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Old 08-14-2015, 08:13 PM   #31
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Got my letter and inquired about cost for the inspection. Min cost will be about $350 but the gotcha is the "correct as required" ( at additional cost ) on many items. I am sure that no matter how new the grease is in my wheel bearings, it "will require $20-$40 of grease". They quoted 1hr to inspect roof. Not sure how you spend an hour on the roof of a 28ft TT. I clean and inspect my roof after each trip. Can't see how this is a good deal for anyone except the dealer.


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Old 08-15-2015, 08:12 AM   #32
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Roof issue to be aware of

I have minimal complaints on our 2015 Silverback 33rl.
I keep my rv at a resort in N Georgia mountains. After a violent thunderstorm night, i checked my slides before closing them as I always close them because my unit has cathederal slides and no toppers fit!
REGARDLESS: here is WHAT to check and SERVICE TECH RECOMMENDATION: near the roof where the two rubber seals come together, vertical and horizontal, when the slides close, the rubber seals are pulled IN and then POP BACK OUT, as they should. BUT, the top corner of the slide comes from the factory with Eternabond tape on that section to save the roof membrane from damage. Over TIME, the tape gets loosened at the ends from the in/out process. Exactly what happened to mine.
Here is the FIX:

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Old 08-15-2015, 08:18 AM   #33
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Sorry: fix: where tape is loose and glue is not holding, peel back and CAREFULLY TRIM EXCESS. Wipe clean area with ALCOHOL. Eye size for tape replacement and trim off the roll. Test patch for fit BEFORE REMOVING ADHESIVE STRIP. One SHOT AND YOU ARE DONE. Cannot be removed and re done so be careful. Use Eternabond tape. Last lubricate in and out of those rubber seals and the top corner of the slide so it minimizes the friction force. Lastly, be happy!!
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:13 AM   #34
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I will say that back in 2010 we bought a used 2008 MH with 8000 miles on it.. We got snookered into buying a 4 year extended service plan and had one leaky seal in 4 years.. I dont even want to say how much that plan cost but it was a waste.. If you have any mechanical ability dont pay for one.. Its like flushing money down the crapper..

I do my own service work since I was a auto mechanic and also aircraft mechanic and we will get our new MH in November and I plan to take care of it as long as I physically can.. The place we are buying from has a "for life policy" also that they can sell to someone else..

Also keep in mind that for this kind of coverage to work all the repairs have to be documented and performed by a RV facility.. So on top of the thousands you paid for the coverage you will also have a fee from the RV shop every year for another $500 approx..
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Old 09-03-2015, 12:10 PM   #35
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Just to chime in briefly... There are two discussions going on with this thread... The "RV Warranty Forever" warranty (as stated in the title) and other service warranties. I can see how those who have never heard of the RV Warranty Forever would confuse the title to mean all extended warranties. But this is specific to the one company that has it.
In my case, as with others I presume, my out-the-door price with the "forever warranty" was still under any other competitors price without, so that's why I purchased a unit that came with said warranty. I would have never paid an additional fee for it.
All that being said, I have yet to read where anyone has actually had something that was covered under this warranty.

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Old 10-05-2015, 12:51 PM   #36
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Paying large maintenance fees for a FREE warranty is exactly the issue. Just a way to get something free. Pay and pay and pay and then free coverage is very expensive.
Is it a large maintainence fee if it is something that SHOULD be done yearly?

Doesn't seem like it to me. Seems like a way to reinforce preventive maintenance on your investment and if something fails, you're covered.

If it is about $50 - $100 ok, but $300 - $400 nah, I'll stick with the PM and get a 1 yr extended warranty from the manufacturer/up fitter.
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:35 PM   #37
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Its a large maintenance fee if its something that you can do yourself but are forced to do at a dealer. That is a large maintenance fee. I can do all the work myself as can anyone else that trys. Its not hard work. If you can to the annual maintenance yourself and still get the forever warranty, then it would be a good deal.
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Old 11-01-2015, 07:58 AM   #38
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I just had my required Forever Warranty maintenance done and the cost was $199.99. Having the wheel bearings checked and lubed is something I would pay to have done anyway. Checking the furnace and water heater is probably a good idea, but not something I would necessarily pay to have done every year. The REALLY curious part of this required maintenance is haveing the roof checked and sealed as needed; yet the warranty doesn't cover water damage from a leaking roof! Clearly, it's a dealer program to generate money from the service department. Is it worth the $200 a year true cost to the owner? Maybe, if you were going to pay for most of the service anyway. If you are a do it yourself person; maybe not. After all, all this "warranty" really covers is the running gear and appliances; all low failure and/or low repair cost items.

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