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Old 01-15-2012, 04:00 PM   #1
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Extended warranty and protection pkg

We are first time RV buyers of a Jayco Eagle Super Lite 25 RKS and will be paying for the trailer in late January. They have offered the warranty and protection pkgs as shown below.

Family and friends have trailers but have set them up stationery in trailer parks. None of them have taken any pkgs. so they can't advise.

We are planning to travel with ours. We are a retired couple and plan to own this for a long time. Our questions are -

1. Extended warranty - do you feel we need this on top of the Jayco standard two year warranty? They do offer a cash back of $1,000 if it's not used.
2. Protrection pkg - do you advise taking this pkg and if so is one better than the other? We don't have children or pets.

Looking forward to your advice

East Ottawa
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$100 deductiable
6 years $1604.00
5 years $1556.00
That is with a $100.00 reduction

Protection package
Rust $865
Fabric $423.00
Whole package:1050.00

Window Tint is $100.00 per window.

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Old 01-15-2012, 04:15 PM   #2
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I didn't get any of them. The 2 year warranty should tell me if I need to be concerned about the decision. So far, I have been pleasantly surprised in the great dealer response to my minor problems.

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Old 01-15-2012, 08:23 PM   #3
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IMHO - save your money.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:46 AM   #4
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SAVE YOUR MONEY....the dealer makes more profit on that than he does on selling the rig.. these "insurance" companies dont make money by paying out claims...my buddy used to be a claims inspector.. he got fired for approving too many claims... all justified....
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:57 AM   #5
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I had a 3 year extended warranty included as a factory incentive when I bought my Designer. It came from the factory after I had a written deal from the dealer so I know it wasn't added in to my price. It was free to me, but I probably wouldn't have it if I had to pay extra for it.

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Originally Posted by edatlanta View Post
I had a 3 year extended warranty included as a factory incentive when I bought my Designer. It came from the factory after I had a written deal from the dealer so I know it wasn't added in to my price. It was free to me, but I probably wouldn't have it if I had to pay extra for it.
Ed, Have you had to utilize your warranty yet? We just have the standard 2 year warranty that came with our Jayco that we bought in November. Haven't had the chance to camp yet, other than our yard. Our first "real" trip is early April.

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Old 01-16-2012, 04:04 PM   #7
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Save the money. If something goes wrong after the 2 years is up then Repair as needed. You will be money ahead. As far as the protection package no way do you need that the only thing I did was put 2 cans of Scotch-Guard Fabric And Upholstery Protector on the sofa an recliners. Then 2 cans of scotch guard carpet protecter down on the carpet. Total cost $20. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Scotch-Gua...10-oz/13281231
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:46 PM   #8
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I have a 2010 Jayco Jay Feather T24 I bought in August of 2010. I have had $1000+ warranty repairs including a replacement TV. I am contemplating purchasing an extended warranty. Althought, I have been a service manager in a past life and I know that the insurance makes money for the provider, we use our TT more than most. 14 trips last year. I can do a lot of maint, but I would not attempt an A/C, or reffer or hot water heater. Service labor is extreme and giving them the responsibility sorta takes the pressure off. I figure that 2 appliances going out would pay for the insurance and the insurance company is gamling that it want happen. They have more info than I do, so I would probably be better off NOT buying the ext warranty.
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:23 AM   #9
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We got a 7 year plan called the Jay Plus Plan. $100 deductible for $1600. One of the main reasons I got the plan is that it is transferrable to the new owner if I sell. It is one of the few plans endorsed by Jayco. Transferring a warranty is a big item. If it wasn't transferrable I would not have purchased it.

I think it is a personal thing. Keep in mind they will discount those warranty plans. I have used them before and sometimes you get all your money out, sometimes you don't. If you have a roof problem or a couple of circuit board problems it is getting to be expensive.

I feel it is just like insurance on my home and pu truck. I hope never to use it. In fact my homeowners insurance is a drag on my pocket book. I hoped never to use the policy. I have owned several houses since back in the 60s. I used my home owners policy for the first time 2 years ago. I made back 50 years in premiums on one claim.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:26 PM   #10
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Welcome to the forum, EastOttawa! On the extended warranty read it and be sure what is covered and what is not. Buying one or not is a personal choice, some folks like insurance against a large bill down the road, while others can work on their rigs themselves and also assume they will probably not need more then the cost of the warranty in repairs. Personally I do not buy them on vehicles or RV`s. On the rust & paint protection packages etc, I would pass on them, not worth the money.

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