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So we found the right trailer for us. On Saturday we pick it up. Keep in mind it's a 2015. I'M already getting the speech about an extended 5 years warrantee to add to a 12 year note which doesn't make any sense to me. I had my previous coach for 15 years before I started having any real problems. I'm convinced I don't want it but I'd like to hear what you guys think.Thanks


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I had our trailer inspected by myself, friends and an independent RV person. That will be the best warranty you can buy. So far, in 8 years we have had one small part (valve) go defective in the stove. You may use a extended warranty, but for me I didn't and came out ahead. I started reading the exclusions in the small print and decided against it.

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send me the money, then when something goes wrong,, I,ll send you a e mail that its not covered. keep your money. ever need a repair? call a rv tech in your area, faster,, cheaper,, smarter,, and they come to you.

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It's your money...BUT...I never seen an extended warranty, that didn't do everything they could to make any claim...NOT COVERED...


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Put the money aside and start a reserve fund for future repairs and replacements such as tires.


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You will find one or two people on here that the warranty actually worked out for them and it was a good deal. For the other 99% though the warranty was just more money in the dealers pocket.

Keep the cost of the warranty in the bank and use it in the unlikely event your refrigerator or furnace goes bad. You'll be leaps and bounds ahead.

BTW, it's not really a warranty, it's an insurance policy. And it's an over priced poorly covered policy at that.


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The odds are not in your favor. It is an insurance policy where they collect money from lots of people and pay out to few people. Never buy an insurance policy for something you can afford to replace yourself. Would be able to buy a new refrigerator or air conditioner for $1000 to $2000? If yes don't buy. IF not, then maybe it would be worthwhile for you. Consider that many of those companies have more excuses not to pay than to pay, and substantial hoops for you to jump through before they will pay. If you do buy a policy, be sure to read the actual policy (not the sale brochure) so you know what you have to do for them to even consider a claim.

This reminds me of a flashlight I bought at Harbor Freight the other day. It was around $10 with the 20% off coupon made it around $8. The cashier asked me if I wanted an extended warranty on it for 2 years for $2.49!

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midnightsadie wrote:

send me the money, then when something goes wrong,, I,ll send you a e mail that its not covered.


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12 year note on a 2015 trailer?? Wow... I just bought a brand new 2019 and have a 72 month (6 years) note on it.. Plan on paying off early anyway, so no big deal.

I was offered the extended warranty too for about 2k for 5 years I think?

Declined for now, but can buy it within 9 months..

Probably won't do it.. It's got a factory 1 year so will go thru that and go from there..

but, as was said, some come out ahead, but then they had to make some claims and deal with all of that, so did you really come out ahead??

In the end, whatever lets you sleep at night and not worry about it, there you go.. I'd be awake more for that 12 year note on it! ha, ha.. [emoticon]

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I like putting the money aside idea. Kinda like a Christmas club but for repairs.


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