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Old 04-11-2014, 11:42 AM   #1
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Are any of these Full Coach Warranties worth the paper they're written on?!?!?!

We're actively searching to upgrade our existing Winney with a used and much higher end Class A - in the 2006 to 2008 model years and either a Country Coach or Monaco. Those are in our pricing limits.

We've been extremely fortunate to not have had any major expenses with our current coach - purchase new from a dealer and having maintained it throughout our ownership - no extended warranty. With that said, I'm now crossing all of my fingers and toes to make sure I do not jinx myself!!!!!!!!!

With all this said, we are still very well aware of the irrefutable fact that no matter how well you have check out a used rig by yourself, a certified technician, your rabbi or your priest, etc., it's still used!!!!

Therefore my question: There seems to be a new "Warrant Offer" emailed to us at least once every month! Their claims of coverage seems to be over the top "BUMPER TO BUMPER" on a USED coach.

This question goes out to only those with personal experience with warranties on their coaches:: What's you been your experience! Who do you trust?? Who do HATE????

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Old 04-11-2014, 12:33 PM   #2
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I only have experience with Western General, bought from the dealership when I bought the coach. The mobile tech that usually works on my coach has not had any problems dealing with what is covered under warranty.

The big part is to understand what you are buying with an extended warranty they are not all created equal. READ ALL the fine print.

My mobile guy says that Good Sam is also easy to deal with.

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Old 04-11-2014, 12:47 PM   #3
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They really aren't warranties, they are Service plans. I purchased a three year with $500 deductible , better safe than sorry.

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Old 04-11-2014, 12:57 PM   #4
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I also have Good Sams - the dealer threw in 3 year coverage on everything except the drive train with a $100.00 deductible. This is on a 2003 coachmen 3510ds. Have used it for power gear jack problems and a/c problems - over $4000.00 worth of work for the cost of the $100.00 deductible. Works for me!!
Repair shop contacted Good Sams - I had no contact with them. Very easy.
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:34 PM   #5
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No such thing as 'Full Coach Warranties' on used coaches. What is offered is an Extended Service Plan, which will cover repairs minus a deductible on many coach systems.

To sort through what is covered and what is not, Exclusionary Policies are easier to understand, as they will tell you what is NOT covered.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:35 PM   #6
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Can't help with extended warrantees.
My question to the people who own them is what are the annual costs associated with them? With our home, cars and motorhome we just have a "emergency fund" in place, any other repair is budgeted for.
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:23 PM   #7
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These "Service Plans" are really a mechanical breakdown insurance policy. The policies have very specific exclusions.

My take on them is this; the company offering the plan is gambling that you won't have a covered breakdown during the policy period. You, on the other hand, are gambling that a covered event will happen during the policy period that exceeds the price of the premium you've paid.

Since the company offering the policy is in business to make a profit, they must win more often than they lose. It's like betting against the house. JMHO.

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