We just bought a new (2021 factory fresh) coach, and the dealer is offering (not pushing) the following added cost items. (I didn't put prices because I respect the dealer and what they have done for me). I just want to know about the value of the products. Anybody have any comments, answers to my questions, or feelings on these specific products chime in.
NATIONAL RV CARE GAS WRAP Extended Warranty
5 years / 50,000 miles/ $100 deductible
(I have a brochure but cannot find a URL for the company)
My Feelings: DECLINE
-I don’t see a high probability of major costs beyond the coach company and chassis company standard warranty coverage in the 5 yrs of this coverage.
-Im a serious do-it your self-er, have tools, and have done all repairs and preventative maintenance on our current motorhome for the 6 years we have owned it.
-The things that people complain about on this specific brand of coaches appear to not specifically mentioned in the covered item list. There is no exclusion list in the provided brochure so I assume if its not specifically listed, its NOT covered.
EASY CARE DRIVER CARE
Tire and Wheel Road Hazard
5 years / $0 deductible
Im inclined to ACCEPT
this, which appears to include Trip insurance (up to 3 days motel), Roadside assistance, and Towing. (It was not clear if it does actually include those items since not mentioned in the title of the dealer offering)
ResistAll Interior Leather and Fabric Protection
(5 year warrantied product)
Im inclined to ACCEPT.
Wasn't too expensive. I want to keep the fabric in good shape. And we are spill-prone. But I am totally ignorant of this product. There are lots of reviews that say Scotch Gard applied by the owner is as good as anything. But it wasn't too expensive and I would like it to be treated as soon as possible. We will be camping on the way back from picking it up.
Exterior Paint Protection (5 year warrantied product)
Im inclined to DECLINE
My coach has special factory paint that pops and I want to keep it that way, including the fiberglass roof. But there are many negative reviews by owners that this doesn’t do anything except add dealer profit, and actual problems that people attempt to warranty aren’t covered. The manufacturer website doesn’t cover how it works or why it is good for a modern clear coat paint. I will rather find a service to do an annual cleaning and polish with a product approved for this motorhome brand clear coat. Also will keep it covered when not in use.
Tyron Safety Bands
(front two wheels) Includes an Emergency Roadside Tool Kit.
Im inclined to ACCEPT.
. I have actually had a steering tire blowout with no problems controlling the coach (however, I was doing about 60mph). But the wheel rim was bent when it hit the pavement. I like this idea, but am concerned about getting any old RV/truck tire shop to replace the tires later. These bands have to be removed with a special tool (included in the offer), before the tire will come off. Also, I think the RETTROBAND
is a better design, but they are not offered by my dealer.