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col60

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Posted: 05/26/21 09:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After waiting 8 months for my Winnebago Navion 21D I’m picking it up on 6/1. During the 8 months I have reviewed and searched many sites, feeds, etc and 3 questions remain unanswered. Q1: best extended warranty or if needed? Q2: best wheel & tire emergency service? Q3: best roadside assistance. Being a newbie I have no clue regarding the answers to these questions

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I've had AAA for over 30 years. They have never failed me. s for extended warranty? Good luck.

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Agree on AAA. State Farm is good as well.

As for extended warranties, the ONLY extended warranty I'd ever consider is one offered by the manufacturer. Same as I do for my automobiles. The others offered are not warranties as such, but service contracts (only a manufacturer can 'warrant' a vehicle). Big difference.

Too bad about the 8 month wait!! But it looks like your time has come! Enjoy . . . and happy travels!


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Hi I use CAA RV Plus (AAA in usa).

Most of us establish a repair fund instead of extended warranties.

I put away $0.10 per mile or $10 per day, which ever is higher.


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Do a thorough inspection of your new rig before you take possession.
If you can't do it yourself hire a mobile RV Tech to do the inspection. Make sure everything is working properly.
Just because it's a new RV does not mean it is trouble free.
Enjoy your travels.

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gbopp wrote:

Do a thorough inspection of your new rig before you take possession.
If you can't do it yourself hire a mobile RV Tech to do the inspection. Make sure everything is working properly.
Just because it's a new RV does not mean it is trouble free.
Enjoy your travels.


The sooner you find issues, the more leverage you have to get them fixed and get them fixed in a timely manner. And as mentioned, there will be issues no matter the brand or model.

As a newbie, take a tech and pay him for a couple hours to go over every system (including powering them up and running water thru) and look for flaws and problems. Prior to taking possession is when you hold the most leverage.

Once you take possession, they have received full payment and have no time pressure to address your issues.

As you get near the end of the warranty period, they are hoping to push out past the warranty and do nothing.

Extended warranties are pure profit. Read the rules very carefully as they can usually get out of just about any claim. Better to set that money aside in a maintenance fund.


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Q1 best warranty? A savings account full of cash. 2nd best warranty YOU! rvs really should be owned by handy people if not its a really expensive hobby.
Don't get picky about issues if you buy new they will hold the rig forever without fixing things (after you take delivery, ONLY be very picky prior to delivery!!). extended warranties have so many exclusions if your patient and stay on them and love the stress of dealing with them then you might collect 1-10% of what you paid.

Q2 best wheel and tire. Again YOU. A harbor freight jack and some powertools is all you need. This may or may not always be feasible so AAA is a good option. Some insurances also have these attached to their plans. Check your date codes and LOAD range on the tires all manufacturers use the cheapest rubber money can buy. 5-7 years from the code change them rubber rots from the inside out. Look at a TPMS system, avoid extensions on the stems check your air pressure regularly, look at single piece long valve stems such as tireman or borg dually valve.

Q3 AAA, some insurances also provide this free. If you maintain and inspect regularly all 3 of these questions can be avoided somewhat.

Really for the money saved from not purchasing any of these you will have more then enough to cover any problems that will come up along with the tools to do the work. AAA, insurance freebies are cheap enough to consider. With all the youtubes available anyone can fix anything.

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I'm a AAA guy too.


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Not Good Sam road service. AAA or Coach Net.
Extended warranty by the manufacturer, you "might" break even.


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AAA for road service. I have denied warranties on everything I purchase and have yet would have used any of them. Tires, I have denied hazard warranty and could have used it once But in the meantime have accumulated close to 500 dollars in my tire fund.
Extended warranties on vehicles. There are so many clauses and "out's" for the seller that it is nothing but a money maker for them. They talk about engine and drive train failures. The Ford V-10 will go 300K miles easily. Will it require maintenance, of course, so does your daily driver. "peace of mind" for some is something that ends up costing them thousands of dollars.
How many friends or family ever had a new engine put in their car, duh, few if any.
I have wrenched on everything that has a steering wheel or levers to steer it and I can tell you this.Regular scheduled maintenance using quality products is the BEST extended warranty
you could ever purchase.
Find a local RV mechanic, a mobile one if you can, and become his friend. RV's need stuff. There wasn't a trip that went by that I didn't come home with items on my list . Having sold my Cambria class C and now using a toy hauler it is still the same scenario.
There is a forum called the TECH section. There you can ask for and receive any assistance you need for anything RV, this forum also. Enjoy your new ride, see you out there.....klutch.

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