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Old 04-06-2016, 04:24 PM   #1
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Extended Warranty & Other Offerings on New Redhawk

Going to be accepting delivery of a new Redhawk 26X1 next week. Among the offerings the dealer is pushing are:
  • Extended Warranty 7yrs/75k miles $4,778
  • Enviro/Guard paint sealant $1,481
  • Vinyl/Leather & Fabric sealant $607
  • Tyron flat tire protection (front wheels only) $1,887

The Jayco 2 year bumper to bumper warranty would be primary, as would the GM (this is the Chevy 4500 chassis) 3 year/36K mile warranty. So, the extended warranty would really be 5 years on the coach and 4 years on the Chevy chassis.

Is it just me, or does spending another $8,750+ seem a little excessive? I think I could get a lot of cleaning/detailing and tires for that amount of money. This is my first RV purchase, so any and all advice is appreciated.

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Old 04-06-2016, 07:13 PM   #2
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all of this, especially the paint sealant and interior protection is a massive rip off..the dealer is a outright thief...Don't trust him with anything...
Look at Good Sam for reasonable rates...after original warranties run out.
What is the dealers name and location ?

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Old 04-06-2016, 08:26 PM   #3
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Personally I would pass on all of them. Get a extended warranty thru GM on the drivetrain if needed after the factory one runs out.
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:47 PM   #4
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extended warranty

Read the brochure for Eagle Plus coverage below the no-exclusions Guardian. Almost everything is covered for 5 years after the Jayco warranty quits. They still have my Seneca coach after 3 months for a Schwintek slide problem at one year of ownership. I figure I'll get my insurance premium back. Unfortunately.
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Old 04-07-2016, 01:30 AM   #5
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TampaRV an offshoot of the RVOne network tried a similar ploy with me. I could not justify financing for the life of the loan, things which were not going to last the length of the loan. The jayco warranty is 2 yr/24,000 miles ( i am at 20,000 now and its not a year old), so use that up before signing up for all the rest of them.
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Old 04-07-2016, 10:57 AM   #6
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I'd pass on all of it... just another way for the dealer to make money.

You probably won't have any issues with the drive train for a long time if proper maintenance is done.

The V10 coupled with the 6 speed transmission is rock solid and very dependable. The six speed tranny is much quieter than the 5 speed, and you can use the cruise control almost all the time. Another big plus with the 6 speed is the mileage... we averaged 11.2 MPG from West Virginia to Florida. Awesome!
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Old 04-07-2016, 11:36 AM   #7
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Like my mother in law used to say...SAVE YOUR MONEY!

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