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Old 12-03-2012, 08:53 PM   #1
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should I buy a warranty?

question for all of you experienced RVers:

I am buying a new RV for the very first time. it is a Rockwood 8210 SS. would you recommend that I buy an extended 5 year bumper to hitch warranty?

typically, ( when buying cars refrigerators and the like) I am NOT one to purchase warranties. my theory is, by purchasing a warranty you are pre-paying for at least 1 or 2 events. why should I pay for the manufacturer warranty expense?

when I mention this to my salesman, he made what sounded like a good point. my question for you is, is it actually a good point or is it a sales pitch?

he told me that when towing, the trailer is experiencing a moving earthquake and trailer component such as electric slide motors, refrigerators, and air conditioning units are very expensive to replace. can I expect these parts to last 5 or 6 years or is that too much to expect

they will sell me the 5year warranty for 1700 dollars.

what say ye? should I purchased the warranty in this case, or hold to my theory?

thank you in advance for your help on this!
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:03 PM   #2
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I would like to know what people say also. I just purchased a 8312ss and FR offers a one year extended for I think 150.00. That's worth it to me, not sure about the five year they didn't offer that.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:06 PM   #3
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IMO...Go with the FR 1 year extended for $150.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:07 PM   #4
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That's pretty stiff price. I'm like you, I don't buy extra warranties usually. But, having said that, I just paid $130 for 4 yrs on a 60" TV as my 4 yr old Samsung died and repairs would have been $450. You know it's always a gamble. I pulled my PUP for 5 years with frig, A/C, etc and had no issues at all. I can't think of too many of those items that would cost $1700 so I would wait for it to happen, then deal with it. But that's just me!
I would like the FR for $150 but be sure it covers items made by those other manufacturers, not just the camper itself.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:37 PM   #5
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I would not recommend the warranty. If you read the terms and conditions on the warranty there are a lot of things not covered. Example roof leaks, windows, delam. It would take a lot of failures to make up 1700.00.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:42 PM   #6
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Definitely go with the $150.00 second year Forest River Warranty.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:44 PM   #7
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Definitely go with the $150.00 second year Forest River Warranty.
What does this warranty include? Who do I buy it from? Local dealer or directly from FR? If from FR, is there a deductible to pay at dealer when there is an event?

Thanks for the input!
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:02 PM   #8
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Ask your sales person about the second year warranty he should be able to add this to your deal. It extents your twelve month to twenty four month. We just purchased a 2013 Wildcat back in August. I ask the sales person why Forest River didn't offer a two year warranty like Jayco does thats when he informed me that you could buy a two year warranty through Forest River for a 150.00.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:44 PM   #9
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Buying extended warranty is a personal choice and you will get feedback from many views. From what I gather many people don't get the value of their investment back. As suggested previously check the details of the extended warranty policy and see what would be cover or not. Really read the fine print and don't take anyone word for what is in the policy.

Your salesman is correct about it being very pricey to replace the fridge. Many of us went with the second year warranty from FR. I decided to keep the cost of the dealership warranty in my bank account where it is there if needed but remains mine if not needed.

Many of us new to RVing have asked the same question(s). Do we need it? Is it worth it? What if....??? It comes down to a personal choice and budget.

Good luck.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:54 PM   #10
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I never by extended warranties. I do a lot of my repairs myself. I say put the 1,700 aside and if you need repairs you can't do yourself take it out of that fund. If you need no repairs you have 1,700 saved for a new trailer
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