RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Fifth-Wheels: Tow vehicle in the shop

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Fifth-Wheels

Open Roads Forum  >  Fifth-Wheels

 > Tow vehicle in the shop

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Prev  |  Next
Sponsored By:
BarneyS

S.E. Lower Michigan

Moderator

Joined: 10/16/2000

View Profile



Posted: 08/09/20 02:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I posted this some time ago but it is still valid today.
My stupid mistake and how GS came through.
Barney


2004 Sunnybrook Titan 30FKS TT
Hensley "Arrow" 1400# hitch (Sold)
Not towing now.
Former tow vehicles were 2016 Ram 2500 CTD, 2002 Ford F250, 7.3 PSD


philh

Belleville MI

Senior Member

Joined: 05/11/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/09/20 08:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anybody have AAA Tow Plan? I bought it, and they will bring out two trucks for your vehicle and trailer. Haven't had to use it.

wowens79

Georgia

Senior Member

Joined: 01/05/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/10/20 04:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had a fuel pump go on my Chevy on the way camping, luckily we were 6 miles from the campground. State Farm sent a wrecker for the truck, and I called coach.net, and gave them the number of the wrecker getting the truck, so they just called the save guy and had him tow the camper to the campground. Worked out super easy.


2002 Chevy Silverado 1500HD 6.0l 241k miles and climbing
2016 Heritage Glen 29BH
2003 Flagstaff 228D Pop Up

BarneyS

S.E. Lower Michigan

Moderator

Joined: 10/16/2000

View Profile



Posted: 08/10/20 07:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

philh wrote:

Anybody have AAA Tow Plan? I bought it, and they will bring out two trucks for your vehicle and trailer. Haven't had to use it.

As I understand it, AAA doesn't have representatives in every region so if you get stranded in one of those places they cannot help you. I do not have AAA so may be way off base since it is some time that this was discussed here. Might be worth asking them if there are any places in the country where they would not be able to help you should you need it.
Barney

tkd01

Jacksonville, Fl

New Member

Joined: 03/30/2015

View Profile





Offline
Posted: 08/13/20 12:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

quote MandBontheroad - While out for the afternoon our fuel pump "gave up the ghost" and we had to have it towed for repair. It should be fixed this afternoon and we'll be good to go.

I sure hope the RAM is not a 19 or 20 model or you are in for a big surprise on that fuel pump.

Njmurvin

Simi Valley

Senior Member

Joined: 09/06/2003

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/13/20 01:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

philh wrote:

Anybody have AAA Tow Plan? I bought it, and they will bring out two trucks for your vehicle and trailer. Haven't had to use it.

I had an incident where my truck stalled (with 12k fiver in tow) about 2 miles from my house on the way home after driving 250 miles. I had lost overdrive in my trans but managed to get home (or so I thought). I pulled off the freeway at my exit and stopped for the light. The torque converter for some reason decided to lock up and stay locked. The engine stalled and multiple attempts to get it going failed. There I was - stuck at an offramp traffic light just 2 miles from home. So, I called AAA because I have their towing coverage. I explained the situation and they told me they dispatched the local towing company. They didn't mention anything about 2 trucks. In fact, they didn't even send one truck. After sitting there for at least 20 minutes with no one showing up or calling, I called AAA back and told them I needed someone there ASAP. After I hung up, I decided to give it one more shot and - lo and behold - the TC unlocked and I was able to shift into gear and drive the 2 miles home. On the way, AAA called back apologizing for the delays. I told them to cancel the call.

One previous incident I was not towing and the fuel pump failed leaving me on the side of the freeway. I called AAA and they asked me what kind of vehicle, etc. After about 1/2 hour the driver arrived and looked at my truck and said it was too heavy for him. So I was stuck there for another 1/2 hour waiting for a bigger truck to arrive.

Yes, I got home in both cases. But, the experiences were anything but painless.


2020 Chevy Silverado 3500HD Duramax 4x4 Crew Cab Standard box

2011 Arctic Fox 27.5L

Bionic Man

Colorado

Senior Member

Joined: 04/03/2009

View Profile



Posted: 08/13/20 01:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Have towing coverage on the truck AND 5er thru your Ins co, it's dirt cheap. If you need assistance call for it your self and get someone out there NOW!!! Depending on someone else is a CrapZ shoot!

Pay the bill and get reimbursed.


This. But depending on how much coverage your insurance policy covers, you still might need to have something like AAA.

But I can tell you, speaking from experience, you are MUCH better off calling around to find a tow if this happens than waiting for AAA/GS/any other service to send someone to rescue you. That can take hours.


2012 RAM 3500 Laramie Longhorn DRW CC 4x4 Max Tow, Cummins HO, 60 gallon RDS aux fuel tank, Reese 18k Elite hitch
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 QC SB 4x4 Cummins HO NV5600 with Smarty JR, Jacobs EB (sold)
2002 Gulf Stream Sea Hawk 29FRB with Honda EV6010

garyp4951

TN

Senior Member

Joined: 12/06/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/13/20 07:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When I lost a water pump, belt, and crank sensor 4 years ago GS Roadside sent an old Ford 1 ton 7.3, and he towed the truck hooked to the camper to a rv park, dropped the 5th wheel, and took the truck to a dealer.
That is when I realized the 7.3 is the best diesel Ford ever made.

Cummins12V98

on the road

Senior Member

Joined: 06/03/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/13/20 08:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bionic Man wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Have towing coverage on the truck AND 5er thru your Ins co, it's dirt cheap. If you need assistance call for it your self and get someone out there NOW!!! Depending on someone else is a CrapZ shoot!

Pay the bill and get reimbursed.


This. But depending on how much coverage your insurance policy covers, you still might need to have something like AAA.

But I can tell you, speaking from experience, you are MUCH better off calling around to find a tow if this happens than waiting for AAA/GS/any other service to send someone to rescue you. That can take hours.


I have heard too many stories of long waits.


2015 RAM LongHorn 3500 Dually CrewCab 4X4 CUMMINS/AISIN RearAir 385HP/865TQ 4:10's
37,800# GCVWR "Towing Beast"

"HeavyWeight" B&W RVK3600

2016 MobileSuites 39TKSB3 highly "Elited" In the stable

2007.5 Mobile Suites 36 SB3 29,000# Combined SOLD

ol Bombero-JC

USA

Senior Member

Joined: 06/24/2004

View Profile



Posted: 08/21/20 01:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What Cummins is referring to....

Not happy with GS

~

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Fifth-Wheels

 > Tow vehicle in the shop
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Fifth-Wheels


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.