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Old 03-04-2019, 10:00 AM   #1
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Dear Fellow Campers:
I am now researching for a warranty co for a 5 year warranty contract on my new 5th wheel. If u have a co . that is reasonable and reliable u can recommend, please let me know their name. If u have a co name I should avoid, I would like to also know.
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Old 03-04-2019, 01:58 PM   #2
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Just so you know, the vast majority will recommend NOT buying a 3rd party extended warranty.
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Old 03-04-2019, 03:42 PM   #3
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Thank u for the reply. Never gave it any thought to not get an extended warranty. Could u please elaborate why people choose to not get the warranty?
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We never had one before we fulltimed. Once we fulltimed and started using the rig more heavily than before, it started to make sense for us.

I had a mobile RV tech and a later a RV service center both recommend Good Sam's Extended Service Plan.
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Old 03-04-2019, 03:57 PM   #5
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Thank u for the reply. Never gave it any thought to not get an extended warranty. Could u please elaborate why people choose to not get the warranty?
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Be VERY aware of the fine print (what they SAY they will cover and what they ACTUALLY cover) and the yearly 'maintenance' fees. Lots and lots of folks come here and complain their ESP didn't cover what they were told it would cover and that the yearly fee was exorbitant. And miss one yearly inspection and the warranty is void.

If you are handy at all fixing things, extended warranties make little sense for the fixable stuff. If your concern is A/C units or refrigerators, you can buy several of each for what many 5 year ESP's cost. (thousands)

If you are not able to do any kind of repairs, put the money you'd spend for a ESP in the bank and call a mobile tech when you need help. You'll likely have money left over after 5 years.
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Old 03-04-2019, 04:00 PM   #6
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I brought a extended warranty from Camping World thatís not worth the paper it was written on
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Old 03-04-2019, 04:01 PM   #7
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Most items needing repair will resemble the repairs you do on your home. If you can comprehend most instructions you should be able to do most repairs on your own. If you are handy a warranty probably isn't needed. If you have had difficulty with things like these then a warranty may be a good idea. Just from a company stand point I would look towards Good Sam if I were getting a warranty.
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Old 03-04-2019, 04:33 PM   #8
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If you can comprehend most instructions you should be able to do most repairs on your own.
To get an understanding of my mechanical ability, you have to know that I literally think, "righty tighty, lefty loosey" when I pickup a screw driver.


For folks who are incredibly NOT handy, you'd be amazed at how I can read instructions and simply not understand them.

Or, if I do start a project- I hit a snag or problem and then fight it way longer than a normal person would.

Most repair projects intimidate me even before I am able to start them.

And, I imagine I'm not alone out there.
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