RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 

Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Community Forums > Introduce Yourself | Say Hello
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-07-2018, 06:22 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Florida
Posts: 1
THOR #12661
Extended Warranty

I'm new to rving and not sure if the Extended Warranty is needed. Sure could use some advice. I have a Thor Freedom Elite 22e, 2014.

Would appreciate any comments.
__________________

__________________
wichct is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2018, 11:15 AM   #2
Member
 
Hikes in Rain's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 27.1
State: Florida
Posts: 98
THOR #5584
There are a number of them; which one were you considering? We allowed ourselves to be convinced to purchase a Good Sam Extended Service Plan (not an "extended warranty, as we've been later informed, although having reviewed the definitions, I think that's a distinction without a difference). We've made three claims on it.



A trip interruption; $100, woo hoo! That really helped with four days of hotel bills while our coach was repaired.


One slide motor with labor, speaking of repairs. $700 or so, not sure of the exact amount.


One furnace control board, just recently. $241. They've refused to pay for the furnace, which rusted out due to water intrusion caused by badly designed furnace door louvers acting as rain funnels.


They also charged it $95 to send an inspector for the furnace to deny the claim. I didn't know about nor authorize that charge. They just did it.


We'd have been money WAY ahead to take the cost of the plan and stick it into an interest bearing account or investment, and use that for repairs. With interest, we'd have paid for the covered repairs and then some, and still have most of the money left for more. With a whole lot less hassle, as well.


Just my personal thoughts and experience, mind you. Your mileage may vary; some folks I know tell us theirs has been a life saver.
__________________

__________________
2015 Thor ACE 27.1
2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
Hikes in Rain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2018, 12:12 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
The Gritz Carlton's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: THOR Chateua 35SF
State: Georgia
Posts: 4,051
THOR #11130
They are nothing but profit generators to the companies and expensive to the buyer...and as indicated above...many loopholes for them to not pay. Basically an expensive insurance policy. Some people just feel more secure having one. I feel more secure just being able to pay for anything and not have to fight it out...knowing there's a 10:1 chance I'll loose the battle for reimbursement. All three of our vehicles are warranty expired but I get weekly mailings for extended warranty from three different companies. It's gotta be profitable for them to spend so much on marketing.
__________________
2018 THOR Chateau 35SF
Two Labs, Bugsie & Blondie
The Gritz Carlton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2018, 01:47 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Newmar Bay Star Sport 300
State: Alabama
Posts: 3,263
THOR #6826
I bought one from CW when the price got down to barely $1000. Still, I wouldn’t do it again. Once in a while people are glad they have them if an air conditioner or the fridge fails or something. But mostly not so much. Also know that the price is VERY negotiable (at CW anyway). And you can choose coverages. I have a friend who is very fearful of tire problems and he only has the tire and wheel coverage. I thought that one was way over priced and didn’t get it. Oh, and you can cancel if you change your mind. Full refund for 60 days (I think) and prorated after. Good luck.
__________________
Pete'sMH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2018, 08:15 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane 27K
State: California
Posts: 608
THOR #2544
I bought on for mine, but like above, waited until the price came down about 80%. I had one claim that maybe saved me a couple hundred dollars. I think it depends if you will feel more comfortable with one. I do not regret the warranty plan but I do regret the pain/gelcoat protection I bought, it was a complete waste of money.
__________________
This post is opinion based on experience.
2015 Hurricane 27K
2013 Sea Ray 220SD
brucev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2018, 12:59 AM   #6
Member
 
Yippie's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 25.4
State: Delaware
Posts: 35
THOR #12773
Thanks for
all the advice from everyone. Just bought a 2018 Axis with no warranty had been reviewing option to purchase. Still on fence was told if I was going to make the plunge do so before year end. Any thoughts on that theory? Anyway thanks for the insight on this issue.
__________________
Yippie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2018, 01:24 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Long & Winding road's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2017 Axis 25.4
State: Arkansas
Posts: 2,621
THOR #12231
I was the same way. This was my first RV and after reading the horror stories on this site I purchased an extended warrantee from CW but only after I told them I had my one figured out from Good Sams for like 1/8 the cost (which I did). The they beat that price so I purchased it.

Well a little over a year later I never used it. Most of my problems have been small and easy (and cheap) to fix so I just do them myself. I brought my RV back once before my first year was up and they kept it for a week, killed my house batteries beyond repair, then would not replace them, took 3 mo to get parts so I called them up and told them I will pickup the parts and just replaced them myself in a half day.

So looking back I would NOT get one if your handy. You can learn everything you need to know from hits side and Youtube.

But if your not Handy - shop around on line and used the price to get your dealer down BELOW it.
__________________
2017 Axis / 25.4: Big Foot Levelers, Aims 1200 Watt inverter, Ceramic Window Tint, Full River AGM 6V batteries, Front Hellwig Sway bar / Rear Track Arm, Safe T Plus Steering Stabilizer, PD 4655 converter, Hard Wired Surge Guard, WEboost + WiFi Ranger, LED Headlights/Driving lights, TPMS, Surge tank, Tornado flush, Viair Compressor
Long & Winding road is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2018, 12:30 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
The Gritz Carlton's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: THOR Chateua 35SF
State: Georgia
Posts: 4,051
THOR #11130
Since Camping World owns Good Sam, it stands to reason why they would match it...probably the same policy with different clothes.
__________________
2018 THOR Chateau 35SF
Two Labs, Bugsie & Blondie
The Gritz Carlton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2018, 11:33 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: SOB 2014 Meridian 36M
State: Washington
Posts: 981
THOR #7205
We bought our Quantum used with a couple transferable service plans. So, far we have been reimbursed $600 for the vinyl on our cab seats wearing off. And, another $1100 for a slide motor failure (full wall slide on our unit) where the shop had to break the motor to get it out of the closed slide. So, for 75 bucks transfer fee we saved $1625! Not bad.
__________________
Pat & Becky & now Katie
Wenatchee, WA
99dart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2018, 12:15 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
bigben's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Challenger 37TB
State: Kentucky
Posts: 1,032
THOR #1020
Totally agree with the extended warranty approach of setting aside the $s as cushion to cover repair costs EXCEPT for tire and wheel road hazard. We purchased our policy from Wholesale Warranty - it covers all 6 wheels/tires for 7 years for about $450. What a smart deal. We had a tire with a sidewall puncture making the tire not repairable. Then we had a blow out. The policy has covered approximately $1200 in tires and roadside service. What a great buy and I still have 3.5 years left!!!
__________________

__________________
US Army Retired - Loving The Road Trip
Challenger 37TB
bigben is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 07:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
×