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RE: Cruise America's Extended Warranty Service Agreements

Floridastorm, to answer your question...no, I only had the three tire calls to them. If you ever need specific info on a topic, you have the option to use your search bar rather than rvnet search, Type in 'rv.net, coach-net reimbursement' or whatever question you have on a topic. typing 'rv.net' before your question will give you many rvnet posts on a specific topic. this is an older rvnet link regarding CN, just as an example of doing the above search. https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/27462684/print/true.cfm I reviewed about 6 of the top Roadside Assistance companies. Every one of them has only a collision trip interruption reimbursement. Nothing is said about breakdown trip interruption. So, unless you have a collision they will not reimburse for things like hotel, food, rental car, etc. if you breakdown. You can bet there's a reason for them leaving out "breakdown". Want to bet that most trip interruptions are not for collisions but for breakdowns.
Floridastorm 07/06/20 01:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cruise America's Extended Warranty Service Agreements

Guess it would be good to have for the big ticket items like the engine, transmission, drive train, and generator. However, how many of these items fail completely and need to be replaced? They are service contracts which have very specific wording that an atty would be able to pick apart and explain to you better than I can. They are written with lots of wiggle room and allow the contractor to be the winner. IF I ever went completely crazy and decided to purchase an extended contract I would never buy a service contract from a third party. It would have to be from Ford , GM or whoever manufactured the vehicle but then again, the wording is written in gray ink, blurred gray ink . Like you can't tell if its an eighth note or a sixteenth note. :B I am now convinced that Service Contracts are not the way to go. However, a good comprehensive Roadside Assistance Plan is a necessary evil when being on the road IMO. Absolutely. It costs money to do it, the road service comes out ahead. But I did it because I tow snowmobile trailers so I don't have to crawl around changing tires in sub-zero F temps. I use Coach-Net. They have been great and quick the 3x I have used it. Any vehicle that I drive or are a passenger in is covered. My package includes anything I tow. You can use unlimited times during the contract period and they responded to remote areas where my previous company would not. Thank you. Very helpful. I notice that Coach.net has an Emergency Trip Interruption that pays for lodging, food, etc. in the event of a collision. Doesn't seem to include breakdowns. Have you had an experience with them reimbursing when the motor home is under repair more than 100 miles from home or is it just for a collision?
Floridastorm 07/06/20 08:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cruise America's Extended Warranty Service Agreements

Guess it would be good to have for the big ticket items like the engine, transmission, drive train, and generator. However, how many of these items fail completely and need to be replaced? They are service contracts which have very specific wording that an atty would be able to pick apart and explain to you better than I can. They are written with lots of wiggle room and allow the contractor to be the winner. IF I ever went completely crazy and decided to purchase an extended contract I would never buy a service contract from a third party. It would have to be from Ford , GM or whoever manufactured the vehicle but then again, the wording is written in gray ink, blurred gray ink . Like you can't tell if its an eighth note or a sixteenth note. :B I am now convinced that Service Contracts are not the way to go. However, a good comprehensive Roadside Assistance Plan is a necessary evil when being on the road IMO.
Floridastorm 07/05/20 09:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cruise America's Extended Warranty Service Agreements

I find that the El Monte refurbished rentals are approximately $10,000 more expensive for the same class, size, and year. I find that a bit of a stretch.The ones at Cruise America in your area run about $35000 to $37000 for the same class and size but are 2016 year model,as all their RVs are on a 4 year turnover model, Where the same size and class and interior design at El Monte RV is $39989,but is a 2018. 2 years newer and most likely with less mileage. El Monte RV is on a 2 year or less turnover model. On another note I found THIS POST on how El Monte RV responded to their 1Year/12000 mile warranty and filled the tank with gas! In Orlando the CA units are going for $32000 with a $3000 discount which makes them $29,000. That is a $10,000 difference. I am not pro or con one company or the other. Just stating facts. I have a budget which is maximum $30,000. So, doesn't make a difference to me if the El Monte units are 2018. Thank you for the info, though.
Floridastorm 07/05/20 09:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cruise America's Extended Warranty Service Agreements

I find that the El Monte refurbished rentals are approximately $10,000 more expensive for the same class, size, and year. It's good to know that most people who bought from CA and El Monte never had to use the extended warranty. Guess it would be good to have for the big ticket items like the engine, transmission, drive train, and generator. However, how many of these items fail completely and need to be replaced?
Floridastorm 07/05/20 01:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cruise America's Extended Warranty Service Agreements

