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Old 05-05-2016, 09:48 PM   #31
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I think you have to look at all your options between the two; in other words what little extra goodies do you get, like free and discounted camping with Good Sam. As far as physical service, unless you're near a big city, it's going to be the same towing/repair service no matter which plan you have.

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Old 05-05-2016, 11:24 PM   #32
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Roadside service

I will weigh in on the side of Good Sam Roadside.
I've used them twice in 5 years and the coverage was a lot less than adding RV to my already expensive AAA ($175).
First time was a dummy rookie mistake clipping a curb with right outside dual.
Second was just a couple of weeks ago - BLEW right inside (of course) dual.
Was on the side of I-81 North just past Harrisonburg, VA.
Called Good Sam and the nice young lady asked if I was in a safe place.
Um, yeah..
If you consider 6 feet from the edge of a busy interstate "safe", on the shoulder pulled almost into the grass.
Within an hour they had a service tech there and between the 2 of us we had the spare down, tire changed, and blown tire back underneath in about a half hour. They called to ask if tech had arrived and told them so.
Later that evening I called them and told them "Thanks", they had done a good job. Which is a rare thing, they always hear the bad, but almost never the good.
I also carry a 3/4" drive breaker bar, socket, and good size cheater pipe along with the 20 ton bottle jack, just in case I'm really on my own.

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Old 05-06-2016, 06:39 AM   #33
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I have had several over the years. My main concern is how "far" they will tow. It cost a lot to tow a M/H. Good Sam sent two wreckers for my M/H and 30' Trailer when I broke down 7 miles from home. Sent a large wrecker several other time for break downs and twice for getting stuck in the yard (heavy rains and soft ground). Read coverage carefully.
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Old 05-06-2016, 07:41 AM   #34
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Thank You all for your replies! At this point, I'm thinking the winner will be GS, but I'm going to go through it all one more time!
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Old 05-06-2016, 09:39 AM   #35
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Good Info

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Old 05-06-2016, 10:58 AM   #36
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Because my 5th wheel is new, it came with Coach Net. I did join Good Sam and have that coverage also. Had a problem with my truck. AAA would only handle the truck because I did not have RV coverage with them. No problem. Called Good Sam and was on hold for over 2 hours, then because of the time of day (night) could not help me. In mean time called Coach Net, and they were very attentive to my situation. Next year, when time to renew, it is Coach Net.
I would bet AAA wouldnt towed the camper bc it was your tv broke down.If you look back in this forum you would see what happen to me with AAA plus RV . Twice
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:15 AM   #37
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•This is from the aaa member guide . 100 miles of towing for recreational vehicles
(RVs), motorcycles and travel/boat trailers* that
have become mechanically disabled.Please read this carefully.It must be mechanically broke down.not the tv.
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:58 AM   #38
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Highway Service

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Hi All,

Since entering the RV world...I've had some freebies that came with units, along with being somewhat double covered by AAA thru a previous employer. Come June 10th....all freebies will have ended, and AAA expired in March due to a job we're looking at starting anew.

From my research, it looks like AAA is not only expensive with the RV Coverage, but not as RV Friendly as Good Sam and Coach-Net. GS and CN seem to be around the same price annually, except GS runs nice discounts (or at least currently is) for signing up ($30ish).

I'm looking for recommendations that will cover our 2 vehicles plus our Travel Trailer for towing and flats and won't break the bank every year. Who has done the best job for you at the best price level?

I don't want to be in a position that I say...gosh, if I had X insurance, things would be much different. However, I don't want/can't just flush money away to make sure EVERY possible thing is covered. Guess thats what sucks about insurance.....its the "In Case *$&# happens" scenarios.

Had Good Sam for a number of highway tire and damage problems. They proved good service and reportedly have a contract to Goodyear when you need to buy a new tire in the middle of the night.
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Old 05-08-2016, 08:28 PM   #39
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We have the good sam platinum plan and it has no preset mileage or dollar amount for towing as long as you go to the first place capable of fixing the problem. If you chose an alternate location then the can charge the extra miles. That being said when someone slashed the tires on my TV they had to tow it past one tire shop to another that i preferred that was 6 miles as opposed to 1 mile and they did it with no complaints or extra charge. We are very happy with them so far, 6 plus years.

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