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Posted: 04/09/20 10:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It has come time to renew my Good Sam Roadside Assistance plan. However, you now have to pay $149.95 for their Platinum Plan to get coverage for a 5th wheel trailer.
I noticed that our Texas AAA has a Premier Plan for $116.00 that seems to cover your vehicles and your RV.
Who do you use for a roadside assistance plan? Anyone tried the AAA plan? How easy is it to get AAA out if needed, as opposed to Good Sam?
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I don’t have a fifth wheel but here’s my input. I bought my Newmar brand new and it came with 5 years of RSS from Ford. It just turned four. At the end of year five, I will add RSS coverage to my Progressive insurance policy. I think it’s about $50 a year. I had it on a previous MH and had to call them once. They did fine. My auto insurance company also offers RSS and it’s dirt cheap and I signed up for it on both our daily drivers.

One thing to consider. If you break down in a metropolitan area there may be competing tow companies so the RSS sellers may have more than one to pick from. If you need them in a remote area, there may only be one to choose from which they will all use.


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I've heard too many RSA horror stories for me to ever subscribe to a particular plan. My Farmer's agent tells me to pay for the tow, tire change, etc and Farmer's will reimburse me. Sounds like a plan.


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Absolutely none. I've need RSA once in 30+ years of RVing.
I am money ahead even if I need service down the road. I admit I have the luxury of being able to change my own tires though and I understand that some have physical limitations making that impossible.


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Posted: 04/09/20 11:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have used Coach Net and been satified. Previously had Good Sam but after numerous bad experiences of getting roadside service switched.

We are at the age where changing a tire, etc. is something we don't want to try and do on the side of a major highway that's why roadside assistance is necessary.

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I have towing on my RV and Tow vehicle thru my auto insurance. Towing coverage is dirt cheap, truly don't understand buying GoodSam, AAA etc???

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ScottG wrote:

Absolutely none. I've need RSA once in 30+ years of RVing.
I am money ahead even if I need service down the road. I admit I have the luxury of being able to change my own tires though and I understand that some have physical limitations making that impossible.


RSA is an insurance policy or like an extended warranty. It depends on a multitude of factors, but barring physical inability coupled with a high propensity for issues (maybe one has an old bomber with old tires and a bad transmission, but budgets repairs as they are necessary, not pre-emptively), RSA is not generally a good ROI.

BUT back in college, I was (poor) snow plowing, contract plowing with an old beat up Blazer. I knew that thing would be on the end of a tow truck more than once. Bought a year of AAA RSA with towing to cover getting it home. Best $100 I ever spent. But if any of my newer or well maintained vehicles caused me to feel I'd need RSA, I'd be changing it out for something else to drive.


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We now have a Class C RV so would need assistance changing tires, etc.-we do carry a spare. Carry AAA RV Roadside Assistance. We travel distances and figure AAA is pretty much available everywhere in U.S.


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Yes, I have heard quite a few bad stories about good Sam roadside assistance. However, I don't think I want to try changing tires along the side of the road anymore. I am going to call my State Farm agent and see what they offer since I have my RV insurance there. AAA is my other option I think.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

I have towing on my RV and Tow vehicle thru my auto insurance. Towing coverage is dirt cheap, truly don't understand buying GoodSam, AAA etc???


Why? Because most insurance companies don't have the option of purchasing Roadside Assistance. [emoticon]

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