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Old 06-12-2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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Hi all,
Next week we will be picking up our first Rv - a 34 foot V-Cross 5th wheel. We joined this forum hoping to find advice on insurance, extended warranties, and maintenance tips.
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:47 PM   #2
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Welcome, hope you enjoy your rv as much as we have!
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:55 PM   #3
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to the forum. You will find plenty of great info here.
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:57 PM   #4
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:00 PM   #5
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Hi MikeB,

You did well - That's a big RV for the first one! You should have lots of fun in it.

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Old 06-13-2012, 05:31 PM   #6
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Congrats! You went big, and still get to go home with that one. What are you towing with? There is a sticky in the forumfor the second year extended warranty from Forest River. You could start with that, but I'm certain there are other 3rd party companies with offerings. As far as insurance, my TT is insured with the same folks as my car and home. I got an appropriate discount, and good coverage. But again, check around. For example, I used to have my bikes with my car and trailer (State Farm). I switched them to Progressive. I was able to get the same coverage, at a much lower rate, in spite of only insuring 3 vehicles with them. Maybe Flo can bundle something for you too :-). There are plenty of maintenance tips on this site, but my one suggestion is to keep your tanks clean from the start; fresh, black, and grey. I sanitize the fresh twice a year with regular unscented bleach, and am using 5 star Happy Camper in my waste tanks, along with a shot of Calgon. Seems to work well for me, YMMV. Happy camping, and safe travels to you!
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:00 PM   #7
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Would recommend doing a search here on the topic of RV insurance. The coverage and price can vary upon what is included in the policy. There's no cookie cutter answer as to what is best for everyone. Most important factor is to know what coverage you do have and which policy kicks in. For example: while parked on the storage lot my RV is covered under the home owners policy instead of the RV policy.

Lots of members here have good feedback on this topic so please feel free to read up.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:59 AM   #8
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Thanks for the info. We purchased a new v-cross from couch nation and will be picking it up june 21. We live 8 hrs from couch. I would have loved to buy from a local dealer but they wanted $5700 more. My tow vehicle is a 2012 gmc sierra 2500 hd crew cab diesel with allison trans. We are both retiring within 19 months and this is our retirement gift. I have talked to both our insurance agent and gmac rv insurance and found a significate price difference. Has anyone have any issues with gmac?
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