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Old 05-15-2014, 08:25 AM   #1
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Extended Warrantee

I'm in the process of purchasing a 2005 Septor with 26,000 miles on it. Any thoughts as to whether or not to purchase an extended warrantee??
$5,000 for 5 years. $5,000 pays for a lot of repairs!!!

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Old 05-15-2014, 08:34 AM   #2
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You'll find most members choose not to purchase an EW. I guess due to the cost. However your purchasing a nine year old RV! I purchased an EW when we bought our coach new in 2012 for the same amount as your quote despite having a years warranty on the coach. Well I just lost the auto transfer switch which was covered all except one hundred dollars! So that deducted well over a thousand dollars from my cash output. So far so good.

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Old 05-15-2014, 09:21 AM   #3
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Need to check what is excluded as well as included and then figure that on average, the warranty provider plans on keeping at least half of your fee so they make a profit.
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:21 AM   #4
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We bought our MH and included the extended service contract at the same time. Ours cost $4,800 for 3 years. That was April 2013, today the contract has paid-out over $4,000 for covered repairs and replacements. Still have 2 years remaining on the contract. With an older MH, I would always purchase an extended service contract. (it is not a warranty)
Some of these companies have a clause saying if you do not submit any claims within the contract period you get your money back.
Purchasing an extended service contract on a towable, IMO is a waste of money.
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:59 PM   #5
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Read the fine print, what the warranty does not cover. Good Sam ew says they will use remanufactured parts to repair your vehicle, unless you want to make up the difference for new parts. So, the cost for the ew, the deductible, and the added cost for new, it all adds up. That said, if you have no warranty at all, the entire cost comes out of your pocket. Then again, you may have no major break downs. They also want you to have documented regular maintenance. I can't make up my mind what it want to do!
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:07 AM   #6
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I don't think that an extended warranty pays off in most cases. JMHO!
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:32 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by MSHappyCampers View Post
I don't think that an extended warranty pays off in most cases. JMHO!
I agree . . . you'd have to be unlucky enough to be lucky enough to recoup the cost.
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Don't buy one. Mine says I have to have the oil changed and filters serviced every 4 months or 6000 kms. And they don't cover old parts!!!! Transfer switch...not covered, A/C not covered. All they are for is to steal money from you! Ya one or two people get service , the rest of us get ripped off.
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Originally Posted by Ray,IN View Post
Some of these companies have a clause saying if you do not submit any claims within the contract period you get your money back.

This doesn't make sense?

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