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Old 11-30-2009, 10:44 PM   #1
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Good Sam warranty plan

What do you guys think about the good same warranty plan, I have a 2006 discovery and Its got 22000 miles 4 slides and I got a price quote from good same for a service plan and It would cost $879.00 for the year with a five hundred dollar deductable, do you guys think Its worth me getting this plan or you think the rv Is still to new to get this plan and It will be a waste of money, thanks Joe.
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Need to now the specifics of what IS and what IS NOT covered buy the plan.
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:21 AM   #3
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It pretty much covers everything, engine, trans, rear dif, all the apliance and fresh black, grey water for any leaks, It pretty much covers the all rv.
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:32 AM   #4
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I thought the GS plan was for six months, not one year. Do not have it in front of me, but you might double check.

Best plan is exclusionary. It tells you what is NOT covered. Other plan which tells you what IS covered......can be sneaky. If they leave out seals and gaskets, for instance, you could be in for a surprise. You have to know a lot about engines/trans, etc. to be sure you are getting what you think you are entitled to.
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I would suggest you carefully read what is covered and what is not covered in the plan. Unless you experience a catastrophic failure in the first 2 to 3 years, you would probably be better served investing that $879 each year in a savings contingency repair fund where it draws interest.

However if having such a plan makes you feel more comfortable, then by all means buy the plan.

When we bought our coach in 2000 the company closed down one year later and our 2 yr 24k mile warranty on the coachwas void.

For $1,150 I bought a 6 yr 65k mile warranty from Warranty Direct with a $50 deductible and only used it once in 2004. Presently I have no warranty of any type on our coach, but have set aside funds for major repairs.

Good luck with your choice,
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I seem to recall reading in the Good Sam "warranty" sales brochure, things like, refer is covered but you have to take it annually for preventive service or it won't be covered. Just another out for them. My repair shop tells me they get about 20% of the claims approved from all service providers.

And in my opinion, its not warranty, its an insurance policy.
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The last time I had the Good Sam ESP quoted, it required documentation of manufacturer-recommended preventive maintenance on all covered systems in accordance with the system manufacturers' schedules, and the maintenance must be performed and documented by authorized service facilities.

Caveat emptor!!!!

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With a four year old coach that only has 22K miles, I personally would not be concerned too much with the mechanicals. Some parts and systems are emission related, and as such are still under warranty, even though your factory warranty may have expired.
I am of the opinion of others above on banking the warranty money annually.

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[QUOTE=RustyJC;573705]The last time I had the Good Sam ESP quoted, it required documentation of manufacturer-recommended preventive maintenance on all covered systems in accordance with the system manufacturers' schedules, and the maintenance must be performed and documented by authorized service facilities.

I have had the Good Sam ESP for several years and they have always covered any problem I had - repaired generator, replaced AC, etc. They never asked for any maintenance records. I use RV Masters to do the work and they deal with GS ESP for me. I've had no problems getting qualified items covered.
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My vote has always been to put a block of money aside for repairs and that has worked for us. Others like a warranty. Many of the warranties offered can be problematic.
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So far with the GS I am breaking even. They have never questioned any repair although there have only been a couple but fair amount of $$$$$$$. It is by the year cost. One thing I was not aware of is I had 3 items at one time AC, and two slide problems and they grouped into one deductible. Things not covered are consumable items belts, hoses, brakes and tires. My big concern is the motor and trans, those are big hits.

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The last time I had the Good Sam ESP quoted, it required documentation of manufacturer-recommended preventive maintenance on all covered systems in accordance with the system manufacturers' schedules, and the maintenance must be performed and documented by authorized service facilities.
I have had the Good Sam ESP for several years and they have always covered any problem I had - repaired generator, replaced AC, etc. They never asked for any maintenance records. I use RV Masters to do the work and they deal with GS ESP for me. I've had no problems getting qualified items covered.
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I'm just telling you what was in the Good Sam ESP quotation I received from Camping World north of Burleson, TX on I35W. Bob Wurch, who was with me, received an ESP quotation for his MH the same morning. That's such an obvious loophole, we both said "no, thanks" and left.

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It pretty much covers everything, engine, trans, rear dif, all the apliance and fresh black, grey water for any leaks, It pretty much covers the all rv.

I found this to be not correct. There is a list of what IS covered that is quite specific, at least in the plan that I had. Every time that I took it in for service was like roulette. Until the actual part was diagnosed, I didn't know whether or not I was covered.

Two examples:

My energency flashers quit. If the culprit was the switch, I was covered. If it was wiring, I was not. Lucky this time, it was the switch.

My generator quit with an ugly noise. It turned out that my flywheel (who ever heard of a bad flywheel?) was bad, not covered and out $800.

Be very careful buying these things. I stopped.
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I found this to be not correct. There is a list of what IS covered that is quite specific, at least in the plan that I had. Every time that I took it in for service was like roulette. Until the actual part was diagnosed, I didn't know whether or not I was covered.

Two examples:

My energency flashers quit. If the culprit was the switch, I was covered. If it was wiring, I was not. Lucky this time, it was the switch.

My generator quit with an ugly noise. It turned out that my flywheel (who ever heard of a bad flywheel?) was bad, not covered and out $800.

Be very careful buying these things. I stopped.
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Check this out Good Sam Good Sam Extended Service Plan Coverage.

You should have been covered, don't know who told you otherwise. When at first you get declined , get out your contract and scream at that person. I know it works, I've done it.

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