the plaintiff claims more than three ineffective repair attempts made by the defendant “substantially impaired” the RV, rendered it worthless and did not fix the unspecified non-conformities.

For alleged violation of the Pennsylvania Automobile Lemon Law, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL), the plaintiff is seeking damages in an amount equal to the purchase price of the subject vehicle, plus all incidental, consequential and treble damages, collateral charges, attorney’s fees and court costs, with a total judgment not in excess of $50,000.

The plaintiff is represented by Marc A. Weinberg of Saffren & Weinberg, in Jenkintown.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170902911

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nickpennrecord@gmail.com

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