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Old 03-03-2015, 05:07 PM   #21
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I think it is a scam, but thats just my opinion.

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Old 03-04-2015, 11:51 AM   #22
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Got one with my new camper. When our dealer mentioned it, I just gave a kind of "really?" Look. Nothing is free and nothing is forever. I'll get the yearly maintenance schedule priced by my local repair center, but It doesn't look like the warranty covers enough to make the price tag worth it.

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Old 08-05-2015, 05:34 PM   #23
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Thank you for your information Sierra346 RET... We would like to know what warranty company you happen to go with for the extra 2,300 to cover the stuff that the RV Forever plan does not cover. We are thinking of doing the same thing to cover our RV for the next 5 years too.
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:12 PM   #24
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:37 PM   #25
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RV Warrant...Forever?

Exactly! Smells kinda skunky. Wonder what Clark Howard would have to say about this one? Anybody? Maybe this warranty applies to anyone taking a grand tour of Afghanistan with a camel toad, but certainly...not here!

Why not just chunk some money into the bank instead of giving it to them and make SURE that you perform all the required PM's on your unit at the required
intervals?? THAT'S usually the best warranty in my book. If "something" does happen than hopefully it will be of smaller concern and coverable by the nest egg in your bank? Boy Scout motto applies...
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Old 08-06-2015, 10:16 AM   #26
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RV Warranty Forever - Experiences?

Since we received our notice that our "RV Warranty Forever" annual maintenance needed to be completed, I decided to talk with my local RV repair center, to get his thoughts. One thing he noted in what's not covered is failure due to "normal wear and tear." That is an out for pretty much everything.
He gave me a "guesstimate" of about $300-$400, depending on if there was resealing work to be done. He said he would be happy to do the work, but was a bit skeptical of the warranty.
The other thing I noticed was that it seemed like it was set up to be guaranteed money for the performing dealer, but the work being completed doesn't have anything to do with most of the things people have major issues with (slide/AC). There must be an out for them to cover something, like the slide out, if they don't require you to document preventative maintenance performed on it.

We decided the warranty will only be available to us until we need it. No thanks.

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Old 08-12-2015, 01:21 PM   #27
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Any warranty company is selling policies to make a return on equity. Has very little to do with the customer other than: qualifying unit; required maintenance ( only dealer performance and a detailed receipt are generally acceptable proof).
Warranty companies are rated by AM Best as to financial soundness. They are basically an insurance plan.
Your warranty is good as long as YOU follow the program to the letter, document all services, retain receipts AND MOST IMPORTANT, the ability of the provider to continue to sell renewals and new policies to keep from a deficit cash flow which MAY result in financial failure.
An RV dealer generally participates in sales and receives a commission to cut costs to the provider of direct customer solicitation AT OR AFTER the point of purchase.
It is the responsibility of the buyer to know what they are committing to at point of purchase. Some states have a right of recision, often known as a cooling off period, which has various ranges of time depending on statutes enacted.
Some warranty companies are VERY STRONG financially. Some not!
Do not rely on anyone to tell YOU who they are and financial well being AND CLAIMS PAYOUT RATES.
Do your due diligence!!
In the 80's economic crash, many companies with great initial intentions became insolvent. This was not just warranty companies but dealers and other supporting sales businesses.
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Old 08-13-2015, 12:14 PM   #28
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We also received the glory-glory-hallelujiah spiel about the RV Forever Warranty, and then 10 months later received the letter to have the high $ maintenance done to keep the warranty alive. We let it die.

DH can do all of the work that the dealer service tech can do, but unless we had a receipt to prove we paid the high $ for the dealer service, the warranty company wasn't happy. I'm not here to make them happy.

The issues we had with our RV were dealt with in the first year of the warranty. Anything that comes up now will be up to us to repair or pay to have repaired. The cost/value figure wasn't high enough for me to bother with giving away my money.
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Old 08-13-2015, 12:31 PM   #29
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I think it is a scam, but thats just my opinion.

Mine came with the "warranty forever" deal too. I bought the extended year from FR for 150, figured that was cheap enough just in case. The dealer indicated it was approx 200 for the yearly "inspection" which leaves a big ? mark of, just exactly what are you going to do for $200?...look around for what you can charge me for methinks!
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Old 08-13-2015, 11:43 PM   #30
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I suspect that "warranty forever" is a "product" put together by rv dealers for rv dealers. Sounds like it's structured more like an insurance product than a warranty. So, a given rv dealer "gives" you a forever warranty, but requires certain high dollar maintenance inspections be performed by a qualified shop. 9 times out of 10, folks will carry it back to where they bought it. How many rv' does a dealer sell in a given year, so he can "give" you a warranty, so you will bring it back to him for service once or twice a year at $200 a pop. Sounds like the dealer is setting up a nice passive income stream to me. I wonder who the underwriter is... Bernie Madoff maybe?.....jus sayin'

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