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Old 01-16-2018, 05:45 PM   #1
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RV Warranty?

We recently bought our 2012 Cruiser 300SK and was curious if it's worth getting the extended warranty?

The dealership is offering the warranty through RV Warranty Forever.

How are the experiences? I generally pass on extended warranties, but with this being our first camper, we're not sure if we should pay the money now to have things like the slides and such covered or if it's a waste of money because they'll come up with reasons why they won't cover anything?


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Old 01-16-2018, 06:16 PM   #2
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I personally believe in them. Way too much expensive items on an rv anymore. It's similar to buying auto insurance for you car. You may or may not use it. But if it's needed, then you have it.
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:06 PM   #3
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It's a personal decision. Depends on how much the warranty costs and what is covered and excluded. My dealer tried to sell me one for close to $7,000 that covered a lot of stuff but also provided an exterior protection/wax that was supposed to keep you from having to wax for 2 years. Also a Scotch Guard type thing for the interior. The cheapest one offered to me was $2.500 and had a lot of exclusions. The RV itself usually has a minimum of 1 year and some components have up to two years. My Suburban furnace died 22 months after I bought the camper. I pulled the heater and took it to a dealer and it was fixed under warranty.

There are also extended warranty companies outside the dealer.
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Every time I purchased an extended warranty when something came up. “I’m sorry that isn’t covered”.
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Old 01-21-2018, 10:32 AM   #5
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Every time I purchased an extended warranty when something came up. “I’m sorry that isn’t covered”.
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Or to fix the problem some additional parts or labor might be needed but in most cases they won't cover any thing extra...So it still comes out of your pocket...IMHO...
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Old 01-24-2018, 07:51 AM   #6
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This, in my opinion, is a helpful basic overview of this subject: RV Extended Warranties - Pros, Cons, & Helpful Tips. If nothing else, it serves as a starting point for further research.

As for me, I have purchased these warranties, from my dealer, for each of the 3 trailers I've bought over the last 6 years. Haven't had to use them yet, but the one time my slide wouldn't retract (turned out to be a discharged battery), I recall the relief when I recalled I was covered for whatever the issue might be.

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I have purchased these warranties, from my dealer, for each of the 3 trailers I've bought over the last 6 years. Haven't had to use them yet,

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My question to you would be these 3 trailers you bought in a 6 year period were they used trailers with no manufacturing warranty.???
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No. All were new. The manufacturers warranties were 1 year, and we use our trailers reasonably frequently (30 to 50 nights/year). So, for us, $1800 to $2000 was a solid investment, especially since we could recover the unused portion of the plan on a pro rata basis and apply that money to the new service agreement.
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Thank you for your reply...I was just curious about some of the details which you answered when you said the trailers were all new...Plus the rollover of the extended warranty to each new trailer...
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Old 01-25-2018, 04:38 AM   #10
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You're welcome. And, by the way, I don't recommend that anyone purchase 3 new trailers in 6 years, for all the obvious reasons. However, the new girlfriend didn't much care for the pop up after 2 seasons of rainy midnight walks to the bathroom, and her 4 grandchildren filled up the 24-footer I replaced it with fairly quickly, after they all decided, after 3 seasons with that, that they all enjoyed this hobby. Hence the new SS 26 SI, scheduled for delivery in April. On we go.
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