The first step in planning to purchase an RV warranty is education, which is why we’re here! If you have an extended RV warranty or are interested in purchasing one, it’s a good idea to know what not to do. You don’t want to spend money on something just to void it unintentionally. Fortunately, it is actually quite difficult to void your RV warranty. Here are some ways to make sure you’re eligible for an RV warranty plan with Wholesale Warranties and avoid inadvertently invalidating your policy.
RV Warranty Eligibility
Before investing in an RV extended warranty plan, you’ll want to make sure you qualify. Eligibility depends on a few main factors: vehicle model, model age, and mileage. Most warranty brokers will have caps on age and mileage. Additionally, just about every policy on the market will deny coverage to salvaged title vehicles. Because there are so many different types of RVs, our warranty plans are highly individualized—just as they should be. Coverage will vary based on the vehicle’s components and needs.
Additionally, reputable RV extended warranty brokers will require you to get an inspection prior to securing a coverage plan. This will ensure that any preexisting conditions are taken care of before the RV warranty policy is activated. In the event that a covered component suffers a breakdown, you’ll have access to the inspection showing it was in working order at the time the policy was placed. Your policy administrator will pay for its repair and replacement. Large preexisting conditions may disqualify you from buying an extended RV warranty until the issue is addressed.
If you’re thinking about selling your RV, make sure your warranty is transferable. Luckily, with Wholesale Warranties, our policies will transfer to the new owner! You’ll just need to reach out to us to process the transfer. This is a great selling point for you. Plus, you won’t have to worry about accidentally voiding the RV warranty.
One of the most frequently asked questions we get is whether you can get an extended RV warranty plan for a used rig. The simple answer is, yes, you can! If you’re buying a used RV from a third party, it probably isn’t too late to secure some level of coverage. At Wholesale Warranties, we offer motorhome coverage for vehicles up to 20 model years old! However, coverage may be more limited for older vehicles with higher mileage. It’s best to act sooner rather than later.
Things to Avoid:
Neglecting Routine Maintenance
Be sure that you’re not neglecting routine maintenance. Warranties don’t cover preexisting conditions or failures caused by a lack of routine maintenance. RV warranties are intended to cover repair and replacement for unexpected parts failures. Your RV extended warranty won’t do you any good if you manage to void it by ignoring possible maintenance concerns.
To avoid preventable breakdowns, be proactive about oil changes, fluid replenishing, cleaning, and tire rotation. If you fail to do so, any resulting damage will not be covered by your extended RV warranty. If you do your own maintenance, make sure you refer to the owner’s manual to ensure that you are following the recommended schedule, and using appropriate parts and fluids.
Some folks like to heavily modify their vehicles. Aesthetic changes to your RV are generally fine, but if you are planning to make any changes to the vehicle’s mechanical function, you should call your RV Warranty Specialist beforehand. These changes will likely void coverage, so it’s best to ask first. You don’t want to lose out on valuable coverage because you neglected to review the terms of your policy.
All things considered, it’s pretty difficult to invalidate your RV extended warranty. This is a good thing, because you don’t want to miss out on the potential to save hundreds, even thousands of dollars on expensive repairs. If you’re uncertain about what may void your RV warranty, or if you intend to make any changes to your vehicle, it’s a good idea to err on the side of caution and give us a call. If you’re thinking about securing extended RV warranty coverage for your motorhome or towable trailer, fill out the free quote form below!