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Old 02-22-2019, 05:46 AM   #1
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What are your thoughts on purchasing an extended warranty for a 2014 Airstream? What company do you recommend ?
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Old 02-22-2019, 06:00 AM   #2
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Extended warranties serve primarily to soothe the buyer's anxiety while lining the pockets of the seller. They are a poor investment, and seldom return their promoted value. If it were me I'd set the warranty cost aside in an interest accruing account and take my chances there. Just my thoughts.

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Old 02-22-2019, 06:43 AM   #3
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I’m with
Kevin on this one. Extended warranty’s have little to know actual value to the end user. Profit center for dealers.
Most things that you would think they should cover they don’t.
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Extended warranty’s are for only the dealers pockets. Read the very find print and then ask what does the warranty cover? NOTHING Put money in bank and use it when needed, you will be a head by far.
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Agree with everyone else on this one. I personally have purchased and extended warranty for our SOB trailer and they wouldn't cover anything. Tried telling me it was a maintenance item. So after not too long afterwards, canceled the warranty and pocketed the cash. Don't bother with it. It's only profit for dealerships
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Welcome to the forum.

Hi, after many years of working at new car dealers and dealing with extended warrantees, I always say this: Never buy any extended warranty unless it is actually from the actual manufacturer of the product. Being sold by the dealer does not mean that it is from the factory.
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Ditto all over again.

The large print giveth, the small print taketh away.

Reading even one of these warranty contracts is as much fun as a root canal without anesthesia, and translating it into plain English is worse. The exclusions alone will make you walk away, the conditions (like annual maintenance, and proof of maintenance being done exactly on schedule) will induce vomiting.

Read your car insurance policy and Airstream policies, you cannot get a cheap policy that has really good coverage. I am repeating two old stories, but ....

1. Liberty's accident forgiveness - got fascinated and made several calls and well, hmmm. Quote With forgiveness the 6 month rate was $500.... Without was $446 for the same limits and exclusions. "Forgiveness" means you pay as though you've already had an accident, and you might pay the higher rate for 10 years before you have the first one. Have a second claim 3 months after the first... you get an increase... even if the 2nd accident is the other driver's fault.
2. Low Deductible is a good deal - well it jas benefits, but higher limits of liability are a better deal for most people. Personally know of a driver who hit a husband and wife team of doctors, incapacitating her, killing him... loss of earnings for lifetime award, $12 million.... coverage limit for one accident $500 thousand. How to lose your house, car, dog, furniture and never prosper again!
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