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Old 12-05-2017, 08:12 PM   #1
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Is THE GS Extended Service Plan worth it.

We keep getting advertisements for THE GS Extended Service Plan. Is it worth it?
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:17 PM   #2
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We keep getting advertisements for THE GS Extended Service Plan. Is it worth it?
No.
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:32 PM   #3
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Only if you use it enough to pay the cost back, or you need the "security" of maybe having it pay for a large repair.
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Your water pump goes out. You take it to CW then have to leave it since they can't look at it for 2 weeks. 2 weeks you later you call, and hear "we've been backed up, we will get it first of next week". Next Thursday they call and you need a water pump and they will call the ESP. Two weeks later, they authorize the repair, and the service department orders the pump. Two weeks later they get the pump and the pump gets installed the next week. Your coach has been there for 6 weeks so that the plan you paid thousands for can replace a $125 pump you could have gotten from Ebay or Amazon in 3 days and 2 hours max to replace, but wait, THERE"S MORE!!! Your faulty pump was leaking before you found that the pump didn't work, and then was leaking the entire time it was sitting at CW waiting to be seen. Now you have hundreds, if not 1-2 thousands of damage to the subfloor and carpeting. The entire bedroom needs to be stripped out to replace the flooring. You ESP will not pay for the flooring because it was secondary to the leak.
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:52 PM   #5
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:56 PM   #6
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I took it with a VERY large RV related business. I paid on it for several years, had two problems that should have been covered under it, one on the starter, and one on the microwave. They gave me total heck asking absurd questions such as "did I perform routine maintenance on the starter.?" I asked exactly what kind of routine maintenance I should have performed on the started? They said they would have to get back with me.

Bottom line, I decided, in my opinion, it was a way to get money from me.

So I dropped it.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:33 PM   #7
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Those ESP's are one of the biggest profit centers of the dealers/people that sell them. Why do you think that is??
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Your water pump goes out. You take it to CW then have to leave it since they can't look at it for 2 weeks. 2 weeks you later you call, and hear "we've been backed up, we will get it first of next week". Next Thursday they call and you need a water pump and they will call the ESP. Two weeks later, they authorize the repair, and the service department orders the pump. Two weeks later they get the pump and the pump gets installed the next week. Your coach has been there for 6 weeks so that the plan you paid thousands for can replace a $125 pump you could have gotten from Ebay or Amazon in 3 days and 2 hours max to replace, but wait, THERE"S MORE!!! Your faulty pump was leaking before you found that the pump didn't work, and then was leaking the entire time it was sitting at CW waiting to be seen. Now you have hundreds, if not 1-2 thousands of damage to the subfloor and carpeting. The entire bedroom needs to be stripped out to replace the flooring. You ESP will not pay for the flooring because it was secondary to the leak.
You missed a couple of other problems that occured while sitting for weeks at a service center.

Owner requested they plug into to shore power to keep the batteries charged which never happened and four 6 VDC batteries are now ballast but the fun continues. Without power the fridge shut down and everything in the freezer thawed and rotted along with leaking rotting food smelling water under the kitchen cabinets. They also forgot to lock the door and an urban outdoorsman used it for several nights as shelter leaving a mess in the bathroom (no water to flush since the pump had failed) along with other unidentifiable smells in addition to the rotting food odor.

Service plans are not for everyone. Opinions run from "wouldn't own a coach without" to "not worth the paper it's written on". If an owner decides they need one then take the time to read the entire policy several times and then a few more. There will be an unannounced test sometime in the future. Failing the test can be painful to you RV budget. Know what is covered, what isn't and what are your responsibilities and liabilities.
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First if you take your RV to camping world, at least most, you don't even need to answer the question. To the OP so much depends on your coach, for me, I decided on a quality repair facility that knew how to work with maitainence programs. For me VS worked, I had peace of mind and over 8 years broke evenly came out a few 100 to the good. Just one instance I had a rear radiator and seeing signs of heating problem, decided to have radiator pulled and cleaned. 10 hours at $100 R&R they shop found cracked charge radiator, GS paid $2700 for the new one and the R&R on the whole job. You must do research and read what you are purchasing as to the program. My point was I felt OK with smaller repairs but didn't want to chance on the motor, trans, ie; large big dollar repairs. I now do not carry any plan on my C so I have gone both ways.

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It all depends.

Our previous coach was out of Ford warranty by six months. Wife and I discussed the GS warranty but decided it wasn't necessary. Our engine failed and it cost us $13K to replace. I wish we had purchased GS warranty.

I have GS warranty on our 2016 coach and just used it to repair the furnace. According to my dealership the furnace had a bad circuit board and limit switch. My cost $250 deductible.

In most cases the aftermarket warranty will cost more than repairs unless there is a major failure. For me the GS warranty provides peace of mind knowing that a major failure is covered.

We have a Camping World fifteen miles from our house. I drive seventy miles to Awesome RV for service. I don't trust Camping World. A plus for Awesome RV is that they are also a Ford dealership so they can repair anything on my RV.

So far Awesome RV service has been good. I made an appointment for an oil change and to winterize our RV. I delivered our RV early because we were camping nearby. It took two weeks for repairs but week one was Thanksgiving week plus they had to deal with the GS warranty.

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I kept it for 2 years right after we bought our new to us coach. After I had gotten all of the maintenance to a base level at Freightliner where I was comfortable with the coach, I dropped it.
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Most would be better off putting the payments you made to the policy in a side savings account if you have the dicipline. When a repair is needed then pull from that liquid account. The policy is an expensive "Fear Alleviater"
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