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Chakara

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So I see simple things like a nail in a tire as simple. What if you are 20 miles deep in a National Forrest? What if you have hub seizure on one of your wheels and they have to dolly it or whatever they heck they do?

Anyone have any experience with more severe scenario's with their coverage?

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My insurance Company reimburses me for towing on both auto and RV - haven't had to use it on the RV. If yours does you may think twice about buying another roadside assistance policy. I also found that if I get a flat or other problem in a campground there has always been a fellow camper who will help - it's one of the things that attracted me to RV scene.


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Good Sam and Coach-Net are definitely not the same.

When evaluating, I have heard stories where Good Sam has left people on their own. I have yet to hear a story where Coach-Net told a client "Yeah, we can't find a provider. Good luck with that" and left them on their own. You can also call Coach-Net with any problem in your RV and they'll have a tech helping you through troubleshooting.

You need to be careful about CAA/AAA. Supposedly, there are some areas where they do not provide the service.


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We have AAA RV plan. We have not had to use them for the trailer but have used them for the car and we were very pleased with the service, esp since once we were out in the middle of no where.


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Most of the RVers here would go either with Good Sam or Coach Net. I personally went with Coach Net. You can compare the two based on what are the most important things you're looking for and then just take it from there.

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gbopp wrote:

Good Sam and
Coach-Net
are the two most popular Emergency Road Service providers.
They are both good. You will get opinions on each.


What about AAA Premier RV? Ideas there?


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I echo checking with Insurance providers about roadside assistance. My progressive policy premium was amazingly low and included roadside assistance which pulled me out of the mud and fixed a flat (including cutting the dually rims apart that had rusted together. Service was quick and no cost. Other companies are starting to compete with progressive on premiums these days, so shop it. My experience was insuring a 25 ft class C motor home. It is now sold. We shall see how coverage on a Truck Camper compares.


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AAA premier would not tow just my truck (not towing at the time). Instead just left me on the side of the freeway, told me "sorry, can't help you. Have a nice day". I will never have AAA again our recommend.


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I used my Good Sam Roadside Assistant yesterday. It was a horrible experience. First the agent apparently wrote my telephone number down wrong. Then to make matters worse never tried the number listed on my membership. My initial call to Good Sam was at 9:10 am. I didn't get help until 12:35 pm. I am going to give Coach Net a try. HAS to be better.

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I have, which is why I don’t use them anymore. Look, Coachnet, GS, AAA, and others use the same providers in most areas. In some areas there is no alternative to the one or two providers covering the ground. If they are busy, unavailable for whatever reason, it does not matter which roadside service you have. Try getting Coachnet to respond to you on the NY Thruway. The only difference between these services is how many extra motorcycles /cars and other assorted toys they will cover and who they are registered to, not a big selling point in my book.

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