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Old 07-21-2015, 05:22 PM   #1
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Extended warranty for 2009 Shamrock

Buying a 2009, 23ft, Hybrid Shamrock Flag Staff. Dealer is offering a 5 year extended warranty for $1975 that is suppose to cover appliances,tires,slide outs,.Any thoughts on the value of this option. Worth the money? Can I expect trouble with the appliances or tires in the next 5 years?? Thanks for any input!
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Old 07-21-2015, 05:26 PM   #2
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Keep the money,thoroughly check out everything including the bunks. Check for soft spots on floors and walls. If all checks out, buy it and bank the 2k . I doubt the warranty would cover delamination .
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Tough call. I don't normally buy extended warranties on anything. They are sold to make money for the seller, not to protect the buyer. That being said, you for sure will need tires. What about the roof? Has it been properly maintained? How is the tenting? How are the seals around the bunks and slides? All these are expensive repairs to make. If the warranty covers all these areas , it may make sense. Buying a 6 year old camper is kind of a crapshoot. If it's been well taken care of , it could last many years. Can the dealer provide any service history? As I said at the beginning, tough call.
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Old 07-21-2015, 06:08 PM   #4
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I can't believe any warranty, extended or not would cover tires as this is a consumable item and are never covered unless it is catastrophic blowout... and even then they would say it was a used tire past it's prime... tires on RV's do not wear out, they dry rot before the tread becomes a problem...

IMO keep the money and use it to buy new tires... if the appliances have lasted this long, chances are they will continue to work
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Look closely at it to see if covers delamination.
I doubt that it will.
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:35 PM   #6
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Don't mess w/tire warranties. I bought one and then had two flats. Wouldn't cover anything as they said that I couldn't prove it was a road hazard. How in the h--l can you prove that unless you take a picture of the pothole or you have the nail. Nearly impossible. I will say that I raised the roof and they refunded my premium which surprised me.
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I wouldn't bother with the extended warranty.

Thoroughly check the roof and all seals and all wall and roof penetrations. Water intrusion, especially at the bunk doors, would be my #1 concern.

For a 2009 Shamrock with the bungie style tenting, check the bunk doors very thoroughly. Look for any signs of water getting past those bunk door seals, or any signs of delamination of the bunks doors (you'll see the fiberglass bubble if it's happening). Kneel on the wood trim and the doors around the hinge area and listen for crackling which indicates that water has gotten in there. If the doors show signs of water intrusion, then walk away from the unit even if you have to lose a small deposit. Replacement of those doors will cost around $1,000 per door unless you're able to do the work yourself.

I don't mean to scare you. Many owners have had no leak issues at all but if there is an issue, it will be an expensive fix and potentially a continuing headache and worry.
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Purchasing a warranty on a 6 year old camper and then have an issue and turning in clam could be a problem. I'd pass on the warranty and I would go over that camper with a fine tooth comb. Later RJD
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Buying a 2009, 23ft, Hybrid Shamrock Flag Staff. Dealer is offering a 5 year extended warranty for $1975 that is suppose to cover appliances,tires,slide outs,.Any thoughts on the value of this option. Worth the money? Can I expect trouble with the appliances or tires in the next 5 years?? Thanks for any input!
Yes , I never buy warranties except on RV's. These things are driven and its like a earthquake on every trip. Imagine your house being hit by 4.0 earthquake every time you go camping. One repair in 5 years will pay for the warranty. slide motors, A/C, ect. ect. If you use your RV it will need some type of repairs in the next 5 years. One pin hole in the roofing that leaks into the walls and you will not know until it damages $5,000.00 worth of rot. Just saying.
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