Former creditors for the now-defunct Trail Wagons/Chinook RV have filed suit with the U.S. District Court in Yakima, Wash., against former owners Gary and Mary Lukehart.
The Yakima Herald Republic reported that Ford Credit, a commercial lending division of the Ford Motor Co., is seeking $872,975 plus interest for a loan that financed truck-chassis purchases.
The chassis were used on the company’s once-popular Chinook RV.
In court papers, Ford Credit said it filed suit after several failed attempts to resolve the situation with the couple.
The total loan was for nearly $3.7 million, but was reduced when the creditors received revenue from the company’s liquidation after it shut down operations last fall.
Trail Wagons employed 165 workers before shutting down. It defaulted on a $3.6 million bank loan last June.
In October, a court gave its approval for Inverness Partners of Bend, Ore., to take control of the Chinook Business Park, the site of Trail Wagons along Interstate 82. Inverness Partners took control on behalf of LaSalle Bank National Association, the holder of the mortgage certificates.
In March, LaSalle Bank, represented by Land-America Default Services, purchased the property for $2.9 million.