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Bill Introduced to Update Pennsylvania’s RV Law to Enhance Consumer Safety

State Representative Scott Conklin introduced a bill aimed at updating Pennsylvania’s RV laws. The proposed legislation, House Bill 2410, seeks to enhance consumer protections and streamline warranty services within the RV industry.

Pennsylvania currently has separate regulations for RV manufacturers and dealers. Rep. Conklin, who chairs the House Commerce Committee, emphasized the importance of these changes.

“The RV industry differs significantly from the automotive industry, which is why Pennsylvania has separate laws governing RV manufacturers and dealers,” Conklin said in a press release on June 11.

Conklin pointed out that areas of the law, especially those related to warranty services, require updates to better protect consumers and provide clearer guidance for dealers.

One of the provisions of House Bill 2410 is to ensure more efficient warranty repairs. Under the proposed bill, RV dealers can purchase available warranty parts from suppliers other than the manufacturer.

Conklin explained that his bill would address significant issues. “My bill would accomplish that by adding provisions that ensure more efficient warranty repairs, more consistent rate-setting and prices for warranty service and stronger consumer protections from rogue dealers who host pop-up-style RV events,” he said.

The bill also seeks to clarify the language regarding labor rates for warranty service, aligning it with the automotive dealers’ formula for establishing rates based on manufacturer compensation. This ensures more consistent rate-setting and pricing.

Another aspect of the bill is the protection it offers against rogue dealers. According to the press release, these dealers often host pop-up-style RV events outside their designated sales territories, leaving consumers without adequate warranty support.

House Bill 2410 would prohibit such practices, ensuring dealers operate within their contractual areas. Additionally, Senator Chris Gebhard, R-Berks/Lancaster/Lebanon, has introduced a companion bill, Senate Bill 1161.

To learn more about House Bill 2410, click here.

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