Maine Revised Statutes

§1436. Transportation damages

1. Liability of new dealer after acceptance.  Notwithstanding the terms, provisions or conditions of any agreement or dealer agreement, the new recreational vehicle dealer is solely liable for damages to new recreational vehicles after acceptance from the carrier and before delivery to the ultimate purchaser.
[ 1997, c. 427, §2 (NEW) .]
2. Liability of manufacturer.  Notwithstanding the terms, provisions or conditions of any agreement or dealer agreement, the manufacturer is liable for all damages to recreational vehicles before delivery to a carrier or transporter.
[ 1997, c. 427, §2 (NEW) .]
3. Additional liability of dealer.  The new recreational vehicle dealer is liable for damages to new recreational vehicles after delivery to the carrier only if the dealer selects the method of transportation, mode of transportation and the carrier. In all other instances, the manufacturer is liable for carrier-related new recreational vehicle damage, as long as the new recreational vehicle dealer annotates the bill of lading or other carrier document indicating damages observed at the time of delivery to the new recreational vehicle dealer and promptly notifies the manufacturer of any concealed damage discovered after delivery.
[ 1997, c. 427, §2 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1997, c. 427, §2 (NEW).