Companies with life time warranties are getting slimmer and slimmer. Sometimes they are victims of their own success. Case in hand I owned a Ducane outdoor grill. When registering the grill new and with payment of $10, you got a lifetime warranty on all components. The grill itself was pricey but heck life time warranty. About 7 years into the ownership I have replaced two of the three burners, the plate that holds the briquettes, the briquettes themselves, and two igniters. Since then Weber bought Ducane and the lifetime warranty program is now gone. Weber took the name and now builds Ducane grills but nothing like the ones built by the former Ducane company. Word on the street was that Ducane couldn't afford the e warranty and even with their premium pricing and good quality hardware, selling out seemed to be the better direction for their owners.
Sad to hear of Fantastic Fan selling out.
'04 Classic 30' S.O.,'03 GMC Savana 2500,'14 Honda CTX 700