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I thank everyone for taking the time to replay on my post. I would appreciate it if you would give me an idea of what is the best one to buy and gamble on. I'm thinking Good Sams but the high cost is holding me back. There must be some out there just as good or better for less money.


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Also, you buy a 5 yr service contract. That first one or two years is already covered by the manufacturer. Now what are you paying for is an expensive three year contract.

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And if any plan offers a refund if not used run away! We had one and when we applied for the refund they went out of business. Thousands of us lost our money.

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The dealer will thank you for buying a high commission product from them.


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DutchmenSport wrote:

Basically, if you damage it yourself, it's not covered. Now, how do they determine what YOU have damaged and what is a result of inferior craftsmanship?

It can go on and on.

Yes, they will try to get out of any claim. I'm talking about a non covered item failing and causing damage to a covered item.
Will that negate the coverage on everything?

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Aridon wrote:

The dealer will thank you for buying a high commission product from them.

Exactly!
The dealer pushed us harder on the extended warranty than they did on the rig purchase. In fact, the extended warranty was pushed by the finance manager, not the salesperson. Huge red flag. They like to throw out big ugly pictures and show you service bills (with and without extended warranty) and they try to scare you to buying a product that's completely unnecessary. Don't ever even think about buying an extended warranty on a towable RV product.

Now on my diesel Silverado, that's a different story. The cost of the extended warranty is LESS than one trip to dealer to fix a common DEF system problem. So that warranty is a no-brainer.


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Check out Wholesale Warranties and make your own decisions. We have them and are pretty happy with it.


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I figure that the extended warranty companies are in it to make money for themselves. They don't particularly care about you the owner.

I have been rolling around the country for over 10 years & have had over 200,000 miles pass underneath me. The trailer has had an average of some 150 nights use each year. You could say that all systems have been used alot.

No extended warranty here though I do figure on $2000 a year on maintenance, including tires as needed, for the trailer. Don't think that I have ever come near that figure except the year we had to replace the out of warranty fridge. Ouch! Same with the truck. Figure $2000 a year for maintenance, including tires but not oil changes. Almost everything over the years has been routine wear items. Bushings, shocks, seals, hoses, that sort of thing. Only been over that $2000 figure for the truck a couple times.

Have to wonder, how much would an extended warranty have cost & how much of all that routine maintenance would have been denied? I think lots of money has stayed in my own pockets.


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RAS43 wrote:

And if any plan offers a refund if not used run away! We had one and when we applied for the refund they went out of business. Thousands of us lost our money.


We had one of these with our 2008 Dodge Caravan. I think the company was Fidelity (not the investment company). When we traded it in 7 years later we got all of the money back except a $50 service fee.
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JKJavelin wrote:

RAS43 wrote:

And if any plan offers a refund if not used run away! We had one and when we applied for the refund they went out of business. Thousands of us lost our money.


We had one of these with our 2008 Dodge Caravan. I think the company was Fidelity (not the investment company). When we traded it in 7 years later we got all of the money back except a $50 service fee.
JK

RAS43 and I must have had the same company. They didn’t even last to the end of my extended warranty period. $1,500 that I could have set a match too.


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