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Old 03-13-2009, 05:23 PM   #1
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Emergency Road Service

I have AAA emergency road service and have added the travel trailer to this, all for about $125.00/year, have not used any service for the trailer. Have recived the Good Sam Club add's for about $110.00/year, but have not heard how the service is with Good Sam.

Can anyone give the Pros and Cons on this.
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:33 PM   #2
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I have AAA RV service for about 5 years now, I have used it about three time and have had no problems, but I have not broke down with the RV. We pay $140.00 a year for two people and AAA will tow up to 100 mile at no extra cost and that includes the RV as well if I should break down while towing. As far as Good Sam, I know nothing and I don't know of anyone that has it, I am sorry I am not able to help with Good Sam,
but I am sure someone else can.
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:59 AM   #3
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had good sam 15+ years best thing for rvs
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:04 AM   #4
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One thing I have noticed...if you break down in small town, America, it doesn't matter who you have. There are many areas that only have one tow truck dude that is capable of doing RV stuff. If you call AAA, Good Sam, or Coach-Net, the same tow truck dude will show up...he's the only game in town. The trick is to find the road service company that has the benefits that suit your needs, at a price you are willing to pay.

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Old 03-19-2009, 11:30 AM   #5
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My daughter was in an accident requiring her vehicle to be towed. She called Good Sam and the closest towing company they contacted was about 25 minutes away. The Policeman wanted the car moved so there was a towing company around the corner he contacted. They towed the car and charged $175 to tow it to the repair facility. My daughter called Good Sam to advise them that the car was already towed and explained the situation. The lady on the phone apologized that they couldn't do it quicker and gave her the info where to send the bill. Good Sam paid the $175 towing bill 100% complete. I paid $99 for one year coverage on ALL the vehicles at my address. I don't believe this would happen everywhere but I feel very fortunate that I have Good Sam ERS. The price went up to $109.95 but it's definitely worth it.
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:36 AM   #6
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Question Verizon Roadside Assistance

I just renewed my Verizon Wireless contract and added the roadside assistance does anyone have any advice it is only $60 a year. I feel it does not have the coverage that Goodsam or AAA have. ANY advice out there would not want to break down and not have adequate service.
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:53 AM   #7
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Be careful with AAA as their coverage varies from one area to another. Even found different if you live in a different part of a state then what someone says their coverage is. Check carefully to make sure you are getting what you think you are.

We went with Coach Net as they have a Tech division that can even help you with DIY fixes. Worked for us!
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Old 05-20-2010, 06:45 PM   #8
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I have had Good Sams Tow Service since 1988 and love them. I have used them several times and mileage was no issue.

The good part about G.S. is that they will tow the trailer if the tow vehicle breaks down...not sure about AAA.

Very much worth the money each year.
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Old 05-21-2010, 09:06 AM   #9
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I also have the G.S. ERS. I recently dropped all my AAA services and insurances as we were overpaying on everything. Picked up G.S. as our replacement roadside service. Their services are much broader. No limit on towing and will take care of any vehicle you own, plus the RV. Also offers reimbursement for food and lodging while your vehicle or RV is being fixed. An extra small fee will also get you technical support for DIY situations.

Haven't used it yet, but feel much happier having ERS over AAA.
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Old 05-21-2010, 09:48 AM   #10
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Be careful with AAA as their coverage varies from one area to another. Even found different if you live in a different part of a state then what someone says their coverage is. Check carefully to make sure you are getting what you think you are.

We went with Coach Net as they have a Tech division that can even help you with DIY fixes. Worked for us!
I agree - Coach Net's Tech helped us when we had problems with our slide out when we first got the new coach.
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:59 AM   #11
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We have Good Sam ERS. The only time I have ever tried to use it was in Bennettsville SC when I blew a tire on the trailer. The closest service shop they had to Bennettsville was in Charlotte NC, some 100 miles or more to the west. While we still have it, I am not convinced that it is worth it unless I break down in a major city or on a major interstate, which is not as likely as breaking down in the back roads. I just changed it myself and went on.
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Old 05-22-2010, 07:19 AM   #12
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I've bought Alberta Motor Associations (CAA) Premier RV coverage. Tows up to 320 km (200 miles), includes two days of car rental if tow vehicle is in shop, up to 2,000 for accomodations when RV is in collision, $600 if in for repairs and at site repairs when possible. I've had my RV two years and last year did call them for service. They came right to the campsite to change my tire that had picked up a nail. (sure I could have dont it myself - but why when I paid for the service).

I did learn that the rims that come on the Rockwood Ultra-light do not fit onto the spare tire holder at the back of the trailer, the damaged tire had to go into the back of the pickup. The actual repair to the tire was not covered at the tire shop.

RE: I read above that AAA service levels vary, I'm told by CAA that AAA will honour the CAA coverage. If I find different they will have one unhappy camper-customer.
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:59 PM   #13
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Any one use the free year of roadside assistance offered with the new Forrest River Products, it though Coach Net I believe.
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:53 PM   #14
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I have State farm Insurance "emergency roadside assistance" on my truck policy and it covers the truck and trailer. they will change flat tires (truck and trailer), jump starts,running out of gas, etc. I call the facility and State Farm will reimburse me for the service preformed. It will include towing the truck to a certified repair shop and also getting the trailer to the nearest campground per our choosing. the cost is about 5.00 per year. the coverage and cost will vary per state.
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Any one use the free year of roadside assistance offered with the new Forrest River Products, it though Coach Net I believe.

That free year is just for changing your tire and nothing else.

The basic GS Roadside Assitance is now $79 per year.
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Before I plan my big trip I plan on buying the Good Sam Roadside Assitance for $79. In most cases I can change a flat tire but if my engine or transimission had a problem and needed a tow for both truck and trailer it would be well worth $79 .
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