Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-02-2012, 12:47 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 79
dealer offered xtended warranty

we purchased a new sv305 in july. my wife wants to buy a 7 year xtended warranty that is around $2000.00 with a 100 dollar deductible . any thoughts on this warranty?.

thanks gene
__________________

__________________
litespan46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 01:20 PM   #2
Member
 
Md Jeff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: So. Md
Posts: 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by litespan46 View Post
we purchased a new sv305 in july. my wife wants to buy a 7 year xtended warranty that is around $2000.00 with a 100 dollar deductible . any thoughts on this warranty?.

thanks gene
We just bought a '12 8528 and purchased the extended warranty that was offered; we then found out on here that FR offers another full yr warranty for about $150., I sent a letter cancelling the ExtraRide warranty and sent a check for the FR warranty.
__________________

__________________
Md Jeff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 01:25 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
punkaccountant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 367
I would definately get the extra 2nd year warranty from Forest River. So basically it is a $2,000 warranty for years 3-10. This question seems to get asked a lot on this forum so you may want to do a search. The general consensus seems to be that it isn't worth it. On our first TT we were offered the same extended warranty. I'm glad we chose not to get it because we sold the unit within the 1st couple years.
__________________
http://www.forestriverforums.com/attachments/signaturepics/sigpic20864_3.gif
2013 Rockwood Mini-Lite 2306
2011 Ram 2500HD Hemi
punkaccountant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 02:56 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 79
thanks for the input. i am against extended warranties myself, had a f year warranty from volvo on a boat motor they covered nothing , but the warranty was free. i'll get the xtra year from forest river

gene
__________________
litespan46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 12:45 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
bob213's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 652
Buy the 2nd year warranty from FR and put the $2000 in a 3yr CD. After your initial warranty runs out you will have access to the CD. Chances are, what's going to go wrong(and be covered by the warranty) will have already gone wrong and covered by FR. You'll still have $2000 to do repairs if needed. JMHO
__________________
bob213 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 01:00 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Big Dawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 533
I can see spending the $150 through FR, but not $2000. Right now the 150 is saving me a bunch, ours is at the dealer having work done to it.
__________________
2004 Chevy Avalanche Z66 W/Transmission Cooler
2011 Grey Wolf 28BH
Blue Ox Sway Pro WDH
2 Beagles (Snoopy & Dexter)

Big Dawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 02:14 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
jimh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Lake Charles, La.
Posts: 1,531
i would spring for the 2nd year and i am one that shys away form extended warranties. travel trailers seem to have problems develop over a greater time frame. this will especially be true if u don't use it constantly over the year.
the only thing that i would add is to check and see what it covers. the 7 year one i would not take. i'll bet if u read what it covers, it will be more restrictive.
__________________
jimh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 02:58 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
DAISY BOYKIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: SUNSHINE STATE
Posts: 1,623
Send a message via Skype™ to DAISY BOYKIN
So far, I think----------

I purchased the 2 nd year warranty from Forest River @ $150.00, I am six months into the 2nd year and I think Forest River is ahead. Under the second year warranty so far, I have received four new 8285WS hub caps, and Forest River will be replacing the microwave at the rally because water is getting into the glass in the door. also the lamp shade was replaced on the lamp under the second year warranty. I am still Happy with the second year warranty.
Lets see each hub cap can be replaced from the distributor @ $19.95 + shipping each.
Lamp shade for lamp, I'll just take a "WAG" (wild ***** guess) @ $14.95

one microwave, another "WAG" @ $69.95

I may be ahead of the game or close to it.
__________________
Sid, Lois & HRH MISSY Terrible 2s SHIH TZU
2011 ROCKWOOD 8285 WS
2014 F-250 KING RANCH PS/SD/6R140/BFT
TST Truck System Technologies TM-507SE
DAYS CAMPED 2017 66 DAYS
DAISY BOYKIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 04:06 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Brush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Southern Maryland
Posts: 184
When we bought our 2nd year warranty it was only available for a limited time after the initial purchase so contact FR asap if you are interested. We used the warranty several times during the second year and it was worth the $150.
__________________

__________________
Bill and Darlene
2008 Tundra 5.7, 4.30 axle, 8' Bed, 4WD, Super Springs
2009 Rockwood 8319SS Reese WD hitch

Nights camped in 2017(25) 2016(31) 2015(34) 2014(37) 2013(36) 2012(37) 2011(21) 2010(48) 2009(33) 2008(18)
Brush is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:32 PM.