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Old 06-19-2015, 01:46 PM   #21
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We have Allstate RV plan and it covers any vehicle I or my wife are in. They will also tow my trailer to the nearest campground if I have a tow vehicle issue...
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Old 06-19-2015, 01:55 PM   #22
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Discount Tire offers a road hazard warranty with lifetime rotation and balance on your existing tires. The price depends on the size and brand of tires. I have Michelin LT225/75Rx16E the cost for all six tires was $200.
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:02 PM   #23
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Roadside Service

We have only used Coach Net so we have no experience with Good Sam road service. That is probably because Coach Net is what was recommended to us when we bought our first travel trailer in 2011. So far we have had very good experiences with them. I believe however what a previous poster said that the service people who actually come out are probably the same whoever the roadside service is through. With Coach Net we have also found them to be very helpful on issues other than tire problems.
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:04 PM   #24
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Why were you billed $750? did GS reimburse you?
As the original OP stated, Good Sam roadside assistance will just hook you up with the tire service. The tire service supplies the tire and the installation. If you have a spare they will change the tire for you. If you need a new tire, you will have to pay for it.
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:48 PM   #25
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I have Coach Net. No experience with Good Sam. A couple of years ago I was leaving to attend the FROG Rally in Goshen and I found my inside dual was flat. It was after normal work hours and I called Coach Net for assistance. They found a truck repair service that could fix the tire, but the guy want $225 for the service call, and was trying to persuade me that I should wait until the next day. Coach Net was on the phone listening in, and said he is not paying for it, we Coach Net are! The Service guy came right out and patched the tire. No cost to me!


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Old 06-19-2015, 02:52 PM   #26
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I had occasion to use them one time. Coming east for the summer my alternator went out in MS. I called them and the lady checked the closest Ford dealer, called them about alternator in stock. It was. Asked if I could stay overnite there in my trailer. I could. My truck and trailer were towed to the dealer.The ford folks fixed it the next morning and off I went. Five stars!
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Old 06-19-2015, 03:50 PM   #27
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$1026.00 and 3-1/2 hours later Good Sam got me a new tire after picking up a metal rod in our street side outside dually. Thank heavens for the TST 507 tpms alarm for a rapid depressurization. If it hadn't gone off we probably would have had blown out the inside dually.
So Paul as the OP, we are all waiting to hear what the $1,026 was for and what did Good Sams cover?
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Old 06-19-2015, 04:56 PM   #28
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I've had Coach-Net since 2008 when it came free for a year with my Shamrock and discovered campers don't come with jacks. Covered the RV, my truck and my car. I've stayed with them and current cost is $85.


Used them once for a blow-out on my passenger car. First service they sent (in a car) couldn't free one of the lugs so I called Coach-Net and was told they would arrange a tow truck, but would take 45 minutes. A county sheriff's deputy was on the scene helping with traffic and said he could get a truck there in less than 10 minutes (we had an infant grandson with us). Coach-Net said I'd have to pay out of pocket for the out of network tow, but would e-mail me a form to request reimbursement. Bottom line is Coach-Net did reimburse me with out a hassle. Also had a nice chat with the deputy who was an avid camper.
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Old 06-19-2015, 05:29 PM   #29
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I used them for a jump start and needed two tires for my tow vehicle...They found them for me and I was able to get to Tire Kingdom and have them mounted....No Charge for GS just paid for tires...Sounds like the tire Company overcharged as the service call should be no charge...I would take this up with GS..



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Old 06-19-2015, 07:42 PM   #30
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I have had Good Same Roadside for two years and have used them three times. In all cases the Good Sam dispatcher was on top of my needs and the companies they used to actually perform the service were first class.
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:48 PM   #31
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I am in Canada and had CAA (the Canadian brother of AAA) and bought the RV plus program. I was told by some that if I got into trouble in the US that AAA could not guarantee the equipment to move my RV.

I checked with my CAA club and they said that AAA might not be able to and if I had trouble finding an AAA affiliate with the proper equipment, then I should arrange my own tow and give them the bill.

What's the point in that??? I've spoken to people for who Good Sam Roadside has provided a flatbed to move a 43 foot RV.
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:30 PM   #32
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I had a blowout on my 2010 in 2013. It was a tire failure so Michelin covered $500 of the tire cost. Good Sam covered about $200 of the service call. You may have a road hazard warranty on a 2014 to defray some of the costs. I was charged roughly $1000 up front for the service and got reimbursed later
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:51 PM   #33
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We have Allstate RV plan and it covers any vehicle I or my wife are in. They will also tow my trailer to the nearest campground if I have a tow vehicle issue...

