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Old 03-04-2013, 10:34 AM   #1
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I'm picking up my new rushmore tomorrow. What are your opinions on the extended warranty? Are they worth it? I can get a 5 year for 1800 bucks. Any input would be helpful

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Old 03-04-2013, 11:15 AM   #2
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JMHO, but most extended warranties have more "excluded" items then "included" items. Also, most typical units have a 2 year warranty on appliances from the individual manufacturers. All my warranty claims have occured within the first year and rarely in the second year.

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Old 03-04-2013, 12:47 PM   #3
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Brandon,
My dealer, whom I trust a lot, thinks an extended warranty is not worth it. JMHO

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Ext. warranty may seem like a waste to some but after much consideration we decided on it and now have the feeling that if a fridge or what ever does quit at least we we have a warranty and feel easier in our own minds that something over and above the manufacturers warranty will be covered. A fridge or hot water tank and many other parts of your unit can cost thousands and now you have a legal stand. It may be hard to overcome but it is a start. Just our thoughts::
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:34 PM   #5
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We fulltime in our Rushmore. We bought one. Even though its brand spanking new. Thats just my opinion. If your only using it a couple a year maybe not.

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:37 PM   #6
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IMHO If I were going to buy an extended warranty I would wait until the end of the original warranty was ready to expire. As said by MWEBBER78 most if not all appliances are covered for the first two years. Congrats on the Rushmore, bset of luck with it.
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From what I have seen lately as I have been looking around for an extended warranty is that the coverage begins as soon as you buy it so the 5 year extended warranty (service contract) I don't see any benefit untilthe last 3 years. That being said, once your original warranty ends, it will cost more to buy the same coverage than if bought when you are still under the manufactures (CrossRoads) warranty.At least that is what I have found. We ultimately decided to keep the money we would have spent on the extended warranty and put that in a separate account to use for future repairs, etc.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:19 AM   #8
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I purchased an extended warranty with my new trailer. I see it as an insurance policy for catastrophic failures (like a power awning dying).



They are not a "get out jail free" card! Make sure you read the fine print in the warranty manual so you can perform necessary maintenance required by the warranty company.
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Hello, I recently purchased a nice 2012 Sunset Trail and the first day out the rear stabilizers seized. It was a very bouncy trip for 3 weeks and the manual crank controls would not work due to the motor seizing. For 3 weeks every time I used something power, I was blowing fuses so stock up before you leave. Also there is a second fuse box hidden behind the pull out drawer on the floor which controls half of the power units. The dealership warned me about the hazards of everything being power and the problems they have had with other new units including the slide. Once the motor blows if the slide is extended it is almost impossible to push it back in. Lots of problems with this unit from the get-go so I recommend the extended warranty even though it is very costly and the dealership cashes in on your original 2 year warranty at time of purchase. I always believed that if you purchase an extended warranty it should start after the factory warranty ends but no so with Crossroad products. The way everything is falling apart with my new unit I recommend this for peace of mind.

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