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Old 02-11-2015, 04:34 PM   #1
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Extended warranty vs. good sam service plan

Trying to evaluate if the extended warranty from the dealer vs a good sam service plan. Buying a 2015 3050s from rv direct so my "dealer" isn't close. And good sam looks cheaper. Heard stories about local dealers not servicing rigs from other places. Any advice for a newbie.c
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Old 02-11-2015, 04:41 PM   #2
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Be sure you're comparing apples to apples. With Good Sam you might be looking at roadside service which is different than a warranty.

Also, you're right that a local dealer might cause you trouble but the type of warranty often won't change that. To them whether it's FR's or Good Sam's warranty, either way you didn't buy from them.

To avoid this, try contacting a local dealer to confirm willingness to work with you. You'll need to confirm they're willing to do work on whoever's warranty.




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Old 02-11-2015, 05:04 PM   #3
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If you're buying a Forest River product then you can contact the factory for a 2nd year for $150. That covers you for 2 years. By then you'll know of any problems with the unit. Some appliance warranties are 3 years from their manufacturers.

FWIW, if a dealer ever told me they wouldn't do warranty work on a unit I didn't buy form them then I certainly would not do any business with them.

They ALL are paid by the factory to do warranty work. If they sold it to you or not.
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That 2nd year does not apply to motorhomes


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It does not apply to Crusaders either....
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:37 PM   #6
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That's too bad, We were hoping to be able to get a 2nd year when we purchase our Sunseeker 3050S. Brian (BClemens), is there a reason that FR does not offer a 2nd year Warranty on Sunseeker & Forester? Is there any chance that they might in the future? We would be all over it, even for more than $150 if they did. Brian ?
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Old 02-12-2015, 05:50 AM   #7
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FR will help you find a dealer for warranty work if your local dealer won't help. Plus Camping Worlds will do warranty work. We bought from RVDirect. There were no local dealers who sold Sunseekers in our area, plus RVDirect had way better pricing than the dealers (100+ miles away) that we shopped. We have had very little warranty needs and they were easily resolved. Remember the chassis is warrantied by Ford or Chevy, and the appliances, generator, etc., all have warranties direct from their manufacturers.


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RvBill3 - How was your experience with RVDirect? Any problems?
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Trying to evaluate if the extended warranty from the dealer vs a good sam service plan. Buying a 2015 3050s from rv direct so my "dealer" isn't close. And good sam looks cheaper. Heard stories about local dealers not servicing rigs from other places. Any advice for a newbie.c
My first trl. came from Direct RV and no problem and the ext. warr. is excellent, Star Internation Diamond plan is top of the line and was 1440 and when I traded with another Direct switch warr. to a new plan along with the amt. that paid towards the first policy and I get another 7yrs. of warranty.
it pays for every thing unless it was caused by mother nature, thats why I have ahome type policy through Thum Ins. out of Mich. they cover all types of rec. equip.
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