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Old 09-03-2013, 05:15 PM   #1
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extended warranties

We're finalizing a deal on a new Jayco 23m and naturally one of the things that comes up when you sit down with the finance manager is the extended warranty. We have been offered two plans, one that continues for 3 years after the Jayco 2 year warranty period expires and another one that continues for 5 years after the Jayco warranty expires. Both plans are over $2000.00. Now, we're not full-timers and for the next five years until we both retire from our full-time jobs we would likely only be using the trailer for a total of 3 to 4 weeks per year. So, we're wondering if this kind of usage would justify getting this kind of protection. Oh yeah, the plans pretty much cover all things mechanical, i.e., heating, refrigeration, A/C, slide, plumbing, hitch, fresh water system, waste system, all LP lines and fittings, suspension, and audio-video components. The plans also include roadside assistance, towing, trip interruption compensation, and food spoilage compensation. Do any of you have such a warranty and what do you think of these plans?

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Old 09-03-2013, 05:59 PM   #2
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You will get varying opinions on this, but mine is stick the 2 grand in your pocket and forget the ex. warranty. Many of them do not protect against the # 1 enemy of RV`s, which is leaks and the ensuing damage from them.


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Old 09-03-2013, 06:20 PM   #3
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:41 PM   #4
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It's your personal preference, some say get it, some say keep your money.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:21 PM   #5
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We were quoted almost twice that on are new 5th wheel and we decided not to get it. We did purchase additional coverage on are heat pump and refrigerator through the manufacture fairly reasonably.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:46 AM   #6
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We thought about it and decided to pass. We decided to see if any problems would be covered by the 2 year warranty and take our chances after that.

So far we have not regretted it.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:25 AM   #7
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Extended warranties are a cash grab, IMHO.

Right now, my trailer is in getting a new black tank valve and cable assembly, under warranty. It is two months past the two year warranty period and Jayco is still fixing it for free.

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Old 09-04-2013, 08:31 AM   #8
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extended warranties

Agree with others that the extended warranty is likely just lost money. Only exception for me was that I did get the extended warranty on my new diesel F350 covering me to 200,000 miles because as I understand it the HD Diesel engines and transmissions can cost an absolute fortune to repair. Otherwise, I forego extended warranty options.
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:14 PM   #9
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It'd just free $$$ for the dealer and a nice commission for the FO. We bought the Good Sam ext. warranty at the end of our two years, very affordable, with good coverage.
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:58 PM   #10
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With any insurance it's obviously a better risk to not buy. Otherwise it wouldn't be profitable for them to sell.

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