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SF Dave

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Anyone have experience with Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service or Camping World's Roadside Assistance Program ? I just got info on each. They look alike and both stress need for RV towing experts vs AAA etc. Seems to make sense. Both are $79.95 per year. Worth it ?


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I went through the same process as you did last November. Here's the link to the thread on what others provided me and my end result.

http://www.rv.net/forums/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/CFB/1/TID/85096.cfm

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Some differences, but pretty much the same. They all have an affinity for each other, yuk yuk. Camping World is $79 every year, $9.95 ea additional for your other vehicles if you cover. Good Sam is $79 the first year, which is 20 off, second year if purchased at the same time will get you 15 off, but all vehicles you have are covered. . .cept for utility & horse trailers. I've used the Camping World ERS once, no cash needed and no problems. I've had AAA+RV for 15 years, nothing but long waits and many problems. Actually added the RV part a couple years ago, when I had a need, they weren't there. Dropped it like a hot potato.

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Interesting Steve, I have been using ERS through the President Club for as long as I can remember and have never been billed for extra vehicles. If I read my coverage correctly I am the one covered by the plan not the vehicle. Maybe things have changed and I am still one of the ones covered under the original plan since I have never lapsed. Hmmm think a call is in order..


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I have had AAA for more than 30 years — however I dropped them when renewal time came up in December in favor of the Good Sam's club coverage. AAA has been "fantastic" for all my auto needs. They don't know anything about RV coverage. They can only tow you to an auto repair facility. I have needed them 3 times for my RV and each time they were no help at all.

I have only had occasion to use the new service once so far and it was excellent. Prompt and good service with someone who knew what he was there for.

AAA is great for cars but a no no for RV's. At least in my humble opinion and experience.


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I have "AAA plus RV". Have people had problems with them in the past. I have used them a number of times for just the car, but never with the trailer also. I'm about to renew and might go with someone else if AAA hasn't worked out for others with trailers.

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I had Good Sam and got stuck in the snow. When I called I got a recording telling me that if I had an emergency to call the local Police or Sheriff and call back tomorrow for road service help. I was lucky because this happened a couple of days after Christmas 2 yr. ago and a fellow came by who had gotten a new John Deere Tractor for Christmas and he has having great fun pulling people out of snow banks. He wouldn't even take anything for it. When I called the next day it was to cancel. I had Allstate this past year and got a tire changed from a serviceman on my home driveway. He kept hinting about he should get a tip since he wasn't getting any extra money for doing this over a car. My tip was when I told him to "Plant your corn early".


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i haven't had to call AAA on my trailer yet, but they did tow my 20' deep hull boat when the axle broke on my trailer. i was quite pleased with their service, considering we were in BFE. the problem isn't with any one service, it is with who they send to service you.

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I've had Good Sam's emergency service for a few years now. I had mobile service come to my campsite and replace an alternator on a class C. That was fantastic, very well handled and quick. Alternator seized about 30 miles from camp, we called next morning and had a new alternator by afternoon all with the vehicle hooked up at the site.

Also used towing last year on my car and my only complaint was that I held forever on hold during the initial call, but it was 100+ that day and a heat wave across the northeast US and the operator claimed an incredibly high call volume due to many heat-related emergencies, which I could understand.

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