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Old 12-03-2012, 11:49 PM   #11
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I had the second year warranty from FR for 150 dollars. My trailer is now 2.5 years old and the furnace seems to have sort of died. I can get a new a furnace for ~800 dollars. or I can visit the RV surplus stores in Elkhart while camping and get it probably at half or 1/3 of that. As things stand now I am glad I did not buy any additional warranties. Especially one which would cost 1,700 dollars.

I am pretty handy, so I am confident that I will be able to fix the furnace myself.

You need to decide for yourself if 1,700 bucks is worth it. Keep in mind that they will do their best not to pay for any repairs as they are in this business to make money. And to be honest, if your appliances start breaking down, that 1,700 will not put new ones in.

If you read all the warranty papers for your appliances, you might be surpried to see that the manufacturers themselves sell extended warranties. If I had done that my furnace would have 5 years warranty for a nominal fee for example. But I was too happy with my brand new trailer to read the warranty cards
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:04 AM   #12
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r I can visit the RV surplus stores in Elkhart while camping
I did not know about them. I'll take a search & see if I can find them when I visit IN next summer.

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Old 12-04-2012, 08:19 AM   #13
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Check this company out. I just bought this warranty for $ 1,200.00, seven years with a $50.00 deductible. This warranty is transferable if you sell your R.V.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:56 AM   #14
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Check this company out. I just bought this warranty for $ 1,200.00, seven years with a $50.00 deductible. This warranty is transferable if you sell your R.V.
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I'll check into that one. Thanks!
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:39 PM   #15
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To me an RV is like a house. I do not buy warranty for the appliances in my house is how I think. And as for water damage, you have to keep on top of those seals ! It is just me ....
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:36 PM   #16
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I totally agree on the water damage. You will not find a warranty company that will cover water damage. I also have an appliance warranty on my home along with my R.V.. The fact of the matter is, have you ever priced out replacement parts. If you add up the part, your time and the time it takes you to go get the part. Its by far, cheaper to purchase a warranty. My R.V. has a 42” T.V. at the rear of the unit. I know it bounces like crazy back there. I would think the T.V. will not have a long life expectancy under that condition ( as with all the other appliances in the R.V.). The T.V. replacement cost alone before labor, is half of my seven year warranty. I guess that’s my logic……………
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:40 PM   #17
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Funny talking about replacement parts I just ordered a small part for my snow blower for 40 bucks !!! The darned thing cost 500 dollars to start with and it is a small chute collar thingie. If I buy every piece one buy one for it the same unit would probably cost me 10,000 dollars I was telling my friends

Two burners on my ceramic top range died at the same time, total cost 160 dollars ! Brand new the whole unit was 750 dollars, a rip off but it is what it is. Still I think I am ahead of the game.

On the other hand I bought extended warranty for my Ford windstar and my F-150 and they more than paid for themselves ! Windstar got a refurbished engine, new transmission and so much more ! I am sure Ford regretted selling me that extended warranty. F-150 got this and that and I believe I saved a few hundred dollars by having the extended warranty. It all comes down to comfort level of the owner.

But each to his/her own of course. I hope you never have to use your warranty ! It is best when things do not break down !
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:26 PM   #18
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The one for $150 is well worth the extra year. It has already saved me twice.
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The key to any warranty is to READ THE CONTRACT and know what is covered and not covered . I compared three other warranties before I purchased the one I have. Each one covered the same items but not the same parts. You have to compare apples to apples.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:04 PM   #20
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The one for $150 is well worth the extra year. It has already saved me twice.
thank you all for your input on this subject! I have decided to stick with my theory that I have been using for years, which is to not buy expensive extended warranties.

I will however looking into the 150 dollar 1 year warranty from Rockwood.

thanks again! happy RVing!
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