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Old 12-20-2013, 07:45 AM   #1
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Extended Warranties?

What's the census in extended warranties?
Are they worth the money?
Are they really needed?

My dealer called and offered a 5-year "bumper-to-bumper" for $1500.

I am undecided....please advise.

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Old 12-20-2013, 08:20 AM   #2
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Do a search and you'll find lots of discussion on extended warranties. General consensus is they aren't worth it. You dealer is getting a kick back on that 3rd party 5 year $1500 warranty. You could get a 2nd year warranty direct from Forest River on your Rockwood for $150. IMHO well worth the $ and peace of mind.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:34 AM   #3
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IMO not worth it on trailers. (Iffy on anything else).

They will almost always find a way to blame you for what was broken and not pay anything. Some even require you to return to the selling dealership and if they close, you are SOL.
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:20 AM   #4
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The best deal is the 2nd year warranty through Forest River for $150 though it doesn't cover everything the 1st year does.

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Old 12-20-2013, 12:14 PM   #5
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a search here or on any RV forum, will show that the overwhelming majority vote NO to extended warranties.

i could see it on a used rig, since you wouldn't get a factory warranty.

but as others have said, the 2nd year factory warranty for $150 is well worth it.
we had almost all warranty issues occur within the first two years.
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:16 PM   #6
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The best deal is the 2nd year warranty through Forest River for $150 though it doesn't cover everything the 1st year does.

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Old 12-20-2013, 02:02 PM   #7
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Thanks to all replies!

How/when/where can I get the 2nd year through Forest River?
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Old 12-20-2013, 02:05 PM   #8
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i would first call your dealer back and ask why you weren't told about the FR 2nd year warranty and why they're trying to shove a 3rd party extended warranty down your throat.

second, this is discussed constantly and a quick search will get you all the info you need.
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The reason the dealer doesn't mention the second year warranty from forest river is they get zero kickbacks from it.
Which is why they try to sell you one they will first.


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Old 12-20-2013, 03:00 PM   #10
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Simple rule of thumb applies here as in autos.
If you can write a check any day of the week for a new frig, a/c, furnace, axles, water heater, converter, etc., then you most likely don't need extended warranty.
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