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Old 03-20-2013, 05:42 PM   #1
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Extended warranty question

Hi all, I have a new buyer question.
My wife and I are about to purchase a 2006 Dutchmen Denali fifth wheel.
Is it wise to purchase an extended warranty or is that money ($1250) better spent elsewhere on the trailer?
We are new to RVing and welcome any and all advice.

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Old 03-20-2013, 05:53 PM   #2
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I have one on my DSDP. Check with Wholesale Warranties in San Diego...David Scott did a good job for me as my initial warranty had expired and now needed a warranty on an oldercoach. I got an inclusive warranty for 5 years 50K miles.

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Old 03-20-2013, 05:54 PM   #3
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You will get many different answers. I think most people, myself included, feel they are a waste of money. Take the money and stash it away for use later to offset the cost to repair/replace anything that would be covered.

Some people like the peace of mind that a warranty provides. Only you can make that call.

As part of your deal you should make sure everything is in good working condition and demonstrated to you. Ask that all systems are serviced and perform to spec.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:23 PM   #4
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I too agree that there will be several different answers as well. I purchased one, if for anything, peace of mind. I have not needed to use it but through conversations with local service center, i have my concerns if ever needed.

If all is working fine upon delivery, I think most reputable dealers would repair issue if arises in the first 30 days or so.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:40 PM   #5
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Thank you both for your reply's The deal does include them making sure everything is in good working order and we do get a 66 day guarrentee. (The dealer is part of the rt. 66 dealers group, thus the "66" day guarantee.) I guess me and the wife just set it up in the driveway and play house in it right off the bat to make sure everything is really working well.
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We bought one on the new unit in 02 and never did use it. I think when we go FT I will put $500 a month aside for any maintenance issues or improvements we need. I talked to another owner once who suggested that.
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We self insure (don't buy the policies), but we're fortunate to have the cash to pay for major repairs like a new Cummins or Allison if need be. Lots and lots of people aren't in that position so, if it makes you feel better then go ahead.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:29 PM   #8
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What does your $1250 get you? 2, 4 or more years? Is it parts named or exclusionary? Pro-rated refund if you decide to bail from RV'ing? Is there a limit on payout based on price you paid for your unit?
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:14 PM   #9
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Great feedback everyone. Its always nice to have an experienced voice to hear from. I feel more confident in making a decision now. Anyone have any input on the Rt. 66 dealer group and its benefits?

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