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Posted: 12/18/20 10:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey all, sitting at the dealer now signing papers... They offer extended warranty from AGWS. Should i bother? Any critical things to look at?

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I wouldn't do it. I suppose if you were not handy at all and had money to blow, then fine. In the end, most people handle small repairs themselves instead of sending their RV to the dealer where they will take sometime weeks/months to complete a repair. Also, consider that most things inside the trailer have their own warranty though the manufacturer, not through the corporation that built the RV. For example, if you have an issue with the brakes, it will be covered by Dexter, not the RV manufacturer. Not sure how a aftermarket warranty will play into that. Just seems like too much trouble, IMO.

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Waste of money IMO. But I feel that way about most any extended warranty.
^What he said above.
As long as you don’t have 10 thumbs, mush brain and you actually own a set of wrenches and a cordless drill, a lot of “issues” are far easier handled in your driveway than even the effort to deliver and pick up the trailer from the dealer.


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Posted: 12/18/20 10:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No, you will be lucky, just to get any good from the original manufacturers warranty.

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Posted: 12/18/20 10:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don’t do it. You will be very lucky if the dealer does the factory warranty work correctly and in reasonable time.





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Posted: 12/18/20 11:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have you read the policy offered? The devil is in the details. Without reading it myself, I can't advise you.


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Posted: 12/18/20 11:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another vote for no.

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Posted: 12/18/20 11:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wouldn't and I didn't on the last three trailers I bought.
In my estimation warrantees are one big rip off.

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Posted: 12/18/20 02:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My wife found a very good description of extended service plans a while back (they are not warranties, but rather insurance policies with lots of fine print). They are another form of legalized gambling. The company is betting that nothing breaks that would cause them to pay out more than you paid for the policy; you're betting it will. As in all forms of legalized gambling, the house usually wins. Otherwise, these companies wouldn't be in business or make a profit. We prefer to set money aside regularly (earning interest) and pay for repairs as they come up.

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I agree with the no answer, if after a year you feel you might need an extended warranty look into one at that time.





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