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Old 02-15-2019, 01:35 PM   #1
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Extended Warranty Programs

I am purchasing a 2005 DP and want to purchase a warranty to cover the big stuff like the engine Gen set Trans for the first year.
All I see in the Motorhome Mag are complaints and Iím sure there are tons but can anyone recommend one? I am leaning towards Good Sam just because of there name and no other reason. Any input would be appreciated.


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Old 02-15-2019, 04:08 PM   #2
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Wholesale warranties sell different products you can chose from dont know much about good Sam. I heard xtra ride is good but havenít had any experience with them. Lol and let us know who you chose.

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Old 02-15-2019, 04:18 PM   #3
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Good sam will sell you an extended warranty till your RV gets to 18 yrs old. Typical cost $2000 plus a year and a $1000 deductible
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I am purchasing a 2005 DP and want to purchase a warranty to cover the big stuff like the engine Gen set Trans for the first year.
All I see in the Motorhome Mag are complaints and Iím sure there are tons but can anyone recommend one? I am leaning towards Good Sam just because of there name and no other reason. Any input would be appreciated.

Good sam will sell you an extended warranty till your RV gets to 18 yrs old. Typical cost $2000 plus a year and a $1000 deductible. Lump a whole bunch of warranty items together to get the most from your policy
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:23 PM   #4
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No personal experience with Good Sam but have heard many complaints with everything related to Good Sam and Campng World.

Whosale Warrenties i believe no longer longer sells different products and now only sells one warranty.

Had XxtraRide when I had my fifth wheel. They were ok.
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Old 02-15-2019, 08:10 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum!!

Here is a link to the previous discussions of Service Contracts, which are misbranded by the Mad Men to make you think that they are something that they are not.


Some have had great results and many have been disappointed. The two biggest factors between the two are those who investigated what they were purchasing and then understood and followed the claims process, and those who didn't.

When looking at Motorhome Rag, how many complementary letters were posted in the complaint section?
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We purchased an ESC = Extended Service Contract when we bought our MH from Camping World, a 3-yr contract. During that period we had perhaps a dozen things repaired or replaced by the contract. As the richardgood said, we would wait until we could lump several items together and pay one deductible for everything. The service writer was very helpful in accomplishing that repair visit.
During that 3 yrs the purchase price of the ESC was more than recouped, for our MH.

If you decide to purchase an ESC, be sure to include the gaskets and seals rider. Without that rider, if a gasket/seal fails, which in turn causes loss of lubrication, which results in a destroyed engine, tranny, etc., that is not a covered claim because it was consequential damage resulting from a non-covered item failure.

The ESC was right for us, others have their own method of covering failed items. It's each owners decision.
Had our MH not been stored in a barn for 8 years, we may have decided to pass on the ESC.
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So far we have had two items repaired/replaced without any hassle whatsoever. We paid our $100 deductible and they paid the rest to the service center for parts and labor. The shop called them with the issues and repair costs and received same day authorization. So far we are happy with this coverage and fingers crossed will continue to prove its worth. We have the Platinum coverage from Compass RV which I believe is AGWS. Online reviews had us concerned about this company as many complaints but for us, so far zero issues with coverage and very happy.
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There are zillions of posts and just as many opinions about the pros/cons of Service Contracts.

I have a Gas Class A, so, it's a little different and I purchased new. So, for me, I decided to skip the Service Contract. I did get quotes and most were around $4,000 for a 5-year 60,000 mile contract.

So far, after 2-years and 20,000 miles this has paid off and been a good decision as I've had no out of warranty breakdowns.

The main reason I did not choose to get one was not because of price, it was because of the hassle-factor. When you have a SC you can't just get your RV fixed. There is a lot of time wasted working with the SC company and getting approvals. Plus, as you said, there are lots of complaints and the companies spend more effort finding ways to reject your claim than to cover you when you need repairs.

Lastly, with a SC you're mandated to use specific service intervals and providers. Doing things your self or adding/removing equipment can void parts of the contract. Certainly, not always, but it is a consideration you have to take into account.

Who knows, down the road I may really regret not buying a policy and if I was buying a 13-yr old diesel I'd probably feel very different. But since this is an insurance product I know that companies could not remain in business if the majority of purchasers received more dollar value in repairs than they paid for the contract. That puts the odds in my favor.
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Bought a 1 year ESP when I purchased my 07 Itasca last May. Have already got more back than the cost and taking it in to FL for engine service as I lost boost coming home. Plan to purchase a new one from same company, Compass as they have treated me right. The biggest is CALL FIRST. I have a $100 deductible.

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