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New Post 12/17/2009 9:58 AM
  yardlife
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RV Warranties - void when dealerships go under? 
If the RV dealer and manufacturer I bought my RV from goes under, is my warranty worthless?
 
New Post 12/17/2009 10:40 AM
  TIMMFITZ
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Re: RV Warranties - void when dealerships go under? 
The short answer is maybe. An article writtten by Curtis of thefuntimesguide.com, explains why:

Unlike a car where Ford is responsible for all parts of any vehicle with the famous Ford blue oval on the front, RV warranty responsibilities are all over the map.

Your motorhome for instance has a chassis built by one manufacturer, and the body is built by another. Inside your RV, the refrigerator is warrantied by yet a different company as is the furnace, stove, air conditioner, and so on. Conveniently, the RV dealership usually handles the paperwork between all these companies. That way, to the RV owner it may appear seamless.

The good part about this is if the selling dealership goes belly up, when it comes to things like kitchen appliances you can have warranty work done at any reputable RV dealer -- since they also sell the same appliances in their brand or style of RV.

If your RV has a Ford chassis, it can be worked on at any Ford dealership as well. For body issues you will need to contact the factory to find their nearest service center.

In the event an RV manufacturer goes under, the body portion of your RV warranty just became useless. An extended service warranty may help in this situation, but if the factory isn't making them any more then parts are going to become scare real quick.
 
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