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Old 02-21-2013, 12:11 PM   #1
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Our new 36REhas arrivedat the dealer and we will be going over on Saturday, February 23,to give it the full inspection, etc. before we write the check.

The Redwood comes with a two year warranty and I am trying to determine if it truly covers "everything" regardless of the respective manufacturer's warranty on that component. Does it?

If so or if not, what is the general consensus regarding purchasing an extended warranty from Good Sam or some other insurer. Is it a worthwhile expenditure and do you purchase when the unit is new in spite of the two year factory warranty or do you wait and pay the used rate when the coach is approaching two years of age. I have Good Sam road coverage so the benefits that apply to delayed vacation, towing,etc. are already part of that coverage.

I have normally purchased the coverage on new motorhomes because of the one year warranty from the manufacturer and because of the high cost to repair a motorhome or to replace a major component.

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Old 02-21-2013, 12:22 PM   #2
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While we never purchase an extended warranty on any purchases, we did take the extended warranty when purchasing the RW. This is our first RV and it will be a steep learning curve figuring how all the systems work before I am comfortable making repairs.
If you do go for the extended warranty negotiate hard on the price, we saved about 30% on the initial price.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:42 PM   #3
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I am a firm believer in the service contracts - especially in an RV. But, I do not plan to purchase until close to time (within 3 months) of the manufacturer warranty expiring. No need to pay for double coverage as only will pay for repairs.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:57 PM   #4
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I am surprised that more folks didn't respond to this post.
I too, am interested to know how many folks purchased the warranty at date of rigpurchase or if they waited closer to the manufacturer warranty expiring.

We had hoped to purchase a while back, but like the ol' saying goes, "plans are written in jello"so we hope to purchase within the next few months.

Anyone else care to share?
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:12 PM   #5
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We just got offered the Xtraride by our Dealer yesterday. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a good web page to go to to get details, so I'll have to wait to see what it is about.

When you say you wait until the manufacturer warranty is over, is it cheaper then or is it the same?
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:14 PM   #6
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All things are negotiable. Should be able to get one at around 60% of original offer.

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Old 03-05-2013, 05:24 PM   #7
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Happy Camper, I wasn't sure if it would cost more since the Rig would be close to the two year old mark? If you are saying that we could negotiate 60% off the orignial quote then that would pay to hold off until (like you mentioned), roughly three months before the RW expiration date.
Thanks for the reply.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:08 PM   #8
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Ugh, I didn't purchase because my impression is that, like the auto industry extended warranties, they are notoriously difficult to collect against. Many stories about fighting for reimbursement, dealers not accepting, long delays for authorization, etc, etc.

If anyone has had a good experience being reimbursed for a major covered expense(s), on a timely basis, and the repairing dealer dealt directly with the warranty company so you didn't have to pay yourself upfront, I'd love to hear about it.
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We're going with "Self Insured". Any time we get some extra money, rebates, unexpected wind falls, etc we put that into our RV insurance fund. Most minor things we take care of our selves, fixing the washer drain hose, repairing melted wire nuts on the Hot Water relay box, and such. So the Insurance fund is for a major item such a replacing the fridge, furnace, hot water heater, something that is past the break even point of repair. Just our way of doing things, but certainly not for everyone.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:49 PM   #10
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With all of the items on our 36FL we purchased the extended warranty when we purchased the unit.
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