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Old 06-13-2022, 02:38 PM   #1
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Extended warranty advice

Purchasing a 2019 Tiffin 34PA with 7k miles on it looking for a recommendation for an extended warranty provider with coast to coast coverage. Any suggestions highly appreciated. Thanks much
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There is no such thing as "extended warranty" Only the manufacturer can provide that. What we usually do is get the Good Sam ESP and have it for 6 months or so and drop it. Every time I purchased one of those service plans it turned out to be useless and asked for a refund. They exclude this and that want maintenance records . . . LIKE DUH . . . How do you supply records if you just bought it . . . DENIED

I had a plan on my Allegro Bus . . . Awning motor went . . . Obsolete Part and they pay last known retail which was $1243 . . . They gave me $600 and change and told me to take it or leave it
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Keep your money in your pocket. We never buy them, because of all the hoop you have to pass through
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We have been really happy with our USA Travel Care warranty.

https://agws.com/extended-warranty-s...a-travel-care/

We got it through the dealer when we bought the motorhome and it has been great to have the peace of mind. There have never been any issues with claims and they have all been handled through La Mesa. Occasionally I get a phone call from the company to verify the items being replaced. No complaints here.

Many folks donít want a warranty because they can do the work themselves, or set aside money up front for work that may be needed.

Since I donít work on my, but want to make sure itís always running well, this has been a good purchase. Even though repairs have covered the purchase price, I would have preferred to have never needed it. However, it seems that things like AC units and slide motors break more than they used to.

Anyway, good luck with your research on this!
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As many on the forum have suggested in other threads on this subject, I'm one who believes that in the majority of cases, they do not "pay off" and you're better "paying yourself" the amount of the monthly premium. Even if you have to set up a separate bank account to pay-yourself, put the amount you'd pay monthly into that account diligently every month similar to how you'd pay your extended service contract premium.

Let's say your premium is $300/month. Pay yourself that $300 each month. At the end of the year assuming you didn't have any type of repair that might have been covered by the extended service contract, you'd have $3,600. chances are very good that you will not even come close to spending that amount on major repairs. Plus, keep in mind that some policies have or can have a large deductible.

And we're not talking about maintenance items ...those are not covered by an extended contract anyway.

Also, many items are excluded from coverage under the extended contracts so you have to read and study just what is and isn't covered if purchasing one.

Sure, there will be some chiming in that it's a wise decision to buy one and it paid off for them. Yes, but they are in the minority. For most, it doesn't pay off. If you have a catastrophic failure that is covered, sure you may come out ahead but since you are purchasing a unit built before the pandemic, the chances you'll have a lemon with a newer Tiffin is not huge.
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The best plan is to take the money you would have paid for the extended warranty and put it in a separate bank account. Any time you consider purchasing an extended warranty for any product, put that money in the same account.

In most cases you will be way ahead. Companies that sell these polices to do stay in business by paying out more than they collect.
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I agree with others. Save your money in a separate account (if it make you feel better ) just for repairs and skip the insurance.
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Thanks everyone appreciated
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