Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-26-2015, 07:22 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 9
Dealer Extended Warranty


I will be picking up my new Rockwood 8329SS Signature Ultra Lite Travel Trailer next week. I have been reading input from fellow RV'rs here and am planning on calling Forest River to inquire about the 2nd year warranty which I was not advised about from the Dealer. The 7 year warranty from the Dealer would kick in after the first year. On the plus side, if you puchase the 7 year warranty from the dealer it includes from day one of your Forest River Warranty on site service so that you would not have to take it to a Dealer. There is a $50 - $100 deductible involved for each occasion. The cost of the 7 year extended warranty is $2,400 including tax. Looking for feedback on whether or not people would purchase this.


JRYJMJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2015, 08:46 AM   #2
Senior Member
Rrickim63's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 491
Read what it covers very carefully. $2400 could easily cover a lot of incidental stuff over the years and you could save the rest for yourself.

2006 Roo 23B hybrid

2006 Ford F150 4.6L
Rrickim63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2015, 08:53 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,676
And your on site service really isnt always applicable. You could be told it could be a week or two before they get to you...not bad if you are sitting on your driveway at home, but unrealistic if you are out at a campsite, they won't come "running" to you.
A lot of these fixes on these RV's you can do yourself, in fact almost need to learn to do yourself, since some of them are pretty simple fixes and you won't want to wait weeks for a dealer to come to you, or to even haul it in to them. Not to mention that for most of us the season is so short, that we won't sit around waiting for a repairman and having to perhaps cancel a camping trip. Most things will happen when you are using it, which means when you are away from home, which means you will want to simply fix it so you can get back to enjoying your camping trip and get safely back home when you are done.
2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 Duramax
2016 Rockwood 8289WS, Diamond Pkg.
WFD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2015, 01:23 PM   #4
Senior Member
BooBoo23's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: West Atlanta Metro
Posts: 1,166
Of course the dealer is advising against the FR 2nd year warranty. He doesn't get anything out of it. Are you going to keep your RV 7 years? No need paying for 7 years if you aren't planning to use it. Who will honor the warranty other than your dealer? Check around and take a look at a warranty before the end of your 2nd year.
2014 Palomino Puma 25RS
2011 F-150 Super Crew XLT
Days camped in 2014 - 23 Camped 2015-47
Camped 2016-71, 2017-33, 2018-29 booked
BooBoo23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2015, 01:33 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Eastern Ontario
Posts: 478
My opinion...take your money and run !
Extended warranties are a money grab, I NEVER buy them on anything !
But that's just me...some like it !
Your money, your call.
2014 Ford F250 Lariat SuperCrew 4x4 tuxedo black
2015 Rockwood Signature 8310SS Diamond Edition
Black is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2015, 01:47 PM   #6
Site Team
asquared's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 10,623
We went with the 2 year forest river warranty. You can find the application here. How long have you had your Rockwood? Email forest river today, I'm betting they will allow you to purchase this now.
<a href= target=_blank></a>
2014 Crew Cab Chevy Silverado 3500 4wd Duramax/Allison
2014 Sabre 34REQS-6
asquared is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2015, 02:05 PM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Delaware
Posts: 242
went for the 2nd year 2400.00 is a lot of fixing most times you don't keep the rv that long 7 years is a long time .paid 250.00 for 2nd year . if anything goes wrong usually in first year
wire1946 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2015, 02:55 PM   #8
Senior Member
67cudafb's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: N FLA
Posts: 138
The second year from FR is best bet. I didn't know about it when we bought our 2012 SilverBack. I let dealer sell us one of those warranties and said covers everything. Just so you know it doesn't cover much ask me how I know. Our Silverback gave us nothing but grief and the china bomb tires was the last straw. Traded it in on Wildcat which is still in the shop for warranty work.
They push that $2400 deal real hard. I finally told GM that I would blow the deal if he didn't get finance person to back off and accept NO! I am still trying to get refund for warranty on Silverback since 3-06. What a pain in the rear
67cudafb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 07:12 AM   #9
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 65
Generally, third-party warranties are full of loopholes for the provider and strict requirements for circumstances under which coverage will take effect. Read the contract very carefully. In fact, ask to take it home to review in detail and do some homework on the company providing the warranty. Most dealers contract the warranty out to someone in my experience with automotive, not sure about RV.

I have some experience with them, after I was given one for free as an incentive buying a used vehicle. It needed a new engine block only three months after I bought it, and while it was technically covered by the warranty under the rules they had set in the contract, they spent three weeks dragging their heels, sending inspectors, and making me fill out paperwork and speak with an army of call center consultants. Fortunately the car dealership informed me they were surprised to learn my car had an extended manufacturer's warranty that transferred with the VIN so I was able to stop dealing with the third party warranty company. But who knows how long I would have been without my vehicle if we'd continued.
2014 FR Wildwood 26TBSS
2001 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
Backcountry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 07:33 AM   #10
Senior Member
iceblaze580's Avatar
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Here and there
Posts: 803
I have one of the 3rd party warranty the company is a pain in the butt to deal with

iceblaze580 is offline   Reply With Quote

dealer, 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

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by 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 03:17 AM.