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Old 01-17-2012, 08:32 PM   #11
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A few years back, I bought a 8 month "used" 2006 Jayco at my local RV dealer and transferred its factory warranty to my name. Back then, Jayco allowed remaining warranty time transfer at $0 cost. Soon after ownership, I discovered 1 x "small" problem. A problem the 1st owner missed. Or, perhaps they knew but didn't care??? If wondering, its kitchen sink taps were ok but its downstream taps (re: tub and bathroom sink and outside shower) were backwards. re: Hot on the right and cold on the left (instead of normal hot on the left and cold on the right). I visited my RV dealer and got some plastic RV pipe "quick connects" and fixed the problem myself. Luckily, they gave me these $12 items for free. Long mumblings short… That was the only "factory related" repair we needed to apply. Even if I bought the parts myself, it would have only been $12 - which is less cost compared to gas pulling my TT back to the RV dealer.

As a suggestion, save the "extended warranty" dollars yourself and buy more Optional upgrades for your RV. For example, Main Power Cord Surge Protection (buy in the USA because its less then 1/2 the CDN selling price), Tint the Windows yourself (using dark limo firm at Canadian tire) and buy/install some MaxxAir roof vent covers. Or, use the saved warranty dollars to install other upgrades - like better mattress, Media Player (like WD Live or Patriot box at Canada Computer stores) or perhaps optional reverse lights (like upside down mounted clear auto fog lights under its rear bumper ends). If wondering, next RV I buy from RV dealer will be "base warranty". And, spend saved dollars on optional upgrade items "again"…

Hope this helps…
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:56 PM   #12
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum EastOttawa! We followed the lead of many others before us who posted on this topic on different rv forums and did not purchase and extended warranty. We've had our tt for 2 1/2 years, driven over 10k miles, and have physically 'camped' in it about 10 months total so far; we pretty much live in it for 1-3 months at a time while traveling. Any problems we had were pretty much dealt with under warranty in the first year of ownership. With all that use, we haven't had any issues pop that I would need an extended warranty for. Hope this helps some.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:53 AM   #13
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Remember, those extended warranty policies are not a money making deal. That isn't why I bought one. The insurance company is selling it to you betting they will make money.

I have had RVs since the 60s. I have never had a break down in my back yard where I could fix the problem myself. Unfortunately, my break downs were 2000 miles from home and all I had was a small tool box and VOM. You are buying peace of mind not making a profit by buying one. If you are looking to make a profit I would say don't buy one.

Many RVers look at Jayco and seem to think that their entire warranty is 2 years. That isn't true. The portion Jayco built is 2 years. most of the other stuff like appliances in your RV has a 1 year warranty.

When I was full timing in my 32 ft Alpenlite I came close to breaking even. About 75% of this forum is about people having problems with their RVs. Gel coat cracks, roofs, appliances. The list goes on and on.

You buy auto insurance and don't plan on using it and you buy home owners insurance and don't plan on using it. This is no different. That is why I tell people it is personal issue. Some people hate the policies, some people like them. However, making money on it is like going to Vegas. They didn't build those beautiful casinos by giving away their money.

I bought one. I bargained for a good price. Yes, they will bargain.
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:00 PM   #14
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I bought one. I bargained for a good price. Yes, they will bargain.
NOw that you mention that Wyotraveler...

We opted to purchase the extended warranty for our mini-van with a zero deductable. I searched on line and found a company that charged about $700 less than what the dealer wanted. I checked with Honda and different dealers to verify the warranty would be honored if I needed to use it.

We also did the same to purchase the 'maintanence' plan for our truck. Bought it online for about 1/3 less than what the dealer wanted. Once again, verified with Ford that it would be honored (decided to go with Geico for our extended warranty on the truck).

If you do choose to get a warranty for the rv, search around online. You could start the search with asking the dealer/Jayco what company they get the warranty through and visit the company online for less than what the dealer wants

Decisions.. decisions... but the bright side is you get to enjoy a new rv no matter what
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:10 PM   #15
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Extended warranty for Jayco trailer

Thank you members of the forum for your advice. As first time owners, we really appreciated your comments. We have decided not to buy the extended warranties or packages. Being a retired Air Force helicopter technician, I feel confident that I can do most maintenance/repairs after the warranty runs out.
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I just bought a Jayco off RV CANADA in Ottawa and din't take the extended warranty.

Jayco has a good 2yr warranty and should be plenty.

It's a gamble / risk to take like any other extended warranty. ex: car, tv..etc.

Your happy if you need it.
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:18 PM   #17
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I think you did the right thing. Don't feel pressured to buy the extended warranty at the time you purchase the camper. Our Jayco is now just reaching 2 years old and I'm starting to get promotional mailers from Jayco to sign up for their Jayco Plus extended warranty program. I think it's $1800 for 5 years...(seems high for a small travel trailer).
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:48 PM   #18
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By the end of the Jayco warranty, 2 yrs, you should have a feeling if you need more or not. For us the next 11 months will help us decide.
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