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Old 07-16-2011, 02:37 PM   #15
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I consider both rv and auto warranties to be pre-paid repair. Good Sam's Road Hazzard threaten to not allow renewal if I continued to abuse the policy. I used it twice last year, both times were due to a tire blow out. I know carry a large enough jack to lift my rig.
I wouldn't consider making a legitimate claim as "abusing the policy"! Based on what I've seen thus far, I certainly won't consider buying Good Sam's warranty. No way, no how.
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:57 PM   #16
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I've had AAA road side assistants for years, I have used them for my cars from time to time. Even when stuck at home to have them towed to the local garage. The Plus service provides help for RVs too. I have not used them for my MH yet. I was considering the Good Sam road side service plan, but after reading this forum, I think I'll stick with AAA. Anyone have issues with AAA?
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:52 PM   #17
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[QUOTE=Kodibear;905031]I've had AAA road side assistants for years, I have used them for my cars from time to time. Even when stuck at home to have them towed to the local garage. The Plus service provides help for RVs too. I have not used them for my MH yet. I was considering the Good Sam road side service plan, but after reading this forum, I think I'll stick with AAA. Anyone have issues with AAA?[/QUOTE

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Got rid of AAA because of their tow limits and went with Camping World Roadside Assistance which is the same as Good Sam. They also cover all of your cars. They will tow you to the repair station that CAN fix your problem. IE. I lost mu transmission in Alpine, TX and was towed to a transmission shop in Odessa TX , 150 miles, cost $0. Then Good Sam picked up the $2,500 repair bill plus a rental car and motel bill. My cost $250 deductable.
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... I lost mu transmission in Alpine, TX and was towed to a transmission shop in Odessa TX , 150 miles, cost $0. Then Good Sam picked up the $2,500 repair bill plus a rental car and motel bill. My cost $250 deductable.
It's good they honor the contract sometimes. I've recently begun to look at such successes a different way: if I can get just two years of no-failure travel under my belt self-insured, I've broken even.

To be honest, the previous owner also had a similar experience; his premium outlay over the course of ownership was most likely $3-4K, and he recovered almost all of it. I attribute the payout to good luck: it was in contradiction to Item 10 of "Chassis Coverage" in the contract. Using the same secondary logic they used on me to deny coverage, a clogged orifice in his fuel system could have been attributed to filters, an excluded item. If nothing, they are inconsistent. That owner spun the proverbial Good Sam Wheel of Fortune and won.
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OK, tell me something, I had a fuel filter get clog from bad diesel. Lost power but never totally stopped. I had Coachnet from Winnebago, they would have towed me to a Knoxville Freightliner for service, but the Freightliner couldn't look at my MH until Thursday, this was Monday. Since I could still move, I looked for myself and found a Dodge dealer that could fix it the next morning. If I needed a tow, AAA would have been sufficient for the distance involved. Would Good Sam or Campering World RSA have helped?
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It seems to me that the rubber boot is considered a seal,or at least that's what my mech told me..I may be wrong,but I'm just saying what he said to me.
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Why did the mechnic say it was a broken rubber boot that caused the problem. I figure it was HIM that screwed the pouch.
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Agreed. A good mechanic that knows extended warranty coverage would have only told them about the failed joint. If asked about the boot, told them yes it was torn when the failed joint came apart and ripped it open. They can deny coverage of the $5 boot but the joint was the primary failure and cause. Cost to R&R the joint and the replacement part would be covered.

Its just as important to have a mechanic that knows the warranty business as the repair itself if using these policies.
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Agreed. A good mechanic that knows extended warranty coverage would have only told them about the failed joint. If asked about the boot, told them yes it was torn when the failed joint came apart and ripped it open. They can deny coverage of the $5 boot but the joint was the primary failure and cause. Cost to R&R the joint and the replacement part would be covered.

Its just as important to have a mechanic that knows the warranty business as the repair itself if using these policies.
So, a "good mechanic" will "stretch" the truth to an insurance company? If he'll do that to the insurance company what will he do to you?
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:46 PM   #24
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After my financial adventures with my 81 Foretravel, I purchased an extended warranty when I got my 2000 Suncruiser. The warrantly was paid for when it replaced my dash air compressor and related items.

When I got my new coach, I purchased an extended warranty again. I'm about 10% paid back. I don't normally buy extended warranties (they are usually a dealer's profit enhancement vehicle), but I have had good luck so far.
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So, a "good mechanic" will "stretch" the truth to an insurance company? If he'll do that to the insurance company what will he do to you?
A good technician will report only the facts and will not interject his or her own opinion as to the cause of failure to a service contract company. If an opinion is needed the insurance company will send an adjuster out to inspect and find the cause of the failure.
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So, a "good mechanic" will "stretch" the truth to an insurance company? If he'll do that to the insurance company what will he do to you?
I said nothing about stretching the truth.

In the specific example, do you feel the torn dust boot CAUSED the failure? If you don't KNOW that then the opposite is also possible and the policy needs to be negotiated to your favor by YOUR AGENT.

The mechanic works for you and needs to be able to communicate effectively on YOUR behalf to the warranty company. Volunteering information or opinions contrary to the claim are working against you and are NOT what you paid for. You need a mechanic that will work on YOUR behalf, not the insurance company. They have thier own staff working for them.

If you feel this is somehow shady, then you are just the sort of non business savy individual the insurance company is betting on when issuing the policy.
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I said nothing about stretching the truth.

In the specific example, do you feel the torn dust boot CAUSED the failure? If you don't KNOW that then the opposite is also possible and the policy needs to be negotiated to your favor by YOUR AGENT.

The mechanic works for you and needs to be able to communicate effectively on YOUR behalf to the warranty company. Volunteering information or opinions contrary to the claim are working against you and are NOT what you paid for. You need a mechanic that will work on YOUR behalf, not the insurance company. They have thier own staff working for them.

If you feel this is somehow shady, then you are just the sort of non business savy individual the insurance company is betting on when issuing the policy.
I agree
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I said nothing about stretching the truth.

The mechanic works for you and needs to be able to communicate effectively on YOUR behalf to the warranty company. Volunteering information or opinions contrary to the claim are working against you and are NOT what you paid for. You need a mechanic that will work on YOUR behalf, not the insurance company. They have thier own staff working for them.

If you feel this is somehow shady, then you are just the sort of non business savy individual the insurance company is betting on when issuing the policy.
Very well said !
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