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Old 05-19-2015, 01:43 PM   #1
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Extended Warranties

Looking for some advice concerning the need/value of an extended warranty. Just bought a new Berk 38A and my plan is to sell it in about 2 years. coach warranty is 1 yr or 12K mi. The chassis and drive train should be gtg. Are there reasonable extended warranties to purchase because the ones they offered at the dealership were quite pricey.

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Old 05-19-2015, 05:07 PM   #2
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It does appear to be sensible to buy an extended warranty for coverage of one year for the cabin only (all other items like the tranny, engine and chassis are covered beyond two years. The money that you pay for the warranty, repair deductibles and non-coverage labor hours will more then pay if you went out-of-pocket - IMHO
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Old 05-20-2015, 01:30 AM   #5
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Thanks guys. ..expecting some quotes from a few companies.
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Old 05-20-2015, 02:40 AM   #6
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If your rig is new (sounds like it is) did your dealer not tell you about the 2nd year warranty for $150 through Forest River? At least I think they still offer that. I DO know that dealers get a lot more kick-back on 3rd party warranties... maybe they are pushing you toward those to add more coin in their pocket.

It's been awhile since I've heard anything about FR's. It's possible they don't offer that anymore, but I would certainly ask about it. Used to be $150 to add an additional year to the factory warranty, but only within the first 10 days of ownership.
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Yarome,
That second year warranty for $150 is for camping trailers only, not class A's like the Berkshire. I wish that FR did offer that for the Berkshire.
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We got what I think is pretty decent coverage to include roadside assistance and towing - covers major chassis drive train and MH components - exclusions are those typical maintenance items - just over 3K for 7 years. After dropping major $$$ for turbo replacement and engine cooling system repair on my last DP - am comfortable that this is a reasonable investment. We do plan to upgrade within 2-3 years, so can transfer or cancel this contract. Company is RVCARE. Might be worth a look.
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We got what I think is pretty decent coverage to include roadside assistance and towing - covers major chassis drive train and MH components - exclusions are those typical maintenance items - just over 3K for 7 years. After dropping major $$$ for turbo replacement and engine cooling system repair on my last DP - am comfortable that this is a reasonable investment. We do plan to upgrade within 2-3 years, so can transfer or cancel this contract. Company is RVCARE. Might be worth a look.
Thanks Fried, Did you go directly to RVCARE or the parent company Phoenix American Warranty Co.? This was the extended warranty offered to me by the dealership and for 7 years was $3428 w/ 200 ded. I just stumbled across Good Sam "extended service plan" which is actually insurance and not warranty and sounds very interesting...anyone familiar with that?
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Thanks Fried, Did you go directly to RVCARE or the parent company Phoenix American Warranty Co.? This was the extended warranty offered to me by the dealership and for 7 years was $3428 w/ 200 ded. I just stumbled across Good Sam "extended service plan" which is actually insurance and not warranty and sounds very interesting...anyone familiar with that?
Dealer offered - same price you quoted - think it is a reasonable offer
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