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Old 10-08-2012, 06:40 PM   #31
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:17 PM   #33
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I purchased the extended warrenty from the dealer because I live and camp solo, and am not comfortable with a new Travel Trailer dealing with electrical and plumbing issues. I am experienced with sweating copper and running wires, but have no experience figuring all that out on my new Travel Trailer--and when you guys start talking 'electrical-ese', you lose me! However, I have learned to winterize the plumbing using an air compressor to clear the lines, drain the water heater, do the bypass, and use the Antifreeze. Will soon be time to do that--snow flurries on their way!
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:03 AM   #34
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We buy FR's 2nd year warranty...about as far as we go to "extended" warranty contracts!
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:04 PM   #35
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The cost of replacing the frig alone, makes an extended warranty worth while.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:55 PM   #36
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Bought the 7 year on my previous rig because it was the first we bought. Read the restrictions very carefully. The contracts I have read require you to have proof that you paid a service shop to inspect your fridge, heater, A/C, etc. ONCE a year. That may average out to $300-$400 dollars annually for preventive maintenance to keep your contract in force.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:20 PM   #37
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The cost of replacing the frig alone, makes an extended warranty worth while.
We have about 26,000 users here. I wonder how many have ever replaced a fridge. I am sure many had theirs repaired; but even with a complete cooling system replacement it would only cost a few hundred dollars.

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Old 10-14-2012, 01:37 AM   #38
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Wow.... I think some of you need to reject the warranty a few times and watch the price fall like a stone. I've been through this routine with every vehicle I've purchased over the last 15 years or so. The final offer is usually around 40% of the initial price the dealer gives.

My Salem TT was no different... I really didn't want the warranty. My dealer doubled the 1 year from FR so I had 2 years and thought that was enough. Once he got down to $850 for the 7 year (actually 5 additional years) I couldn't resist.

I really love the feeling of not caring if somehthing breaks. I haven't read the fineprint but imagine if it's water intrusion they'd deny it if I don't have the seals checked 17X a year but whatever.... I'm mainly in it for the mechanical aspects. As many have said, a fridge alone is 1500+. Slideout? Furance? Water heater? Lights? Microwave? etc, etc, etc. I'm a big Clark Howard fan and am historically against ext. warranties but there's a HUGE value to me being able to relax when using my TT and not worry.

So, if nothing else...... at least deny the dealer's offers until he's all done (usually on takes 10 minutes or so) and you'll get the best deal.
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Wow.... I think some of you need to reject the warranty a few times and watch the price fall like a stone. I've been through this routine with every vehicle I've purchased over the last 15 years or so. The final offer is usually around 40% of the initial price the dealer gives.

I really love the feeling of not caring if somehthing breaks. I haven't read the fineprint but imagine if it's water intrusion they'd deny it if I don't have the seals checked 17X a year but whatever.... I'm mainly in it for the mechanical aspects. As many have said, a fridge alone is 1500+. Slideout? Furance? Water heater? Lights? Microwave? etc, etc, etc. I'm a big Clark Howard fan and am historically against ext. warranties but there's a HUGE value to me being able to relax when using my TT and not worry.

So, if nothing else...... at least deny the dealer's offers until he's all done (usually on takes 10 minutes or so) and you'll get the best deal.
We're looking at campers right now. Trying to decide do we want a warranty or not? Maybe we'll try your tactic and see if it works...if we get a good offer like yours, we'd probably say YES!!
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