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Old 08-01-2013, 11:19 AM   #1
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newbee needs extended warrantee advice

hi folks,

ive posted this question on different pages, no response yet.

I will make an offer on a diesel pusher this week. I have 3 in my sites, all from "reputable" manufacturers, 2006 models with about 30K miles each.

I need some advice on purchasing an extended warrantee.

any suggestions? any company to avoid? im looking for the best value, maybe not the cheapest or the most expensive....the best value.

many thx to all who have given me advice so far, very helpful!!!

dave in Portland oregon
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:35 AM   #2
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gigem, if you do a search, this discussion has been covered in length. IMHO I have taken the advise of what seems the majority. Take what you would pay for the extended warrantee and save it. Each month add as much as you can afford and pay for repairs as they happen, out of that money. Your betting against yourself by purchasing these warrantees and the chances of having a large cost repair is slim. I elected to go without purchasing the extended warrantee JMO.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:37 AM   #3
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Google 'RV extended warranty reviews' and be prepared to read for a few hours.

We have Easy Care. It has more than halfway paid for itself and we have not had anything 'big' go wrong. DP are notoriously expensive to repair. Lose the high pressure oil pump and you're talking upwards of $7,000.

I just had a front brake job because of a leaking $9 seal.....$1200.

Easy Care did not pay for all of it but it did reduce the 'sting' a bit.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:43 AM   #5
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I will not recommend a company, but I do have some advise on purchasing.
Get a complete copy of the policy from several companies and read them carefully, especialy the exclusions. Most will not cover anything deemed to be a maintenance item, and many will also require maintenance records from an authorized service facility before aproving a claim.
It is not likely that there will be any records on a used RV.
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Hi Dave! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join us!

I'm personally not much on extended warranties, but that's JMHO! Hope you enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:34 PM   #7
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Welcome.

As mentioned, if you use the search feature here you'll find tons of threads discussing (and cussing) this subject.

Since I understood your question to "which" extended warranty to buy rather than "whether" to buy one at all... I'll recommend Easy Care. My six year policy with them just expired and I've been extremely happy with them. Never denied a single claim.

Although I bought it for peace of mind and not as an "investment"... it turns out that the total of my claims after six years just about equaled the cost of the policy.

My best advice would be to shop around and NOT buy one from a dealer.

BTW, I'll check to see where else you posted this and merge your threads together here since our forum rules don't allow multiple posts.

Best of luck.

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I bought an 06 DP last year and purchased the Cornerstone warranty and they have been very good. We've has a lot of mechanical failures.
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We bought the MH in my signature last April, and with it the Good Sam extended service contract sold exclusively by Camping World at time of RV purchase. Our MH had been parked for over 3 years unused. Long story short; our MH is now in a CW repair shop for a long list of stuff, all covered by the extended service contract. Best part is this contract is Zero deductable if we have the coach repaired at any CW facitity, otherwise it is $50 deductable. This one extended repair incident will be about the same amount as the extended service contract cost.
IMO, if you have a trailer-type RV an extended service contract is not recommended. For a complicated machine like an older MH, I would always purchase the service contract.

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Old 08-02-2013, 08:47 AM   #10
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thx to all and my apologies for not understanding the rules etc, still learning, first time for this forum stuff!!


I have to say, y'all seem to be the nicest folks on the internet, very very helpful.

honestly, im scared to death. these coaches sound like money pits. I guess its like anything...it just depends. im going to reconsider the whole plan.

thx again and as always, travel safe!

dave in Portland....heading back east!
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honestly, im scared to death. these coaches sound like money pits. I guess its like anything...it just depends. im going to reconsider the whole plan.

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Don't feel bad. It's that "scared to death" feeling that led us to purchase an EW in the first place. As mentioned, they are insurance policies and (as with many other things we insure) it's a personal decision as to whether or not to purchase insurance to cover us.

The bottom line with us was the peace of mind it gave us.

Having said that, knowing what I know now, I would probably self insure if we were to do it all again.

Good luck.

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gigem,

First keep in mind the thing you hear about most are the bad things. Just like anything else those who complain or something bad happens are the loudest. Those who have little go wrong offset less. True in this or most anything else so think of all the rvs out there. If it were so bad there wouldn't be that many.
That being said, we bought an 06 DP with an xtraride extended warranty. I used it on the first two trips. Both places that did the work said xtraride was the best to work with. I really wondered if i made the right decision about the rv thing then. Since then I've not used the warranty again. Just regular service and replaced house batteries. Learned lots of stuff. We have had a blast since then and are headed out for labor day to the hill country in Texas. It's kinda neat to just take a long weekend every once in awhile.
So my advice, get what you want. Get what you want, get the extended warranty and go have fun. Put a little away each month for maintenance and for your "personal warranty" when the ew runs out. That and there are lots of friends here to help out.
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