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Old 03-18-2015, 10:22 AM   #1
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Extended Warranty Question

Just bought a New 28BHBE. Got talked into an extended warranty for 7 years and it includes coming to site to fix it. Is it worth it.


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Old 03-18-2015, 10:52 AM   #2
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Your choice. Most folks I talk with don't think so.

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Old 03-18-2015, 11:00 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.

Most of the replies on this site say 'No.' Some who do have it, never used it. Some say put your dollars in a bank account instead and use them if you need them for repairs... a 'self-insure' strategy.

Try the 'search' function and you may find a number of different responses.
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Old 03-18-2015, 12:57 PM   #4
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I would say NO I doubt if you would ever need the warranty but if the warranty makes you and your family feel more relieved when using the camper go for it.
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Old 03-18-2015, 01:11 PM   #6
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If you are not the "handy Mr. Fixit" type it probably makes more sense. I'm pretty much a do it myself person and I think it'd be money better spent on Adult Bev's. I tell myself if the extended warranty didn't make $$ they wouldn't want to sell 'em. I recently read a post

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Old 03-18-2015, 03:52 PM   #7
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No. Not worth it. Huge money makers for the dealearships. If you can back out of the warranty at this point, I'd do so. See if your state has a cooling off period or something.
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Old 03-18-2015, 11:00 PM   #8
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The way it was explained to me once was that an extended warranty is a wager between you and the manufacturer (or whomever is backing the warranty). You're betting the price of the extended warranty that something will go wrong with the product before the warranty runs out, and the manufacturer is betting the cost of the repairs that something won't break. You win if the cost of the repairs exceeds the price you paid for the warranty, and the manufacturer wins if they don't. Since Jayco builds a quality unit, the chance that the unit will need thousands of dollars worth of warranty work before the warranty runs out is pretty slim. Not worth it, IMHO.

When we bought our unit, the dealer offered the extended warranty and we declined without a second thought. Our previous trailer was a Starcraft hybrid and in the ten years we owned it, it did need some work -- namely a new fridge cooling unit and water heater. But when those needed to be replaced, they both would have been outside of any extended warranty period anyway.
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Old 03-19-2015, 11:56 AM   #9
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Nope. Congratulations, you've just spent a couple thousand dollars on repairs that may never need to be made. We've all done something we regret, so don't feel too bad.

Of course, this is just my opinion.
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Old 03-19-2015, 12:48 PM   #10
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Depends. How much did you pay for it? If it was 2500 then no. If it was 1500 then yes. But, what does it over and what do you have to do to keep it. Lots of times you're required to bring it in to have inspections. At your cost. That adds to the overall cost. Plus factor in that you probably financed that EW cost for 10-15 years.
@4.0% interest on $2500 for 12 years is $652. So that warranty now costs you $3152.00

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