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Old 10-30-2012, 07:22 PM   #15
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Do most of my own repairs, and if I can't do ti, or don't know about the system, I have a freind or aquaintence that probably does and can give me guidence. So usually the cost of the parts is about what the deductible is anyways. Money ahead.

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Old 10-30-2012, 07:29 PM   #16
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I bought a used 2007 Winnebago Vista 33t last year with an extended 5 year "warranty" from Open Roads. So far I'm glad I did! I've had an emergency tire repair on the side of I-65 at no charge to me and when my generator stopped working they paid about $2500 to have it rebuilt. I'm extremely satisfied thus far with the service and the piece of mind it provides. I don't think of it as a warranty at all -- to me it's insurance. If I don't need it, that's good (no breakdowns), but if I do have a probl, I'm sure glad I have it!

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Old 10-30-2012, 08:27 PM   #17
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I voted no because we've owned 10 RV's and never bought one. Looking back at our repair costs history, I'm thousands of $$ ahead by passing on them!
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:40 PM   #18
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The DW convinced me to buy one on our first coach. When we traded it in I had a hard time getting the money back that was left on the residual.

2nd coach we didn't buy an extended warranty.

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:09 PM   #19
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Bought a used coach from private party - bought a 1 year service agreement from Good Sam with $1000 deductable. The goal was to hedge against any high dollar issues since we knew not first hand the history. Likely will not renew once we have history with the coach.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:29 PM   #20
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No. We like living on the edge.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:57 PM   #21
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Currently in the process of buying a policy from Wholesale Warranties. Its a 7 year / 80k mile policy for ~$3200. Its exclusionary with consequential damage also. I'll be happy if I never need it.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:02 PM   #22
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CSI/Allegience through Wholesale Warranties. Have used it twice so far...took some involvement, but it paid up in the end.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:11 PM   #23
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Bought the Xtra Ride service warranty. Since I bought an 6 year old coach I felt it was a reasonable cost. Should I loose one major component in 5 years it would more than pay for itself.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:14 PM   #24
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nope, none. My old boss told me that 70 to 90% of the cost of a service contract is sheer profit for the selling dealer/vender. I just put that much into a savings account just for rv repairs and you all know that older (mine) rv's need a lot of repairs
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:16 PM   #25
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I voted No because I can fix or repair or replace anything on our TT. AND, anything that can quit or die can be lived without for a "short" period.
The truck is a different animal. I got a big warranty on it.
The days are long gone when you can fix a vehicle on the side of the road.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:40 PM   #26
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Don't remember the Company. Bought the plan when I bought a used Hurricane. After reading the policy (hard to do at the time of purchase) I found that most of what was covered was on a one time only bases. Took it back to the dealer and got my money back. There was a 30 day refund clause. That's when I found out that 50% of the cost was the dealers commission.
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:19 AM   #27
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Our friends bought from a private party and they then bought a policy from Good Sams.
Not being a Good Sam fan I tossed all offers away. The way I look at it is, "the Big Print givith and the Small Print taketh away".
I don't like the way they 'cherry pick'. If you have a newer rig, they want your money but when it gets 10 years old, they drop you.

My rig was 5 years old when I bought it even though it was 'like new'. Worked out for me as I've had no repairs.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:37 AM   #28
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Bought a 2 year CW Care with our used diesel motorhome. It was a lot of peace-of-mind driving that diesel off the lot. Having a couple of things done before the time runs out but will not extend now that I have confidence in the drivetrain.

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