RVs vary in reliability depending on a variety of factors, including the make, model, and usage.
Unfortunately, many are simply known for needing frequent and costly repairs.
So frequent, in fact, that a shocking 3 in every 10 motorhomes will break down by their second year on the road.
That number skyrockets to nearly every RV by their eighth year of use!
This seemingly high number makes sense when you think about the construction of a rig. RVs are built by human hands and no two hands can perfectly craft a unit with 100% accuracy every time.
The nature of handcrafted products means room for human error. This is taken into account by manufacturers, who put a one-year warranty on new vehicles.
With repairs an inevitable part of RVing, it’s important to determine the cost and frequency associated with breakdowns specific to your rig beyond your manufacturer’s warranty and insurance coverage. This information can help you craft a comprehensive and reliable travel budget.
As a general rule of thumb, you can expect labor rates to be over $100 per hour, with the cost of actual parts typically doubling that of labor. This results in a running average of $300 or more per hour. However, gathering accurate information regarding unit-specific repair data can be difficult.
So how can you determine the likelihood of a breakdown and the cost of repairs for a particular coach if the information is not readily available?
There’s an easy (and free) tool you can use today, and it may come as a surprise.
The quote you receive from an RV extended warranty can predict the long-term probability of future repair costs for any given motorhome!
Our sole purpose as an extended warranty company is to evaluate the likelihood of breakdowns depending on the make, model, year, mileage, and overall value of an RV. Higher mileage typically indicates there will be more claims, while a higher-valued motorhome will have parts that cost more.
We are constantly analyzing the claims reports with this information in mind so we can make predictions on the liability of a specific rig. In turn, these reports give us the ability to calculate the price of the warranty for you as a buyer. You’ll see extended warranty prices continually fluctuate based on those calculations.
It’s our responsibility to provide accurate and reliable information on both the risk and coverage that a warranty can and cannot provide. This education allows you to make a decision to purchase peace-of-mind coverage up front or pay for the repairs as they come up on your unit.
Keep in mind that no quote can exactly predict the number of repairs your rig may need. The quote can only serve as a guideline for possible costs. The only statistical constant is that RVs do breakdown, and the repair costs are only going up.
Either way, repair and maintenance expenses are something that should be accounted for and documented in your travel budget.
With an RV extended warranty quote in hand, you’ll be able to determine the estimated life expectancy and additional costs of repairs as the unit continues to age and the chances of breakdowns increase. Many travelers will choose to lock in several years of RV warranty coverage now, so they don’t incur the unpredictable costs of repair which will fluctuate upward with inflation, modernization of repair, vehicle age, and more.
An RV extended warranty quote is free to obtain and will provide valuable information on your motorhome so you can plan for and budget your trip with as much accuracy as possible for the road ahead.
Use the free quote form below to determine the price of repair bill you’ll be footing when the time comes for you to take your RV to the shop.