Coachmen SportsCoach Legend
We're seriously considering a new 2008 40' Legend with too many 'options' to list. My question relates to the now defunct Coachmen RV group and their processing of warranty claims. When Coachmen Industries sold the RV group to Forest River, a Berkshire Hathaway company, units that were built by Coachmen Industries and were “finished goods” and responsibility for warranties of these units did not transfer to Forest River. Therefore, the ultimate responsibility for warrant resides with Coachmen industries, who no longer manufacturers RV’s. Its my understanding that the $10 million set aside in an escrow account for subsequent claims has been spent. Anyone have a personal experience in dealing with Coachmen warranty claims? I know we will be buying an 'orphan' and will probably be stuck with Coachmen coach manufacturing issues -- other components will be covered by the respective manufacturer.
Given that this coach is almost 3 model years old, it will depreciate sharply upon leaving the dealership's yard. We're taking all of this into account in determining our final offer.
John & Marilyn Yoder, Sophie & Misha (Bichons)
2008 Vectra 40TD, WIT-151980 FMCA F265880