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Old 12-31-2014, 01:56 AM   #31
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I have lost faith in AAA over the years. They keep getting more and more expensive and covering less and less. Years ago, before I was in to camping I had a horse. I was heading to a horse show when my Durango broke down on 295 in NJ. Limped into a McDonald's parking lot and called AAA. It was summertime and hot out. They said it would be two hours to get a tow for the Durango. The horse trailer was not covered and was considered a commercial tow. There I was stuck broken down in the heat with a horse in the trailer and no help. Ended up getting a friend from MD to come get the horse trailer and then limped the Durango to a dealership 10 min away.

Fast forward a few years and I now had my armada that seemed to have magnets in the rims. It got frequent nails in the tires and had a problem with the alternator requiring it to get a jump. I found out AAA limited me to 5 service calls in a year. All that money for very little service. Switched to good Sam's ERS for car and tt after that. I currently have progressive insurance (farmed out from usaa) and the free one year from coachnet. Deciding whether to stay with coach net after that year or go back to good Sam's. I dont see a lot of coachnet info here.
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Old 12-31-2014, 07:39 AM   #32
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Thanks Glenn- (I removed your pdf as it contained your fulll address....)
Nice to know the price doesn't seem to go up after the 1st year.
Still wonder about that "New members get up to $35 off the 1st year" thing. Guess I'll give them a call one day soon.

Might just go with the GS Platinum and not the GS Platinum+
The only real difference seems to be the + lets you choose the garage and
I would choose Chevy/GM where the cheaper GS like all the others (except my AAA) they choose the nearest "qualified" garage.

AAA won't work for me if they don't answer the phone when I need them!
Wife doesn't care for the AAA trip tics but she reads those state by state
Tour Books while we're on the road. We will miss those. We actually like
the google maps self printed trip tics better.

Drifting slightly off topic here -- Are there any decent books you can get-
electronic or printed- that would be good substitutes for the AAA tour books?
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Old 12-31-2014, 08:30 AM   #33
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We have had and used CAA RV Plus(AAA affiliate in Canada)for several years. Have had the truck towed a few times for breakdowns , and once had the truck on the flat deck and the 5ver behind for a 100 mile tow. Have always had friendly , fast service from the tow companies dispatched.
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Old 12-31-2014, 08:45 AM   #34
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Thanks Glenn- (I removed your pdf as it contained your fulll address....)
Nice to know the price doesn't seem to go up after the 1st year.
Still wonder about that "New members get up to $35 off the 1st year" thing. Guess I'll give them a call one day soon.

Might just go with the GS Platinum and not the GS Platinum+
The only real difference seems to be the + lets you choose the garage and
I would choose Chevy/GM where the cheaper GS like all the others (except my AAA) they choose the nearest "qualified" garage.

AAA won't work for me if they don't answer the phone when I need them!
Wife doesn't care for the AAA trip tics but she reads those state by state
Tour Books while we're on the road. We will miss those. We actually like
the google maps self printed trip tics better.

Drifting slightly off topic here -- Are there any decent books you can get-
electronic or printed- that would be good substitutes for the AAA tour books?
We always look in the book stores for different tour books. I also checked Coach-net, they will only tow you to there closest location, that is a big difference. The only thing I can say is that you need people who deal with RV'S all the time. Good Sams is a pretty good deal. They seem to have these leaders all the time, I always ask what will my price be the second year. The 100 mile tow is a plus, I know that my car broke down and I had a choice to tow it home or to a garage or dealer. They have also on other occasions picked my dead car up from my home and towed it to a dealer that I wanted to use. People also think the first year CN will do anything, if you look at the site it is very basic and a 1 time shot only when it comes with a new RV from FR. But you can upgrade. Thanks for removing my name, but wanted just to let you know they don't raise your cost yearly. "Happy New Year".... Ps: If you buy for 3 years they hold that price, you can 1, 2 or 3 years when you sign up with a discounted price.
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