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Posted: 09/12/21 07:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Always see what the dealer can offer in financing. My DIL is loan officer at a bank and they could not come close to the dealers rate. Loan companies often offer tremendous incentives to dealers.

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ApexAZ, if youre happy with it, that is all that matters. You obviously did your due diligence.

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I will be in the minority here. I normally do not get the extended warranties but I did get it with my current rig. I got it because it has a residential fridge which will not fit through the door should it need replacing. Also, it has the hydraulic leveling system. Well about 2+ yrs after buying it, the slides started to malfunction and literally started coming out while driving on the highway. fast forward to me calling dealer and them telling me it was about 3 months before I could bring it in but because I had an extended warranty I could take it anyplace I wanted. I found a repair place in Toledo and dropped the trailer off 2 weeks later. @ weeks after that, the rig was fixed and the bill was over $3000.00. I paid a small deductible. So this time it worked for me. All in all, I saved over a grand. The does not mean I am sold on the warranties. If I had a simpler trailer, like I used to, then no I would not have gotten the warranty. The best thing I can say is to look at what you have in there that can go bad and what the replacement cost might be. Air conditioning units, 2-way refrigerators, water heaters can all be replaced without costing a fortune.

The warranty company was easy to deal with. I must have gotten lucky.


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Campinfan wrote:

I will be in the minority here. I normally do not get the extended warranties but I did get it with my current rig. I got it because it has a residential fridge which will not fit through the door should it need replacing. Also, it has the hydraulic leveling system. Well about 2+ yrs after buying it, the slides started to malfunction and literally started coming out while driving on the highway. fast forward to me calling dealer and them telling me it was about 3 months before I could bring it in but because I had an extended warranty I could take it anyplace I wanted. I found a repair place in Toledo and dropped the trailer off 2 weeks later. @ weeks after that, the rig was fixed and the bill was over $3000.00. I paid a small deductible. So this time it worked for me. All in all, I saved over a grand. The does not mean I am sold on the warranties. If I had a simpler trailer, like I used to, then no I would not have gotten the warranty. The best thing I can say is to look at what you have in there that can go bad and what the replacement cost might be. Air conditioning units, 2-way refrigerators, water heaters can all be replaced without costing a fortune.

The warranty company was easy to deal with. I must have gotten lucky.


It's helpful to hear success stories too!

We don't have a full size refrigerator and it only has one slide, but it sounds like even one slide can be fairly costly to repair!

Thanks for sharing your experience.

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Posted: 09/22/21 07:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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You should tell the dealer that you don't want any any see if you get the agreed upon deal.
You should also let them know you don't appreciate them adding to the deal. Do a good exam of the rig and get everything fixed before anything changes hands. That means tradein or deposit. Only take delivery and sign papers after all is fixed.


Very well said.


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ApexAZ wrote:

Hi all,

We just got approved for financing on a Fuel toy hauler with an agreed upon price OTD. The F&I gentleman just called us to tell us about the approval and the rate. Then he told me the payment and I was surprised to hear it was higher than I had expected at that rate.

Of course with some probing I learned he priced in a 7 year extended warranty. I am reluctant to purchase these on vehicles in general. My understanding is dealing with warranty work on RV's is not as easy or convenient as it would be on an automobile, especially in the current supply constrained world we live in. I think no matter what 7 years is probably more than we want, but would maybe 2 or 3 years be beneficial? I've read that most major things are going to break in the first year and to expect it to be in the shop for a significant period of time in that first year. I've also read most people fix a lot of their issues because the warranty is such a pain to begin with.

For these reasons I am thinking it's not worth paying for an extended warranty, but maybe I'm wrong?

Thanks,

Brian


No,you are not wrong. If the unit is new, it usually comes with a warranty of sorts for at least 12 months. The F&I person has apparently added ($7K??)onto the original order that you signed? You need to set aside a reasonable amount of $$ each month for anticipated maintenance/repairs for what you want. Be prepared to get up and walk if they continue to play they play the numbers as you are being played with by these double talkers.

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We signed for the RV at the agreed upon price and declined all extended warranty and GAP add-on's. Overall very pleased with the sales process.

Now to just figure out why it's leaking water... lol

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^ Congrats! Beautiful camper!!

From that pic, it looks virtually identical to our Torque.
Wonder what the differences are between the models?
You'll love it!


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I would be a little concerned about a dealer trying to slip it in on me. Bet he has a tire warranty in there somewhere as well.


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Grit dog wrote:

^ Congrats! Beautiful camper!!

From that pic, it looks virtually identical to our Torque.
Wonder what the differences are between the models?
You'll love it!


Thanks!

Heartland rep said they are made on the same line. Torques have extra ac unit, extra TV, etc. But aside from the fuel being a little less luxurious, they are essentially the same. Fuel are just rebranded as a Camping World exclusive.

We looked at a few Torques too, but couldn't seem to negotiate the price more than a couple thousand below msrp. Even this fuel we had to drive out of town to get it at the price we wanted. Market is still crazy.

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