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Old 06-15-2013, 01:55 PM   #1
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Extended Warrantys

Close to taking delivery of a new Sabre 5th wheel. Of course the dealer is pushing an extended warranty. I know about the extra one year with FR and I plan on taking that deal. My point here is to start a thread about our experiences with Extended Warranty's. I know there are many who do not think they are worth the money and many who do. It's a personal thing. Since there is a limited number of suppliers for these warranty's I thought it would be as good idea to see who has used which one and their experiences with each, if any. I usually tend to purchasing these things just for peace of mind. I currently have one on my Jayco trailer and my Ford Expedition and haven't used either. My concern is that all the warranty's call for performing the manufacturers recommended maintenance so does that mean if I didn't vacuum a filter or spray some lube as scheduled my claim will be denied? That along with companies going out of business is what concerns me. So if you have an extended warranty and have used it let's hear from you. Heck even if you haven't used it pipe in.

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Old 06-19-2013, 09:15 AM   #2
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I am on the fence on the FR one myself. It is being offered for $150 for an extra year for my new 26TBSS. I quickly looked it over and I am stuck on the fact that it only covered "manufacturers defects". I am not sure, but this sounds to me like a BS deal.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:28 AM   #3
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I was unaware of the extra year warranty from FR and I was not offered it. The dealer did offer a 3rd party extended warranty and I went for it. I must have been caught up in the the euphoria of spending all my money at that time. Anyway, it usually is against my better judgement, but I did get it and have yet to use it. Hoping never to use it, but there is a certain feeling of comfort knowing that I have it to fall back on should the need arise.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:05 AM   #4
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Lots of us on the fence. I am tired of buying expensive extended warranty's. The FR wasn't offered by your dealer because he was pushing his more expensive plan. As SW1 stated it is a manufacturing defect warranty. That said I spoke to the the warranty representative for Palamino yesterday (nice guy. I have had several conversations with him) He told me he has never turned down a reasonable warranty request if someone has year 2. So since I have decided not to purchase the dealer warranty, I will purchase the FR because it is only $150.00. FR should make it mandatory that their warranty be placed in front of the customer as an option but in reality I think FR would rather you didn't purchase it. I think they used to offer 2 years but changed to one year.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:52 PM   #5
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We got a "free" 3 month extended warranty with the purchase of our used Rockwood Mini Lite 2309. It was through Xtra Ride. It has more than paid for itself. we've had to have both holding tanks replaced ($1200) and the cooling unit on the fridge is being replaced now ($1400). A few paperwork hassles, but they paid for the holding tanks within 3 weeks and have agreed to pay for fridge repairs. Thank God the issues surfaced during our first 3 months of ownership! We were offered the option of buying an 3 or 5 yr warranty but said no, I asked DH if we should invest in a longer warranty due to these issues but his take was - there's little else that would need replacing under a warranty - just the AC, water heater and inverter and we could pay for new ones for the cost of an additional warranty.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:00 PM   #6
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I think the Forest River extended warrany was not that expensive so I took it but never had to use the warranty
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:47 PM   #7
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Do your homework before purchasing an extended service contract from a dealer because they typically have a hefty mark-up. My dealer tried to sell me a 60 month/72,000 mile extended service contract for $3,000.
I did some research and purchased one after I left the dealer for a lot less. I was able to get an 84 month/100,000 mile full coverage package ("bumper-to-bumper") for for $2,300 and it has paid for itself already.
Caveat emptor.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:19 PM   #8
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what company did you get your warranty from?
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:06 PM   #9
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The Forest River 2nd year warranty for $150 or $200 is the same warranty that you have for the first year from Forest River. It is realy a no brainer.
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:43 PM   #10
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I would rather work with Forest River for warranty issues. Their 2nd year warranty is a bargain. At the end of the two year warranty we will weigh whether an extended warranty is worth it. By then, just like with autos, we will be overwhelmed with offers for extended coverage.
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