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Old 04-25-2016, 06:50 PM   #1
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Extended Warranties--Your thoughts

I'm not a warranty guy but............It may be prudent with this home on wheels. Any thoughts would be very appreciated with specific terms and prices. I am NOT a fan of Good Sam but they seem to be everywhere.
I have a 2015 FR3 28ds. Thanks Guys

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Old 04-26-2016, 08:45 AM   #2
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I avoid 3rd party extended warranties. Big profit for the seller. If you do decide to go with one read the fine print very carefully. Then read the super fine print.

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Old 04-26-2016, 09:10 AM   #3
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I avoid 3rd party extended warranties. Big profit for the seller. If you do decide to go with one read the fine print very carefully. Then read the super fine print.
Agree. Know what you are getting and who is selling it.
I never get ext warranty on vehicles, but I did get it on on our current fiver. Route 66, $1995 for 6 years. $33 copay at Rt 66 dealers. Its in the shop now on first claim repair. This repair will not make my money back, but add a new frig or converter and it might surpass my initial cost.
I feel that if you can write a check on a moment's notice for a new converter, a/c, frig, etc, without grimacing, you probably don't need ext warranty.
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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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Old 04-26-2016, 09:38 AM   #5
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I politely disagree. I have an extended warranty on my rig. They just replaced the hydraulic unit that would have cost me $1500. Just cost me the deductible. Luckily it failed in my drive with the slides out. I am going to look at Good Sam and some of the others when its time to re-up. I will say I was not impressed with my current companies CS reps I ended up finding and calling a local mobile repair to do the work, the one they recommend was out of business.
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Rear slide motor went out on our TT. Extended warranty paid for it.

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Old 04-26-2016, 12:32 PM   #7
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IMHO, 2k on a warranty for a 140k vehicle is not much. I think my warranty is 6 years if I recall. Most likely nothing will happen, but if your slideout breaks, a/c fails, fridge goes, these are big dollar items. I am not a big warranty person, but on my epedition (which I did buy the warranty), the sunroof just went out at about 100 miles past manf warranty. Paid for by extended, worth the money.

End result, I think it gives a little piece of mind. But like another person said, if you always got a couple grand laying around that you do not mind parting with, then the warranty is not needed.
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Old 04-26-2016, 12:47 PM   #8
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My opinion...take your money and run !
I never ever buy any of those extended warranties, pure waste of money.
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:08 PM   #9
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I've had the Good Sam extended warrantee for 6 years, 3 on my Winnie and 3 on my FR3. 3 claims on the Winnie, new AC, new fridge and major slide repair. They paid with no problem. No claims on the FR3, yet. Adding it all up, I'm $400 ahead. It may well be false economy, but it takes some of the worry away and has saved me money so far.

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We prefer Coach-Net (after all if that is what Forest River uses for their warranty, it can't be all that bad )

Coach-net offers a lot of different levels of service - something those of you might want to check out if you are attending the International Rally in Goshen (Coach-Net will have a rep there for the whole rally).

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