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Old 09-24-2016, 07:07 PM   #1
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Blowouts, breakdowns and AAA insurance

So, my wife and I are on I-90 near Billings, MT and the tent trailer has an explosive blowout, almost nothing left by the time I get stopped. I have a jack and a spare, but the wife wants to call AAA since we have that coverage, have for years. A few minutes into the call we are informed that AAA won't help us because the blowout is on the TRAILER, not the tow vehicle. If we want roadside assistance on the TRAILER, we would have had to buy additional coverage, which has a 72 hour waiting period.

So be forewarned!

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Old 09-24-2016, 07:30 PM   #3
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Yep times 2. Sorry to hear your troubles. I have AAA/RV just for that kind of problem, plus I have GS road service as it came with the trailer. Looking to go with CN as soon as the other expires.


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Gentlemen, thanks for your replies!

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Old 09-25-2016, 12:17 PM   #6
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AAA Premiym RV coverage is what I have. I had a bad experience with the Good Sam roadside policy refusing to tow my 5th wheel because we were in a RV park.
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Old 09-25-2016, 12:44 PM   #7
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I had a similar problem last night. All the tire shops in town had closed. I got a flat tire on my RV and called AAA. They said my rv wasn't covered.They told me it would take 7 days for the rv addition to kick in. I was only 25 miles from home at the time and knew who the only tow business in the area is, just a couple miles away, so I called them myself. The guy had a heck of a time getting the spare tire loose under my Solara. It took him over an hour to change the tire. I was really tired at the time and a little frazzled. While we were parked next to the Main St. a suspicious looking guy who was in front of us got questioned by a police car who had stopped. Soon my rv was surrounded by five police cars....
This morning when I woke up refreshed, I suddenly realized that I carry Good Sam roadside assistance also. Duh, what a dummy, I must have been having a senior moment......
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SO glad I read your post.....leaving upstate NY for SC in eight days. TXS.
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So, my wife and I are on I-90 near Billings, MT and the tent trailer has an explosive blowout, almost nothing left by the time I get stopped. I have a jack and a spare, but the wife wants to call AAA since we have that coverage, have for years. A few minutes into the call we are informed that AAA won't help us because the blowout is on the TRAILER, not the tow vehicle. If we want roadside assistance on the TRAILER, we would have had to buy additional coverage, which has a 72 hour waiting period.

So be forewarned!

John
It cost a very small amount to add our 27' Wildwood to our AAA and we've used their service many times over the years of towing. They have changed countless trailer tires for us and even have come into the campground to inspect and change out a tire. I can't say enough good things about our experiences with AAA while towing. A very good way to go in our opinion.
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Be careful on AAA roadside. They may cover an RV but not boat trailers. Since we own both, we choose Good Sam roadside coverage. They cover all trailers. I have used their services and it was ok. I wasn't crazy about the nearest shop they wanted to tow a dead car too but we figured out something that time. The service was quick and professional.
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