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Old 02-03-2014, 01:29 PM   #1
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Dealer Extended Warranty

Hey all, we just purchased an RV on Friday and will be calling Forest River to get the 2nd year warranty. However, the dealer is also offering their extended warranty that goes out 5 years. I'm sure there are many ways of looking at this, but right now all I can see is that I would be paying for a 5 year extended warranty with the dealer, but really only utilizing 3 years of it since I will have the 2 year with Forest River.

Their warranty is running roughly 2k for a 5 year warranty, but will have a 2 year warranty already in place for a mere $150 extra through Forest River.

Any recommendations on whether or not it makes sense to go ahead and pick up the dealer warranty for 5 years as well. Thanks for any/all advice.
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:43 PM   #2
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IMHO you're just buying an insurance policy in case something happens. Most issues will likely happen in the first year and with proper maintenance you might be good. Also, you do a little reading you might find that like mine, the appliances were under warranty for two years. My dealer didn't even realize that...by their response. My furnace needed repair after 23.75 months.

For 2K you can fix a lot of issues yourself and still be ahead. It's just a big gamble. What is covered for the 5 years?
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:50 PM   #3
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IMHO skip the 5 year but definitely go with FR's 2 year.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:17 PM   #4
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I would not take the extended 5 year warranty.
Way to much money...I got the extra year for 150$ on my Rockwood, wich is reasonable.
Extended warranties...on anything...is just a money grab in my opinion.
I NEVER buy them, much more better places to spend my hard earned money than this.
Many sales rep became less friendly when I tell them I'm not interested.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:37 PM   #5
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nearly all those 3rd party extended warranties actually don't cover many of the common RV issues/problems, if you read the fine print.
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:36 PM   #6
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Thanks all. It sounds to me like most would forgo the dealer extended warranty and that re-inforces my own thoughts, so much appreciated. Will make sure we get everything worked on before that 2nd year is up.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:35 PM   #7
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Dealer extended warranty

Skip the 5 year and go with the Forrest River 2 year, they are great at fixing any issues you may have and as others have said most problems will pop up in the first couple of years.
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:22 PM   #8
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I too say skip the 5 year and get the 2nd year for the piece of mind

I had two warranty issues on my 2011 Rockwood - for the price of gas to take it in for warranty - I replaced the gas line pigtails and tightened the bearings on two of the axles - save me $100 in fuel and 4 hours of drive time

I am out of warranty and the only issue I have is with the radio - it will only turn on with the remote and not the power button - soon to be replaced with a JVC unit probably after tax time.

other then those few items I didn't have to use any of the warranty but well worth the piece of mind to have
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I would not take the extended 5 year warranty.
Way to much money...I got the extra year for 150$ on my Rockwood, wich is reasonable.
Extended warranties...on anything...is just a money grab in my opinion.
I NEVER buy them, much more better places to spend my hard earned money than this.
Many sales rep became less friendly when I tell them I'm not interested.
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Example: $1,500.00 extended warranty

Dealer pays $1,000.00 for that extended warranty

Finance guy typically gets 25% of that $500.00 profit

(DH used to sell recreational vehicles...boats in FL...and other vehicles, so he knows the game. I've seen a finance guy throw F bombs...seriously... at DH while negotiating that extended warranty, as DH *knows* those numbers and isn't about to pay full price, or an inflated price.) DH actually enjoys playing the game, but the F bombs sent him over the top. I'll just say that finance guy is no longer employed at that company...nope, that wasn't an RV dealership.

We paid $1,500.00 for extended warranty on the V-Lite we bought last June, so the dealer refunded $1,250.00 of that to us when we bought the 5er January 4th. We applied that back to the extended warranty on the 5er, so we were out of pocket only $250.00 this time around.

Our extended warranty doesn't kick in until after FR's initial warranty expires, according to our finance guy.

BTW, the starting price for our extended warranty on the RV was $2,295.00. Make 'em sharpen that pencil!
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I did everything wrong, I did not do enough research on my Windjammer before my purchase. I purchased the unit mid December and along with it I also purchased the extended warranty for an additional 5 years of coverage. I was not aware of the manufacturer second year warranty, till I received it in the mail a month after my purchase. Of course, the extended warranty has already been financed in the deal. A little late now it would have been cheaper by a lot to purchase it from Forrest River. I did not get on this web site and find out about it until after the purchase. I was amazed when I received the offer in the mail, it was a copy (very poor I might add ) not even straight on the paper, no cover letter of explanation. Really not very professional looking. I will not be purchasing the FR warranty , no sense in being covered twice. I am a new camper and I am very pleased with my purchase . Probably didn't need the extended warranty if it would have been a vehicle purchase I would not have purchased the warranty. Being new and not familiar with a TT made me do it.. Oh well live and learn Chuck in Va
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