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Old 08-25-2015, 02:36 AM   #1
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RV'ers, I am new to both this website and RVing..........Purchasing a used 2007 Monaco Knight and the dealer is trying to sell me an extended warranty.............it is not an Exclusionary type and it appears to be fairly expensive (i have no previous experience with RV warranties).............I guess the question is, just how much does it cost to replace or repair a diesel engine, transmission, etc etc............i haven't been able to find a website that might discuss these types of matters............can anyone help?...............thanks in advance

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Old 08-25-2015, 06:02 AM   #2
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Engine and transmission repairs can be very expensive, well into the thousands. House repairs can also get into big money. I have always felt however, that by putting the extended warranty cost away, I would be just as far ahead. In other word, I'll be my own warranty station.
AS far as a website, just read the back posts here and you'll find most of the issues discussed.


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Old 08-25-2015, 07:14 AM   #3
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Upper right of this page, in the search box, enter 'warranty'. You will find 1000's of threads to read on your topic. Happy reading!!

If you are mechanically inclined, I would NOT waste my $$ on a warranty. My 2˘.
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:53 AM   #4
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I agree with the majority. The variables for me would be cost, where is the warranty good, do I pay upfront and hope to get reimbursed, are you able and willing to do repairs ? Probably 99% of us will not get into an engine or transmission replacement but I am willing to try most anything else within reason.

I look at the extended warranty much like I look at them for most other products. Just another way to separate you from the green in your wallet. Even Consumer Reports suggests that most extended warranties are a waste and a true crap shoot.

Then again it's your choice and whatever makes you comfortable.
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Old 08-25-2015, 08:01 AM   #5
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I agree with all the comments about the extended warranties , I had one and never used , but once you used you will know the nightmares start. Good luck . And read more output .
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Use the dollars you are considering paying for an extended warranty with and put the money in an interest bearing savings account. You most likely will have a nice repair account built up that you may never use!!
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Old 08-25-2015, 09:04 AM   #7
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I bought one and I'm darned glad I did. It cost me $4000. So far it has paid out about & 12,000.
If you get one, get the exclusive type with consequential coverage. The exclusive type covers everything except things in the list of exclusions.
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:06 AM   #8
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Dealers always push the warranties. They make a big profit on them. If you can come up with the money for repairs, I would not get the warranty. I have had ten campers. Five of them motorhomes. I have never had to replace an engine or transmission. I have had to replace one Ref. cooling unit. One dash A/C compressor. Two or three electrical boards for HWHeater, Furnace, A/C. etc. Not bad for 49 years.
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Thanks for the input........i will look at previous posts.........

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