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Old 02-29-2024, 03:52 PM   #21
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We have good Sams. Had it on our other camper and had some. Wasn’t going to get any on the new to us used one we purchased. But glade we did and it was good Sams again. This time we didn’t have any issues at all with the clams. They have been quick to approve and easy to deal with so far.
 
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Old 02-29-2024, 04:20 PM   #22
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As you can tell by reading this thread there are winners and losers when it comes to service plans. The only sure winner is the insurance company.

A few things to think about:
-Don't buy insurance on a brand new rig until the warranty runs out, you are not getting anything extra with the extended coverage
-A big factor to consider is your level of expertise dealing with issues, if you generally do you own work the insurance will not help as much
-Are you a weekend camper or full time?
-How hard are you on your rig? If you do a fair amount of unimproved road travel where the rig gets beaten up the insurance may be more worthwhile. If you don't do regular maintenance, you will have more things break.
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Old 03-01-2024, 10:52 AM   #23
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Pat,

Recommend you save your $ by self insuring.
X2. Don't forget those extended warranties also have incident deductibles that come out of your pocket before they pay so you can also budget for that too. At $3000ish for a plan if you put 200 a month aside monthly, the premium will be in your bank acct in 15 months give or take waiting to be used or not. Alternately you could or just put the entire premium all into a separate emergency savings account and fund it with 10-20 a month to cover any future deductible payments and then if a warranty issue comes up simply divide the repair cost into 12, 24 or 36 equal amounts and refill the fund as you go. Again, if you never have an issue the money you set aside for it is in your acct and not handed over to an insurance company and gone forever.

It's insurance and you are gambling you'll use it more than you paid for it and the insurance plan is gambling you won't and they are the ones that devised the plan, set the rates so they do not lose money... you do the math. Yeah, self insuring can be pain since it requires you to use some grey matter BUt if you can afford to self insure you are mostly to be miles ahead than letting somebody else take your money for the same thing.
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