Had Allstate insurance first time I needed them they were useless. Could not locate a tire repair shop or a truck tow truck for the allegro bus. I had to do all the work of locating both. Did not renew with them and went with Good Sam. Have not had to use them thank god.
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:04 AM   #34
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I am in Canada and had CAA (the Canadian brother of AAA) and bought the RV plus program. I was told by some that if I got into trouble in the US that AAA could not guarantee the equipment to move my RV.

I checked with my CAA club and they said that AAA might not be able to and if I had trouble finding an AAA affiliate with the proper equipment, then I should arrange my own tow and give them the bill.

What's the point in that??? I've spoken to people for who Good Sam Roadside has provided a flatbed to move a 43 foot RV.
It might be a pain but at least you should get reimbursed. Have used AAA a number of times over the years with no problem but am new to the RV+. Hope to never need it!

I have full coverage on the 5th with Farmers. I totaled a class C two years ago and they were wonderful!! Blowing a driver side tire and destroying the RV was scary enough butt they made the experience as good as possible. They found me a large suv so I could unload my RV and bring everything home. Paid for a room plus meals for 4 days. I think the full coverage includes roadside assistance also but got to check.

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Old 06-20-2015, 08:17 AM   #35
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I'm still waiting for GS to email me my receipt. The rep that I worked with was no rocket scientist as a matter fact he was really slow. I will not let this just go by without getting some answers!
For a general comment, the service tech was from a Goodyear dealer and did a great job.
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Old 06-21-2015, 07:18 PM   #36
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I'm not hearing good things about Good Sam roadside assistance. We bought it haven't used it yet. We bought the 5 year one and it doesn't expire until 2017. I don't know who is the best for RV's. We had AAA loved them but they don't do RVs. The only one that we found was Good Sam and it covers all our vehicles. I'm sad we dropped AAA after 20+ years.
For any of the people who are on this forum I cam assume that you all have rv's? SO with that said I have has AAA, and Verizon's version , and Harford's version of "Roadside assistance" and I will tell you this;
1) if you own and RV of any type you will have no or maybe very little service.
2) If the rv you own is a trailer you will not find any other service that will TOUCH a your trailer!
3) Unless you are in the area of some no name service who is willing to come and help you (and I doubt it) the bill will kill you if the bad service dose not!and there is more, much more everyone at one point has had some kind of issue with getting stuck on the road, and if it is snowing or raining it is no fun having to try and fix your car, yes a car carries a spare of some kind, but motorhomes don't, and what if you drive a bunch of nails and you get more than one flat (it happens more than you think) and there is so much more than a flat tire while on the road today with all the electronics running everything today.

SO like everything you7 can be in an area with "NO COVERAGE" and that can happen but weather it be GS's or AAA or who ever you are not going to like them! But again I can tell you first hand that if I had GS assistance the last time I broke down I would not have had to spend over 2 hours on the phone with someone who could not even find the "interstate highway" I was on, but after all that and "yes because I had my 5th wheel connected to the truck at the time of the break down" I has to walk 3 miles each way to get parts to fix my truck which only took once I had the parts 10 minutes to repair it and get me home.

So before you blame a company REALLY find out the good and bad about it, and if you bother to read the WHOLE booklet about the coverage of GS road assistance you will find they are leaps and bounds better.

Sorry for the rant and Happy Camping
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Old 06-25-2015, 08:21 PM   #37
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We had Good Sam years ago the service was bad changed to Allstate RV Service very happy 😊 with them.
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Old 06-27-2015, 02:23 AM   #38
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I've had two tows by Good Sam Roadside assistance. One was for the tow vehicle alone and one was with the tow vehicle and the travel trailer where two tow trucks were required. None had tire replacement requirements. On both occasions I couldn't have been more pleased. Service was prompt and courteous. On both I also received a call from Good Sam to ask about the service. I'm sure the local contracted service garage makes the difference.
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:06 AM   #39
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I have GS and used them last year. I had a lock out with engine running. They were there in 15 minutes and had my door open in less than 30 seconds. Didn't cost me a dime.

As far as a blow out they will pay for the labor of someone coming out and changing the tire. The cost of the tire and mounting is additional. I recommend having a spare, the tire change will not cost you and you can have the tire replaced at your choosing.

I would also call that shop and ask what they would charge for that tire and mounting if you bring the wheel in and see if you were a victim of price increase due to being stranded. That is usually illegal.
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Harderd, I have a motorhome with 22.5" wheels. For storage reasons your suggestion is not practical. In addition, on the invoice I finally received I was charged for a tire warranty that was neither mentioned nor offered, a valve stem that was never installed and charged $716.00 for a tire that sells retail for $550.00. So basically I took a hosing!
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