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Old 01-11-2013, 03:25 PM   #51
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FWIW, after reading this thread I called the RV Repair Company that I managed for several years in Yuma, AZ (AL's RV Service and Supply) and asked which "extended warranty" company they recommended with respect to not denying coverage, covering the most items, and easy of processing. They told me hands down it was XtraRide (Protective Asset Protection).

I then checked with the local dealer where I will be committing to a purchase of a Rockwood on Monday, and they carry and recommend XtraRide. So now it's just negotiating the best price and coverage at deal time.

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Old 01-12-2013, 05:34 PM   #52
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We bought an Easy Care extended warranty plan. I'm a bozo at fixing stuff so for us it is a piece of mind. If I don't need it then I wasted money. If I use it, it pays for itself. Hey, life insurance is paid your entire life and only used once!
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:39 PM   #53
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Warranty? My RV is my hobby !

We are now in our third travel trailer since 2005, I have never returned our unit to a dealer for warranty service. I usually negotiate during purchasing on the basis that he will never see me until I am ready to trade. I have asked and received components from manufacturers, no charge during the warranty period. Secondly, I have purchased parts directly from manufacturers at substantial discounts. We have found that when something malfunctions it is usually a sign of low cost engineering or inferior parts to keep their cost down. Therefore, I usually repair or replace for long term use without using cost as a guiding light, because it's a hobby, right, LOL
We replace the cheap Chinese tires first, then remove all the grease from the bearings and hand pack with a quality grease. This is not necessary if you are towing 1000 miles a year to local campgrounds. But, if you would like to run 60 mph for 3 hours and have the bearings feel barely warm to the touch, change your grease.
Upgrading and add on convienence items are a fun hobby, the RV is sometimes refered to as "the other woman", but it also helps to be retired and have the time to play.
Warranty or not, have fun RV-ing !!!!!



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Old 01-12-2013, 06:51 PM   #54
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Burned by extended warranties before would never buy another. Seems the ones I have had in the past always find an excuse why not to pay...........
We have never had one pay off..... Waste of money I can get alot of work done for 2K.....
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:43 PM   #55
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I bought a Extraride extended warranty for my fiver when I purchased it 5 years ago for a bargain price. Fortunately or unfortunately I've used it with no hassle what so ever. Just paid the $50 deductible and all went well. It has personally paid for itself and the service has been absolutely no hassle. It's all a matter of what you are comfortable with
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:34 PM   #56
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Extended Warranties

Extended warranties are a rip off if you never use them. If you ever do have an expensive repair (s) it will be the best purchase you ever made. For $1500 for a 5 year warranty it's worth it to me for piece of mind and flexibility. I can take the TT to any Forest River dealer for repairs and they will bill the warranty/insurance provider. It will also help with resale value if you decide to sell. I bought a warranty on my first TT and decided to upgrade 2 years later. The warranty transfer cost was $50. The buyer probably paid more for my used TT due to the warranty and I only lost 3% off my original purchase price minus the warranty, tax and license.
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:24 PM   #57
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When we bought our new tt in January, the dealer included an extended warranty - 4 years beyond the original one-year factory warranty - at no cost.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:17 PM   #58
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Extended Warranty, think about it. It nothing more than insurance. Is it a good deal for you or for the seller. It's a gamble just like any kind of insurance. They are betting you won't and you're betting you will. Would they be selling it if they weren't making money on it? Believe me, the odds are in their favor or they would never offer it to you. So, it boils down to how much of a gambler are you.
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If you buy extended insurance just be sure to read the policy so you know exactly what will be covered.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:16 PM   #60
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I had my 1st TT & took a 5 yr. extended for $1100.00. Sold that TT & bought a new one after 7 months. Called my agent & it cost me $20.00 to transfer from the old to the new. I'm like the most of you, it is a judgement call on what you can afford. Mine also is bumper to bumper and starts after the factory 1 year ends. I sleep at night knowing i won't be out of pocket for 6 yrs.
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