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Old 12-22-2014, 01:24 PM   #1
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Coachnet vs Good Sams

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I know this thread is somewhere in the forum, but I couldn't find it. I live in the north east, and basically RV from Ohio to the Atlantic, and up and down the East Coast and Canada.

Which would be better to get Good Sams or Coachnet?

Looking at the websites, Coachnet is straight up with the packages and coverage. $139 a year for platinum.

Good Sams website is a mess, but they only charge $60 for 3 years.

A lot less, but I guess you get what you pay for.

Any comments from those that have the services from these would be appreciated.
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:33 PM   #2
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The one time I needed to use Good Sam's Roadside Assistance was on a Friday night about 8:30 pm. I got excellent service and an electrician was at my TT in about 45 minutes. I was very satisfied. I haven't had any experience with Coachnet.
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:39 PM   #3
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Good Sam Roadside assistance is $79.95 currently per year for the basic plan. Where did you see $60 for 3 years?????? I just got off their web site & I am computer illiterate & I didn't have any issues navigating

I hear only good about Good Sams but I have not had to use it.

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Old 12-22-2014, 02:00 PM   #4
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Good Sam Roadside assistance is $79.95 currently per year for the basic plan. Where did you see $60 for 3 years?????? I just got off their web site & I am computer illiterate & I didn't have any issues navigating

I hear only good about Good Sams but I have not had to use it.

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Old 12-22-2014, 02:01 PM   #5
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I see now the tabs offer different services,
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Old 12-22-2014, 02:08 PM   #6
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The $60 for 3 years with Good Sam's isn't for the roadside assistance, that's for their membership plan that gives you discounts at Camping World and various Good Sam affiliated campsites. The Roadside assistance is a separate charge.

I've also been considering which provider to use, as our free year of Coachnet ran out back in July. Especially after hearing a horror story from my brother where he threw a bearing in the middle of nowhere and the only saving grace was that our uncle who was with him had CAA RV+.

In my case (and probably helpful to the OP) I've been looking at these options:

CAA RV+ ($144 Cdn)
Join CAA - CAA South Central Ontario

Coach-net Basic ($89 USD)
Coach-Net - Plans

Good-Sam RV Standard (79.95 USD)
Roadside Assistance Plans for RVs and Autos - Good Sam

I haven't started my in depth comparison yet so I don't know if these are apples to apples or apples to monkeys. I figure I've got about 4-5 months before the season starts so plenty of time to shop around.
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Old 12-22-2014, 02:12 PM   #7
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Oh, wait, I just noticed your signature says you have a 2015. Might want to check with your dealer and/or your paperwork. Most people on here have gotten a free year of Coach-Net with their FR. If you got it, then use that for the year and don't worry about who to use until next year (kind of like I am now).
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Old 12-22-2014, 02:27 PM   #8
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20 bucks a year is good sams club/camping world memebership. GSRA is about the same prices as coachnet. I had GSRA at first, the one time I needed them I had faster response making the call myself and submitting for a reimbursment (which they did honor for the service charges and I paid for the tire.) I then had progressive as part of my insurance policy, I swear it was the same call center. My new 5er came with 1 year of free coachnet and I unfortunately had to use it for a tow when my truck decided it was tired of towing at 11pm in the middle of not much on I95 in NC. They had a proper tow truck out to me in an hour, got me to a campground and sent a truck the next morning to take my truck over to the dealer. Not a penny out of my pocket until the repair bill came and none of that bill was for towing.
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Old 12-22-2014, 02:50 PM   #9
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Oh, wait, I just noticed your signature says you have a 2015. Might want to check with your dealer and/or your paperwork. Most people on here have gotten a free year of Coach-Net with their FR. If you got it, then use that for the year and don't worry about who to use until next year (kind of like I am now).
Calling the dealer to inquire about it. All the paperwork is packed away under a winter cover in the 5ver in my yard.
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:26 PM   #10
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Coachnet all the way....thie tech support is great
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:28 PM   #11
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I picked up a 2015 Rockwood 2504S in October and got a free year of coach-net.
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Old 12-22-2014, 04:01 PM   #12
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I have used Coach-Net and they were good. Even called me back to make sure the tow truck came and took care of my RV. I am really happy with them.
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:27 PM   #13
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I have the 1 year free Coach Net from FR presently and have used it once for a blowout on a Sunday...and once for technical support for non functioning levelers in a campground. On both occasions...Coach Net got it right in a timely manner.
My guess is that CW would do the same....but having C-Net do such a good job for me, I'm likely going to continue with them assuming no changes in pricing differenntial or benefits between the two companies.
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Old 12-23-2014, 12:39 PM   #14
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If you're Canadian or travelling in Canada CAA RV+ is the best. Good Sam is good in the U.S. but they don't know where the closest services are in Canada when needed. CAA doesn't cover a two wheel dolly but will cover your motor home and vehicle being towed (ridiculous). Good Sam will cover everything.
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:07 PM   #15
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Coachnet

We have used Coachnet on three separate occasions with no problems. The got to us quickly and took care of the problem.
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:12 PM   #16
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Take a Pass on Good Sam

Our Good Sam Roadside expires in April of 2015. None too soon!

I have never had to used a roadside service before... until I was disabled in Mt. Vernon Illinois at the junction of I-57 and I-64. (Dangerous location).

After several phone conversations over the course of 30 minutes, Good Sam found us a service provider.

There are more garages, truck stops, and gas stations in Mt. Vernon than you can shake a stick at, yet Good Sam's service provider was more than 30 miles away.

We were in a very bad location and I wasn't going to wait for an hour or two - we got ourselves out of trouble.

Lousy coverage if there is no service providers near two Interstate Highways. I do not recommend Good Sam's and I will not renew.
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:16 PM   #17
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Good Sam vs. Coach Net

I have had Good Sam's for the past 3 Years and I can say they have been there for me when I needed them.
I think Coach net is over priced for what they offer.
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:29 PM   #18
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I've had all three: AAA Premier, Good Sam, and Coachnet. When we went to Alaska I added Good Sam to my AAA for extra protection in case I had to use all of AAA's claims limit for one year. Fortunately after 4 months on the Alcan and in Alaska we never had to use either. Later on a trip to a California State Park we had a flat on the right rear axel of the TT. I decided to call Good Sam instead of AAA. After over an hour wait in Hemet, CA, A very young man showed up with a bottle jack and lug wrench in a sedan. Needless to say, I can't recommend Good Sam. We now have Coachnet. I locked myself out of a rental car at a gas station and called Coachnet. They were there in less than 15 minutes and I was back on the road. Less expensive than AAA Premier and RV centered in its business model.
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:40 PM   #19
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I had free coachnet for a year with my6 new 2012 solera. The one time I called coachnet, they did not seem to care, so I called a local, paid it and got reimbursed by the dealer.


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Old 12-23-2014, 01:53 PM   #20
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There is not much difference between the two, they both use the same tow companies for the most part. It is really the tow company and driver that they happen to send. Coachnet has a nice trip planner but so does Good Sam on their website. Good Luck
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