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Old 02-17-2019, 02:41 PM   #21
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Mine has paid for itself (new cooling unit, new convection/microwave oven, furnace circuit board, television and a hydraulic jack).
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Old 02-17-2019, 04:48 PM   #22
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Extended warranty is a bet. You are betting you will use it and the insuring company is betting you want. I have it for peace of mind and hope I don't have to use it. I used it once to replace a bad wheel and since then I have replaced all of them myself. This is more of a catastrophic insurance for most people for the a/c and fridge as these are probably the most expensive items people have problems with. I probably wouldn't buy one again but if I were full timing then yes as full timers get more use out of there rig in one year as I get in 6 or 7 years.
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Old 02-17-2019, 05:11 PM   #23
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We have has extended warranties on both of our Montana's. I would never own an RV as complicated as a Montana without one. This is a personal decision that has been talked about many times on this forum. Do what is good for you.
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Old 02-20-2019, 03:02 PM   #24
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I have a plan from Compass for my 2017 Montana 3000RE. My plan is pretty pricey. I would like to find out from Montana owners, that have extended warranties, which ones do you have and what is the best one.
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Old 02-20-2019, 03:11 PM   #25
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And THAT, is one reason why we have a 5 year service contract.
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Old 02-20-2019, 03:20 PM   #26
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What's the cost? I'm interested.
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Old 02-20-2019, 04:06 PM   #27
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Nobody really wants to use their contract because that means you had problems that necessitated claims. It is only a hedge bet that the cost of the plan will be less than the cost of actual repairs if needed.
Nobody really wants to use their contract because that means you had problems that necessitated claims." ....What in the world do you mean by that Why would anyone get one if they did not really want to use it. We use it every time we have a major problem or one we can not fix.
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:10 PM   #28
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I've maintained health insurance for nearly 50 years and I still hope I don't get all my money back in services.



Having said that, We have the forever warrenty that lasts as long as we own the rig and pretty much covers bumper to bumper with no deductables. I need to bring it in yearly for roof inspection and axel lube for $150. We are usually 1000 plus miles from home and our dealer so the peace of mind is worth it.



BTW, these service contracts are way overpriced and the dealer really wants to sell one as the margin is high. You can usually negociate 1/3 to 1/2 off.
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:17 PM   #29
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Wholesale Warranties

Today I purchased a 2-year extended warranty from Wholesale Warranties. I have a 2011 Montana 3100RL. Following a recent divorce I'm using this coach as a temporary home and I bought the warranty for the peace of mind. For those who might be interested, mine is a 2-year agreement with a $200 deductible per incident, $2,049 total. $450 down and $133 monthly for 12 months so there's nothing to pay for the second year. For some reason Good Sam charged about the same amount but for only a single year of coverage. I was very surprised at that but understanding how these warranty prices are calculated is way beyond my pay grade. Before I made my decision I read over and over that you could negotiate a better price with the warranty companies but that didn't work with the folks at Wholesale Warranties. No worries, I'm happy. They were easy to deal with. Just wanted to add my 2 cents to this conversation.
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Old 03-04-2019, 06:39 PM   #30
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We bought the extended service on a 2018 381TH. Because of some medical issues, the trailer set where the selling dealer delivered it for over a year. Fast forward to us taking the trailer in to get the slide out motors replace and the slide tops fixed because the motors leaked. Did anyone actually get notified that this problem existed?

in any case, we take the trailer in to get that repaired and a couple of other items. One of the items had to do with NO heat making it to the back of the trailer. We know the warranty is long gone HOWEVER we did not know that because we did not take the trailer back for service during the year that it sat, the service company pointed to that and said NO. It got me to thinking, If they can point to those caveats every time I take something in, then I paid an extra $8000 for nothing... Being first timers I wish I had done much more research before purchasing
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Old 09-28-2020, 11:49 AM   #31
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We are buying a 2020 Montana from Gander Rv. The are offering a 6yr bumper to bumper extended warrantee for $4,000. Is this a good buy or should we be looking for an after market company for the warrantee?
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Old 09-28-2020, 02:31 PM   #32
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We are buying a 2020 Montana from Gander Rv. The are offering a 6yr bumper to bumper extended warrantee for $4,000. Is this a good buy or should we be looking for an after market company for the warrantee?
Our first 5er, we were offered a 7 yr warranty for $4600. I said too much. Dealer says how much do you think it's worth. I say $1300. We compromised at $2100.
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Old 09-28-2020, 08:16 PM   #33
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Towards the end of my one year factory warranty, I looked around and got a six year extended warranty with Wholesale Warranties - my fiver covered for seven years total.
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Old 09-29-2020, 08:47 AM   #34
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We have had extended warranties from day one on both our Montana's and we never had a problem having covered items repaired.

BTW Mikelff below is 100% correct. It has to be a exclusionary service contract were the exclusions are clearly stated.
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Old 09-29-2020, 10:29 AM   #35
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The thing you need to know and understand about these service contracts is what is NOT covered or EXCLUDED from coverage. Then you can better determine if it is worth it for you, price vs benefit. You also need to understand these service contract companies have set labor rates that are typically lower than what many dealers charge, unless you go to the dealer you bought it from, and you pay the difference in labor, so it may not be just a $50 deductible. As I was a new 5er owner when I first bought mine, and seeing some of the repair issues on the Montana and Keystone forums, I decided to buy a 5 year contract. I did NOT pay full price for mine. In fact, I paid near dealer cost which I was able to verify. These contract prices are negotiable. I have used mine a couple times so far. Glad I had it. Were the repairs more than the cost of the coverage? Not yet, but close, but thatís the point. Its like buying insurance. You have it if you need it, but hope you donít have to use it. For some, like me, this has value. For others, it doesnít. They bear the risk themselves, and thatís fine for them. What ever blows your hair back!
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