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Old 04-27-2016, 06:31 PM   #1
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Warranty Forever - Value or Scam?

While shopping at an RV dealership last week they promoted a program named Warranty Forever. A quick search on IRV2.com found an announcement of the program in 2013 but I have yet to find any customers that have actually used the Warranty Program.

The dealership I mentioned has a poor rating on providing maintenance after purchase so I'm not convinced this program provides much if any RV owner benefits. The Warranty Forever is provided "free" with the purchase.

Would like to hear your experiences, good or not so good with Warranty Forever.

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We stopped at a dealer recently and they offered this as well. I don't know what the up-front cost is, but there is a mandatory annual "inspection" that is $250.

My guess is the warranty is not transferable without a substantial fee. I'm sure the up front cost + annual fee would cover a LOT of repairs. They don't push these things for our benefit.

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A few years ago our local Buick, Cadillac and GMC dealer offered the "warranty for ever" If I remember correctly the "warranty" was offered through a 3rd party (not GM). The vehicle owner was required to have ALL of the scheduled maintenance items preformed at the required intervals for the life of the "warranty". You know how expensive that is! This was where the dealer obtained the $ to pay for the insurance premiums.

Now, a couple of years later they don't offer it anymore.
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Old 04-28-2016, 07:50 AM   #5
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The warranty is valid as long as proper maintenance is performed and vehicle inspected to look for issues before they can be nasty.

250 a year is cheaper than other programs and if truly inspected end to end for that cost and repaired under warranty it sounds like a great deal...but...

Deductibles and servicing dealers and other flags also jump up.

If we were full time and had no place to work and this was actual then great peace of mind but if too good to be true...may be.

Check with BBB local to selling dealer then check with state insurance department and of course read all of the fine print.

You could look up places where you go too.

Imagine the warranty states valid at any ford dealer.

Call some ford dealer many states away and ask them if they could take your rig in for work under that plan.
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Any thoughts about the Goodsam extended warranty, just bought a 2011 Forest River Salem Sport Toy Hauler. I'm reluctant because I know how Harley Davidson Extended Warranty coverage works.. ☹️
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I've had three new motorhomes through the years, all with extended warrenties, each one was costly, but for each coach, we got our monies worth out of it with major repair and/or replacements. So to us, it was worth it. When trading off the last coach, it was before the warrenty was up, we got the difference back from the warrenty company, which helped pay for the new warrenty on the new coach.
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I have the warranty. The $250 figure is an estimate. The true cost is based upon where you have the inspection/service performed. You do NOT have to use the selling dealer for your annual service, it can be done by any "professional rv" service. I have my inspection and service done by a local rather than the selling dealer (as I don't trust them at all...I found they will break three things while fixing two). He charges more but the work is excellent and well worth it. I would have the annual service done regardless of the warranty, so it is just a plus to have it. If something goes wrong, any rv service center can handle the repair thru the warranty center.
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Forever is a very long time. Just what does this warranty cover? Read the contract from beginning to end and I think you will find a lot of deductibles, exclusions, and gotchas.
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We have a local dealership Dodge/Jeep that has this 'plan'. you buy the plan and all maintenance, oil changes etc has to be done with their dealership. Any variance such as late on date of service, over mileage, etc results in a 'we don't cover this'. Service costs are on the customer, and as someone said earlier, the hourly charge and prices are substantial.
I won't buy into a plan that makes it so easy to fail to comply.

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