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Old 07-29-2014, 10:00 PM   #1
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Extended Service Contract

Hi To All,

My wife and I bought our 1st motorhome a few months ago. We purchased a 2010 Fleetwood Revolution LE with 19,000 miles. We have purchased liability insurance from GoodSam, as well roadside assists and travel assist. We are now getting quote's for Extended Service Contracts. Can I hear from you on who has purchased Extended Service Contracts. Cost per year and are you satisfied with their service?

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Old 07-30-2014, 10:21 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

You can use our search feature and you'll find a ton of material on this topic. It is one of the most discussed topic on the forum.

I bought an extended warranty when I bought my new DP in 2007. We had it for six years and were very happy with the support from Easy Care. As I recall it cost about $1000/yr but this was on a new coach.

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Old 07-31-2014, 10:38 AM   #3
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Do your research and as the post above recommends read all of the conversation on different plans, good companies, bad companies,prices etc. Remember these companies prices are negotiable. The last thing to remember is read, read and then re read all of what is covered and what is NOT.
These policies are written by lawyers and not your lawyer.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:54 AM   #4
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Most people who are unhappy with their extended service plan feel that way because they did not take the time to understand what it actually covers. Typically they relied on advertising hype and glib statements from an RV salesman anxious for some extra commission (the sale commish on those contracts are HUGE!). Read the fine print in the actual contract (not the sales brochure) and believe what is says - you will get zero slack on the terms and conditions.

Like all insurance, it's wonderful if you have an issue that it covers, but a waste of money if you have few claims. Use the SEARCH feuture of this site to see what others have encountered when making claims - the examples of what is and is not covered might make sense out of the legalese in the contract.
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Old 08-01-2014, 06:19 AM   #5
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I for one, 'fell' for the contract. I am not saying this in a negative way.
We are financing our baby for the next 6 years. The contract with roadside assistance added $60 to our monthly payment.
True, we based our decision upon the sales brochure.

I look at how much money I had to place into our Class C trade in and thought the $60 was worth it. The roadside assistance also offered me some peace of mind. Whether it was worth it...time will tell.
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:23 PM   #6
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I have had extended coverage with GS for 9 years and do not regret it. Yes some years I was on the short end but when the biggie came along GS stepped up. I am just more comfortable with the coverage. To each his own.
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:24 PM   #7
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I use an extended warranty contract from Wholesale Warrenties. I can get service from any qualified RV service provider and get the same respect with a claim against my warranty.

You may not want to be tied down to Camping World as your service provider after a year or two experience, especially on the road.

Most anything you get from GS (or CW) will be at a premium from what you will find from another provider. You will find that not all CW's are as good (or bad) as your local CW. Each has their own service pholosify, as they are each independent.

As an example, I bought my RV from a CW in NC, therefore when I had an issue in NM, I expected them to respect me as a CW "Elite" customer, covered under the GS warranty, and try to provide me with that level of service.... Nope, the locals get first priority, regardless if they even bought their RV from CW or from a competitor, or if they had a GS warranty or not. I actually received far better service from La Mesa RV in Albuquerque than I did at the Camping World. I was lucky that I was still under the manufacture warranty, because I called them and they not only covered the repair, they skipped over the hassle of having to get approval for the warranty work, overnighted the parts, and scheduled the service for me with their recommended service provider.

Just some thoughts to consider.

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