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Old 11-13-2014, 07:00 PM   #11
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Just got my notice of the required maintenance to keep my FOREVER warranty in effect for my 2012 Windjammer. It states;
1. inspect roof and seal where necessary
2. Axle and hub lube.
3. Furnace, inspect and clean blower, combustion chamber and control
control compartment. test gas line for leaks.
4. hot water heater, flush holding tank, manually operate pressure relief
valve, clean burner tube.
I assume you must pay for this work? So not only do you pay for the "warranty," you also pay for the work they require to keep the warranty in effect. They're really double-dipping, aren't they?

If you're the least bit mechanical, you can probably do all 4 in the list in an afternoon.

I particularly like the "flush holding tank." I wonder what they'll do that you aren't probably already doing every time you leave camp??
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:33 PM   #12
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The " Forever Warranty " was free ( there ain't no such thing as a free lunch, an economic professor would say )when I purchased the TT. You do pay the dealer for the recommended service. I agree it could be costly to keep it up. Most of the stuff I can do myself, but I am not a " certified dealer ". I will get an estimate from the dealer just for my information. I am more concerned with keeping the extended warranty in force. I have not had much luck with warranty's in the past.

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Old 11-14-2014, 04:46 PM   #13
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Just a clarification as I talked directly to the Warranty office personnel. You don't have to use a "dealer" but it does have to be a "RV Professional Repair Facility." We bought from a dealer that included this warranty, but will have the inspections done, not by him, but by a local RV Maintenance facility (which we trust FAR more than the dealer). All he does is maintenance and is not into sales. Not too bad a deal, IMHO, as most maintenance/inspections are those we'd normally have done anyway and are those I'm not able or don't want to do.
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I would like to thank everyone for their knowledge and opinions. They have helped me get closer to making my decision on which camper and dealer to use. I am still doing my research as you can never have enough information lol.

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Old 11-17-2014, 03:02 PM   #15
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I talked with the dealer today and asked about a price to get the required maintenance in force regarding the "Forever Warranty " Their estimate was $200.00 for the service costs. After the service is completed the owner has to send a copy of the bill along with one of their coupons ( that you get when you purchase the unit ) within 30 days of the date of purchase and you are covered for another year. The dealer or repair shop gets the money, the forever warranty was free , so how do they ( the warranty company )stay in business ? Unless the dealer pays them a percentage of the costs an interesting gimmick


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Old 11-17-2014, 04:06 PM   #16
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I was told the dealer pays for the warranty, and it becomes a sales incentive. My dealer did heavily advertise the warranty. This is similar to when I offered a warranty when I sold a home--I bought the warranty from a third party and gave it to the buyer.
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:14 AM   #17
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Warranty Forever - Not worth it!

I've got a 2014 Rockwood Windjammer that came with the warranty forever program. First - It is not free. You must take it in once a year and PAY big $$$ so a dealer can go through your unit. Second - it really doesn't cover very much and they are very strict and will look for ways NOT to cover something. I had a plunger on my outside kitchen door completely pull away from the door and the plunger was literally just hanging there. Although doors and latches are covered, they told me since neither of these were broken (just pulled from the door) they didn't cover it. Recently my front step had a metal crack and began separating from the step frame causing the step to become very unstable. NOT COVERED.. Seriously? IMO, this is just a big marketing tool. The things that are covered are things that traditionally don't break very often. By the time you spend the $$$ each year to get the unit checked out, you could have covered the item yourself. Don't let the Warranty Forever influence your buying decision.
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I've got a 2014 Rockwood Windjammer that came with the warranty forever program. First - It is not free. You must take it in once a year and PAY big $$$ so a dealer can go through your unit. Second - it really doesn't cover very much and they are very strict and will look for ways NOT to cover something. I had a plunger on my outside kitchen door completely pull away from the door and the plunger was literally just hanging there. Although doors and latches are covered, they told me since neither of these were broken (just pulled from the door) they didn't cover it. Recently my front step had a metal crack and began separating from the step frame causing the step to become very unstable. NOT COVERED.. Seriously? IMO, this is just a big marketing tool. The things that are covered are things that traditionally don't break very often. By the time you spend the $$$ each year to get the unit checked out, you could have covered the item yourself. Don't let the Warranty Forever influence your buying decision.
I'm sorry you have been bitten by the unscrupulous fangs of your dealer trying to make money. Those warranties are a joke.

You may check to see if there is a refund for cancelling. Many of them have some kind of pro-rated refund policy.
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I've got a 2014 Rockwood Windjammer that came with the warranty forever program. First - It is not free. You must take it in once a year and PAY big $$$ so a dealer can go through your unit. Second - it really doesn't cover very much and they are very strict and will look for ways NOT to cover something. I had a plunger on my outside kitchen door completely pull away from the door and the plunger was literally just hanging there. Although doors and latches are covered, they told me since neither of these were broken (just pulled from the door) they didn't cover it. Recently my front step had a metal crack and began separating from the step frame causing the step to become very unstable. NOT COVERED.. Seriously? IMO, this is just a big marketing tool. The things that are covered are things that traditionally don't break very often. By the time you spend the $$$ each year to get the unit checked out, you could have covered the item yourself. Don't let the Warranty Forever influence your buying decision.
That's why "experts" say not to bother with extended or 3rd party warranties.
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They wouldn't sell you a "warranty" if it didn't make money for them. Think about that whenever a salesman tries to upsell you or add items to your purchase.

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