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Old 02-11-2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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Good Sam Extended Service Plan

Just purchased a 2005 Fleetwood DP with low miles MH has less than 6K on the CAT 350 C7 diesel. MH is solid with no major concerns just tweeking so far but am going on a 7-8K mile 2-month trip this summer and based upon that I was wondering if any of you would consider the Good Sam Extended Service Plan as a good investment. I will have 5 friends accompanying wife and I on the trip. The younger ones will be in a tent. Appreciate any advice. Thx

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Old 02-11-2013, 04:28 PM   #2
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I have the GS ESP and have been glad I did. Within the last few months of last year I had to have a newvoltage regulator on the generator and a new water heater. Both under that warranty. Going on a long trip I wouldn't be without it. Also check the tires carefully before you go - might prevent a blowout on the road.

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Old 02-11-2013, 05:23 PM   #3
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I purchased a GS ESP for our first MH that we had for a year but unfortunately I can't tell you if it is any good or not because fortunately we never had to use it but it was good piece of mind though.
Barbara is right,check the date code on those tires,if they are the original tires I certainly wouldn't go on long trip with them.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:35 PM   #4
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Some will tell you to self insure but when I bought my 2004 used I bought a service contract (not from the seller) and it paid for itself several times over. I'd suggest you get a contract, you can always cancel it if you decide you don't need it. It certainly helped me feel better with a new to me RV.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:03 PM   #5
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We had an ESP on the previous DP and it was a $100 deductible. It was for 4 years and it paid for itself on one claim. We had a bunch of smaller claims also. That was worth it. We traded last year and purchased a Good Sam ESP with a $1,000 deductible, as the cost had gone up a lot. I am probably covered for a major motor or,transmission event, but not much more. I take good care of the power train and have a lot of confidence in the reliability of both units, so I am seriously considering self insuring and just maintaining a reserve cash fund to cover the major stuff. I suspect that I may have problems with the Aquq-heat boiler (rust), and that is not covered by any ESP. That is a $6-8k repair and no ESP coverage. I think it is a good idea to have a policy if it can cover the small stuff as well,as the,big stuff for,piece of mind mainly. Probably not a good economic justification however.
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Some can self-insure. Good if you can, cuz insurance is for profit. Sometimes you win. Usually you dont.
I have a good rig. I'll risk it.
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I would save my money and self-insure. But, before you leave, I would take the rig and have it checked. I had a front wheel seal leak and was glad that it was detected when I took my rig for regular maintenance and check-up.
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