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Old 02-02-2015, 12:00 PM   #1
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FCPP extended warranty?


The dealer for our new travel trailer is trying to get us to purchase an extended warranty on a 26BH. The warranty is to cover "mechanical parts" only (ie. what's inside the trailer only, not the structure itself, leaks, etc.). It costs about $3000 CAD more for the warranty which will last for 7 years in total. The warranty is through a company called FCPP.

Does anyone have any comments about dealing with FCPP or about whether this extra warranty is worth it?



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Old 02-02-2015, 12:24 PM   #2
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We have been camping in travel trailers for 35 years and in some of those years we were 1/2 timing in our camper while showing dogs all over the east coast. Total number of campers was 5 over that period. I spent some money on each one to fix this or that issue but never spent $3,000.00 on any of them for a repair.

I can't tell you what to do, but as for me I don't purchase insurance for repairs that might/might not be needed sometime in the future.

I only owned one of those campers more than 7 years.

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Old 02-02-2015, 12:30 PM   #3
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That is a pretty lengthy warranty period if you plan to keep the trailer that long but why pay for a warranty now when it is covered by the manufacturer for the first two years anyway? Personally, I'd put money aside for repairs and let it build interest in your bank account. We have had our 26BH for 2 years now and it has never been back for a repair.
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Old 02-02-2015, 05:16 PM   #4
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Pass on it. We did and in 4 years have not regretted it. Make sure you inspect the roof seals and caulk. The only thing I would think it might help is for a fridge repair.
Not worth it in my opinion. Bank the cost in your savings acct and let us know in 7 years how much interest its earns. (more than the whole thing gone)
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I agree with all of the replys.
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:10 PM   #6
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Extended warranties are great for the dealer's bottom line, not your's
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:51 PM   #7
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bank the money that seems awfully high seeing that you already have 2 years. if the warranty company goes out of business in say three years then you have lost four years of the 7year warranty. If you are worried about costly repairs like stated before set the 3k aside and if you don't use it you when its time to upgrade you already have 3k sitting around!!! I used to work for a GM dealer that offered similar warranties for vehicles, the dealer gets a massive commission from the warranty company for each one sold that's why they cost so much.
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:51 PM   #8
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#1 that is not a Jayco warranty, therefore it is a private party warranty. Those are notorious for being full of loop holes and stipulations.

#2 at the cost of that warranty, its probably more beneficial for you to invest that $3K and pay out of pocket for repairs. It is highly unlikely that you will have a repair for more than $3K
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Of course the dealer wants to sell it to you, they make huge commissions on those items

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Old 02-03-2015, 08:28 AM   #10
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Don't do it Bob.. those warranties are a RIP OFF. Jayco's come with a 2 year bumper to bumper warranty.. anything that might go wrong will happen by then..

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