Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-03-2013, 06:15 PM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 32
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?

2013 Jayco 23M
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 CC 5.3L w/tow package
gwncanuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2013, 06:59 PM   #2
Site Team
Crabman's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia`s Eastern Shore
Posts: 14,656
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.

2017 Coachmen Catalina 283RKS
2004 Chevy 2500 HD CC 6.0l
2010 Jayflight 28BHS (sold)
Crabman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2013, 07:20 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Central California
Posts: 2,243
2007 Chevy Duramax LMM/Allison
2012 Jay Flight 29QBH
2012 Jay Flight 26BH (Sold)
clubhouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2013, 08:41 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Millington
Posts: 173
It's your personal preference, some say get it, some say keep your money.
2014 Ford F-250 Lariat Crew Cab 4X4, 6.2L gasser, 3.73
2013 Jayco White Hawk 28DSBH

2012 Ford F-150 Lariat Supercrew 4X4, 3.5L Ecoboost, 3.73 (traded)
2005 Jayco 1207 (second PUP)
1976 Coleman Brandywine (first PUP)
katgar05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2013, 10:21 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 113
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.
2014 321RLTS Eagle Premier
2013 3500 CC DMAX
jimandcarol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 06:46 AM   #6
Site Team
norty1's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 12,064
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.
2011 351RLTS Eagle, Mor/Ryde suspension & pin box
06 F350 Lariat PSD, SRW, LB, CC, EGR delete kit, 16K DrawTite hitch, Timbrens, TST TPMS

Can't find what you're looking on JOF? Try:Jayco Owners Forum Custom Google Search
"It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." - Mark Twain
norty1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 09:25 AM   #7
Senior Member
Gibby3275's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ontario
Posts: 239
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.

2012 Jayco Eagle 365BHS

2012 Silverado 2500HD CC Z71 Duramax/Allison

Curt Q20 Hitch with Roller

Firestone Ride-Rite Air Springs


Gibby3275 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 09:31 AM   #8
Senior Member
newbold1's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Joelton, TN
Posts: 274
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.
Joelton, TN
2013 Ford F350 Lariat Crew Cab 4x4 6.7 Diesel 3.55 Long Bed
2013 Jayco White Hawk 30DSRE
newbold1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 04:14 PM   #9
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Fidalgo Island, Washington
Posts: 158
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.
Deane, Carolyn, and Kasey, our four year old yellow lab.
2011 Greyhawk 31DS,:) upgraded from a 2008 Greyhawk 25DB.
2003 Explorer Sport toad.
fidalgo66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 05:58 PM   #10
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 96
extended warranties

With any insurance it's obviously a better risk to not buy. Otherwise it wouldn't be profitable for them to sell.

Ecfeick is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:19 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.