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Old 09-23-2008, 12:19 PM   #1
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Has anyone purchased a warranty program to extend beyond the two years covered by Peterson Industries? I would be interested in knowing what's available and at what cost. Thanks
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:19 PM   #2
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Has anyone purchased a warranty program to extend beyond the two years covered by Peterson Industries? I would be interested in knowing what's available and at what cost. Thanks
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:37 PM   #3
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I wouldn't consider purchasing an extended warranty program from anyone. All I ever hear are horror stories about how they won't pay. JMHO.
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I like my Good Sam Extended Warranty. They're very helpful and I haven't heard any bad comments about it. I'm going to keep it for a year until I can get an emergency fund set aside. Some people think that's dumb, but I don't like charging anything, like repairs, I refuse to touch my regular savings or investments. And one repair will pay for the policy. So I'm keeping it, saving the cash, and when I get enough set aside so that I can pay for ANYTHING that goes wrong, I'll stop paying for the policy and keep putting THAT money in the emergency fund too.
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Seems like an excellent plan. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:11 AM   #6
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My dealer tranferred the xtended warranty from our trade-in. I consider it a insurance policy. Because of the deductible, it isn't going to pay much for minor repairs. If something like a complete failure of the frig, A/C or the suspension, it could save you a bundle.
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:24 AM   #7
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I purchased Good Sam's taking a $500.00 deductible to keep the premium down. I don't care for maintenance contracts but being, as what we bought was 11 years old. And we really were concerned about hidden issues. We felt that if there were problems with Engine or Transmission failures and the cost to correct them. We felt that the contract was worth the cost $800.00 per year. Luckily I included coverage for the Leveling system and the power step. So far no drive train problems but had to have the Leveling System replace and Power Step replaced.

Power Unit $1997.00 plus labor.
Control Box and Touch Pad $ 900.00 plus labor.
Power Step $ 400.00 plus labor.

Now the power Unit has gone South again within in less than a year and I'm waiting for answers in regard to cost. The unit is supposed to be under Warranty (I'll believe it when I see it) and I'm sure I have to pay the labor. I don't have a lot of faith in Power Gear products they already have a line of excuses blaming the manufacturers as to where they install them. Subjecting them to the elements the original unit lasted 11 years mounted in the same place. But I will say Good Sam's has paid all charges with no questions and didn't increase my premium yet.

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Old 09-24-2008, 06:25 AM   #8
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I bought one when we bought our motor home and its a 7 year 70,000 mile and have had good luck so far except for a recent repair of the slideout seal they call it weather stripping and thus they dont cover it.
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I said I would believe it when I see it. Well I see it. Power Gear won't warranty the Hydraulic unit. It's covered for 2 years if it is on a new RV. But only 90 days if you replace it on a used RV. I guess I'll have to think about this some. Can't figure out the difference between A new Hydraulic unit on a new RV and a new Hydraulic unit on an Old RV. The Power unit is NEW why would there be a difference between new and old RV?
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I suspect the difference is that while Power Gear's normal warranty is 90 days, RV manufacturers negotiate a longer warranty period for units purchased and placed on the equipment they make.
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:21 AM   #11
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I guess it's all in the way you look at it. They warrant the unit installed in a new RV for 2 years. But only warrant repair parts for 90 days. The way I see it is that I bought a NEW Unit complete not a repair part and should be warranted for 2 years. So then after the 2 years if I have to then replace the Pump then the Pump would be warranted for 90 days. The gears on the original Pump broke but they did not have replacement parts the system had become obsolete. So I had to purchase the new upgraded unit complete. At any rate they sold me the new pump at dealer cost. Now my frustration turns to Fleetwood because of where they mounted it.



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Warranty Period

Vehicle manufacturer installed components:
Power Gear warrants its slide out and leveling systems and components to be free from defects in material and workmanship for two (2) years from the date of original sale of the vehicle. This warranty is transferable to subsequent owners, upon furnishing proof of original date of sale, and the new owner's notarized proof of purchase.

Replacement parts:
Replacement parts are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 90 days from the date of installation, or the remainder of the vehicle warranty, whichever is longer. If the part was installed after the vehicle warranty expired, the warranty applies to the parts only. No labor compensation is allowed. Proof of installation date and date of part purchase is
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I just had to have my dash air compressor replaced total bill just over $900.00.
I have $ 200.00 deductable, my out of pocket expense was $380.00.
Extended warranty wouldn't pay for freon and freight, and tax.



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"Fluids" are one of the rip-offs in these programs. Most of them say they pay for "fluids" only if they are a required part of the repair, but in fact always eliminate fluids from the reimbursement. How do you rebuild an a/c without replacing the freon? Even if you captured the old freon, no shop in the world would put potentially contaminated freon back in a newly rebuilt system. It is just plain foolish to do so.

You might be able to protest and get an adjustment, but "lots of luck".
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