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Post Info TOPIC: 2017 Tiffin Phaeton - Additional Warranty or No?

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2017 Tiffin Phaeton - Additional Warranty or No?

So we think we've found the unit that works for our year of FT travel around the country.  We're looking at a 2017 Tiffin Phaeton 40QKH with 9,900 miles on it which means ~1.5 yrs or 26K miles of warranty remaining from Tiffin. 


Given that we'll be FT for a solid year, likely 15K+ miles over that time, what do y'all think about additional warranty?


I've researched a bit here and elsewhere.  I've already received a coach only quote from Wholesale Warranty (thanks for the tips!) as well as Star RV quoted through the dealership finance department.  Obviously the dealer gets a bit using their preferred warranty company.  So if an additional warranty is going to cost $3-4K for 3-4 years of coverage, what do those of you with experience think?  I can pocket the cash (in savings) for a rainy day or spend a bit for peace of mind.


Any and all advice greatly appreciated!


** First-Timer: 2017 Tiffin Phaeton 40QKH**

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Are you only going full time for a year? If so it seems like the manufacturer's warranty should cover it, however, do you have to take your coach somewhere specific for repairs or will they cover the cost for another repair shop?

Our experience, buying a lightly used, 2 year old higher end DRV Mobile Suites, we did buy an extended warranty through Wholesale Warranty and by the beginning of our 3rd year on the road it was paid for. Our 5 year warranty just expired and the last 3 major repairs we've had done plus a couple of minor ones resulted in the fact that we recovered 4x the original cost. Our cost was only 1.5K when we bought the warranty and we've been very happy we bought it.


FT - July 2013


2010 38TKSB3 DRV Mobile Suites

2012 Ford F450


Dale and Ruth Travelling with Tazzy Kat!







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