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Old 11-19-2010, 02:06 PM   #1
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Extended Warranty

I just bought a new Wildwood XLite 26bh and think it is great. I am new to RVs and the dealer is proposing I buy this 7-year extended warranty. I don't know if it is worth it. Are there lots of mechanical or structural failures on these units when they are new? It is 1000.00 for this warranty. Is it worth it? Thoughts?

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Old 11-19-2010, 03:18 PM   #2
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I think you should check the proposed warranty out very carefully before buying. Most after-market warranties are considerably more expensive than $1K, especially for 7 years. FYI Forest River has a second year extension to original factory warranty for available for $150.00 but you have a short time limit in which to buy it.

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Old 11-19-2010, 03:39 PM   #3
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A couple of thoughts--
Many people will not have the same trailer for 7 years. Will you???
The appliances come with 1 or 2 year warranties already.
Most appliance bugs will show up in that time if at all.
Are you a do-it-yourself-er or do you pay to have every little household
problem fixed?
If you think a crescent wrench is the moon with a bad back you need a warranty. If you know what a spanner wrench does you
probably don't.
And I agree that $1000 sounds light for 7 years. WHAT does it
cover and what is the deductible and where do you have to
take it for repairs AND remember if the warranty company goes
belly up you loose.
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Old 11-19-2010, 05:12 PM   #4
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We paid well over $3,000 CAD for a 5-yr extended warranty. Had to use it once so far for the power box under the fridge. We are in out 1st year of the extended warranty and bought it mainly in case the slide goes. This is our first unit with a slide and we just wanted to be covered in case anything goes wrong.

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Old 11-19-2010, 05:40 PM   #5
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I will post information later

I will have to post the warranty details later. Am at work and don't have it in front of me. I am pretty handy (I just soldered new capacitors on to my TV to fix it for example). There is no slide on this unit. I am young and don't have a bad back . I am new to this and generally don't buy extended warranties for anything I own. This is, however, an entirely new venture for us and I don't sleep in my TV. I will post more details later. This may boil down to keeping my wife happy. If she feels secure, then I feel secure.

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Old 11-19-2010, 05:42 PM   #6
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Check on Forest River's 2nd year bumper to bumper warranty, I think for $150. But it has be done during signing or very shortly after. My dealer did not mention that, but did mention the 7 year contract.
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:17 PM   #7
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Really, the appliances on these campers are not too complicated, and you can find the repair answers on this forum on most things, including the diagrams and good advice from people that have already been there and done that themselves. Since your unit has no slides, I personally would feel comfortable enough not opting for the thousand dollar warranty. Most of the necessary repairs you're gonna find will be simple stuff like fuses or loose wires, corroded connections, pipe fittings that need tightened up, stuff like that. And besides, like Ky Dan said, the appliances have their own warranties that go on for 1, 2 or 3 years, anyway. Think about it, there's probably deductibles, and mileage to get it repaired at the dealers, and every repair that I took mine in for, I could have fixed myself, quite easily. (I kicked myself afterward),lol!! Randy
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:47 AM   #8
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You say no slides and you are a handyman.
I say save the $1000.
If your wife wants piece of mind spend it on a nice gold ring
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:22 AM   #9
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I concur about not getting the $1000.00 7-year extended warranty, but go for the FR 1-year extended warrenty for sure.

I was told about that when our Wolf Pack 285wp was delivered to use and I sent the $150.00 to FR (we had 10 days to do it) and it did come in handy with one month left in the second year when the fuel transfer pump died and it paid for itself with that fix.

If anything dies and/or breaks, it will be within two years of purchase (at least it seems that way).
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Old 11-20-2010, 02:55 PM   #10
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I'm getting ready to buy a Forest River Surveyor SP 240 eco-lite travel trailer. How do I get the 2nd year's warranty from the manufacturer for $150?
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