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Posted: 12/05/19 11:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi!, My partner and I just bought a brand new 2020 Entegra Odyssey 24b. We have never owned an RV but love our trips to National Parks, Campsites, Lakes and felt that rather than always renting VBRO etc we could bring our home on wheels with it decked out to our own liking. 

We bought from La Mesa RV and we loved our sales experience with Zach. No pressure, friendly... At the end of the paperwork we were presented with protection plans and since we have never owned an RV we are wondering about these services. Safety and Security are my top of the things that I always keep in mind when making decisions so it is with that lens that I make decisions. I am sure we will make newbie mistakes that we realize "yep we didn't need that or yep we DID need that". We also don't make impulsive quick decisions without research. We have been looking at RVs for well over a year and knew ahead of time what we (thought) we wanted and a good price based on nationwide research of comparative pricing. 

So after that background here are the plans offered:

7 yr  or 5 yr complete protection

USA TRAVEL CARE

AGWS TIRE AND ROAD HAZARD

GUARANTEED ASSET PROTECTION

ECO CLEAN START

SAFERIDE ROADSIDE

We bought it primarily for the two of us though between us we have 6 mostly grown kids and two grandkids and a tiny yorkie. I can't imagine the older kids coming but I do have a 14 yr old that will come for sure on occasion. 

We are so excited about this new adventure and would welcome some experienced advice about these plans. Many thanks for the replies.

Warmly,

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Posted: 12/05/19 11:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

None of these plans are worth the money.

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Posted: 12/05/19 11:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Congratulations on your new purchase!

The general consensus is that you would be better placing the money for a warranty in the bank and paying for repairs as they occur. Warranties can be highly exclusive and you may never use them at all thus throwing money away. Your brand new RV will have a warranty for at least 12 mos. You should be able to shake out most issues under a dealer warranty in the first few months thus mitigating a need for any extra warranty for at least a year. IF buying a warranty after the factory warranty expires makes you sleep better at night, don't buy it from a dealer. They are highly marked up and it's pure profit for the dealer.

You should have a decent roadside assistance though and this is not to be confused with a warranty. Top choices are usually Coachnet and Good Sam.


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buying from the dealer will cost way more than from a another company ,the dealer makes a very large comission from you. buy from a private company, we use coach net.com been very good service , others will chime in with other good companies at a lesser fee. most the things there trying to sell you are not worth the paper its on.

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I've bought four rigs from La Mesa and suspect you bought from the same location (Davis). My recommendation is to use the heck out of the rig while under factory warranty, note every little thing that is not correct and have it taken care of in the first year. Keep in mind that La Mesa is a big organization, sells a lot of units and there may be a significant delay in getting an appointment for service.
I agree with previous comments to save your money and NOT buy the additional coverage. I have bought them in the past when I got too caught up in the excitement of a new rig and only later noted the long list of items NOT covered. Other coverage, after the sale can be obtained from other suppliers.
Enjoy your new rig, its a great way to see the country!





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Posted: 12/05/19 05:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

X2, steelhunter.


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I look at it as money I would never have had.
In 1988 I was offered an extended warranty and didn't buy it. I put the money in a savings acct and did that with every other extended warranty that was offered to me since 1988. I tapped into that money 3x since then using a fraction of it because it leaped into six figures some years ago.

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Maybe I'm just cynical but, this sounds like another advertisement in the form of a question.
New member, first post and they praise the dealership and salesman. Then they list the options offered and use caps and double spacing. There was no mention of the price for the 'Protection Plan.'

Let's see if the OP comes back to comment.

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Posted: 12/06/19 11:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

road service ok but the rest of it save your money in a intrest berring account and do the repairs your self.. the coach should come with a warranty for at least a year,, make sure you get all the bugs out in that year .. JMO


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gbopp wrote:

Maybe I'm just cynical but, this sounds like another advertisement in the form of a question.
New member, first post and they praise the dealership and salesman. Then they list the options offered and use caps and double spacing. There was no mention of the price for the 'Protection Plan.'

Let's see if the OP comes back to comment.


It does make you question these newbie hit and run posts.

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