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Old 02-08-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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Should I be upset or Just suck it up?

Went to near by RV show a couple weeks ago and bought a new 36CKTS. It is not the pearl; it's white with LOWER body paint. Many other options that we will love and was a "Cadillac" for us...only missing the bike hitch we had on our list and I suppose the upgraded king pin assy would have been better (?)...otherwise quite a buy!
Dealer never mentioned anything about the Pearl edition (don't know if we would have bought it anyway - white is nice) and never mentioned anything about the second year warranty for $150. I know "good" salesmanship suggests not to cloud the issues but he knew we were going to buy anyway I'm sure.
Should I hold out for the second year to be thrown in...a little late, or just buy it myself. The pearl thing is not really critical because from recent threads it would appear we have a late manufacture 2013 (curved ceiling, batt disconnect, filter, etc). Understand we went to show to buy a RV...didn't know which one. This one just kind of was calling my name (or was it my bank's name?). Delivery (pickup) scheduled in a couple weeks.Tell me to shut up or insist on a warranty. Opinions?...
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:35 PM   #2
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I think you can 'dream on' to ever get the dealer to throw in the Forest River 2nd year warranty. They always have their own extended warranty that they try to sell you.

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Old 02-08-2013, 03:16 PM   #3
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I'd push hard for the FR warranty but not be dissapointed if they don't budge. Then just buy it yourself.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:42 PM   #4
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You can add the Trail Air if you want it and I think you wont regret it, The bike hitch from the factory we found to be a joke and needed reinforcing to hold the bikes, after some miles it started flexing sending the bikes into the back of the trailer scratching the paint and damaging the ladder.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:50 PM   #5
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If you are happy with the unit then just pay for the 2nd year warranty. You have already made the deal and it would not be right to go back and try to reopen it. You could suggest to the salesman that you were not aware of the 2nd year FR warranty and see if they would spit the cost.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:51 PM   #6
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Doubt they'll throw the 2nd warranty in. But they will sell you some other aftermarket warranty they make a commision on, which I suggest you don't buy. I'd say learn from the experience, as difficult as it may be.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:03 PM   #7
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Went to near by RV show a couple weeks ago and bought a new 36CKTS. It is not the pearl; it's white with LOWER body paint. Many other options that we will love and was a "Cadillac" for us...only missing the bike hitch we had on our list and I suppose the upgraded king pin assy would have been better (?)...otherwise quite a buy!
Dealer never mentioned anything about the Pearl edition (don't know if we would have bought it anyway - white is nice) and never mentioned anything about the second year warranty for $150. I know "good" salesmanship suggests not to cloud the issues but he knew we were going to buy anyway I'm sure.
Should I hold out for the second year to be thrown in...a little late, or just buy it myself. The pearl thing is not really critical because from recent threads it would appear we have a late manufacture 2013 (curved ceiling, batt disconnect, filter, etc). Understand we went to show to buy a RV...didn't know which one. This one just kind of was calling my name (or was it my bank's name?). Delivery (pickup) scheduled in a couple weeks.Tell me to shut up or insist on a warranty. Opinions?...
According to what FR told me dealers are not required to inform customers of the 2nd year warranty.

Since you asked - If you were happy with your deal before finding out about the 2nd year warranty I would recommend paying the $150 and let it go. I find it easy to start second guessing my choices so I rather not start.

From your posts it sounds like you have a really nice unit.
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According to what FR told me dealers are not required to inform customers of the 2nd year warranty.

Since you asked - If you were happy with your deal before finding out about the 2nd year warranty I would recommend paying the $150 and let it go. I find it easy to start second guessing my choices so I rather not start.

From what your posts it sounds like you have a really nice unit.
Ter is right on. This is great advice.
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Ter is right on. This is great advice.
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