Extended Warranty for Class A
We should be signing on the line next Monday on our 2015 Discovery 40G. It is used with 11,000 miles on it, 29 hours on the generator. I've test driven it,been in it, through it, under it. No signs of significant damage (a couple of small scrapes on the paint, not much worse than I've done myself to my current coach). I've called Fleetwood, Cummins and Onan with VIN/Engine Serial Numbers and Generator Serial Number and everything has come back negative as far as recalls. Car Fax report was negative. I'll do a thorough PDI on Monday, although I've been through pretty much every system I can already on previous visits and the only think I've not been able to test is the Satilite system (Winegard Mission In-Motion Dish). The only thing that needed work was the stairwell power step cover (it would go in, but would not retract), and the slide awnings tension needed to be adjusted.
So since the coaches "in service" date was June 2014, the Fleetwood warranty on the coach has expired. That leaves whatever Freightliner/Cummins/Onan warranty remains. The dealer is offering a "Platinum" extended coverage plan from USA Travel Care. This plan is "administered by" American guardian Warranty Services, and is $4,200. The brochure is a bit vague about how long the coverage lasts and I'm still investigating that part.
So my questions are:
Does anyone have experience with this particular company? How are they to deal with when making claims?
Who has shopped for other warranty companies? How much did you pay for a similar policy?
Since Warranties are generally 100% profit, has anyone negotiated at the dealer on the price?
Thanks for any inputs
2015 Fleetwood Discovery 40G
2014 CRV w/EZ Tow