Originally Posted by jrobe
I would wonder what an extended warranty even covers. On my van, the warranty basically only covered the workmanship on the conversion. Of course, it had nothing to do with the warranty on the Sprinter. It also didn't cover any of the appliances, furnace, water heater, generator, AC, etc. which were all covered only by their own manufacture warranties. I suppose if the cabinets started to loosen, the warranty would cover them tightening the screws (if I drove it back to the conversion facility). I bet the dealer is sure hoping you buy it though.
Yeah, well, back when we owned an Interstate, we had a total of three claims:
1) An intermittent problem with the cruise control, which turned out to be due to an aftermarket trailer brake controller that Airstream had installed. I fixed that one myself, because neither the OEM nor Airstream would do so--each blaming the other.
2) One of the cooktop burner igniters never worked. Dealer said "they all do that". I had to scream bloody murder to get them to replace it.
3) One of the fancy doors warped badly. I called Airstream parts: "Oh, we can sell you the door, but it will be unpainted. We don't stock the finished ones as spares."
That was when I stopped bothering.
Save your money.
P.S. -- We loved our Interstate. Airstream service, not so much.