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    Posted: 22 Jul 2015 at 3:52am
We are buying a new 2016 182G this week and they are pushing the 5 year extended warranty, $2000 and other warranty packages on us.  They seem to be more geared to the larger trailers and motorhomes.  Has anyone else passed on the warranty wished they would had purchased the extended warranty or vice versa, purchase the extended warranty and felt it was a waste of money? 

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If you make it past the first year with everything in tact or have your first year things warranty fixed you're usually in the clear and the rest is just normal maintenance after that.

There is an optional 2nd year Forest River warranty available that some owners choose to grab up.  It is not often that we see anyone take those dealer offered warranties.

Most repairs and fixes are easy enough if you're even remotely handy and the other stuff if it's going to fail it will certainly fail in the first year's warranty.
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Thanks for your view.  I was thinking the same thing, most things will fail in the first year if they are going to fail.  I am a handy guy and plan on doing some mods.  If you know of any must do or ideas, my ears are open! 
We are so excited to be R-pod owners.
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Originally posted by kymooses

There is an optional 2nd year Forest River warranty available that some owners choose to grab up.  It is not often that we see anyone take those dealer offered warranties.

Get the second year Forest River warranty.  Its hitch-to-bumper coverage, very cheap, and there are a few problems which may not crop up until after your second winter (e.g. decals peeling, caulking around windows/door, fibreglass delamination, and the odd appliance failure).
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Ditto!
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We just picked up our new RP 179 yesterday, and we declined the extended warranty. Up here in Canada, they were asking $3500 CDN for it. When we declined it, they lowered the price to $2500, at which point we bit our lips a bit but still ultimately declined. It seemed like an awful lot of money - more than 10% of full purchase cost. We too are reasonably handy, so we decided to take our chances. I think it was the right choice.
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Congrats on your 179! Good choice. A lot of the folks here can talk you through most things that could happen.
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It kills me every time I read about yet another dealer pushing their $2000-3000 add-on warranty, most of which is just profit.  For $150 (US) you can add a whole other year of warranty right from Forest River.  I've said here many times that I never buy extended warranties, but I bought that one.

If you really want a good extended warranty (6-7 years I forget which), look up the Protective Xtraride warranty.  It covers everything and costs about $675 (US).  They cover north of the border, too.  They've been around for decades.

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Yeah, what he said! I did buy the Protective XtraRide platinum plan just because I could and it really is a great plan for the money. I usually don't buy extended warranties. This was an exception.

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Here is a link to the PDF that explains the coverage for the extraride plan in case you were considering it.

http://www.protectiveassetprotection.com/Portals/0/Highlight-Sheets/Towables.pdf
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