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    Dealership Extras - Did you purchase?

    Hey, we are working on the paperwork for our GD TT and some things were brought up as extra to purchase.

    Obviously an additional warranty has been brought up, 3 years (total of 4 counting the 1st year that is included) can go up to 7 years. Was it worth it to you? Did you wish you had?

    Gap insurance - we won't be upside down so don't think we need it.

    Tracking device should it get stolen - I think this is more for the bank incase we default, call me skeptical. My insurance company also won't give a discount for having it unless it shows up when they check the VIN.

    Undercoating the metal - we don't salt the roads here and are unlikely to camp in weather where it's used. It includes other things like fixing small blemishes on the exterior / interior - not worried about that though.

    I'm leaning towards a no on all of them.

    With my truck I can get an extended warranty elsewhere for cheaper, wasn't sure if it was the same on TT.

    Any input would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Average Jane View Post
    Hey, we are working on the paperwork for our GD TT and some things were brought up as extra to purchase.

    Obviously an additional warranty has been brought up, 3 years (total of 4 counting the 1st year that is included) can go up to 7 years. Was it worth it to you? Did you wish you had?

    Gap insurance - we won't be upside down so don't think we need it.

    Tracking device should it get stolen - I think this is more for the bank incase we default, call me skeptical. My insurance company also won't give a discount for having it unless it shows up when they check the VIN.

    Undercoating the metal - we don't salt the roads here and are unlikely to camp in weather where it's used. It includes other things like fixing small blemishes on the exterior / interior - not worried about that though.

    I'm leaning towards a no on all of them.

    With my truck I can get an extended warranty elsewhere for cheaper, wasn't sure if it was the same on TT.

    Any input would be appreciated.
    I'm with you on "no" to all of the above. They are all businesses and businesses need to make a profit. Save your money.

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    Definitely no to everything.

    Depending on how you will use your trailer, go for 2 6v batts in place of one wimpy 12v.

    I had the dealer do that prior to pdi.

    Good Luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redapple63 View Post
    Definitely no to everything.

    Depending on how you will use your trailer, go for 2 6v batts in place of one wimpy 12v.

    I had the dealer do that prior to pdi.

    Good Luck!
    Thanks for all the quick replies.

    I thought they came with 2 batteries? Hadn't gotten that far, but what's the advantage of 2 6v? Is it literally just hooking them up or any wiring work etc?

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    The advantage of the two 6s is because the 6v batts only have 3 cells vs 6 on the 12's, the plates are much thicker. Much more durable, can stand up to deeper discharges (not that it's ok).

    Some people are ok with 2 12's (my brother has 2 12's). Lots of newer battery tech out there, but this is a good compromise until you really figure out how you will use your rig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Average Jane View Post
    Thanks for all the quick replies.

    I thought they came with 2 batteries? Hadn't gotten that far, but what's the advantage of 2 6v? Is it literally just hooking them up or any wiring work etc?
    Technically, they don't come with any batteries. But dealers put one in (at extra cost) usually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by livinthelife View Post
    Technically, they don't come with any batteries. But dealers put one in (at extra cost) usually.
    Yes, that is more what I meant being as we can't order directly from GD. I didn't see batteries on as an extra charge, or propane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redapple63 View Post
    The advantage of the two 6s is because the 6v batts only have 3 cells vs 6 on the 12's, the plates are much thicker. Much more durable, can stand up to deeper discharges (not that it's ok).

    Some people are ok with 2 12's (my brother has 2 12's). Lots of newer battery tech out there, but this is a good compromise until you really figure out how you will use your rig.
    I'd like to know more about your 6V Batteries, did you go with standard car type and what brand did you go with? On our last camper I used two 6V golf cart batteries from Batteries Plus and they held up ok for 5 years. Connected a single panel solar package from Renogy which did a good job keeping them charged, but this new camper has a lot more things that draw off the battery than the previous one.
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