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Old 09-27-2015, 10:18 PM   #1
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AAA vs Coach Net vs Good Sam

Our roadside assistance (which we have never had to use -knock on wood) is expiring. Trying to determine whether to stay with what we have, change to another, or go without. Definitely want to hear both good and bad, as well as other options. We don't do long hauls as we are both still working but am definitely looking forward to be able to do that at some point in the future.

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Old 09-28-2015, 04:01 PM   #2
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I don't think you can afford to be without road side assistance, as the first time you need it you know you will be in the middle of nowhere.

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Old 09-28-2015, 04:20 PM   #3
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We have AAA, our towed vehicle broke down about 100 miles outside Texarkana. They came right away, covered the tow on the spot, no questions asked. plus lots of discounts other places.

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Old 09-28-2015, 04:35 PM   #4
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Just had our first adventure in using any of these ... have AAA on all our vehicles so our TV was covered for 5 miles to nearest garage (which was 6 miles away) but our TT was going to add $225 or so.
Have Progressive on the TT ... they would have towed it 250 miles at no charge but one of us would have had to stay back with the trailer to be picked up.
Am now looking into what will need to happen at our next renewal period so keeping an eye on this info exchange
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Old 09-28-2015, 04:44 PM   #5
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I had AAA Plus RV and had a bad experience with them. So it was a toss up between CoachNet and Good Sam. As CoachNet gives a discount for 3 years and Good Sam didn't so I went with CoachNet. I have read good and bad about all three.
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Old 09-28-2015, 07:03 PM   #6
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I have CoachNet on Cedar Creek now but I had to use it one time in the middle of the night and got no help. I plan on going to Alaska next year and I guess I will have Good Sam and CoachNet. I don't ever plan to be going anywhere with the camper in the middle of the night ever again.

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Old 09-28-2015, 07:48 PM   #7
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I have Coach Net going on three years. First week I had it, started a trip, on the bridge the TV brakes froze, smoking hot. They loaded the TV and hooked up the A frame, took both to Tires Plus, no charge, 7-8 miles away. I keep Progressive for insurance coverage as well.
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:01 PM   #8
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I've read good and bad about all three. I was considering AAA for insurance (auto and home) but they aren't any cheaper than what I currently have so I might look at coachnet. My regular insurance only pays $100 on my Tow vehicle but nothing on my fifth wheel.
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:12 PM   #9
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Switched from AAA to Good Sam, if you have a problem they tow both the TV and RV. The policy also covers all your vehicles, boat and motorcycle trailers that you may own, borrow or rent.
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:15 PM   #10
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Have AAA Premier. Truck broke down on Interstate in NC going south last November. They were there in no time. Flat bedded our truck. A few minutes later a multipurpose tractor trailer truck showed up and hooked on to our XLR Thunderbolt 5th toy hauler. This truck had the means to latch on to any RV including ours on which we use a gooseneck. Recommended a diesel repair shop and off we went about 20 miles away. No charges at all.
Have also used AAA at home for our car with similar great service.

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