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Posted: 03/01/12 04:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When the water pump on my TV quit,Good Sam sent 2 trucks out.One to carry my pick up and a "big rig" to tow the 5th wheel.About a 30 mile tow to a Dodge dealer,the semi driver hung around until he was sure that we had a place to park the trailer,(in the used car lot of the dealer)Gave a handshake and "happy to be of service" and left.I did need to clean up the Teflon hitch plate from his hitch.But we were happy campers,there in the used car lot for the night.


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bpounds wrote:

Mile High wrote:

AAA RV++ is fine, as long as you ONLY have an RV! They won't cover any other type of trailer including a boat, motorcycles, ATVs, jetskis, or even manure. They left my boat on the road last time I needed them so I dropped them like a rock and went with Allstate RV.


Not really true. They will pull other trailers. But, the problem is that the provider may not want to, or be equipped to, pull anything you have. Including an RV.
Its absolutely true - I'm not just guessing - I got the policy shoved in my face. Read yours.

Plus RV / Motorcycle - legally registered motor homes, pickup trucks with campers, travel trailers and motorcycles. Vehicles must be able to be safely accessed from a normally traveled road or an established thoroughfare, such as a county-maintained road.
"Non trailers such as utility, animal, watercraft, motorcycle, lawn equipment, ATV, and automobile trailers are not covered. ."


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Mile High wrote:

Its absolutely true - I'm not just guessing - I got the policy shoved in my face. Read yours.

Boats or any other type of trailered vehicle for purposes other than camping are EXCLUDED.


I'm sure you are right, and I shouldn't have made that blanket statement. Apparently it varies by state. They were even willing to pull a utility trailer for me here in CA.


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I just carry cash. In 15 years of RVing I am out $85 so far. (knocks on wood)


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I just carry cash. In 15 years of RVing I am out $85 so far. (knocks on wood)
Something to be said for that!

As I reflect, my road service membership actually goes against my better judgement for cost effectiveness - just like extended warranties. I've just always had a membership.

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...It's like a lot of things....take life insurance for instance, your betting the company your going to die by a certain policy time frame and they're betting your don't. Doggoned if you do, doggoned if you don't.....


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If you’re age 50 or over, look into joining the AARP. The RV insurance companies that offer discounts through the AARP are well-reputed, so that’s one thing you can check off your list. It might work out really well for you.

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Well, I can tell you that CoachNet was a huge help to me on Super Bowl Sunday. The driver disconnected the driveshaft and tied it up. They were able to double-tow the rig to a storage yard, unhitch, and take the truck to the Ford dealer for repair. Through it all I got regular calls from CoachNet to make sure we were safe and taken care of.



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Yep, it's insurance, and sometimes you win, usually you lose. More than anything you are paying for a toll free phone number on a plastic card, and an operator who has contact information. You also have the benefit of their buying power. If you call the tow company yourself, you are just one customer that they know they will never see again. If AAA/GS/Coachnet calls them, the towing company is working for a customer that represents a large percentage of their business.

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ficodek wrote:

Well, I can tell you that CoachNet was a huge help to me on Super Bowl Sunday. The driver disconnected the driveshaft and tied it up. They were able to double-tow the rig to a storage yard, unhitch, and take the truck to the Ford dealer for repair. Through it all I got regular calls from CoachNet to make sure we were safe and taken care of.
I feel your pain - In the same week 1 truck broke down - spent a couple of days in the 5er in the Ford parking lot saddling up a new truck, then filled the new one with gasoline by mistake on the way back for another night at a Ford parking lot while they re-dieseled it.

The kids said they weren't going anymore unless Ford put in swimming pools at the Dealerships.

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