Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-25-2014, 05:16 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
davel1971's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Seaford, De
Posts: 2,317
what warranty do you have?

Have seen lots of comments in other threads about warranties. Either the FR extended warranty or other warranties. Since I just purchased a new 5th wheel, I was wondering if any are worth purchasing. What warranty do you have? Have you used it for any repairs? Are you pleased with the coverage it supplies? Cost? Thanks for your input.
__________________

__________________
David & Lynn
2014 Coachmen Chaparral Signature 327 RLKS
2016 Ford F350 Lariat CC Dually
davel1971 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2014, 05:22 PM   #2
Moderators' Assistant
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 13,285
i would never buy an extended RV warranty, unless it was a used unit.

most things with a new RV, should show up in the first two years. that's why i was fine with adding the FR 2nd year warranty only.
__________________

__________________
Dan-Retired Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
Equalizer WDH and Prodigy BC
bikendan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2014, 05:57 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 9,512
X2. For the cost Forest Rivers 2nd year warranty is a no brainer.
__________________
Wiscampsin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2014, 06:03 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
davel1971's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Seaford, De
Posts: 2,317
That one pretty much is a no brainer for the price. Hoping to get some good feedback from other warranties. Being a mechanic for over 25 years and handy with most type of repairs, I don't know if any extra warranty is worth it for me, other than cost of materials if a major component failed.
__________________
David & Lynn
2014 Coachmen Chaparral Signature 327 RLKS
2016 Ford F350 Lariat CC Dually
davel1971 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2014, 06:07 PM   #5
Site Team
 
Kaadk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3,469
I got the dealer one, only because it was thrown in free as part of a show deal.

Otherwise I would have gone with FR's.
__________________
There's no use crying over spilt milk, unless it's on your keyboard.
Kaadk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2014, 09:33 AM   #6
Wanna Be Camper
 
SaskCampers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Posts: 2,370
We purchased a 5 year extended warranty on our last 2 units. If the warranty is not used we get all the money back except $200.00 bux. Yes they honor the money return as we got it back on the 1st unit when we traded it and I see no reason why we won't on the current one in another 2 years if we don't use it. IMO it was worth the 1800.00 but everyone has didderent opinions on these thing.
__________________

John & Deb
2011 F250 Lariat FX4 Crew Cab 6.2
2011 Flagstaff V-Lite 30WRLS
Days Camped 2016: 3 2017: 0
SaskCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2014, 12:07 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Old Bones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: SK, Canada
Posts: 190
Quote:
Originally Posted by SaskCampers View Post
We purchased a 5 year extended warranty on our last 2 units. If the warranty is not used we get all the money back except $200.00 bux. Yes they honor the money return as we got it back on the 1st unit when we traded it and I see no reason why we won't on the current one in another 2 years if we don't use it. IMO it was worth the 1800.00 but everyone has didderent opinions on these thing.
We purchased the 5 year extended warranty as well.
__________________
2013 Forest River Surveyor SP296
Old Bones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2014, 01:11 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
ourflat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Pikeville NC
Posts: 321
Purchased 7-year warranty through Wholesale Warranties on my Forester 3051S. I purchased the $500 deductible plan for $2400 USD and they threw in another year of Coach Net to sweeten the deal!

My thoughts was to purchase a plan that would cover catastrophic failures that would otherwise not be covered when the original warranties expire. Most ESP insurance companies will increase their rates if you purchase when the coach is over 2-years old. They also will not cover any preexisting conditions they might develop during the first 2-years of ownership (catch 22).

As mentioned by others, an ESP is not for everyone. I've owned many RVs along the way and haven't had one yet that hasn't had a major repair. I don't have a problem paying for anything under $500 USD that happens to break along the way but paying for a full slide motor replacement would very expensive.
__________________
Frank
2016 Days Camping so Far: 24
2013 3051S Forester
2013 Elantra GT (Toad)
WashU EMBA "39
ourflat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2014, 01:22 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Eastern Ontario
Posts: 22
Basic FR warranty, + 1 extra year for 150$.
Extended warranties are a money grab...I NEVER buy them on anything I buy, NEVER !
Eggs
__________________
eggs5p is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2014, 01:56 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,139
I guess everyone knows that FR does not offer extend warranty on driveable RV so if you want one you have to go to third party company. I too own a 3051s ( 2014 model ) and already items are breaking down, so I am looking for extended warranty. I am leaning towards FCPP company any thoughts ?
__________________

__________________
wana65stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
warranty

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:09 AM.