If you’re an “all-hands-on-deck” kind of RVer, then you’re probably on top of your RVs maintenance year-round. There are many RVers out there who are very handy and can fix just about anything! While this can be an impressive and useful skill, doing your own RV repairs is always a happy–or simple–feat. If you’re a hands-on type of person that is on the fence about getting a warranty for your motorhome or travel trailer, we think you could benefit from reading this blog!
Many handy RVers are accustomed to light repair work and maintenance on their rigs, but it’s important to note that even the most skilled traveler cannot usually complete heavy repairs.
Doing your own maintenance is a great way to stay on top of your rig’s health. Depending on the warranty company that you decide to work with, they might require that you keep track and records of all maintenance services completed. These include: time and dates of service, mileage of unit, and receipts of purchases like oil. Doing your own maintenance can save you lots of money over time but eventually, you’ll need to do a full-service repair or replacement.
But the flipside of maintenance is the dreaded by inevitable breakdown. Even handy RVers aren’t always equipped to easily manage the types of repairs modern RVs face. This comes down to a few key factors: experience of course, but also access to tools. Most RVers are conscious of their weight, and don’t travel with all of the tools and parts necessary to complete a major repair. And if you run into engine issues–forget about it. Plus, do you want to spend your trip fixing your rig, or enjoying it?
RV repairs are expensive and those costs are on the rise! When you decide to add extended coverage to your motorhome, you will be saving hundreds if not thousands of dollars! A warranty policy ensures that you are covered for expensive components that you would not be able to fix yourself otherwise. When you have an RV warranty, parts and labor are covered. Saving you time and money.
If you are unsure about the type of coverage you would benefit from, you have options to choose from! At Wholesale Warranties, you can choose between several levels of coverage, including two powertrain options, basic or plus. If you are a very handy RVer who can fix most of the failures you face, we think you would benefit from choosing powertrain-only coverage. With basic coverage, the chassis engine components, transmission components, and drive axle components are covered. With the plus coverage: chassis air conditioning, electrical components, and much more are covered! If you want to do minor repairs and leave the big-ticket items to a pro, look into powertrain or comprehensive warranty coverage.
We want you to be comfortable and confident in your decision to trust us with your motorhome or towable RV. That’s why we take personalization of quotes and coverage seriously. A good warranty company will never sell everyone the same policy with the same coverage. Everyone is different and has different RV lifestyle needs. We personalize coverage to your RVs priorities. For this exact reason, we do not offer a one-size-fits-all warranty.
If you are a full-time RVer or even a weekend warrior, the chances of you hauling tools around are not logical or practical! If you live in your motorhome full-time, you probably don’t have the necessary space to carry tools or parts. Additionally, the last thing on a weekend warrior’s mind is to pack tools for an expected breakdown-yikes!
Even the handiest of RVers cannot complete certain repairs. It takes a very skilled mechanic with the proper tools and machinery to do the job. While we don’t want to knock on your skills, it’s important to have a realistic outlook. Major engine repairs should and cannot be done on the side of the road or at your RV campground. Having an extended warranty to rely on can actually save you money and be the most cost-effective option. Paying an upfront or monthly fee for your warranty can be cheaper than paying for a repair, parts, and labor all out of pocket! This eliminates the upfront cost of major components that were not in your original travel plans and expenses. We know that your time is valuable. Ordering parts, collecting the right tools, and making room for the repairs takes up the time that you could be out exploring and enjoying your vacation. Instead of working on the repairs yourself, you can have a repair shop do the work for you–and a warranty pick up the bill.
Think About the Fun Stuff
RV repairs and breakdowns are no fun. That’s why having a warranty can save you the stress and hassle of having to do the job yourself. We want you to have peace of mind out on the road. You’re an RVer because you want to travel and be free! Save your time and money and let your extended warranty do the work for you!
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Steven Jones says
This time next year we are going Fulltime RVing in a Travel Trailer and not sure what kind of Warranty to get. I am handy and have Tools so basic repairs and Maintenance I can do.