California Arbitration System Enlists Builders

February 21, 2005 by · Comments Off on California Arbitration System Enlists Builders 

Recreational vehicle buyers in California have a new way to settle warranty disputes with four major motorhome makers who have agreed to use the state’s arbitration system, according to the Press-Enterprise, Riverside. The change means RV buyers can address defects under the state’s lemon law without hiring an attorney and within 40 days of filing a claim. And while consumers can reject the arbitrator’s decision, the companies are bound by it. It’s not uncommon for RV makers to... Read more

SoCal’s National RV Focuses on Class A’s

February 7, 2005 by · Comments Off on SoCal’s National RV Focuses on Class A’s 

When RV pioneer Wayne Mertes founded Dolphin Trailer Sales in 1963 in North Hollywood, Calif., he was, above all, adaptable. “Wayne built this box, and didn’t have enough money to buy a trailer chassis, so he built a truck camper instead,” said Brad Albrechtsen, president of the company, since renamed National RV Inc. and relocated to Perris, Calif. “That was his initial product.” Forty-two years later, National RV is a major manufacturer of Class A gas-powered and diesel-pusher motorhomes... Read more