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 on: October 26, 2014, 07:40:12 pm 
Started by frecklestweety - Last post by lghjr
Put the premium in an interest bearing account (I know ha ha) and never touch it except for unscheduled maintenance.  Do not use for lubes, oil changes, TBA or the like.  Then when you finally get old enough to sell out of rv'ing have a party at the home.  It's worked for me on every motorhome/trailer I have had in the last 30+ years - some great parties were thrown, but, we always got back in to RV'ing for one reason or another, AND STARTED ANOTHER ACCOUNT.

 72 
 on: October 26, 2014, 04:22:05 pm 
Started by frecklestweety - Last post by Doneworking
I think the answer varies from owner to owner.  Here is my thought:  is it worth three dollars every day of the year for the peace of mind that the extended warranty would bring to you?   That is ninety bucks a month.  Every month. 

If the answer is "yes" then it might be a good idea. 

Also, I think it depends on how well a person maintains their rv, how old it is, how they use it, how they store it and perhaps most importantly are they capable of doing many or most repairs themselves. 

It just seems to me that what is appropriate for one of us may or may not be an important consideration for others. 

For example, I keep a very high deductible on all my insurance for vehicles and our home.   I have driven over a million accident free miles over the last many years and haven't had a claim on our house in two decades.  SO, I saved a bunch of money with the lower premiums.  Essentially, I am self insuring for a large amount.  That works for us, but many would simply not be comfortable with that approach. 

On our motorhomes over the last thirty years, I really enjoy doing virtually all the maintenance and repairs myself.  It is a part of the hobby for me.   To many, that would not be the case. 

I think you just need to decide your comfort level and personal situation.   Hope this helps.

Paul

 73 
 on: October 26, 2014, 01:12:28 pm 
Started by frecklestweety - Last post by bobojay
Check out these guys.

http://www.wholesalewarranties.com/

They are VERY highly thought of in the Winnebago & 5th wheel RV world....

 74 
 on: October 26, 2014, 12:33:39 pm 
Started by frecklestweety - Last post by frecklestweety
Warranties are always a gamble.  Mine is coming up for renewal.   Does anyone have this warranty for mh with Good Sam  from Affinity Brokerage.  It is $1089.00 a year.  I did not need to use it last year but cost of repairs on mh's are expensive so I guess it is a gamble for renewing.   Any thoughts on this??? Smile

 75 
 on: October 25, 2014, 06:50:26 pm 
Started by bhgareau - Last post by gl1500
One other thought I forgot to mention.  There is a bank of fuses behind the slide out tray for the batteries.  It is mounted  on the frame directly behind the batteries.  That is something to check.  But I am confused as what you say is the primer and primer light works and the lights on the jack system works but there is not enough power to operate the systems.  I find it hard to believe there could be that much voltage line loss and I am thinking you have lost a ground line someplace and the system is feeding through another circuit.  I sure will be interested in what you find.
   Bob

 76 
 on: October 25, 2014, 06:13:26 pm 
Started by bhgareau - Last post by bhgareau
The coach batteries are showing a full charge and all other coach systems are operational. I connected to shore power for two days and both the generator and jacks were still not operable. I'm heading to find an electrical repair person on Monday. Thanks for the suggestions.

 77 
 on: October 25, 2014, 01:36:32 pm 
Started by bhgareau - Last post by bobojay
There should be no connection between the truck battery and the coach systems.  If the Gen. and Jacks do not work, it should be the coach batteries.  It sounds like the coach batteries voltage is too low to activate the Jacks or Gen.  There is enough voltage/amperage to activate the lights and fuel pump on the Gen., but not enough to operate the two items.  I would first check the battery voltage of the coach batteries with a voltmeter.  Another possible drain on the coach batteries is the switch on the dashboard for bleeding off some voltage to the truck battery.  If for some reason it is stuck in the transfer position, it would try to drain the coach batteries in to the truck battery, that is if you have that switch on your unit.
     On one of my previous M/H's, I found my coach batteries cables and securing straps were badly corroded.  I believe the straps and cables were corroded with the outgassing from the batteries.  So, now I clean and treat the cables, straps and metal tray to prevent this corrosion.
     These are just my thoughts on your problem.  Hope it helps.
     Bob

I agree with what Bob says....

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 on: October 25, 2014, 12:57:31 pm 
Started by bhgareau - Last post by gl1500
There should be no connection between the truck battery and the coach systems.  If the Gen. and Jacks do not work, it should be the coach batteries.  It sounds like the coach batteries voltage is too low to activate the Jacks or Gen.  There is enough voltage/amperage to activate the lights and fuel pump on the Gen., but not enough to operate the two items.  I would first check the battery voltage of the coach batteries with a voltmeter.  Another possible drain on the coach batteries is the switch on the dashboard for bleeding off some voltage to the truck battery.  If for some reason it is stuck in the transfer position, it would try to drain the coach batteries in to the truck battery, that is if you have that switch on your unit.
     On one of my previous M/H's, I found my coach batteries cables and securing straps were badly corroded.  I believe the straps and cables were corroded with the outgassing from the batteries.  So, now I clean and treat the cables, straps and metal tray to prevent this corrosion.
     These are just my thoughts on your problem.  Hope it helps.
     Bob

 79 
 on: October 25, 2014, 10:50:52 am 
Started by bhgareau - Last post by bobander
Looks perfect for your needs, he did a nice job on design and welding.  I wish I had a bumper on the back when I accidentally backed into my Jeep when trying to reposition in a camp spot, long story, luckily not much damage.

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 on: October 25, 2014, 02:31:04 am 
Started by bhgareau - Last post by JimDenny
EXCELLENT!! ThumbsUp

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