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Old 03-02-2015, 07:42 AM   #1
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Question Extended Good Sams RV Repair service

Has any one out there purchased extended service for your RV and also have you had to claim on it?
We have a 2015 class C Coachmen Leprechaun 32'. Getting ready to take on a 1st trip of any length. I am not talking about the regular Good Sams RV insurance but rather the Extended plan they advertise.
I could use your expertise on this subject.

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Old 03-02-2015, 11:27 AM   #2
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I have had the Good Sam Extended Service plan for many years. I had it with my first fifth wheel and transferred it over to a new 2004 Montana fifth wheel when I purchased that one. It paid for itself many times over with all of the problems that I had with that particular RV. When I purchased a new 2014 fifth wheel last year I again had the policy transferred to the new one. I would not be without it. I have had no problems getting work approved and done in a timely manner.

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Old 03-02-2015, 11:37 AM   #3
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I have a recently purchased 2015 Forester. I just purchased a 7yr $100 deductible esp from Wholesale Warranties and it was $2000 cheaper then Good Sam's. Checked as many bloggs as I could and found no problems with WW.
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:26 PM   #4
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I've had GS extended warranty since 2004 on three TTs. I guess I've been lucky. Never a claim, but I sure like the peace of mind it brings.
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Old 03-03-2015, 02:53 PM   #5
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Extended service policy

I would not own an RV without an extended service plan!!! When it comes to RV ownership, "Murphy" is alive and well!! By that I mean, "whatever can happen, will happen" sooner or later and to be without a policy in this day of faulty/shoddy workmanship...a fact of fool hearty and expensive.

I've got a 2005 Cedar Creek, 34' 5th wheel and the policy I bought for that RV cost $1,300.00 4 1/2 years ago. The policy has shelled out roughly $7,000.00 during that time period for one warranty repair or another. I plan to renew it come September.

I did have a bad experience with Good Sam. They have a strict policy that one MUST get prior approval before making what would come under warranty covered repairs. I was in the middle of Canada with a broken/leaking black water tank. I could not reach Good Sam after numerous attempts. I had the repairs made and a couple of months later submitted a claim with documentation and an explanation of the circumstances. It all fell on deaf ears. I was out $700.00! I cancelled the policy the next day and was charged $50.00 (administrative costs) for early cancellation.
Shop around...!!! Costs ae dramatically different and CAN often be negotiated.
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:14 PM   #6
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We bought a Star RV warranty (service plan) they had a good rating and were about half the price of some others. The major systems of your RV are covered by each manufacturer so you should not have to buy anything right away. Good luck
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:21 PM   #7
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The plus to the Good Sam ESP is that it is honored at Camping World. Thus, you have essentially a nation-wide warranty program.
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:33 PM   #8
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I purchased the good sam extended. Crap!!! I needed a caliper 6 months the repair place fought with them. Finally had to get to the president's level. They gave me $70. This was the second claim, the first was worse. I would not, I WILL NOT. give Good Sam another Dollar. I found ( figured out the leveler controller ) did not work. They won't talk to me they talk only to a qualified service rep. Excuse me I am an inter provincially licensed electrician licensed since 1970 and they will only talk to a TECHNICIAN!!! Excuse me. Last dollar they will see.
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Old 03-03-2015, 04:14 PM   #9
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Extended warranty

Originally Posted by HSVBamaBob View Post
The plus to the Good Sam ESP is that it is honored at Camping World. Thus, you have essentially a nation-wide warranty program.
Camping world will honor any legitimate extended warranty plan.
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Old 03-03-2015, 06:18 PM   #10
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Good Sam prefers that you use Camping World for repairs. Recently there have been some problems with prices/repairs done by other than Camping World. I don't think their policies are the same as they have been in the past.

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