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Old 06-28-2015, 07:49 PM   #1
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Good Sam vs AAA

Which one would you suggest. I have a 19' TT and Pickup and my wife drives a cobalt. Looking for coverage for roadside assistance for the two vehicles and travel trailer. I have AAA standard now (no RV coverage) and I am taking a trip from WIsconsin to Texas in a month and figured having RV roadside assistance would be a good idea. Most of our camping trips up to now have been within an hour of home.
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Check with AAA, you may have coverage of that trailer "while towing". If it's 1/2 ton towable or smaller, it's easily serviced by most mobile tire companies.

Both AAA and Good Sam "outsource" - so your coverage is really only as good as your where you're at and how many tire guys can get to you.
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Yah, I already have AAA for my vehicles and have used it before. I realize it is all outsourced for both GS and AAA. But the price to upgrade from vehicle only to RV coverage looks prohibitive. GS looks a lot more cost effective. Another issue is that right now I only have my wife and daughter on the AAA since I have a newer Chevy Silverado with GM roadside assistance. I would have be added back to AAA to get the coverage with the TT as well. It is looking like adding myself and RV coverage to our existing plan would be as much or more than simply getting a separate GS classic plan.
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We have AAA for their Visa card which gives us a discount on fuel for up to $60 a day so it pays the annual fees.
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Who does your auto insurance? Do you having a rider for towing? Does it cover trailers? I assume it's just the road-side you're after...
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cb1000rider: I just checked progressive's web site and sure enough, they have RV roadside assistance. Imagine that. They have the insurance on my vehicles and the RV already so this works out great. For $21.00 a year. I now have coverage for me with GM roadside assistance and my wife and daughter are with AAA. And an extra $21 gets my Travel trailer covered as well.
Thanks for the suggestion. You saved me some bucks and a lot of stress trying to figure whether to go with AAA or GS. I saw a lot of negative about GS and have had my share of bad experiences with AAA in the past. I expect that Progressive will treat me better than either of the others.
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Welcome! Glad you checked.

FYI - if you have to make a roadside assistance call, make sure they have your tire size. If they hear "RV" - many companies won't touch it as some RVs do require special equipment. If you're 1/2 ton towable, you shouldn't have that issue - any standard roadside assistance can help.
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Good to know. Yah, my stock truck tires are way bigger than my trailer tires. The trailer is only rated at about 2800 lbs dry. Thanks again.
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USAA has roadside for all of its members too.
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Old 06-29-2015, 08:31 AM   #10
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Yah, if you have auto insurance through them. Not sure that would cover RV's anyway. USAA is a very good company. I have all my banking there. But, due to my wife's driving habits, USAA decided we needed to go elsewhere for auto insurance.
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