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Old 03-14-2014, 07:47 AM   #1
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Lifetime Warranty?

We just picked up or Rockwood 8385IKWS yesterday. Part of the deal was a "free" extended lifetime warranty that covers quite a lot of the trailer components. I have never been impressed by extended warranties and never purchase them but I was wondering if anyone had any comments about this one.

First of all, there is no such thing as free. We have either paid for it or will in the future. In order to keep the warranty we have to go back to the dealer every 12 months and get an inspection. This year the inspection is $199 but I am sure it will go up through the years.

Normal wear and tear is not covered. Sooner or later, all the components will wear out. I could see a scenario where you keep the warranty current for 20 years, go to the dealer with a bad furnace, and they say that it is not covered because it just wore out from normal use.

If something does goes wrong in the first year or two, the regular warranty will kick in whether or not you do the annual inspection.

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Old 03-14-2014, 08:09 AM   #2
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we purchased a lifetime warranty from FR for 100 bucks ... the warranty covers the roof/sides, cabinates frame and floor ... i figured it was a pretty good deal just incase we ran into problems with the windows or any delamination problems ...
it does not cover furnace, or any other mechanicals .. just basically the running gear and externals of the trailer ..
no yearly service is needed ...

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D-mo, do I understand correctly that you purchased your "exterior" warranty directly from Forest River; like the purchase of the 2nd yr warranty?
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Old 03-14-2014, 08:19 AM   #4
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I would like to hear more about that lifetime "Exterior" warranty from Forest River.
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:40 AM   #5
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I am very interested in a extended warranty/service contract that covers delamination. I have not been able to find one that covers frames or delamination. I was told on the Excapee's forum that none cover those two issues?
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:10 AM   #6
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The lifetime warranty I got was included for "free" with the purchase price by the dealer and not by Forest River. I just found some paperwork on it and the warranty company does have a website:

RV Warranty Foreverâ„¢ - Home

In summary, it covers:
1. Suspension
2. Brakes
3. Water system components
4. Air conditioning components
5. Kitchen center components
6. LP gas components
7. Heating system
8. Deluxe appliances
9. Interior and exterior components
10. Manual leveling jacks

You can see details at their website.

Hope that helps...
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Old 03-14-2014, 03:24 PM   #7
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we purchased a lifetime warranty from FR for 100 bucks ... the warranty covers the roof/sides, cabinates frame and floor ... i figured it was a pretty good deal just incase we ran into problems with the windows or any delamination problems ...
in the 9 years i've been on RV forums, i've NEVER heard or read of such a warranty from FR.

please provide more info on this because my 2nd year FR factory warranty cost $100 back in 2006 but it definitely wasn't "lifetime".

please post a pic of this warranty!
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we purchased a lifetime warranty from FR for 100 bucks ... the warranty covers the roof/sides, cabinates frame and floor ... i figured it was a pretty good deal just incase we ran into problems with the windows or any delamination problems ...
it does not cover furnace, or any other mechanicals .. just basically the running gear and externals of the trailer ..
no yearly service is needed ...

d-mo
This is interesting. I have never heard or seen this. Forest River has to my knowledge offered a 1 year warranty with purchase, and an optional second year extension for $150 I believe.

Are you certain of this, or did you have problems that FR had to do something different on?
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in the 9 years i've been on RV forums, i've NEVER heard or read of such a warranty from FR.

please provide more info on this because my 2nd year FR factory warranty cost $100 back in 2006 but it definitely wasn't "lifetime".

please post a pic of this warranty!
The lifetime warranty that came with my purchase was NOT a Forest River product. It was offered by a third party and provided by my dealer. Please see my 11:10 post for the link to the warranty information. The web page tells had all the same information that the dealer brochures had.

My dealer was quite proud of this warranty. Whether or not that makes it good is yet to be seen.
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rburns, i was questioning D-Mo, not you.
that's why i quoted his post.

i have no input regarding your "lifetime" extended warranty.
i don't trust any 3rd party extended warranty. i've seen too many people ripped off by them.
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