In this article, we fully address one of the most frequently asked questions about RV warranties: how long is a typical RV warranty? If you’re considering securing warranty protection for your RV, you will inevitably want to know how long your policy will be in place for. The answer is not as straightforward as you may hope, but this is a good thing. Because there are so many different types of RVs, and because people have different budget goals, your RV warranty should custom-fit your needs!
This is exactly what Wholesale Warranties, a warranty broker, has to offer. Each individualized plan will have slightly different terms, but this article will give you a better idea of what you can expect. We aim to provide you with the details you need to make an informed financial decision. The length of your extended service contract depends on your rig, your needs, and what your broker has to offer.
Manufacturer RV Warranty
If you’re purchasing a new RV, then it’s likely the vehicle is under manufacturer warranty protection. The length of a manufacturer’s RV warranty varies between brands, so make sure you ask your dealer for the details. These warranties are comparatively short, typically lasting between one and three years.
Generally speaking, you can expect the majority of your coach coverage to last just one year. For motorhomes, the manufacturer warranty on your engine may be longer, typically 3 years / 50,000 miles for a gas engine, and closer to 5 years / 100,000 miles for a diesel engine. Again, the specific manufacturer of your unit is going to have its own rules, so you’ll want to reference your purchase details when making any buying decisions, or when dealing with breakdowns. Also, keep in mind that a manufacturer RV warranty will have its limitations in coverage. Fine print is going to be your friend when determining what and if an item will be taken care of under this protection.
Because the terms are short, people often wonder if they should wait until their manufacturer provided policy expires to get extended warranty protection. However, the sooner you lock in a policy offer, the better the offer. Plus, the extra protection won’t hurt!
Extended RV Warranties
The length of your RV extended warranty depends on what your vehicle qualifies for. Eligibility is based on a few factors, such as vehicle type, age, and mileage. Policies typically range in length from one to seven years. At Wholesale Warranties, we offer policies as short as one year all the way up to eight years of coverage!
Extended Warranties for New RVs
New vehicles will qualify for the best terms. Even though a new vehicle will still be under manufacturer warranty, you will qualify for the best available policy in terms of length, level of coverage, and price. Brand new vehicles may be eligible to lock in up to eight years of RV warranty coverage at once with Wholesale Warranties plans.
Warranties for Used RVs
You can still get an extended warranty for your well-loved rig! As long as your vehicle meets the basic eligibility requirements, it will be eligible for coverage. Even if your motorhome has surpassed the mileage cap, you may still qualify for coach-only coverage. Be sure to ask your broker what is available to you! At Wholesale Warranties, we cover towable trailers up to 15 model years and motorhomes up to 20 model years old. Typically, a used RV will qualify for between one and five years of coverage, with term availability going down as the age of your unit increases.
Additionally, many RVers like to sell and upgrade their vehicles. Some private RV sellers will use their extended warranty policy as an additional selling point, as warranty policies are transferable. The earlier you lock in a policy, the longer the new owner can enjoy this perk. Extended RV warranties increase the overall value of your RV.
Longer Term, Better Value
As a broker, a big part of what we do at Wholesale Warranties is make recommendations. This includes recommending the best level of coverage, the best deductible options, the best term lengths, and the best pricing to meet your needs. Often, we will offer the longest RV warranty term available, as that provides our customers with the greatest value from a cost per year perspective. We want to save you money, and get you locked in to a great rate for as long as we can, as the cost of your RV warranty will increase as your vehicle ages and puts on more miles.
So, how long is a typical RV warranty? As often as possible, it’s the term that matches the customer’s needs. Everyone is working with a different rig and a different budget, which is why Wholesale Warranties provides individualized coverage plans. Although term length varies depending on eligibility, the best time to invest in an RV warranty is always now. The sooner you secure protection, the better your terms, the greater your repair savings. For a free quote, fill out the form below: