Massachusetts Sues Morgan RV Resorts
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is suing the owners of Saratoga Springs-based Morgan RV Resorts, alleging the company is intimidating members to collect exorbitant fees in a Cape Cod manufactured housing community it owns, The Saratogian reported.
According to a press release from Coakley, the company’s sales team “aggressively solicited homeowners at Peters Pond RV Resort in Sandwich, Mass.,to pay up to $16,000 as a membership fee to remain in the community.” The fee was on top of the $6,000 annual fee owners paid to lease their properties at the housing community.
Morgans RV Resorts officials did not respond to a message seeking comment by press time Wednesday.
Coakley’s lawsuit seeks to end the collection and also return fees already paid by residents. She alleges the practices are a violation of the Consumer Protection Act and Manufactured Housing Act.
According to the lawsuit, nearly 100 homeowners have paid to join the club out of fear that they would lose their home.
Morgan RV Resorts owns and operates several RV parks and campgrounds in the Saratoga region, including: Coldbrook Campsite Resort on Gurn Springs Road in Gansevoort, NASCAR RV Resorts at Adirondack Gateway on Fortsville Road in Gansevoort, Lake George Suites on Lake Shore Drive in Lake George and Lake George Campsites on Route 9 in Queensbury. The company also has several properties in vacation spots in New Jersey, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin, Maine and Indiana.
The Peters Pond manufactured housing community is the seasonal home for dozens of retirees and elderly residents.