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Old 04-01-2013, 11:15 AM   #29
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Thanks for your reply, as for the fridge, all I know is it's a "domestic 6 cubic foot" propane, I believe this is on the small side?
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Thanks for that. Not sure though that I follow your analogy?
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:28 AM   #31
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Lets see, $6,200 - deductible, seem like you need another claim or two to break even.
Depends on how much one values "peace of mind" provided by the EW.

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Depends on how much one values "peace of mind" provided by the EW.

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My self-insurance fund grew by over $13K during that 6-year period. And all I bought with it is tires.
Just sayin.
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You could have 13000 dollars in a kitty, break down and be on the hook for a 25000 dollar repair. Now the kitty is 12000 in the hole.... just saying....... its hit and miss and the warranty is the piece of mind that keeps you in the miss category.
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You could have 13000 dollars in a kitty, break down and be on the hook for a 25000 dollar repair. Now the kitty is 12000 in the hole.... just saying....... its hit and miss and the warranty is the piece of mind that keeps you in the miss category.
Well, the kitty has been growing for 18 years, so......
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9 out of 10 people will not have to put out extreme cash for repairs while the 1 out of 10 will. The 9 people have their peace of mind while supporting the 10th person who needs to take advantage of the warranty. Thats how both sides win.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:08 PM   #36
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Well, the kitty has been growing for 18 years, so......
X2 You can buy the extended warranty, and the dealer will take a cruise on you. Or you an be frugal like CampDaven and his DW and take a cruise yourself. Way to go CampDaven
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My peace of mind comes from saving the money from not buying a service policy. What I have saved has paid for all the repairs, service and new tires over the last 11 years.
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Thanks for your reply, as for the fridge, all I know is it's a "domestic 6 cubic foot" propane, I believe this is on the small side?
Actually 8 cf.
We go to the grocery once a week for fresh veggies, fruits, meats. Not much extra space, but still some extra. The freezer holds enough for over 2 weeks.

We started with a pup tent 45 years ago.
We know how to go "minimal" and pack stuff! Thats is how we can MORE than comfortably be F/T in a 33 MH.

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X2 You can buy the extended warranty, and the dealer will take a cruise on you. Or you an be frugal like CampDaven and his DW and take a cruise yourself. Way to go CampDaven
Thank you, sir!
I call it "pay yourself first". Kinda like an IRA.
Discipline it takes.
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"Insurance " is very expensive if you never need it and putting the " premiums " in your own bank account is wonderful and will let some take that cruise , however if you blow an engine or have another major repair in the short term , it ( insurance ) is real cheap. That's why they make chocolate and vanilla. We all make choices. I have an extended policy.
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"Insurance " is very expensive if you never need it and putting the " premiums " in your own bank account is wonderful and will let some take that cruise , however if you blow an engine or have another major repair in the short term , it ( insurance ) is real cheap. That's why they make chocolate and vanilla. We all make choices. I have an extended policy.
I agree...
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Thanks to all replies, with all this input and much reading elsewhere and a very informative discussion with the manager of a warrant brokerage firm-the 'waters parted' and understanding came-there is no point in buying an extended warranty until the existing mftg's warranties expire (1 year coach from Newmar), they are indeed a cash cow for the dealer and better deals are available from places like the broker. What an education! The only exception would be where a lot of long distance trips were involved far away from home and the cost of tows and only being able to use approved repair shops by the mftg
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