Question Extended Warranty

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Do you have an extended warranty on your RV currently or had one previously when you bought your RV?


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Joined
Nov 14, 2019
Messages
646
Location
Orinda, CA
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4002
RV Length
40’10
TOW/TOAD
2015 Jeep Trailhawk
I have had 3 coaches and on every single one I bought an extended warranty and have never used them as I have not had a need to YET. The good news is I got a good portion of my money back on the first two so not a total loss. They seem like a bad idea unless you are really using your coach a lot and then there are coverage limits where not everything is covered. I am curious to know if RV owners buy them when they buy an RV or just another finance "gimme".
 
Joined
Nov 4, 2019
Messages
548
Location
No Where In Particular
RV Year
2020
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutch Star 4369
RV Length
43’ 9”
TOW/TOAD
2016 Colorado
When we bought our 2017 DS I did purchase an extended warranty as it was our first higher end coach. Currently trying to decide if it is necessary on 2020 DS. Typically I don’t buy extended warranty on anything; cars, TV or other electronics.
 
Joined
Nov 9, 2019
Messages
266
Location
Rockville, Va.
RV Year
2020
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Canyon Star 3710
RV Length
38
TOW/TOAD
2017 Gmc Terrain & 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR-2
Bought one when I bought my '04 Mountain Aire. A 4 year warranty! Fortunately, didn't have to use it.
Sold the coach about a year after purchase. Got back just a shade over 75% of the price.
Thinking I'll buy a "coach" only warranty when the factory warranty gets ready to expire! Chassis has a 3 year warranty!
Then can upgrade at the end of the chassis warranty!
In my opinion, IF you have one or two claims, they usually pay for themselves!
And until I bought the first coach, I had never bought any type extended warranty! But repairs, electronics, a/c units, and other replacement items, can get expensive in a hurry!
Everyone's mechanical knowledge, ability, & needs differ!
 
Joined
Nov 2, 2019
Messages
2,121
Location
WA, MT or somewhere else!
RV Year
2018
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Mountain Aire 4047
RV Length
40'
TOW/TOAD
2014 Honda CR-V
We bought an extended warranty for the 2014 Ventana LE because we were not the original owners (though the coach only had 3,500 miles on it when we bought it). Newmar does not transfer the one-year coach warranty to a subsequent owner, though both Cummins and Freightliner did. That was the only extended warranty we ever bought, and we never used it while we had the VLE.

We have always preferred to self-warranty and I think that over the years it has paid off. Insurance, in any form, is just like gambling in the end; the "house" always takes in more than it pays out. If it didn't, it would be out of business. Now, that's not to say that there are not winners in either endeavor, but there will always be more losers.

TJ
 
Joined
Dec 25, 2019
Messages
349
Trying to cancel the one on my old coach now. They don't make it easy. Never used it. Whatever went wrong was to small, not covered or so huge that the manufacturer stepped in and remedied the situation. Perhaps they put it through the extended. I don't know, but I doubt it. So I took a chance with Newmar and did not get it.

I generally do not get these, except on my last two SUV's -again essentially did not need it there either.
 
Joined
Nov 3, 2019
Messages
368
Location
Florida
RV Year
2018
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
CanyonStar
RV Length
39' 11"
TOW/TOAD
Demco KarKaddy 460SS and VW Passat
If you look at the pricing structure, with ~50% of fee going to the writer, then factor in the soft costs, there is not much left to apply to "Claims". Therefor, in order for these policies to be profitable, the items covered must be very rare events.
We have decided to take the money we would spend on a Extended Warranty and put it in a separate account, for emergency repairs. If you keep up on maintenance, having a catastrophic failure is very rare. From what I have read, DP drivetrains are designed for 500K to 1M miles, the gas F53 is designed for 2-300k+ miles.
 
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