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Old 05-14-2016, 04:02 PM   #1
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Lifetime warranty

I saw this on a dealers website about lifetime warranty, anyone have any thoughts on this. My son is looking to buy a travel trailer and he came across the dealer that has a lifetime warrant. I have had trouble with one camper that I ordered from the factory and a lifetime warranty would have been nice


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Little suspicious. Can you link the website. I want to read this myself
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Old 05-14-2016, 04:16 PM   #3
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My new TT came with a lifetime warranty. To not void the warranty you must have it inspected and servcie each year for the below items:
Roof
Axles
Furnace
Hot water heater
suspension.

The catch is, if any of those items need to be serviced, it must be done at time of inspection to not void the warranty.

On an annual basis, you must perform the following maintenance:

Inspect roof and seal where necessary
Inspect axles and hub, lube where necessary
Inspect furnace – clean blower and combustion chamber, control compartment, (remove any dust, lint, and obstructions) as necessary, test for gas line leaks.
Inspect hot water heater – flush holding tank, manually operate pressure temperature relief valve, and clean burner tube (as outlined by the manufacturer), as necessary.
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That would not be a problem for me, some dealers don't know you after you sign the dotted line. My Wildcat(Polecat) would have been fixed, I would have had to take a loss on it


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I would bet they inspections would have to be done and documented by a dealer.


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Old 05-14-2016, 07:28 PM   #7
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Our TT came with a lifetime warranty. The warranty requires that teh inspection and any required service must be completed by an authorized service center ( not necessarily the dealer you bought it from). I called several . They quotes $300- $400 for the inspection, but always added the gotcha of plus any thing that needs to be repaired or serviced or lubricated. I read that as another $100-$200 a year. I decided that I would put that money away and pay for repairs out of pocket. Do however get the FR 2nd year for about $150. You have to ask for this as they will be pushing their forever warranty.
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Ooo! A rope-a-dope! Just another way to soak some hapless sucker who doesn't know any better. Do your own maintenance and save the money for a nice trip somewhere. And buy an extended warranty with a small deductible so you aren't stuck with a major repair when the time comes. They aren't that expensive a lot cheaper than the "annual inspection", which will always find something wrong.
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I have something similar from De Montrond, but as u have listed, its very limited.

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My new TT came with a lifetime warranty. To not void the warranty you must have it inspected and servcie each year for the below items:
Roof
Axles
Furnace
Hot water heater
suspension.

The catch is, if any of those items need to be serviced, it must be done at time of inspection to not void the warranty.

On an annual basis, you must perform the following maintenance:

Inspect roof and seal where necessary
Inspect axles and hub, lube where necessary
Inspect furnace clean blower and combustion chamber, control compartment, (remove any dust, lint, and obstructions) as necessary, test for gas line leaks.
Inspect hot water heater flush holding tank, manually operate pressure temperature relief valve, and clean burner tube (as outlined by the manufacturer), as necessary.
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Old 05-22-2016, 09:13 PM   #10
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FYI, those lifetime warranties are also voided if YOU do the annual maintenance. You are required to go to a shop every 12 months. Miss just once, which they can count on, and kiss the warranty good bye. If you are any good with a wrench, do it yourself.
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