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Old 09-28-2003, 07:37 AM   #1
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I am in the process of purchasing a new trailer. Should I also be looking at purchasing a service plan? Is there one plan that you would recommend over another one?

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Old 09-28-2003, 07:45 AM   #2
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Although they are out there, the new Airstreams have a 2 year warranty. Granted there have been some fit an finish interior quality issues with some of the new coaches leaving Jackson Center, I would think that if you had any they could be resolved in the first 2 years.

My take is simply for a used car, perhaps these are good, but for a new one, for me personally, I am not sure I'd go with it.

Each person has their own take on it. For example, my girlfriend buys the extended warranty on her new cars since she drives them for about 5-6 years and refuses to drive a car that is not under warranty. Drives me nuts, but, it's her choice and one of those things she feels better having. For me, I don't mind tearing something down a bit.

The dealer should be able to provide you with options.

Last thing is shop around. This last process for my new coach save me thousands.


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Old 09-28-2003, 07:57 AM   #3
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I am going to look at what plans are offered by the dealer and what the prices are. After that, I will weigh my options.

I would be interested in hearing about some of the experiences of the people who have purchased a warranty.

Is there one plan that you know is much better than another?
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Old 09-28-2003, 08:41 PM   #4
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I don't know if these things are worth it, especially on a travel trailer. Once you get past the initial warranty most issues should be resolved. It's a given that the appliances will eventually die, but based on the costs that were quoted to me, you probably will exhaust any extended warranty before a repair is necessary.

Save your $$ and pay yourself the warranty $$ and use that for future repairs. Probably one of the most common issue you read in Trailer Life and other Good Sam action line columns is dealing with extended service contracts and complaints from the holders of these contracts relating to coverage loopholes or lack of payments when they are used.

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