Floridastorm, I'm confused . Didn't you already do this ? CA rv and a warranty in 2016 ? https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/28768335/print/true.cfm Nearly bought one in 2016 but got talked out of it at the last minute. Once again interested and am financially in a little better position.
Floridastorm 07/05/20 11:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Has anyone sold their former Rental class C. Thinking of selling my 2011 Majestic 28A to get a 33' fifth wheel. I replaced SO MANY things. live in SE pennsylvania Any advice All new Tires,Backup camera, All new Bilstein HD shocks, Front steering stabilizer, Front and rear Anti sway bars, Front and rear Sumo springs airless air bags, New Awning. TV on wall bracket, New radiator hoses, new Inspection, Truck wheel alignment, 3 new ceiling vent covers, New Domentic Porcelain toilet, New Dometic Air conditioner and wall thermostat, I'm wondering if you replaced all of those items and did the maintenance because they failed or did you just replace or do the maintenance because it was time or just for personal preference? In other words was it necessary work that had to be done for the integrity of the motor home?
Floridastorm 06/29/20 09:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Yet another CA about to be purchaser. Put the deposit down - should pick up the 28A in about a month. Just thought I'd say thanks to all the folks that have put so much good info into this thread. Hey eldel! I was thinking if you're getting your 28A from the CA in Mesa, AZ, and if you're an RV newbie like I was, I hired the guy from rveagle.com https://rveagle.com/ to meet me at Cruise America and the salesman let us go through the RV in the backroom before I signed the paperwork. He charged me like $85 (in 2016), found a crack in roof, battery showing low amps, window missing clip to hold open, a non working refrigerator light, dashboard fan switch not working, and it seems like there was something else, but I blame my poor memory on beer drinking. Anyway, all were fixed/replaced while I went out for lunch, came back and did the paperwork. I found it as worthwhile, since I was an RV newbie. MtnBikeMarty Did you have the inspection done prior to the refurbishment of the unit or after? Did CA agree in the contract to mitigate the deficiencies that the inspection report detailed? Thanks, Dave
Floridastorm 06/28/20 12:59pm Class C Motorhomes
Cruise America's Extended Warranty Service Agreements

For all those folks that purchased a Cruise America previous Rental I wonder if you can advise if you purchased the Extended 5 year Power Train Coverage and the Extended 4 year Appliances Coverage? If not why not. Did you get the full Roadside Protection Plan from Good Sam or another company? Or did you not get roadside protection at all? Also, prior to taking possession did you have a professional RV inspection company do a comprehensive inspection of the unit and have CA mitigate anything negative in the report? This info is important to me as I am going to purchase a previous rental from Cruise America pretty soon out of their Orlando facility. Much thanks to all for your help. It will save me a lot of worry. Dave
Floridastorm 06/28/20 12:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV Dealers on Florida and Southern Georgia

Robbins in Ormond Beach is excellent. Same with Robbins. Not much available that is a little older. Wish some of these dealers would handle older models like they used to. I guess there is not much profit in it for them anymore. So many people are buying new or near new as they can finance forever.
Floridastorm 06/25/20 09:50am Beginning RVing
RE: RV Dealers on Florida and Southern Georgia

I purchased from General RV in Orange Park FL. Had a great no pressure salesman who happily took us around to visit any unit we mentioned an interest in - gave us bottled water, and didn't strand us in the middle of nowhere. His name is David Joiner - still works there AFAIK. I believe there is a General RV in Ocala. I'm overall satisfied with the sale and service after the sale. Unfortunately they don't seem to deal in anything that is over a couple years old. I might go and talk with them, though.
Floridastorm 06/25/20 09:45am Beginning RVing
RE: RV Dealers on Florida and Southern Georgia

Just purchased a Super C from Lazy Days in Tampa FL, It went very smooth, great experience. We drove from Mo to get it and would do it again. That's good to know as I have heard some cons about them mostly not enthusiastic about doing warranty work. However, I have also heard others say good things as you have.
Floridastorm 06/25/20 09:42am Beginning RVing
RV Dealers on Florida and Southern Georgia

I would like to hear from folks that have purchased an RV from a dealer in Florida or Southern Georgia around Valdosta and were very satisfied with the process. Also any dealers to stay far away from if you had a bad experience. We live in Ocala, Florida and can travel up to 300 miles for a good deal from a good dealership. Actually seeking a used Class C or B that is in the best condition possible for the age. Thank You all. :) Dave
Floridastorm 06/23/20 01:09pm Beginning RVing
RE: Purchasing a Former Rental Motorhome

A long running thread has a lot of answers for you this may be of real help for you.All are happy with their choice,more than 115 members of the Forum. Most do not get the extended warranties and some do get a independent RV inspection which they allow. Former Rental Owners Thank you, Sir.
Floridastorm 06/20/20 09:38am Beginning RVing
Purchasing a Former Rental Motorhome

Just curious to hear from the folks that have purchased a former rental motorhome from Cruise America or a similar company. *Are you satisfied with the purchase? *Did you opt for the optional 5 year power train protection? *Did you opt for the optional 4 year coach protection? *If you did opt for the optional protections are you satisfied? *Did you have the unit inspected by an independent RV inspection service prior to purchase? Will they allow this? Appreciate knowing this as I am now considering the purchase of one of their refurbished 25 foot Class C's and would like to know if it is advised by people who actually have done so. Dave
Floridastorm 06/20/20 09:23am Beginning RVing
RE: RVing with no mechanical capability

