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Old 11-09-2012, 07:19 PM   #57
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I would be more interested in "why" the engine failed. Especially a non modified one.
Ran perfect til the split second that the crankshaft broke on 3 pieces. There was a very long thread about it here on IRV with numerous picture. The thread ran from 7-30-10 (my B Day) til about Oct '10 at least.
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I seem to remember reading about the 8.1's having issues wih piston rings getting 'tight', or something like that. Could very easily have contributed to a busted crank.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:14 PM   #59
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it still baffles my mind than a gas engine costs that much. I know for a fact...even with 25hrs of labor... you could have rebuilt it for less than 1/2 that.
25 hours?

I replaced my new 2012 Ford V10 after 4,000 miles.

The Ford Heavy Truck center said it was a 50-60 hour job just to remove and replace the engine. At $125 an hour, that's around $7,500 in labor alone, never mind the new crate engine they put in. 12-16k seems about right.

The engine in a gas RV comes out through the bottom. They have to remove (and later replace) the entire front suspension to get it out of there.

In my case, Ford was picking up the tab, so the dealer had no reason to inflate the number of hours the job would take. Can't comment on the extended warranty yet, maybe for engine #3.
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25 hours?

I replaced my new 2012 Ford V10 after 4,000 miles.

The Ford Heavy Truck center said it was a 50-60 hour job just to remove and replace the engine. At $125 an hour, that's around $7,500 in labor alone, never mind the new crate engine they put in. 12-16k seems about right.

The engine in a gas RV comes out through the bottom. They have to remove (and later replace) the entire front suspension to get it out of there.

In my case, Ford was picking up the tab, so the dealer had no reason to inflate the number of hours the job would take. Can't comment on the extended warranty yet, maybe for engine #3.
A whole week of time to remove/replace an engine? Sorry... no way the job is actually taking that long. 25hrs is generous by any estimate.

An engine failing with 4k miles... and its your second. Well you are the exception to the rule.
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Why would you get a warrany that is effect while you are under warrant? Buy it after
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An extended warranty is of value for anything that is likely to fail during the extended warranty period and is expensive to repair or replace. With an RV that might include the engine and transmission and fridge and AC unit(s) but that is all I can think of to put in this category. Most things fail early on or very late in their life so they are more likely to be covered under the manufacturers' warranties or break down after the extended warranty expires.

If I bought an RV that was more than 3 years old or with more than 50k miles on it then I would want an extended warranty and shop for the best one I could find. Dealers by the way get a cut on any extended warranty they sell as this is one of the most profitable items for them and is easy money. The alternative is to buy a very old RV and save so much money that you can easily afford any repairs that might be needed.
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While I have no experience with a MH extended warranty, I can attest to the one I had when I bought a used 1999 Chrysler 300 M. Salesman ( a long time friend) suggested it due to his experience with Chrysler products. I bought it for about $1400.00. By the time the car had 100k on the clock the warranty company (Wynns) had forked over more that $8000.00. If I could get a Wynns warranty for our 2001 Discovery, I sure would!
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Hi all,
Just took my 2006 Hurricane 9k miles out off the dealership and on to the road.Before I started driving it I was nearly sold on the Easy Care extended warranty.The dealership made the proposal after I bought it.
4 years 3600$. 250.00$ deductible.After driving the mh around it felt like the mileage read, like a new truck,But then Im on my own in a month unless I go for the warranty...Im not a mechanic,not much of a handy man,but I'll do whatever to care for it.Maintenance and Going easy on it or Easy Care,in 3 weeks its decision time.
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Hi all,
Just took my 2006 Hurricane 9k miles out off the dealership and on to the road.Before I started driving it I was nearly sold on the Easy Care extended warranty.The dealership made the proposal after I bought it.
4 years 3600$. 250.00$ deductible.After driving the mh around it felt like the mileage read, like a new truck,But then Im on my own in a month unless I go for the warranty...Im not a mechanic,not much of a handy man,but I'll do whatever to care for it.Maintenance and Going easy on it or Easy Care,in 3 weeks its decision time.
So unless you have to replace the tires or a roof... its a $3850 gamble (plus the towing! ) Which a warranty will cover neither of those.

Id start reading what it covers... then review your insurance coverage and your roadside assistance coverage.
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I figure of the dealer thinks I need it then maybe I don't want the vehicle in the first place!
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