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Old 03-08-2015, 02:59 PM   #11
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I would pass on all of the options you mention. $450 to install the WDH seems excessive. I bought my own and asked the dealer to install at pickup, as I recall it was around $150.
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Old 03-08-2015, 04:29 PM   #12
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I guess I wasn't clear - dealer would install Eaz-lift for $450, includes the hitch. So that's about $200 in labor.
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Old 03-08-2015, 04:39 PM   #13
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well in that case its not a horrible price installed but if they sold you the trailer and the hitch they ought to give you a little more of a break on the hitch install
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Old 03-08-2015, 04:44 PM   #14
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as far as I see it the dealer should make sure you leave safely. with that in mind they should set up your camper/tv properly at no cost considering the coin you just dropped on a new camper.
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Old 03-08-2015, 04:53 PM   #15
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Agree with all posters so far on extras. BTW, you can buy Scotch Guard in spray cans at Walmart or any store like that and spray your upholstry for a fraction of whatever he quoted you. It does not last long however and will need to be reapplied often.
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Old 03-08-2015, 06:25 PM   #16
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I think they are ripping you off on the WDH especially the labor. My dealer gave me the hitch for free and did the install while I signed the paperwork. It took them maybe a half hour to install. $200 for minimal labor is excessive. I also think they should include it in the purchase price.
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:26 PM   #17
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We had the same experience picking up our unit a couple weeks ago - I'm sure everyone does though. Told them no to the warranty. They wanted $2800, and showed me a price list of "common" repairs such as replacing a fridge for 2k, stove for 600, water heater for 800, slide for 2k etc.... I asked them what kind of lemon they were trying to sell me if all those things are likely to go wrong?

They also said I get $2000 back if I don't end up using the warranty. So I said basically you're trying to make sure I don't bring it in for anything other than a major failure of 2 or more components? Repairs would have to be worth more than 2k for me to fore go the refund. It's quite the scam, those warranties.

We also decided to buy some cans of scotchgard, and make waxing a project for our first weekend out!
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It's my opinion that the "cosmetic" stuff is a rip-off! You could (and should) wax your rig on a regular basis, anyway. As others have said, if your family is messy, you can pick up a few cans of "Scotch-Guard" and spray the upholstery and carpeting yourself for 1/10th the cost. As for the extended warranty, it's the biggest rip-off of all! They are huge money-makers for the dealership! If they weren't, the dealers wouldn't push them so hard! Your Jayco comes with a 2 year bumper-to-bumper warranty, and most of the costly components carry manufacturers' warranties that are even longer. And you should carry insurance on your trailer that will cover just about everything else. That means you're already covered for 99% of the things that might go wrong with your rig. Put a few bucks in a savings account every month, and in no time at all, you'll have enough put aside to cover any other needed repairs.

The hitch, on the other hand, is a different matter. Your dealer's hitch tech is familiar with your rig and their hitches, so he/she can select the one that best matches your needs. Because they've set them up on virtually every TV on the road, they have the tools and experience to do the job in no time at all. And if your set-up needs a little "tweeking" after your trailer/TV is loaded up for camping, most dealers will make those adjustments at no charge. There's no way my knowledge, experience, or tool stock could match the dealer's, so I had them install and set up my WD hitch & sway control. I'm glad I did, and (unless you're a hitch installation expert) would recommend you do the same.

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It's quite the scam, those warranties.
Yeah, if they didn't make money off it they wouldn't sell it.

Enjoy that first outing!
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