Originally Posted by robert.beck.7737
It is also unbelievable that the industry generally only provides a one year warranty. A $100K automobile would have, at the minimum, a three year warranty.
For most of my driving life, auto's came with a 1 year limited warranty (or 12,000 miles which ever came FIRST). In the 1960's it was 90 days or 4,000 miles. In the 70's they added a 5 year VERY limited drive train warranty.
When sales tanked due to poor workmanship, one manufacturer offered an extended warranty and it worked so well (marketing wise) other manufacturers were forced to offer it.
KIA, I believe, had so many engine problems that they started a 10 year warranty program because they were the biggest car joke ever (almost bankrupted the company). Now several car manufacturers offer similar warranties but the cars cost more than double (some triple), too.
MOST of the camper's components have multi-year warranties already. FR warrants "the assembly" for a year with an offer for a second year for 150 bucks or so (and totally worth it).
As an example, the microwave has a 90 day warranty, but the magnetron (the part that fails when it won't work anymore) is warranted for 10 years.
The roof material also has a 10 year warranty. You have to maintain it to keep the HOLES cut into it waterproof, but the material will last the life of the camper.
Interesting read on car warranties!