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Old 04-16-2013, 03:36 PM   #1
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New-to-us 2007 Allure

Hello Country Coach owners. We have just traded our '02 Winnebago Journey on a nice, one owner 2007 Allure 470 series 42'. It has the 400 ISL and 32K miles. The coach is beautiful inside and appears to have been pampered. Dealer will be putting new tires on it, servicing the chassis and giving us a new mattress (DW insists on that). We will stay in the coach at the dealer one additional night after taking delivery to make sure all necessary tweaks are done.

So, my first question is should I consider an extended warranty on the coach itself? The systems on this rig are more numerous and complex than what we've had and I am pondering the extended warranty.

Also, DW wants to know if there is a source for the original brochure for that year.
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Congrats. Sounds like a real beauty. Pics , please when you can. Also you'll want to change your sig .
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:57 PM   #3
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Be sure that your extended warranty will extend to the various electrical systems inside the rig.

We bought a 7 yr old 26,000 mile coach eleven years ago with a 4 yr extended warranty. We had no previous experience with RV's so needed comfort for the exposure to a diesel engine and the allison tranny.

After four years, we barely recovered the extended warranty cost. Most of the recovery was due to a failed fuel injection pump.

During the eleven years electrical systems were the most frequent repair or replace items. They are more complicated and feature laden on your new rig.

You will get lots of varying opinions, but yours is the only one that matters regarding extended warranty.
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Gary, congratulations on your new coach. She's a beauty!

Don't worry -- we'll still let you on the Winnebago forums.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:42 AM   #5
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OK, new question. I have the Scangauge D in the Journey and am curious if the CC has a similar OBD connector so I can use the Scangauge. If not, I will leave it for the lucky guy who will buy the Journey.
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OK, new question. I have the Scangauge D in the Journey and am curious if the CC has a similar OBD connector so I can use the Scangauge. If not, I will leave it for the lucky guy who will buy the Journey.

Yes it does. I thought that CC installed the Silverleaf on all of their products in that price range. You would be better off using the Silverleaf than the Scangauge as it give more info.
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In 07 I bought an 05 CC Inspire and they pushed hard to get me to buy the rather expensive extended warranty. It was suggested on another forum to just put that much money into a interest baring account. I've had the MH for 6 years now and although I have spent some significant money, much of which was for items I wanted, I have not come close to what they were asking for the insurance.
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I decided, based on the rather large premium for the extended warranty, that I will bank the money each year and pay for repairs in that manner. There is considerable discussion in this and other forums on these extended warranties. For us CC owners, the cost seems higher than many others. I just found the $3440 quote with a $500 deductible per incident too much to swallow. Thanks but no thanks. I'll put that money to work for me rather than some company. Especially when I read about all the horro stories on trying to collect.
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I decided, based on the rather large premium for the extended warranty, that I will bank the money each year and pay for repairs in that manner. There is considerable discussion in this and other forums on these extended warranties. For us CC owners, the cost seems higher than many others. I just found the $3440 quote with a $500 deductible per incident too much to swallow. Thanks but no thanks. I'll put that money to work for me rather than some company. Especially when I read about all the horro stories on trying to collect.
I have also considered most extended warranties as very expensive and would rather set money aside for repairs. However, as I read through the owner's manual for this CC Allure 470 my head is spinning over all the features and functions. It is impressive and complex so I will give serious consideration to the extended warranty if it does not exceed my cost expectations.
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I also have looked at the impressive lineup of features and thought seriously about the warranty, until I learned the price. $3440 was the lowest I got and they went much higher from there. I just cannot justify that.
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I also have looked at the impressive lineup of features and thought seriously about the warranty, until I learned the price. $3440 was the lowest I got and they went much higher from there. I just cannot justify that.
We're about to pull the trigger on a 2005 470 Allure and they are quoting nearly $7000 for a house and chassis warranty. Very comprehensive with only $100 deductible. Wondering if the price is negotiable? I like having the peace of mind particularly on as complex a machine as this is.
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Just for giggles, (and after paying $500 for an A/C repair) I priced out an extended warranty with a $100 deductible - probably more than 10 years worth of maintenance costs (excluding tires, which wouldn't be covered anyway).

Buying an extended warranty is a personal thing. Rarely will you come out ahead, but there are others that come out way ahead. Its kind of like going to the casino. Most will leave money there, a rare few will come out way ahead.

Some feel it's worth the piece of mind. I'll take things as they come, the odds are with me. Besides, a warranty won't help you understand any of the on-board systems, it'll just help defray the cost of repairing any that break down.

Enjoy the new rig, and I'm looking forward to the photos!
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We're about to pull the trigger on a 2005 470 Allure and they are quoting nearly $7000 for a house and chassis warranty. Very comprehensive with only $100 deductible. Wondering if the price is negotiable? I like having the peace of mind particularly on as complex a machine as this is.
I do believe the price is somewhat negotiable. The dealer has flexibility in how much commission they want to make on the warranty. We did pull the trigger on a coach systems only (no chassis coverage) extended warranty from Cornerstone. It was 48 months, $200 deductible and just a tad over $3,000. I agree it is a gamble and the warranty company usually wins....they have to to stay in business.
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