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Old 10-07-2014, 03:32 AM   #1
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On the 17th we will be owners of a 2005 Travel Supreme 38DS. We are completely new to RVs need to learn. We plan to travel 4 to 5 months out of the year. Our home is Little River, SC. Thank you for letting me join. We are trying to make a decision on extended warranty insurance, good or bad? Which company is better? Thank you

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Old 10-07-2014, 03:50 AM   #2
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I don't know anything about insurance, but you came to the right place. The people that post here are not only knowledgeable but they're also nice. Good luck on your travels.

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Old 10-07-2014, 05:41 AM   #3
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:56 AM   #4
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Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2 and the wonderful world of RV'ing!

Congrats on the new rig! I personally don't think extended warranties are a good investment, but that's JMHO!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 10-07-2014, 08:37 AM   #5
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Glad you're aboard. Congrats on the new to you rig. There are numerous threads on the pros and cons of buying an extended warranty. Just enter the term in the google window on the tool bar and leave it set to IRV2. I'm sure you'll find an afternoon's reading to help you make that decision. Best of luck. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:23 AM   #6
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Welcome to the Forum and congrats on your RV purchase. We hope you have many great camping adventures. Best of luck.

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Old 10-07-2014, 11:04 AM   #7
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Glad to have you here with in the forum.

You'll find plenty of help here. Best of luck with your new Travel Supreme. It's a nice coach. I personally don't believe in extended warrantees, but I'm sure there are other opinions.

Happy Trails!!!
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:42 AM   #8
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Janine, welcome to the forum. We, too, purchased a DP with no experience at all. I had done plenty of research first so I knew I could reach out to"Escapees" as they offer driver training to their members. It wasn't cheap but it was well worth the expense. Send me a private message if you are interested in pursuing and I will share details. Happy Travels!
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:54 AM   #9
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Welcome to RV'ing.

Father in Law was an actuary for an insurance company. Said most people are over insured. He called it being 'insurance poor'.
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Old 10-07-2014, 12:04 PM   #10
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Old 10-07-2014, 12:32 PM   #11
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Old 10-10-2014, 05:39 PM   #12
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They are only a good by if you are a worrier so they give you piece of mind. I dont think they are worth it but some people are afraid to leave the driveway without one so it's up to you if they are a good buy or not
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Old 10-10-2014, 09:20 PM   #13
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A few things to think about when it comes to Extended Warranties:

Know the cost of major repairs and decide if you can afford them.

How handy are you to make repairs yourself?

What typeof Traveling are you going to do? long weekends, a few weeks at a time or long trips like 4 to 6 months on the road.

How do you and your wife handle unexpected emergencies ?

Sometimes the price doesn't look to bad when really think about what could happen and the cost involved, but extended warranties are not for everyone.

Good luck on your decision.
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Old 10-11-2014, 01:47 AM   #14
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Welcome, Janine! You're in the right place.

First, let's get the terms right. You have no warranty on an '05 TS, so there's no "extended warranty". What you're looking at, despite what the salesman and most other people call it, is a service contract, an insurance policy against failure of (hopefully) just about every part of your coach.

Your analysis is simple and straightforward: you're buying a 9-10 year old coach full of 9-10 year old appliances and mechanical devices. What do you suppose is the likelihood that you will operate this coach for the next 5 years and in that time nothing will break?

We bought our '02 DutchStar over two years ago and performed the same analysis. I bought a four year, $4500 service contract which, in the course of three claims has paid for $4400 in parts, labor, and expenses, with almost two years remaining.

You can make your own evaluation based on risk tolerance, ability to fund sudden expenses, etc. My opinion is that I generally support service contracts on coaches in the 8-12 year age bracket.

As a separate but related matter, I also highly recommend a comprehensive Roadside Assistance coverage, and IMO CoachNet is the place to go for this.

Good Luck!!

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