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Old 02-04-2020, 08:30 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by GlenB View Post
You need to include seals and gaskets in the coverage....can make a difference in case of major component failure...GlenB
Exactly! Without that rider, if any engine gasket fails and causes engine damage, such resulting damage is ruled consequential damage from the failed gasket/seal, and is not covered.
We bought the Good Sam extended service contract and were satisfied with the purchase and coverage.
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Old 02-05-2020, 04:07 AM   #16
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For comparison's sake my current bus was purchased by my PO in Texas...
It is a 2006 Wanderlodge 450 LXI...
He purchased a 4 year transferable bumper to bumper warranty on the bus for $10,800...
I had to pay $75 to change it in my name...
I have 3 years left on it...
According to the PO this warranty company is easy to work with...
I don't think he had any major issues with the bus did repair things as they were needed...
I have a few things to fix on my bus and we will see how easy they are to work with...
A warranty is only as good as the folks administering it...
Good luck and keep us posted on your progress...
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Old 02-19-2020, 08:24 PM   #17
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I have the G S extended warranty and would not.leave home without it. I purchased it when I bought coach from CW and if CW does the repair it costs you $50 and if by someone else it costs $100. I had the cooling unit replaced and it 50 bucks. The cooling unit is an 1800 dollar item.
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Old 02-21-2020, 08:05 AM   #18
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I purchased the GS warranty with a $50 at Camping world, $100 everywhere else, deductible. Bumper to bumper (kind of) when I purchased a used Winnebago DP from Camping World. It cost me around $5000 for five years and is renewable one time for an additional 5 years. although I absolutely hate Camping World, the warranty has paid off for me more than 4 fold. Every repair becomes a battle to get Camping World to acknowledge it is a covered item, but in the end I have had well over $20,000.00 worth of repairs done to my rig over the course of four years under this plan. I have since found an independent repair shop that will work with GS (reluctantly), so I will be using them from now on, even though my deductible will be more. I plan to renew this policy when it is time
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Old 02-22-2020, 09:12 AM   #19
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Biased opinion coming from someone on the inside here...

These policies are as good as they're written and only good if the dealer servicing understands them and believes in them. The reason I say this is that there can be a major difference in your experience based on your selling and/or servicing dealer.

Secondly, really evaluate the difference in the large deductible plan versus a smaller deductible. Imagine paying $1,500 per year for example for a policy with a $1,000 deductible. If you made two claims per year, that would ACTUALLY cost you $3,500 at the minimum amount you have to pay that year. That's just a calculation at two claims, don't forget that any repair under $1,000 is paid by you also. So, in my opinion I would never look at something more than $250 as a deductible. The lesser, the better.

Again, all maybe just a biased opinion but one I felt the need to share. Our coverage take rate is very high, AND we use it every single day in our service department with confidence and our customers don't have to fight the fight. With that I would suggest to also look at the selling dealers service reviews and ratings. If they're junk and it appears they don't care about anything after the sale, does their coverage offer really matter?
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Old 02-22-2020, 11:25 AM   #20
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Take that money and self insure. Waste of time and marketed for them to make money.

Say you have a Turbo fail, Cummins engine @ a Cummins shop. Price quote $5k. Cummins is for 1 most likely not going to handle the dealings of your 3rd party warranty headache...they may...they may not.

Next the Sam is gonna most likely want to send their own rep to put eyes on the case for you have extra down time

Then the Sam is gonna want discounted labor rates or dictate to Cummins allowable hrs for such repair. Well...I can bet your @ss Cummins is gonna get their rate and their alloted time for the repair. Guess who pays the difference? plus deductable.

So your $5k repair, with your $250 deductable might actually cost you a couple grand, plus handle your paperwork with the Sam.
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Old 02-22-2020, 08:50 PM   #21
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Thanks for all the info.... many good points...

Because of my past experiences, and distaste for Camping World, I am going to avoid Good Sams..

I've done some research and should I decide to get a warranty when I buy my motorhome, I think I will go with Wholesale warranties.

I had a long talk with one of their people, and got some good, straight forward answers to very specific questions. They seem to have a plan that will cover the big ticket items, for a good price... It will allow me to handle the stuff I can fix myself, yet be there for big drivetrain problems... I can get coverage that includes "gaskets & seals"....

Thanks again for all the info/opinions/shared experiences...
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Old 02-23-2020, 06:43 AM   #22
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Something to keep in mind, all extended warranty companies will balk at major failures laying the cause off to a faulty seal or gasket which is not covered and there fore the rest of the damage is not covered. I've was in the car business over 30 years and saw this first hand more times than I can remember. Good Sam is one of the worst at this.

100% correct ....a complete and total waste of money
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Old 02-23-2020, 08:09 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by lllkrob View Post
Something to keep in mind, all extended warranty companies will balk at major failures laying the cause off to a faulty seal or gasket which is not covered and there fore the rest of the damage is not covered. I've was in the car business over 30 years and saw this first hand more times than I can remember. Good Sam is one of the worst at this.
Yep. Scroll to the 9 minute mark. This guy is great, very informative. I heard the best insurance is 10-15 k in your bank set aside for a major mechanical failure on diesels.
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