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Old 11-22-2017, 09:29 AM   #1
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buying 2014 airstream and dealer (camper clinic buda,tx)has suggested NAENWAN extended warranty....input needed as my first rv
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Old 11-22-2017, 09:37 AM   #2
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I personally wouldn't. It depends on your tolerance for things that break, and the terms of the warranty, how much it costs, deductible, etc.

I got the Good Sam's warranty and it has a $200 deductible. The 3-4 things that have broken have all been less than $200. So for me, it was wasted.

Had something MAJOR broken, I would be singing another tune. But now I self insure. If something breaks, I'll fix it or I'll pay to have it fixed.

As with any insurance, whether it is "worth" it is entirely up to you. Can you pay for a major repair should one be required? If the answer is no, and the plan would cover it, then it would be a good idea to get it. But think about it this way. Those plans turn a profit for the people who sell them. Otherwise, they would not sell them. So more people pay more into them than they take out. Consider that.
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:43 AM   #3
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useless for 99% Of consumers. Virtually 100% profit for seller. Put the money you would spend on warranty in the bank instead.
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buying 2014 airstream and dealer (camper clinic buda,tx)has suggested NAENWAN extended warranty....input needed as my first rv
I don't buy an extended warranty for anything, ever since I made the mistake of buying one for my 2003 Dodge Durango, only to find out that the dealer I bought the vehicle and the warranty from didn't honor third-party extended warranties in the first place. Not even the ones they sold. But that dealer is out of business now, so I guess there is justice in the world.

And since then I've never had anything go wrong— on anything— that an extended warranty would have covered. So I've saved a bundle by not buying the warranties.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:02 AM   #5
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Hi

I was in shopping for bits and pieces at one of the local RV dealers. As I was wandering around, one of the repair guys was on the phone. Being the uncouth type that I am , I listened to bits and pieces as I shopped.

Your trailer needs ...xxxx .... phoned your warranty outfit and it's denied. It will cost you $x,xxx.

Your trailer needs ... yyyy.... phoned your warranty outfit and it's denied. It will cost you $yyy.yy.

That went on and on for more than a dozen of item. If *any* of them were accepted by the warranty outfit, I missed that part of the call. None of what I heard was all that unusual in terms of RV issues. They just were never items that the warranty covered.

Save your money, unless the warranty is from Airstream (= it's a brand new trailer), it's not worth it. You can read *lots* of articles on *lots* of things that get warranties sold for them. The only ones that even come even close to getting a thumbs up are manufacturer backed warranties.

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Old 11-22-2017, 11:20 AM   #6
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I Don't Recommend It

We previously purchased a new Airstream from Camper Clinic II and were told we had the "Lifetime Warranty" ... which turns out that they required:

1. The customer to bring the Airstream in for an annual "checkup" for the "Lifetime Warranty" to be honored ... and the checkup was several hundred $$$ (more service revenue for them obviously).
2. Anything that was "covered" under the "Lifetime Warranty" was subject to the components' manufacturer approving the repair, etc.
3. Way too many unknowns and way too many "conditions" of the warranty.

We declined the "Lifetime Warranty" .....
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The ONLY thing I've ever bought an extended warranty on, on the advice of a trusted service manager, was a Toyota-branded extended warranty on a Prius. This was in 2012, and the replacement battery pack was half the cost of the car at the time.

Since then, he no longer recommends it because he has at least one one that is past 500,000 mile with just normal maintenance. And the price of the traction battery has come down a LOT.

For an Airstream--if its a new one, you have two years to find all the problems. If its use, save your money for maintenance, as pointed out by others. Extended warranties are a profit center for the dealer and do nothing for you....
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Extended warranties are useless.
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Old 11-22-2017, 05:39 PM   #9
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First, did you search on extended warranty? There are several threads with information. See below.

Just put the trailer back in storage after picking it up from the dealer. Extended warranty paid for a clearance light replacement, a plumbing leak repair, and a USB port replacement. They also worked with us to verify that our entertainment system was operating correctly. The cost to us was the $50 deductable. We consider the warranty an insurance policy and hope to never collect big.

If you have DIY skills give it a miss. If not, investigate the dealer and make sure they will be on your side if you have an extended warranty.

Might not be a good idea to finance an extended warranty. Paying for it once is enough. So do your research and make the best decision for you and your RV lifestyle. Pat

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f351...ty-138470.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f240...ms-127716.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f353...am-102021.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f295...-a-147276.html
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We previously purchased a new Airstream from Camper Clinic II and were told we had the "Lifetime Warranty" ... which turns out that they required:

1. The customer to bring the Airstream in for an annual "checkup" for the "Lifetime Warranty" to be honored ... and the checkup was several hundred $$$ (more service revenue for them obviously).
2. Anything that was "covered" under the "Lifetime Warranty" was subject to the components' manufacturer approving the repair, etc.
3. Way too many unknowns and way too many "conditions" of the warranty.

We declined the "Lifetime Warranty" .....
I too got a "Lifetime Warranty" from Camper Clinic II, but the version I got came with my unit at no extra cost. Like you, I found it to be next to worthless for the reasons you have already listed. In addition, unless you have to have an annual inspection to license your TT (e.g. Texas), it's a pain to have to drag your TT to a dealer just to have the inspection done.
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We’ve bought new trailers before without extended warranties but this time we opted to purchase the 7 year wrap warranty. Why? Because after RVing for almost two decades, we know how expensive RV components plus labor costs are when having to replace items. After investing $70000 in our FC, it’s nice to know we have a warranty for 7 years.
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We’ve bought new trailers before without extended warranties but this time we opted to purchase the 7 year wrap warranty. Why? Because after RVing for almost two decades, we know how expensive RV components plus labor costs are when having to replace items. After investing $70000 in our FC, it’s nice to know we have a warranty for 7 years.
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That only works *if* the warranty covers the things that break over the next 7 years. It appears from the posts here and elsewhere that this simply is not the case. I *have* listened to a number of across the counter dialogs (they tend to get pretty loud) about "no that one isn't covered either and neither is this one or ... ".

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We’ve bought new trailers before without extended warranties but this time we opted to purchase the 7 year wrap warranty. Why? Because after RVing for almost two decades, we know how expensive RV components plus labor costs are when having to replace items. After investing $70000 in our FC, it’s nice to know we have a warranty for 7 years.
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VERY important you read/learn 'WHATS NOT COVERED". Also call around and ask repairs shops, dealers ,if they will accept the warranty. In my experience, many will not accept 100% for repairs. Some will accept a portion for repairs, the balance will be out of pocket.. So, if repair is $600, they may give a credit for $150 from insurance. in my opinion, keep the $2500 or so for policy and pay out of pocket>>>
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Thanks for the advice and offer. The benefit of being adults, is we get to spend our money as we see fit. chief and I have dealt with a couple RV situations that could have been extremely expensive if they’d happened six months later because of the limited warranty timeline. Chief’s a very handy guy and tackles most projects and repairs himself but on this investment we felt like the extended warranty was the right choice for us.
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