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Old 03-31-2012, 03:51 PM   #1
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RV Extended Warranties, like Good Sam ESP

I wonder if Good Sam ESP (Extended Service Plan), or an other extended warranty, works well for Rvers who have a breakdown a ways from home. I feel I have been taken advantage of when in this situation. Each and everytime it has happened.

I wonder if having an extended warranty would help in this situation?
With a third party paying part of the bill, would a repair place be less likely to try charge an Rver all they figure they could get away with?

The extended warranties bought from a dealer, often benefit the dealer
with a big commission, but do little for the consumer. Good Sam does not have that problem and it looks like they are going to be around a while.

Good Sam Enterprizes, showed a profit for the first time since 2007. When they reported earnings a month ago.

So my question is do extended warranties, like Good Sam ESP, help RVers in this situation or not?
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Probably your 1988 RV is to old to qualify for a service contract. Did you ask GS ESP?
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:19 PM   #3
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Probably your 1988 RV is to old to qualify for a service contract. Did you ask GS ESP?
It's way too old. I'm thinking about a future RV. Maybe buying another used one.
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does anyone have any feed back on the Star Interstate RV warranty package?
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:54 PM   #5
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The extended warranties bought from a dealer, often benefit the dealer
with a big commission, but do little for the consumer. Good Sam does not have that problem and it looks like they are going to be around a while.
Wow. You're the first I've seen post this. I seem to remember quite a number of posts from members who have not been very happy with their GS EW.

As for EW's helping when you're on the road, full timers deal with that all of the time. Last year my alternator went out between Flagstaff and Albuquerque. Went to the Freightliner Oasis shop in Albuquerque and they dealt directly with my provider (EasyCare) and all I had to pay for was the deductible of $50.

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Wow. You're the first I've seen post this. I seem to remember quite a number of posts from members who have not been very happy with their GS EW.

As for EW's helping when you're on the road, full timers deal with that all of the time. Last year my alternator went out between Flagstaff and Albuquerque. Went to the Freightliner Oasis shop in Albuquerque and they dealt directly with my provider (EasyCare) and all I had to pay for was the deductible of $50.

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The point I was trying to make, is that in financial services, paying a large
comission is not good for the consumer. In this situation like to the RV dealer. Extended warranties are a type of insurance. GS EW has its problems I'm sure. But, I believe the underlying concept makes sense.

More companies in that business (EasyCare or any other), means more
competition in the market which is good for the consumer. That was the
point of my post. It was not to indorse GS EW or any other such service.
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I work in the auto finance industry and dealers get paid a commission to sell product such as warranties. If you purchase directly from the warranty provider or through a credit union (non-profit), you'll save money. Also know that the price of the warranty through a dealer is negotiable. They get paid on the mark-up of the cost but also get a bigger cut depending on the number or penetration of policies sold. So play hard ball and you can sometimes get the policy at their cost - especially at month end.
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