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Old 07-06-2016, 05:17 PM   #1
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Extended Warranty - At what price does it become reasonable to buy

I'm picking up my new 355 MBQS in the morning. I've had several days to go through the unit and other than a couple of small cosmetic defects I really cannot find any issues, we are excited to get it home and take it out on a shakedown trip. I know there will be something to deal with, but I really cannot find anything at this point. We will do our final walkthrough in the morning, sign paperwork and take it home.

When I was down there today, the dealer asked me if I was interested in any additional warranty. My immediate response was no. That was it, there was no sell, there was no pressure.

Well now that has been nagging at me in the back of my mind. So I called him back and asked a few questions. It is a seven year warranty (really it's only five as it comes with two and the plan extends the warranty by five years for a total of seven), it is zero deductable and covers anything that would fail, appliances, auto-level, slides etc. It does not cover a lack of maintenace. However the dealership will do annual caulkings, winterizing and inspections as part of the agreement as an incentive to buy it.

My biggest concern is that this unit has four slides and the auto-level system. Lots of technology that could fail. I'm a fairly handy person and for the most part take care of things myself. But I cant quit thinking about all the slides.


So my question to you is not whether or not I should purchase it....as I know most would not purchase it, including myself.

But at what dollar amount WOULD YOU purchase it....at what point does it become so trivial that it doesn't make sense not to have the insurance.
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:29 PM   #2
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For me, they would have to throw it in for free. Now I say that because my last TT came with the 5 yr warranty for free. It was one of the "freebies" at the RV show. Actually, I purchased my TT a month before the RV show and I was told that they would honor any incentives that were offered at the show...of course I had to go to the show to find out what the incentives were.

Having said that, I do not have the extra warranty on my current 377...it wasn't free!
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:36 PM   #3
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For me, they would have to throw it in for free. Now I say that because my last TT came with the 5 yr warranty for free. It was one of the "freebies" at the RV show. Actually, I purchased my TT a month before the RV show and I was told that they would honor any incentives that were offered at the show...of course I had to go to the show to find out what the incentives were.

Having said that, I do not have the extra warranty on my current 377...it wasn't free!
I'm curious, did you ever have to use the extended warranty? and What did they want for the warranty on the 377
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It's not so much that it covers the little "DIY" items, but it covers the high dollar parts.

I have one on the PINNACLE because of all the electronic gadgets. It also has a prorated refund clause which I also had on my last 2 units. Take the initial cost and divide by 5. Is that an "insurance cost" your willing to pay. I was.
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I'm curious, did you ever have to use the extended warranty? and What did they want for the warranty on the 377
I did not have to use the policy, as I only had the previous TT for 2 years before upgrading to the 5er.

As for the price...I don't recall how much it was, but there were 3 categories (like bronze; silver; & gold). I don't recall the prices of each, but I think the gold was somewhere in the neighborhood of $7-8k.
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I did not have to use the policy, as I only had the previous TT for 2 years before upgrading to the 5er.

As for the price...I don't recall how much it was, but there were 3 categories (like bronze; silver; & gold). I don't recall the prices of each, but I think the gold was somewhere in the neighborhood of $7-8k.

Thanks for sharing the information with me. It's nice to know you didn't need the coverage. That's encouraging.

Nothing about a tiered system was mentioned. I will ask that question.

I appreciate your response.
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Old 07-06-2016, 06:12 PM   #7
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You can always purchase one later if you wish. I initially purchased the dealer extended warranty (3900. - 0 ded.) but then decided to cancel after talking with others. When I have an issue, I'm not the type who likes playing the cat and mouse game or jumping through hoops waiting for approval. You really need to do the research on what company your dealing with and what others have experienced. Some have good things to say and others not so. I'm still shopping around and will probably get another in the near future.
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Even if you turn it down, you can still buy one. As stated be sure about the company backing it. I have heard good and bad experiences.
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Remember, you can haggle the cost of the warranty, too.

Wound up getting the 5 extra years for a total of 7 on our 2016 355MBQS for less than $400 per year.....($2000). It is there platinum coverage for what that is worth. The first price they quoted was $5000.........
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Extended warranty

At time of purchase, dealer said 23 months to decide on added 4 years of total coverage for $2000 CDN. Will see if stuff gives trouble and then decide. First trip zero issues, just several suggestions for Jayco.
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