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Old 01-08-2014, 10:36 AM   #11
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I'm so glad you started this thread badlands. I recently was diagnosed with coronary heart disease and last month had a stent placed in an artery of my heart. I think I'll get this insurance since my wife won't drive our truck with our fifth wheel in tow. If you break down the cost over the 7 months of the year we travel it's pretty cheap insurance.
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:51 AM   #12
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I just called their 888 number, and the call was answered quickly. I explained that my primary interest in this type of insurance was the feature where, if I were injured and couldn't drive, the vehicle would be driven home for me. I also asked, very specifically, if, since my wife is a licensed driver, the obligation would fall on her, even though she had never driven something as large as our current rig.

Without hesitation, the lady replied, "Her welfare is as important to us as yours, and we would provide a driver to return your truck and trailer to your home address, at no charge to you. Further, we would provide two paid airline tickets for you and your wife, if needed, to return you two home safely."

Wow! That's the peace of mind I was looking for! Thanks to all who added their input!
Thanks for providing that info. Probably helped a lot of people who needed to know.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:04 AM   #13
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I have had this ins. for a couple of years. Never had to use it, but "just in case" it seems to be great idea. Not that much for what it can do for you and keep the worry of a family member or friend from having to try and get your rig somewhere, esp if they have not driven it or something similar.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:06 AM   #14
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I'm so glad you started this thread badlands. I recently was diagnosed with coronary heart disease and last month had a stent placed in an artery of my heart. I think I'll get this insurance since my wife won't drive our truck with our fifth wheel in tow. If you break down the cost over the 7 months of the year we travel it's pretty cheap insurance.
This is an awesome thread and pretty awesome coverage.

Even if a wife WILL drive the truck- it doesn't mean she should be mentally if you're incapacitated with a health issue.

When we were in Florida, we were alerted to a neighboring camper. The husband had lost all of his energy and couldn't get out of the motorhome to get to the toad/truck to go to the hospital. We assisted with getting him dressed and out and into the truck. I tried to talk the wife out of doing the driving as she was clearly distraught. I would have gladly driven their vehicle or mine to help them get safely to the hospital together. (She made it, as far as I know and a few days later, the motorhome disappeared- she said her son was going to come pick it up.)

Funny part to it- she shares the name, Shirley Temple Black. When we were introducing ourselves to the gentleman and explaining what we were going to do- she made a big production out of telling us her name. It was cute.

Anyway, thanks badlands for making the call and getting clarification!
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You're all welcome, and thanks for your input!
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I want to weigh in on this.

I have had it for three years.

The first year I bought it, I broke my foot while on a camp hosting trip in a state that wasn't my home state. I called to see if I could claim benefits to get someone to drive my RV home for me, didn't want to drive and set up with a broken foot.

I was told I had to be in a hospital for a WEEK in order to claim benefits. I wasn't hospitalized.

I was so mad I went on Twitter and blasted. I got a Good Sam Rep to say, "oh, wait a minute" and that kind of stuff. But when push came to shove, they still wouldn't do anything for me. I guess since I still COULD drive.... but the problem was, trying to set up or take down.

Or, they would pay for a companion to drive. Well, I didn't have anyone that could get off work to come to my aid. I wanted to HIRE a professional driver to take my RV home. No, they won't pay for that.

I got nothing from it. I still keep it, I haven't cancelled it.
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Old 06-14-2014, 11:30 AM   #17
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They just sent me some updated information.

Regarding pets, they will (happily) arrange for pet housing and pet return, but they won't pay for it, it's at YOUR expense. This upset me. These costs should be part of the deal! Since it's at YOUR expense, they probably will get the most expensive one they can find, since it's not THEIR cost, after all.
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I realize this was posted in 2012 but the Good Sam Travel Assist just transported our camper from NY back to Wisconsin and arraged tickets for us to fly home. I am so grateful that we had this.
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Thanks for posting your experience Mimi23. I hope whatever issue caused you to use this wasn't too terribly bad.

I just renewed our Travel Assist and hopefully I'll never have to use it.
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Old 10-07-2016, 02:48 PM   #20
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I have had this coverage for some time now, thinking that I was covered for the unexpected, but DXSMac's story is causing me to have some doubts. I'd better go look at the fine print. I would love to hear from anyone who has had occasion to actually use this policy in the real world. So far I've been pleased with my GS roadside, I would be disappointed to learn that the Travel assist is a trick policy.
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