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Old 04-26-2016, 08:05 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by TURBS View Post
Put the money you'd spend on a extended warranty in a savings account, and use it as needed .
You'll be better off in the long run.

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Problem with that is, one high $ repair after 24 months and your savings is gone. Next high dollar repair is out of pocket, or credit card.
With a good ext warranty they're all paid for the duration. But like I say, some can write big checks with ease. I can't.

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Old 04-26-2016, 08:19 PM   #12
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Extended warranties, service plans and the like are high profit add-ons for dealers, that's why the high-pressure sales pitch. Suggest you go with the odds, save your money, and pay as you go.

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Old 04-26-2016, 09:17 PM   #13
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Just like a casino, the company selling the warranty has to win more than they lose or they would be out of business. Sure, some hit the jackpot, but more go home with empty pockets.
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Old 04-27-2016, 03:42 AM   #14
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IMHO, never buy an extended warranty from the dealer when buying an RV. The price is ridiculous. You can get a much better deal by checking out the ESW companies out there. We went with the Good Sam EW because of the price and what all was covered. And yes, we did check out all the fine print. Always remember......buyer beware.

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Old 04-27-2016, 07:24 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by rickydeee View Post
Extended warranties, service plans and the like are high profit add-ons for dealers, that's why the high-pressure sales pitch. Suggest you go with the odds, save your money, and pay as you go.
Never said to get a warranty from a *dealer* I recommended Coach-Net; it is the same company that provides your 1st (free) and 2nd (nominal fee) year's warranty from Forest River. (So I guess what's good enough for Pete Ligel is good enough for me )

I think what we like most about Coach-Net is that it is not a "all or nothing" policy: want JUST roadside service? OK. Maybe just a tire warranty? Fine. bumper-to-bumper coverage? It's available as well (and, depending on your rig, costs less than replacing a A/C unit---for a multi-year warranty!)

And yes, if you have a Class A/B/C rig they cover the chassis as well. Are you a full-timer? They are the only company out there that will specifically warrant a RV for full time living.

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Old 04-27-2016, 01:20 PM   #16
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I'm afraid this is a debated topic. You will have to do your research to determine which company (if any) is best for you, your pocket book and piece of mind. Just be careful and remember there are EXCLUSIONARY Policies (written what it will not cover) vs LISTED policies (what say they will cover) I myself prefer EXCLUSIONARY policies. Why you probably ask? I want to know up front what is not covered. A listed policy might say (for example) the engine is covered. Okay, the injector failed, computer board bad or water pump leaks. OH! Well your policy covers the engine yes. Rings, pistons, crank ect... but no components of. See that is why I say know exactly what it DOESN'T cover right up front. Some policies are to vague and are written for the pure profit of the company. Remember warranties are a crap shot between you and the companies. They bet it will expire before you use it. (Pure profit) and you look for piece of mind and financial protection. Now to quote a saying of life " (DO YOU FEEL LUCKY!) Good luck in your decision. Research--Research--Research.
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Old 04-27-2016, 09:04 PM   #17
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There is a reason they sell them...they make money so statistically you MUST be better off without them. It's possible it could be a benefit, but for the majority of buyers it is a losing proposition.

It is a high profit margin, and if you roll it into a loan you are paying thousands just to finance it!
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Thaks Guys, really appreciate all the input------lots of homework to do

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