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Old 11-13-2014, 11:31 AM   #1
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Forever Warranty?

I am a newbie to the forum and need a little help.

Has anyone heard of a forever warranty before? My wife and I are looking at fifth wheels and one of the 2 dealers, which we have narrowed them down to, is offering a forever warranty. They claim it covers all appliances at 100% parts and labor with no deductible, for as long as I own the camper. The only catch is, the camper must have a yearly inspection done at an authorized location.

I should mention that for work I will be living out of the camper for extended periods of time, most likely 2-3 month time frames. In all weather conditions.

Forever warranty campers are, a 2015 Prime Time Crusader 315rst or a 2015 Prime Time Sanibel 3050

The other dealer is offering a 2 yr warranty and their service dept comes highly recommended. Those campers are 2015 Cedar Creek Silverback 29re or 2015 Palomino Columbus 295rl

I wish to know if anyone has any experience with a forever warranty and how large a factor in purchase it should play?
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Old 11-13-2014, 11:38 AM   #2
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Here is a search that will give you some info.....

https://www.google.com/search?q=fore...com&gws_rd=ssl
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:15 PM   #3
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Has anyone heard of a forever warranty before? My wife and I are looking at fifth wheels and one of the 2 dealers, which we have narrowed them down to, is offering a forever warranty. They claim it covers all appliances at 100% parts and labor with no deductible, for as long as I own the camper. The only catch is, the camper must have a yearly inspection done at an authorized location.
How much is the yearly inspection? What happens if you skip it one year (are you SOL after that)?
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:54 PM   #4
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fonzie thank you for the link, it was very helpful. From what I read, we will be getting the FR 2nd year warranty for the $150 on whichever dealership and model we choose.

ependydad as near as I can tell that yearly cost ranges $250 to $400. If you miss a scheduled maintenance it voids the warranty if I understand it correctly.
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Old 11-13-2014, 01:39 PM   #5
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Not worth it in my humble opinion !
There is certainly a hidden cost for it in the final price of the unit.
Nothing is free !!
After the second warranty is over...most of the "bugs" if any, will be solved and you should have a pretty much problem free unit.
That is if your able to do a bit of work yourself and you keep a sharp eye on things.
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Old 11-13-2014, 01:43 PM   #6
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Best warranty is take the money you would spend on the forever warranty and do a 18 mo. Cd and use it for anything that goes a miss in the camper.



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Old 11-13-2014, 01:51 PM   #7
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My dealer has it. Basically you have yearly maintenance that you have to have done at a dealership (ie repack bearings etc) for at least $100 each time. This will only cover basic stuff. Anything above is a purchased extended warranty. I went with FR 2 nd yr warranty and took the free option on warranty forever
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Old 11-13-2014, 02:16 PM   #8
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You are paying for that warranty, whether you realize it or not. It's a win-win for them. You're paying extra for it, you'll be paying them big bucks for the "annual inspection"- I bet if you read the fine print you have to agree to allow them to do any maintenance they deem necessary for the warranty to stay intact- and, like has been mentioned, most problems will occur in the first year when the manufacturer will be footing the bill anyway. I suggest you contact an online dealer like RVWholesalers and get a price on a similarly equipped unit. If your experience turns out to be like mine have been, you'll be shocked at how much extra that warranty coverage will cost. There's a good chance that IF something goes wrong you'll be traveling anyway- so the RVW warranty with the nationwide service network will likely be much better for you.
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:03 PM   #9
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Comedian John Pinette (RIP) had a great bit about warrantees when he went to buy a new TV.

Salesman: Would you like to purchase the extended warranty?

John: Why do I need an extended warranty?

In case the TV breaks.

Well I donít want to buy it if itís gonna break.

Itís not gonna break.

Well then why do I need the warranty?

In case the TV breaks.

EtcÖ
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Old 11-13-2014, 06:46 PM   #10
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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.

This all must be done by an authorized service center, copies of the work done need to be sent to them in order to keep warranty in effect. I also have the extended warranty ( I didn't research prior to purchase ). I will be taking the tt to the dealer for a state inspection ( required in Va ) and probably get them to winterize it while its there. Not sure if I will get the other stuff done other then inspecting the roof and probably lube the 3 slides. Any other suggestions ?

Chuck "still in Va "
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