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Old 09-05-2013, 05:05 PM   #11
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I would keep the money and skip the ext warranty, you'd be better off putting the 2grand in a savings account just in case something should need fixed.
I was actually surprised when we bought our new Starcraft, they did not even offer/push an extended warranty, was actually impressed by that.

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Old 09-05-2013, 05:25 PM   #12
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Do a search here in the forums...there are tons of threads about extended warranties. Personally, I did purchase one. Mine was around $1200 for seven years. I like the peace of mind it gives me.

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Old 12-19-2013, 08:31 AM   #13
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Put the money you would spend on the warranty in a bank account to pay any future claims. Most problems will show up BEFORE the 2 year Jayco warranty expires.
As a side note my buddy was an adjuster for an RV ins company.. he was fired for approving too many JUSTIFIED warranty claims. It just shows they dont want to pay out.
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:45 AM   #14
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We did purchase a 7year service plan on our WhiteHawk from the dealer (Orlando RV). Yes, it was expensive, no, it wasn't pushed by the F&I guy. Matter of fact he did a pretty good job of explaining the coverage beyond the slick brochure content and it does cover more than the appliances and electronics; it appears to be quite comprehensive. The plan is underwritten/administered by National Interstate, a company that has provided insurance services and products to the industry for a number of years. Hope we never need it but it's there if we do.

Just last week, we received info. in the mail from Jayco about 'their' extended service plan. Less expensive than the plan we bought from the dealer, but for a shorter term. It is also underwritten and administered by a company I'm not familiar with. Not to say they are not a solid company, but I've never heard of them.

If an owner has the resources to self insure, an extended plan might not be needed, but we viewed the cost of the trailer and the potential for expensive systems or structural problems as reason enough to buy one.
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:00 PM   #15
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I would add my vote to skip the extended warranty and save your $$. As stated above, if it really benefitted the buyer at the expense of the dealer or insurance company, it would not be offered. JMHO
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Old 12-21-2013, 06:23 PM   #16
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I got the extended warranty with my trailer. Normally I wouldn't as I fix things myself but I had the money and it was the first brand new thing I'd bought in ages. They also gave me a better price on the trailer if I got the warranty. In 6 years I'll let you know if it was a good idea.

When I bought the trailer I also bought a 2003 Expedition for a local used car dealer. For some unknown reason I agreed to a 2 year warranty for $700. That one paid off as 2 weeks ago the fuel pump went and they paid $880 of the $1200 bill.

Don't let anyone pressure you into buying one but if it makes you more comfortable then maybe it's worth it.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:06 AM   #17
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We weren't offered an extended warranty when we purchased our TT. This past August, Jayco sent an offer in the mail to us for an extended warranty beyond the 2yr mfg warranty. This offer was for another 5yrs of protection for $1500. There was a $500 deductible. This wasn't worth it to us. I contacted our dealer about this and they were also on the same page as us. They stated that outside of the refrigerator and the air conditioner, parts would typically be less than $500 and labor wasn't covered under the extended warranty. I work in the HVAC industry so repairing the fridge and A/C would be right up my alley. We own a 197 so there isn't really any complicated systems.....maybe the slide but so far it has worked fine......I hope I didn't jinx myself...

Warranties are a gamble in my opinion, someone wins and someone loses.

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Old 12-23-2013, 06:34 PM   #18
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we did the extended warranty. they gave us the 7 year for the 5 year price. With 2 kids and a dog we wanted a little more insurance. The amount of our monthly payment was not that much of a difference, maybe $10-$15 dollars I think. It is a give and take when you are negotiating the prices. It all works out for the dealer, but if anything goes wrong I HOPE it will be covered...I think you can also transfer it if you do sell it.
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Old 12-23-2013, 06:58 PM   #19
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we went with it on ours when we got it i think it was about 2300 bucks, but if we dont use it in the 5 years after the manufacturer warranty they give us 2000 back so i figured it was a good choice for us
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Old 12-24-2013, 08:37 AM   #20
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I'm "self-insured". Not for any particular reason...just like sayin' that


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