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Old 01-21-2021, 02:27 PM   #1
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Extended Warranty for new coach?

Hi guys,

I have no idea what they cost, but most NEW coaches have a one year warranty. Did you get an extended 2nd year warranty when you bought your Coach? Iím sure they vary greatly in price DP vs Gas and MSRP price extra. Just curious if you got one and was it worth the price?
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Old 01-21-2021, 04:21 PM   #2
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When buying a new RV, the extended warranty that the dealers offer is usually much more than 1 additional year. In my experience, most are from 5 to 7 years in term and usually will cost several thousand dollars. As you consider them, I suggest you first read this article that explains them and how to consider one. The decision on buying one or not should be made as a business decision. You may also benefit from the article about which extended warranties are best for the price.
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:13 PM   #3
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Boy are you opening a can of worms! I think it's a split decision leaning toward the "Don't buy" side. Price does vary based on gas or diesel. Many folks who decide on buying an extended warranty recommend buying them through Wholesale Warranties as they offer better (cheaper) prices than RV Dealers. https://wholesalewarranties.com/rv-w...nded-warranty/

On the "don't buy" side, folks just recommend putting the money you were going to spend on a warranty into a savings account and add to it every year so you have funds in the event of an expensive repair. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-22-2021, 08:13 AM   #4
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We bought one and never got a dollar's worth of use out of it. Wouldn't do it again on a new coach.
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We bought one and only had one claim for a new Rear Heat Pump. There were other issues with steps and Vacuflush, but I made decision to do my own repairs as the wait for shops was several weeks. Not to mention the fact that sometimes the fixing of one issue leads to new issues.

Aside from Heatpump, Steps and Vacuflush, the only other major repair was replacement of the four(4) house batteries, which would not have been covered anyway.
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Old 01-22-2021, 02:12 PM   #6
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I have never bought an extended warranty on anything. I look at exended service plans like I do casinos, the odds being greater you'll come out on the losing end of the deal.

I look at that initial cost of an esp as being something I can put away for any repairs that might come up after warranty. Those few thousands might not cover something serious like a blown engine but it would cover most things that are more likely to break. On top of that, I would never get nixed payment from an esp because I missed some fine print or didn't do things exactly the way the esp company says I should have.
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I know this sounds like a broken record (remember those?) but here goes!

I have never been a fan of extended warranties on RV's, new or used. Those companies leave themselves too many loopholes to get out of paying your claims. I know some folks say extended warranties have paid off for them, but I think they are in the minority. I would take that same amount of money and put it in a special bank account to be used only for repairs. I'm betting that at the end of what would have been your coverage period you will have lots of money left in the bank. JMHO
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How many times has this "Extended Warranty" question come up in the past few years?? A lot!! Same question with the same replies. It would be nice if it could qualify as a "Sticky" so people could be referred to read the hundreds of replies.
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Old 01-22-2021, 03:44 PM   #9
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Hi guys,

I have no idea what they cost, but most NEW coaches have a one year warranty. Did you get an extended 2nd year warranty when you bought your Coach? I’m sure they vary greatly in price DP vs Gas and MSRP price extra. Just curious if you got one and was it worth the price?
I had one on my now 14 year old coach which I purchased new. I think I got most of my money out of it. A lot of people I know have done well with a service contract (it's not an extended warranty). One of my good friends has gotten his money back 2X (I don't wish this on anyone as it says he had a lot of problems with his coach) but it gave him peace of mind.

Other people, with good reasoning believe it is a waste of money, with many doing a lot of their own repairs. So it depends on your specific situation.

If you are planning on keeping your coach for a long time and are still considering a service contract, 1) be sure to buy it within the permissible 'new' timeline as the price will go up if you choose to buy it say 18 months later, and 2) write the contract for the longest possible term they offer assuming you will keep your coach that long. It makes the annual cost go down dramatically and gives you coverage, say up to 7 years. Note: If you wait beyond the 'new' timeline you may not be able to purchase the longer term either, plus it will cost more per year.

Even if you sell let's say after 5 years and you have a 7 year contract, that may be very attractive to a new buyer, making sure the contract is transferrable.

And as others have offered, make sure you understand what is covered and what is not covered. The devil is in the fine print.
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Iíve never been a warranty fan either and apologize for offending Crasherís delicate sensibilities. I just had a curiosity from the motorhome standpoint.
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Iíve never been a warranty fan either and apologize for offending Crasherís delicate sensibilities. I just had a curiosity from the motorhome standpoint.
You didn't offend me at all. I feel that a this question is being asked so often that a "Sticky" would be beneficial to all and allow the interested party to arrive at a decision without the need for the same people repeating what has already been covered extensively. I think it would be helpful to all.
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I made two claims on the extended warranty and regretted having it both times!. The first time I tried to use it is when my TV went on the fritz. My claim was denied because "I" removed the TV from the motorhome, in lieu of a repair man!!!! The second claim turned into a real pissing contest between the warranty company and Coleman because the warranty company wanted to make a repair that Coleman didn't support!

Never again will I ever purchase any extended warranty!
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I've saved 8 grand by not buying one. It that enough reasons? But I can fix most things. You can't, you better waste your money on one. Shop around.
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I wouldn't buy from the dealer.

We bought ours from https://apalacheerv.com/. The warranty is by Compass.

It cost about $4500 for 5.5 years and 60K miles. It is an exclusion warranty. That is it covers everything not excluded. It includes consequential damage. It came recommend by another full time RVer and I recommend it as well.

It has paid for itself and when it expires I plan on paying for it again. The main reason I bought it was the coverage and the price. They have been reasonable to work with but not easy. They have not done anything to cheat us but do protect their own interests.
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