For many RV owners getting an Extended
Warranty is a hard decision to make.
Do you pay a monthly premium for coverage
you are not sure you will need or
just put some money away each month
and hope you are able to fix any problems
If you go with a higher deductible
you can lower your monthly cost.
Put the deductible in an account
ready for a time you need it and
As your RV gets older year by year,
extended warranty coverage goes
up so it is beneficial to get one
when your RV is still in its prime.
When it comes to Extended Warranties
going with the big dog has its benefits.
With a large customer base service
companies tend to treat customers
better when they are represented
by a large company. Research is
key though, check up on the company
and see how it stacks up with its
customers. Good Sam has a good rating
and is one of the biggest in the
USA, and can also offer other services
like roadside assistance, which
may be exactly what you need when
your RV breaks down.
The first step is to get a quote
and see what pricing looks like
for your year and model of RV and
how the deductible effects monthly
pricing. None of us want to call
in to get a quote and then the sales
pitch, so here is a link where you
can obtain a no obligation quote
fast and with very minimal information.
my Free No obligation Quote
When you receive your quote you
will also receive the Extended Service
Plan Terms and Conditions which
is very beneficial as you can see
exactly what is covered and how
the warranty works before you do
anything. In most cases the Terms
& Conditions is the last document
you see, when it should be the first
item to look over to make sure you
are getting good coverage.
So what does the cost of an Extended
Warranty look like for your year
and make of RV and how did the deductible
effect the monthly price?
By enrolling in an Extended Service
Plan before your manufacturer warranty
expires, you are protected from
any lapse of coverage when the warranty
expires, and the warranties of your
RV's individual components are covered
as they each expire.
Below are items the Extended Service
Plan covers. Most of these items
can be expensive to replace or repair
and it gives peace of mind to know
they are covered.
From our experience some of the
finicky items in an RV that like
to go the fritz is of course the
heating unit when the temperature
suddenly drops down to freezing.
It seems some heating units like
to start an awfaul squealing when
they have not been used much.
Refrigerators are well built nowadays
but when they break it gets very
costly to repair them of replace
them. Thats is not a bill you want
to have to deal with.
To qualify for Good Sam Extended
Service Plan coverage, your 5th
wheel or travel trailer can be up
to 15 years old.
For new rigs, Good Sam Extended
Service Plan protects RVs with a
purchase price up to $750,000.
For used vehicles, their plan protects
RVs with a current value of up to
An Extended Service Plan is renewable
on an annual basis until the RV
is 18 years old.
A tip on getting an Extended Warranty
is not to wait to long. The older
your RV is the more expensive the
coverage can become. If you get
your warranty early then as your
RV ages the pricing for the warranty
When you do buy an Extended Warranty
make sure the company you get the
warranty from is going to provide
you with excellent service and is
good about paying the claims. You
can get a cheap warranty and then
struggle when you make a claim.
Going with a large reputable company
saves tons of headaches down the
Extended warranties are big money
makers for dealers so try to not
get an extended warranty from a
dealer as it is cheaper to deal
with the company that offers the
Get a copy of the contract before
you sign anything and check exactly
what coverage you are getting.
What Is Not Covered
Make sure you understand what items
are NOT covered. Much confusion
arises from owners not understanding
what is covered and what is not.
Then they try and make a claim only
to find the item is not covered.
Understanding from the outset will
ensure you are happy with the coverage
and are not going to get any surprises
Try not to make claims to soon after
getting your extended warranty.
Any claims soon after the extended
warranty is purchased will cause
a much higher level of inspection
to make sure that it was not a pre-existing
Once you have a quote and know what
it may cost you, you can relax and
think about if it is worth it or
not. Weigh up some alternatives
and then make a decison when you
My RV Quote.