My opinion--your may vary: If OP has the money, go for it. A good place to find a reliable mobile RV mechanic is ask the campground management--likely they'll know good or bad. Anyone who is not mechanically comfortable should stay the heck away from gas or electric work. I would suggest anyone starting this adventure for the first time, stay with new or late model. Remember if shopping for new that the profit margin is 35% with a lot of room for negotiation. I guess if I wanted to go into debt for 15 or 20 years then I could get a new or nearly new motor home. Unfortunately, will have to stick with a somewhat older model that is in very good condition in accordance with a professional rv inspection service. I would count on them to do a through inspection and tell me if there is anything wrong with the unit before I purchase it. I know there is no guarantee. But, an inspection can limit the possibility of things breaking down. Brand new Class C's cost as much as the best houses used to cost and some still do cost. A great expense that I don't need at my age. Thanks for the info though.
Floridastorm 06/19/20 02:52pm Beginning RVing
RE: RVing with no mechanical capability

Mechanical ability is not some sort of genetic attribute. Most of us learn how to do things the same way we learn other things. We have someone show us, or we spend time reading and learning on our own. If you are not willing to do that, you can count on spending a lot of money fixing simple repair and maintenance issues. When my hot water heater stopped working, I googled and found common explanations and fixes. I tried cleaning the sensor which sort of worked. Then for $15 the next time it failed I replaced the sensor and fixed the issue. On my last trip, the door latch broke and I was trapped inside. I got out a screwdriver and removed the latch. I was lucky. There was an RV parts place literally within one mile. With the help of the clerk, I bought the correct replacement and installed it within 5 minutes using all of 4 screws. When my solar controller stopped working, I went to the nearest Camping World. I should have bought a new unit and put it in myself. Instead I had the technician install it. He screwed up and hooked up the wrong wires. The new unit fried and I had to stay another day while they sorted out their mistake. If you are willing to apply a little effort, you can perform most repairs and maintenance requirements. If not, I have no idea what you expect to hear from others but you can count on spending more money and having to be at the mercy of wait times and incompetence at the RV repair centers. I fear that I am just too old and not physically able to do most general repairs and maintenance. Also, when I do attempt to do minor fixes I usually do not do them completely correctly which ends up hiring a handyman anyway. As stated, I do have the funds to hire a mobile tech or even my personal handyman to handle the small to medium stuff. My cash reserves can even handle things like new AC, new refrigerator, new generator, tires, etc. Don't know if it can handle a new transmission, engine, extensive water damage, and similar. Those are the only things I'm a little nervous about. However, I would imagine most rv people never have to do that type of maintenance. A comprehensive roadside assistance plan should protect us when we are on the road so at least we have towing, motel, food, and car rental while our unit is being repaired.
Floridastorm 06/19/20 10:58am Beginning RVing
RE: RVing with no mechanical capability

You hire someone to fix stuff in your home. You have a car that you don't repair yourself. It's the same thing. Things inside the RV that brake down don't usually leave you stranded, fridge, heater, water pump, water heater can always get fixed later. Really an excellent example. Of course, most of us do hire people to fix and do maintenance with our homes and vehicles. I know some people who are handymen but will not touch their car as they know nothing about today's cars. The only difference is that my car has a 10 year warranty which helps a lot.
Floridastorm 06/18/20 09:20pm Beginning RVing
RE: RVing with no mechanical capability

Wow. All great information that I will use to make a decision. I'm retired and am not wealthy. However, I do have enough to take care of things that need repairing or maintenance. It's the big ticket items that have me a little nervous. I would imagine that steady maintenance and upkeep could mitigate any big ticket items. We would not be boon docking unless it was at Walmart for a night which should limit any repairs needed in out of the way places like a desert or BLM property. Think I'll go for it and see how it goes.
Floridastorm 06/18/20 09:15pm Beginning RVing
RVing with no mechanical capability

I have seen a lot of people suggest that one should not purchase an RV if one is not at least somewhat handy mechanically. Well, I am not handy mechanically at all and I'm also an old guy who cannot bend and crawl around in spaces trying to fix things I have no idea about.That being said: Would appreciate detailed feedback from RV owners who are also not handy mechanically or physically but who went ahead anyway and purchased an RV. How are you all doing out there? Looking to purchase a used Class C, B, or Truck Camper. Not a Class A. Will have an RV mechanic go over it in detail before purchase to insure that most everything is at least in working order, there are no leaks, and there is no structural breakdown. I am not going to purchase an extended service plan as I hear they are mostly scams. However, I will purchase good RV insurance and a good roadside assistance plan. Ok, take me through the pros and cons, the good, the bad, and the ugly if you will. Very interested to hear from others that have gone through a similar situation. Thank You in advance for your able assistance. Dave
Floridastorm 06/18/20 02:35pm Beginning RVing
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