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Old 08-13-2014, 01:10 PM   #1
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Getting all the ducks in a row...

I have to say that buying a motorhome this time around is exhausting and mind blowing. Our first was bought brand new and the only prep work prior to delivery was getting our Ins Cards. This purchase is a used unit. OMG... extended warranties, tire coverage, roadside assistance.... what is included and excluded, I feel like my head is about to explode.

The finance person at our dealer truly has annoyed me with pushing the dealers warranty on us. In looking at the quotes we have gotten they are out of their minds. 6500! Double (+) everyone else. Even politely saying your too expensive they still push. I had to be blunt and say unless you can meet or beat what ever else I find the answer is no.

So far I have looked into Good Sam which is good for yearly but if prepaying for 4yrs with others they are expensive in comparison 6900.

Wholesale Warranties is coming in around 4k and National warranty so far the most cost effective just under 3k but I have more questions for them.
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:20 PM   #2
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Perhaps your RV insurance policy provides road side assistance, towing and MAYBE tire/rim replacement if it is damaged beyond repair

WW might be OK, but $4k for 4 years is high. Maybe you can beat them down or include tire/rim replacement; $0 deductible; and best coverage for slides, appliances, TV, etc., etc.
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This is one of the more talked about subjects in the forum. Do a search in the green bar at the top of the page and type in extended warranties. You'll get more threads to read then you'll want. A lot of folks (myself included) do not believe in extended warranties. I have never had a big repair so I would have wasted money. Instead I keep it aside in case there is a large repair. But some people buy them and it gives them peace of mind. JMHO

However, I do carry roadside assistance.
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humm is the RV known for ...... FUN ... days to come at the repair shops

may be why some of the prices are so high ?
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:26 PM   #5
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I sure hope not. From all the research done it seems isolid. Mind you the vin# has not been given to anyone just year, make,model and mileage. I'm thinking these types of policies are high $$$ the older the rig and ours is now 8....
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Getting all the ducks in a row...

bobandshaz..... You haven't said just what you're buying, so it is hard to judge. But on the subject of service contracts-- I believe they're valuable if you buy an older coach, but only if you buy a good contract. If you go cheap you may be- as many insist- throwing your money away.

I bought a four year contract through WW two years ago, at a bit over a G per year, and through three claims it has almost completely paid for itself. $4K for 4 years is not bad, depending on the age and type of unit you buy Mine is administered by Allegiance, and I believe the administrator is one of the keys to a smooth process. The other is that you must buy a "comprehensive" coverage, and it must include "Consequential Damage ". With these two provisos the breadth of coverage is shifted somewhat in your favor.

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JFXG, the coach is an 06 Winning sightseer with 33800 miles. It's got the Ford engine which thrills DH since he's a Ford man.
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x2 what JFXG says. Also see if you have prior service records. And if not, better get all the Ford required services done now. Either mileage or time intervals. If fluids not up to par.....no warranty $$. Probably you will need proof that the fridge, furnace, water heater, jack fluid and generator oil, have been looked at and pronounced OK.
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x2 what JFXG says. Also see if you have prior service records. And if not, better get all the Ford required services done now. Either mileage or time intervals. If fluids not up to par.....no warranty $$. Probably you will need proof that the fridge, furnace, water heater, jack fluid and generator oil, have been looked at and pronounced OK.
There are no prior records with the books that I found when we were looking at it. Did a Carfax and found it lived all its life reg and titled in Fla. DH is for sure doing all the fluids hoses, belts, brakes you can bet it will be done. He is so anal about everything and making sure it's 100%. Thank you for posting that so it was on my radar. Will also make a note on the other things. Thank you so much!
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Another duck has fallen into place. We have purchased our Extended Warranty from Wholesale Warranties. We were able to get the price down to a comfortable one. Our policy is 4 yrs. 48,000 miles Diamond package with ProTrek.

Next duck is delivery of our unit and then the Inspection for the warranty.

I can't wait till this is all finish so we can take a trip! We need one badly! LOL
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..... We have purchased our Extended Warranty from Wholesale Warranties. ......Our policy is 4 yrs. 48,000 miles Diamond package with Pro Trek....

Just curious--- were you able to get consequential damage coverage? I seem to recall some folks saying it is no longer offered.

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Just curious--- were you able to get consequential damage coverage? I seem to recall some folks saying it is no longer offered.

Thanks .
Not offered by any company I looked into at all. :(
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Look at the contract carefully, it could be hard to spot. Ask WW supervisor or Jeff. It could still be available. Good option to have
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Dealers push hard on the warranties because it makes them a lot of money. Tell them emphatically no. While you research your options, do you want one at all, and if so shop for a better deal.
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