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Old 07-16-2013, 03:49 PM   #1
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Brand new to both trailering and participating in forums.

Here's my concern

Bought a trailer yesterday: evergreen/everlite.

Today I get a call from the dealership guy who sells the extra "must haves."

1. Extra Coating for exterior: $1600.

2. Interior fabric coating: (akin to scotch guarding) $600. I think I know the answer to this one.

3. Foam enclosed bottom. The sales people were already bragging @ an enclosed bottom? $2400.

4. Extended warranty 4 yrs. $3500..

Yikes!

All this seems excessive but it's our 1st trailer.

Anybody got a read @ what!s necessary vrs what's superfluous?

Downer
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:57 PM   #2
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Nothing there that I would buy. Others may disagree but I would put that money in my pocket.
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No, no, no and no.

Save your money as those things are not needed.
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No, no, no and no.

Save your money as those things are not needed.
I agree 100%. I have heard of people who take the cost of an extended warranty and put it in a savings account. It's there if you need it for a repair, if not you've still got your money with interest.
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I agree 100%. I have heard of people who take the cost of an extended warranty and put it in a savings account. It's there if you need it for a repair, if not you've still got your money with interest.
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Don't do it. You can wax your trailer yourself for a few bucks and some sweat. If you feel you need fabric protector go find a can of Scotchgard. All of these are 60-90% profit to the dealer and don't do you much good.
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new rig!

Frankly, I'm surprised they let you get off the lot before hitting you with this pitch.

When we bought our new 40DP in 2007, we went for the exterior coating and the extended warranty.

The exterior coating came with "free" washes for 5 years and the dealer was close to home so it came in handy but I wouldn't do it again.

I'm also glad we bought the extended warranty, but this was on a DP and not a trailer. When it expired recently, our claims had just about equaled the cost of the policy but I wouldn't buy another one. We were newbies and it provided some peace of mind.

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Hi folks:


Brand new to both trailering and participating in forums.

Here's my concern

Bought a trailer yesterday: evergreen/everlite.

Today I get a call from the dealership guy who sells the extra "must haves."

1. Extra Coating for exterior: $1600. NOT WORTH it

2. Interior fabric coating: (akin to scotch guarding) $600. I think I know the answer to this one. NOT WORTH IT

3. Foam enclosed bottom. The sales people were already bragging @ an enclosed bottom? $2400. BUNCH OF BS

4. Extended warranty 4 yrs. $3500..Actually worth about 1/2 of that number

Yikes!

All this seems excessive but it's our 1st trailer.

Anybody got a read @ what!s necessary vrs what's superfluous?

Downer
DO not wast you money on these items. As for the extended warranty, check after market...Good Sam or Xtraride Platinum.

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I agree 100%. I have heard of people who take the cost of an extended warranty and put it in a savings account. It's there if you need it for a repair, if not you've still got your money with interest.
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The 1950's are calling. They want their sales techniques back.

Did your salesman wear a plaid jacket? That would make the cliche complete!

All of what he is offering is junk. Considering what he's doing, I'd have some skepticism about the quality of the extended warranty plan he's offering. There are others out there that you can buy if you do some research and some folks here may make some suggestions. You can buy these things direct for alot less usually.
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