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General RV Center Fraudulent Sale of Recalled RV to Elderly Couple Lawsuit

The complaint for this lawsuit alleges that the General RV Center, Inc. (GRVC) took advantage of an elderly couple and made them believe that they were buying a new recreational vehicle (RV) when in fact they were buying one that had been recalled for defects.

George and Odelia Dolores are in their seventies and are both cancer survivors taking medication. The complaint claims that they suffer from “physical and medical problems that impact their ability to read, think and comprehend.”

Mr. Dolores visited a GRVC lot on April 3, 2018 to look at their RV inventory. At that time, the complaint says, salesman Kevin D. Mills showed them what Dolores understood was a brand new 2018 Crossfit Model 22D RV. The price tag showed $87,000, but according to the complaint, Mills said he could have the RV for $78,000. Mills then took Dolores on a test drive of the Crossfit.

After they returned from the test drive, Mills told Dolores that there had been a mistake and that the price was actually $87,000. The complaint claims that Mills told Dolores that this was a one-time “good deal” available that day only. They did not have the $17,000 down payment, but they owned a 2007 Winnebago and a 2006 Honda truck. The complaint says that Mills told them that he would give them a trade-in allowance on both vehicles if they would buy the Crossfit that day.

Before Dolores signed the purchase agreement, the complaint says, Mills told him he could pick up the RV the next day, April 4. Dolores signed the agreement, believing he was buying a brand-new, defect-free 2018 Crossfit.

The next day, the complaint claims, Mills told them they could not pick up the Crossfit because it was a recalled RV and needed to be taken to a dealership for transmission repairs. According to the complaint, Dolores was shocked to hear that the RV was a recalled model.

But that wasn’t all. According to the complaint, the following day Dolores discovered that the purchase price in the documents he’d signed had been marked up to over $100,000 and that his truck’s trade-in value had not been included. On April 17, the complaint claims, Mills called Dolores and told him to come in and pick up the Crossfit, but when he arrived he was told that the repairs were not finished.

The complaint claims that Dolores sat there waiting from 11:30 to about 7:30 pm, at which time he was told that he had bought the Crossfit on an “as is” basis. The company then required Dolores to sign a second purchase agreement for the Crossfit, the complaint says, adding other charges such as a five-year warranty for over $6,000, and once again omitting the trade-in value of the truck.

The complaint claims that the company violated Florida’s Exploitation of Elderly Persons law and that it is also guilty of breach of contract, fraudulent misrepresentation, and other offenses.

Article Type: Lawsuit
Topic: Consumer

Most Recent Case Event

General RV Center Fraudulent Sale of Recalled RV to Elderly Couple Complaint

August 13, 2018

The complaint for this lawsuit alleges that the General RV Center, Inc. (GRVC) took advantage of an elderly couple and made them believe that they were buying a new recreational vehicle (RV) when in fact they were buying one that had been recalled for defects. From start to finish, the sales process seems to have been questionable, with changing prices, misrepresentation, and other suspect details.

general_rv_center_fruad_complaint.pdf

Case Event History

General RV Center Fraudulent Sale of Recalled RV to Elderly Couple Complaint

August 13, 2018

The complaint for this lawsuit alleges that the General RV Center, Inc. (GRVC) took advantage of an elderly couple and made them believe that they were buying a new recreational vehicle (RV) when in fact they were buying one that had been recalled for defects. From start to finish, the sales process seems to have been questionable, with changing prices, misrepresentation, and other suspect details.

general_rv_center_fruad_complaint.pdf
Tags: Deceptive Sales Practices, Exploitation of the Elderly, Misrepresentation of Terms of Sale