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Kayteg1

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jimh425 wrote:

I also get AAA discounts at places like hotels and car rentals, and of course, maps.

I do too, regardless canceling the membership 3 years ago. [emoticon]
All it takes is asking,
We had insurance with AAA back in CA, but they quadrupled the premium when we moved to Las Vegas.
Used their emergency road service once for car, but basic membership covered only 5 miles, so we had to come with cash regardless.
Even in Las Vegas that was 1 hr wait.





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I have AAA, Geico and Good Sams and all suck when needed. You have to go thru a recorded messaging system until you get a live person then there's at least an hour or more wait for the tow truck.
But in the end, it's better to have towing insurance than not.
BTW AAA is not available in all States.

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Seon wrote:

I have AAA, Geico and Good Sams


I bet that in 99% of cases - all of them will subcontract to the same towing company, who has the right equipment in the area.
When it comes to dispatch- it is personal thing.
You can find devoted people, or jerks at each office.

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I have USAA roadside assistance on my policy (like $1.00 a month). I've used it and had great service.


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jimh425 wrote:

MarkTwain wrote:

AAA does not offer good roadside assistance for RVs.


What’s your beef with it? Btw, it also covers my vehicles including motorcycles. I also get AAA discounts at places like hotels and car rentals, and of course, maps.


When I was searching a few years back, I found a note in their details saying that towing coverage was for trailers under a certain length (I think it was 30'). I couldn't get a good answer on whether or not they would cover mine at 35', so I went another route.

None of these make their policy details easy to find.

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jimh425 wrote:

MarkTwain wrote:

AAA does not offer good roadside assistance for RVs.


What’s your beef with it? Btw, it also covers my vehicles including motorcycles. I also get AAA discounts at places like hotels and car rentals, and of course, maps.


When I was searching a few years back, I found a note in their details saying that towing coverage was for trailers under a certain length (I think it was 30'). I couldn't get a good answer on whether or not they would cover mine at 35', so I went another route.

None of these make their policy details easy to find.


My beef is that AAA is not available in all states and they have a 5 mile limit for towing then they start charging you by the mile. When you break down will they tow both your trailer and truck in the same tow or only one??

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We have CAA, which is covered by AAA in the States. I had a breakdown with the camper on & gave CAA all the info they needed, weight, height, etc. They sent me a flatbed so I would have taken out the first bridge we saw. Then they sent me another wrong truck which couldn’t handle my weight. I don’t believe they staff too many RV specialists. Finally they said it would be another 3 hours for the correct truck.
I suggested that was not suitable so I will find a local & I want CAA to cover the bill. They said fine & gave me no argument at the bill of something over $400. They helped me find a local. We have an F350 SRW, with an RV membership. I am not sure about AAA, but I found out that CAA will not entertain anything to do with the INSIDE wheels of a dually. You are on your own to find someone that will. Not sure why but I bet many don’t know this.

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My membership is AAA Premier (RV and Motorcycles) are covered and covers a 200 mile tow and 3 - 100 mile tows per year.

It looks like there is a difference in membership types for each “region” according to their website.


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The coverage also change with time.
20 years ago I had young tenants, who would drive home on hook every 3rd day.
AAA at the time did not have incidents limit.

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I had AAA for a few years...till I found out the hard way that they don't go off-pavement at all. Even if it is a good dirt/gravel road they refuse to respond to those.


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