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Old 09-20-2014, 05:58 PM   #1
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Extended warranty

we just bought a used 2013 5th wheel, the dealership has offered a extended warranty for a cost, which gives us a 4yr coverage on pretty much everything on the trailer. Is this worth purchasing? Has anyone purchased a extended warranty and benefited from it? looking forward to your responses. Thanks.

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Lots of threads here findable via the search feature regarding warranties. I am usually not a fan of extended warranties, under the contention that In the long run it's cheaper to be self insured. Ability to fix stuff yourself, cash flow to absorb large unexpected expenses, etc are factors as well. That said, I do think an extended warranty can provide good stead in the case of buying a used Motorhome that could have latent and expensive problems that could not be apparent on the PDI. Using a one year term warranty in such a case can be an effective mitigation. At the one year point, then having experience and history with the RV, decide if to continue with the warranty.

I would be cautious of purchasing from a dealer. It's a big money maker for them. You can probably do better buying the warranty elsewhere.

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Old 09-21-2014, 07:51 AM   #3
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I purchased an extended warranty this time.

It is a sure fire way for me, to ensure nothing goes wrong with any covered item. (sarcasm, but true).
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Old 09-21-2014, 10:35 AM   #4
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I would 100% get a warranty for a used RV. You really have know idea how it was treated or whether it had multiple problems and the original owner is dumping it.
It might pay to shop around though. And read the fine print. Some extended warranties require you to have yearly maintenance done at a dealer. That could get expensive.
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:44 AM   #5
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Extended Warranty

I purchased a 2003 Travel Supreme 5th wheel in 2011. I purchased a extended warranty w/good Sam's. Been satisfied, especially this year.
Through a Dealer, I'd be cautious!!!
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Old 10-03-2014, 06:32 AM   #6
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Make sure the company has been around for a long time and is reputable. Many have purchased and were stuck when they went out of business. Good luck.
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Read all of the contract. Check to see what is excluded. The dealer may tell you one thing but if it isn't in the contract, you are SOL. Additionally, pay attention to how you obtain authorization to have work performed. After seeing a lot of "it was an emergency and we were on vacation" type complaints where coverage was denied due to the lack of prior authorization, make sure you do what the contract says or you will be SOL. I think that railtim hit the nail on the head. Dealers don't have to do much other than sell the contract and collect their share of the money.

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