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Old 05-06-2022, 11:32 AM   #1
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Angry Read the warranty!

In the future, it may pay to read the warranty as well when comparing brands and deciding upon a purchase. Came across this page from the RV dealers association. It seems changes where made to warranties last year that do not benefit the purchaser. Note especially that a warranty might now only cover ".... limiting coverage to “substantial defects” which prevent the RV from performing its intended use for short term recreational camping.". Also, if you purchase "new old stock" (one that's new but was built say in 2020) your warranty is only 90 days.

I understand that these changes might have been made to ease the backlog dealers have in their service departments, but if I were buying new I would not be happy with those warranty terms.
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Old 05-07-2022, 08:58 AM   #2
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Seems about right. They cannot keep up with all this, need a way out. They could solve all of this with better final QC at the factory.
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Old 05-08-2022, 07:09 AM   #3
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As long as folks buy these rigs and settle for the reduced warranty the Mfg will continue down that path. There are SOBs that have much better warranty the FR I think one company has gone to a two year.
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Old 05-08-2022, 07:18 AM   #4
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In the future, it may pay to read the warranty as well when comparing brands and deciding upon a purchase. Came across this page from the RV dealers association. It seems changes where made to warranties last year that do not benefit the purchaser. Note especially that a warranty might now only cover ".... limiting coverage to ďsubstantial defectsĒ which prevent the RV from performing its intended use for short term recreational camping.". Also, if you purchase "new old stock" (one that's new but was built say in 2020) your warranty is only 90 days.

I understand that these changes might have been made to ease the backlog dealers have in their service departments, but if I were buying new I would not be happy with those warranty terms.

Do you have a link to this?
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Old 05-08-2022, 07:36 AM   #5
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Itís most likely a way to get people to fork over for one of their super duper extended warranties. Im of the opinion that a warranty on these things are worthless anyway. I bought a new one in 2021 and had to have a roof leak fixed and cabinetry drawers and a laundry list of other things fixed.

It would be a year or better the dealer told me do to back log and parts. I just did it all my self since I didnít want it sitting on their lot for a year. The parts were available from different sources they did give me 3 tubes of dico for the roof. Heck I checked on a frame issue thinking the tongue might be bent and they told me to call Forrest river. Who told me to take it up with lippert who told me they donít recommend weight distribution hitches on their frames and it voids the warranty! It turned out the aframe was not flat to the ball. An independent inspected it for me and said itís ok.

Having to many sources for parts provides a great way to pass the buck. Sorry for the rant. I will never buy a new one again.
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Old 05-08-2022, 10:51 AM   #6
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Sorry, meant to include the link in my posting. Here it is:


https://www.rvda.org/RVDA/Advocacy_G...a-44a80286e663
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Old 05-08-2022, 12:39 PM   #7
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As the old saying goes: "CAVEAT EMPTOR" (Let the buyer beware).

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