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Old 10-07-2015, 09:27 AM   #1
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Extended Warranty

Just signed on the line for a new Fleetwood Excursion! It's goodbye to our old Class C and hello to a Class A. My question: Should I spend another $3000 or more on an extended warranty? I've read that extended warranties on anything are a waste of money, but knowing that NEW RVs have their problems, I'm not sure. Opinions??

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Old 10-07-2015, 09:34 AM   #2
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If it is a new coach with warranty, I would say say probably not.

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Old 10-07-2015, 09:54 AM   #3
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I agree, extended warranty is not needed during the first year of a new coach, as it is already covered if purchased new...problem with the extended is that it begins at purchase which includes the first year so you are paying for nothing!
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:00 AM   #4
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While it's true that the extended warranty doesn't cover those items that are covered by the Mfg, for their warranty period. The cost of these plans are much more expensive if purchased after the Mfg warranty is up. An example would be that a four year plan is less expensive than a three year plan purchased after the mfg warranty expires. This was true in the quotes I have gotten.

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Old 10-07-2015, 10:35 AM   #5
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Good SAM's Mechanical Breakdown Coverage

- Get Good SAM's Mechanical Breakdown Coverage upon initial purchase at a reduced discounted rate.
- If you wait until the manufacture's warranty runs out, the same coverage is a lot more expensive.
- Good DAM's coverage is renewable for 15 model years.
- Geico has a special RV insurance plan that buys a replacement coach at today's cost and last up to something like 3-5 model years and then goes down to actual cost thereafter. Check it out
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:57 AM   #6
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An extended warranty is like insurance. On the average, most people will end up loosing a little money on the deal. A few people will end up saving a huge amount of money.

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Just "blew" the engine on my CAT C-7, wish I had the coverage now. Something like that rarely happens but it does. I did have coverage and it paid for new heui pump, six injectors, also fan bearing repair, and a lift pump and a couple of other items but not at the same time but over a few years. I thought I had replaced all the likely things that would fail. Sure didn't expect a major engine issue. Wishing I had continued the policy even though I thought it was getting expensive.
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:35 PM   #8
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Has anyone heard or used STAR extended warranty company?
Tks in advance.
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I would certainly wait until the manufacturer's warranty is up before shopping around for an extended one. Buying on your own will also be cheaper. There's a big profit margin for dealers to sell them. Wholesale Warranties is one I would check with when the time comes.

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