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goducks10

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Posted: 04/26/13 10:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for all the responses. I'm passing on the ext warranty. The $2000 would end up being $2880 over time. Only using it for 30 nights a yr is only 7 mnths total in 7 yrs. $2880 is a lot for 7mths use, IMO.
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goducks10 wrote:

Thanks for all the responses. I'm passing on the ext warranty. The $2000 would end up being $2880 over time. Only using it for 30 nights a yr is only 7 mnths total in 7 yrs. $2880 is a lot for 7mths use, IMO.
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You'd be surprised how much******can fail in those 7 months. These things aren't exactly winning any awards for quality of construction. Crawl down in the basement and pull one of the walls hiding your plumbing/duct work/wiring and you'll get a depressing eyeful. Pride in a job well done seems to have mostly missed the mark in the RV industry.


My 3rd trip out with a brand new unit and my hydraulic system blew a massive leak that left me sitting in a campground with non-functioning slides, non-functioning landing gear, and a campground operator that wanted me gone because it was "Closed for the season" day.


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Posted: 04/27/13 05:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If they really failed at a rate of 2g per rig the extended warranty would cost 10g.

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You probably standout a little with all that orange and black near you. Big game tomorrow, I hope we win.


Yup, will win this one!

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tgreening wrote:

goducks10 wrote:

Thanks for all the responses. I'm passing on the ext warranty. The $2000 would end up being $2880 over time. Only using it for 30 nights a yr is only 7 mnths total in 7 yrs. $2880 is a lot for 7mths use, IMO.
Thanks again.




You'd be surprised how much******can fail in those 7 months. These things aren't exactly winning any awards for quality of construction. Crawl down in the basement and pull one of the walls hiding your plumbing/duct work/wiring and you'll get a depressing eyeful. Pride in a job well done seems to have mostly missed the mark in the RV industry.


My 3rd trip out with a brand new unit and my hydraulic system blew a massive leak that left me sitting in a campground with non-functioning slides, non-functioning landing gear, and a campground operator that wanted me gone because it was "Closed for the season" day.


The 5'er we're getting is really a basic unit. Only elec front jacks, manual rears and gear drive slide. Also its a short slide not a 12' long one that may wear out sooner. In house built frame (Not Lippert). I know things can and will go wrong, so I will just deal with them when they happen. I'm handy enough to be able to fix most things so thats the route I'm taking.

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I use to always get extended warranty. Began to realize that most repairs happened during the first 12 months. We bought a Fleetwood Quantum in 2007. It of course has a Lippert frame. We did have to use the extended warranty on the frame, due to Lippert installing them improperly. (reason I avoid anything with Lippert). Traded for a Cameo and did not get extended warranty. Quality is so much better I see not reason for it. I really think the extended warranty companies are the big money makers.


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tgreening wrote:


My 3rd trip out with a brand new unit and my hydraulic system blew a massive leak that left me sitting in a campground with non-functioning slides, non-functioning landing gear, and a campground operator that wanted me gone because it was "Closed for the season" day.

How did an extended warranty help in that case?
Getting their permission to fix it would extend your stay.


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Ozlander wrote:

tgreening wrote:


My 3rd trip out with a brand new unit and my hydraulic system blew a massive leak that left me sitting in a campground with non-functioning slides, non-functioning landing gear, and a campground operator that wanted me gone because it was "Closed for the season" day.

How did an extended warranty help in that case?
Getting their permission to fix it would extend your stay.


If it was a brand new unit the manufacturers warranty would cover it, not any extended warranty.

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