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Old 01-11-2019, 03:20 PM   #1
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Hey all you Airstreamers!
Been reading lots of great posts about tons of subjects, it's great!
My wife and I will be taking delivery of a 23FB in May and my question is about extended warranties.
I've never been a fan of extended warranties, BUT with the general level of builds these days, I may be changing my tune.
We've got a three year warranty with the trailer and the dealer is offering up another four years, not sure of the cost, but it's got to be in the neighbourhood of two grand.
What are your thoughts? Comments, have any of you been thankful you bought extended warranty, or just sorry you did or didn't!
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:29 PM   #2
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In general extended warranties are a waste of money.
If it is going to be a warranty issue it should show up in the first year not the forth.
I would assume the dealer will sell you the extended warrant at the end of the factory warranty since there are pure profit.
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:02 PM   #3
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You can purchased extended warranties on individual items in your rig, such as the AC, refrigerator etc. These are likely the items that cause a problem after the AS warranty, so I don't see a point in buying one for the Airstream itself.
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:45 PM   #4
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Welcome Aboard!! 🥂👍

The dealer is 'offering' it because THEY make the money on it.
Put the money in the bank and use it as needed for upgrades & "stuff". 🤔

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Old 01-12-2019, 12:36 PM   #5
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My experience with "extended warranties," regardless of who's offering them, are: good luck getting them to honor the warranty! Carpets are offered with 5, 10, 15 year warranties, but I have a friend who's a "higher up" at Mohawk, and when I was speaking with him about our new carpet, he let me know that in his 20+ years of employment, he has NEVER seen a carpet replaced by their warranty. The fine print says you have to vacuum every day and have the carpet *professionally* cleaned at certain intervals for the warranty to be honored. Just keep things like that in mind and read the fine print very carefully when considering extended warranties! You are right about new Airstream build quality though, which is why sometimes it's better to have someone who knows what they are doing do a frame-off restoration vs. buying new!
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:04 PM   #6
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We have had our 2009 10yrs now with very little problems. All appliances are yet working. We full time in it for almost an yr and we travel for three to four months during the summer each yr. so if we had purchased the warranty package to dealer wanted to sell us. Who would have come out a head??? Our opinion. Do not buy.
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