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Old 04-08-2013, 11:04 AM   #1
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Questions concerning Insurance/Extended Warranty/RoadSide Assistance

Wow-What a "Bucket of Worms" going through the Subject. Appreciate your experience in buying since I am a RV newbie and do not know if I need the last two. I pick-up a used 2013 Solera 24S with 1987 miles on the 15th of April and would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:24 PM   #2
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I purchased the extended coverage and the roadside was included when we bought new. There are extensive threads on here discussing both. It really is whatever you are comfortable with. If you want to gamble ... do so, if you want to know you are covered if you need it, then get it. Kinda the same as any other "insurance" policy ... some want them ... some don't. I know the above is not much help ... but congrats on your unit!
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:41 PM   #3
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The RoadSide assistance is good, imo. I've had it forever on my cars with AAA and now am moving to Good Sams because they cover all of my vehicles and are RV-specialized.
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Insurance is good, too, of course. Right now, mine is a rider on my auto insurance, but I'd like to get a dedicated RV plan for it. Just so that I have better coverage if/when it's sitting in a campground and something happens.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:45 PM   #5
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And... extended warranties. There are those that love them. There are those that hate them. You gotta decide on that one.

Though, being used - you likely don't have the factory warranty anymore and it may be your only option. I don't think they transfer. Just guessing, though - but I know when I called Dometic this weekend, they asked me if I was the original owner or not.
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I pick up my new 24r on Wed. I normally don't buy extended warranties on vehicles, but since I am buying something primarily made of aluminum and fiberglass, I purchased the extended warranty for 7 years and/or 84,000 miles. The price was very reasonable compared to any cost for repair I could think of. JMO
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My guess is the MB chassis warranty is good., however check with them to make sure. Vehicle insurance is all over the board. It can vary as much as$300 per year from company to company. Never bought an extended warranty on anything so really can't speak to that. Anybody get a real eye opener when they "added" their RV to there existing policy? Seems the comprehensive portion was way out there for some reason.
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I purchased the extended coverage and the roadside was included when we bought new. There are extensive threads on here discussing both. It really is whatever you are comfortable with. If you want to gamble ... do so, if you want to know you are covered if you need it, then get it. Kinda the same as any other "insurance" policy ... some want them ... some don't. I know the above is not much help ... but congrats on your unit!
We also purchased extended coverage on our Solera 24M. I have never purchased extended warranty coverage on anything else, but in this instance, we considered that the 24M is a unique case, and we didn't want to be caught on a road trip and need service. Read the policy carefully. Make sure you have onsite coverage for repairs and towing coverage if they can't repair on site - the fine print is what will get you every time. If you're financing, the small extra monthly cost is good peace of mind.
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I was speaking more to liability insurance, not extentend warranty coverage. Was anybody shocked at how much your existing auto insurance charged you to add your Solera. Maybe its just my carrier. What was your expierence with the premium? Thanks.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:36 PM   #10
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My Auto carrier subbed out for RV coverage, so I went with Nationwide for RV insurance which has Roadside Assistance included. I have 30 days coverage through the dealer to figure out if I want an extended warranty or not. Thanks for all the replies. "Happy Travels" and .
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