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Old 06-23-2015, 08:42 PM   #43
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I have State Farm insurance on my coach, cars and house. After seeing this thread on Sunday night I called my agent on Monday. I knew I had roadside assistance but I wasn't sure how it work. On our minivan they just had us submit the bill. Here a screen shot of the PDF my agent sent.

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Has anyone had a positive or negative experience with State Farm and roadside assistance ?



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Old 06-23-2015, 08:51 PM   #44
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Glad to see that you got back on the road without to much pain in the wallet. We will be in that area next month, (Newmar International) A very beautiful place for sure. Towing, best roadside assistance you can have. Have buried my RV to the rear axle 4 times. Don't ask, I won't tell. Hope to stop in Floyd's Knob for small talk some time. Will take that tour Sky Pilot mentioned. So drive fast and take chances. Just a trucker's chuckle.
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:29 PM   #45
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The tow to YOU was free because you had coverage. It cost Good Sam whatever the tow company charged them (or is allowed to charge them). The OP had no coverage till after this incident and is lucky to get the discount from what probably would be the "Good Sam price".
Thankyou for pointing that out to me I should have asked the tow truck driver what they were charging good sam for the tow. My guess would be in the 4 hundred vicinity.
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:48 PM   #46
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Has anyone had a positive or negative experience with State Farm and roadside assistance ?

The issue isn't State Farm. It's your location and availability of local companies to handle whatever rig you've got. You could have "other" roadside assistance - Progressive, Good Sam, whatever, but they all contract to local businesses. And results will depend on who is available to work on your unit. A small TT should be no problem, but some places won't touch an "RV"...

My experience blowing one of the rear duals on a Class-C, it took 2 hours for progressive to find someone to change it. By that time, I had limped into a Walmart, bought a bottle jack and changed it myself.. :-)
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:54 PM   #47
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I would agree. Having a service with a good network of resources will help greatly when you need service in a remote location. I can tell you that finding places on your own is not easy. I spent a lot of time calling and googling just to get a tow, mobile mechanic and finally a service location.
If I had Coach-Net up front it would have been one point of communication. Not sure any of the standard insurance policies could do that.


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Old 06-24-2015, 07:36 PM   #48
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Steve, congratulations on getting back on the road. I have an '04 MADP and your thread really struck home. Thanks for all the great info and pix.

Nice job finding the loose fitting, by the way - if you hadn't showed it to them, the techs might have fumbled all day looking for the leak... or fixing something that wasn't broken like the first two mobile techs suggested. I think you saved yourself some big bucks right there
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I am glad to report that we finished out our trip without any more issues. It did seem a little sluggish from West Virginia to Myrtle Beach, but on our trip back home to Indiana it ran great and we had the Suburban in tow the full way through all the hills and mountains. As with every trip in our well aged coach, I have a todo list of items to look closer at or repair.
But no drips or items on the motor or drivetrain that have me worried. I do plan to check the torque on the drive shaft and a few items just in case though.
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If your sure its just a lift pump...easy to change. It will be in line between the fuel tank and the fuel filter/water separator (before the injection pump. You can get them at napa and is sometimes just a cheezy 12Vdc facet lift pump.
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Finally made it to our destination MBTP. 2 days late but that's ok!
Thank you everyone for the advice and support!
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Still think I have an air leak somewhere but no worse than before I think. Kept a close eye on pressure gauges. One cycled ever 90 seconds between 100 and 120. Not sure if this is normal or excessive. Never noticed before.
Spk64,

When you get home, or at an opportune time for you. check your output airline from your compressor, and see if there is air leaking back to it from your tanks.

This could confirm there is an air system internal leak, and we can trace it down from that point.

If you had indicated your whole system leaked down, I would have suspected the air dryer as the first to check. If your dryer has not been serviced in a few years, you may want to do this first to eliminate that from the trace anyway.

I would suspect a leveling valve is the leak down problem if at one end of the coach only. Since you are losing air up front, the next time this happens, check your forward air tank by pulling the lanyard, to see if it has lost it's air.

Glad to hear you got your other issues fixed. Happy trails to you and yours...
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The fuel leak was a high pressure injector line. The fitting backed out at the pump. Shop tightened it back up and all was well

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I may start a new thread on my air leak. Still trying to get a diagram from Spartan. Tonight when I got home parked on level surface motor off and could hear air leaking from around rear tires. Then it stopped and I believe there was a slower leak as the pressure dropped to around 65psi after a couple hours. I could not locate records on when the air dryer was last serviced by PO so that will be first on my list to do then start troubleshooting the leaks.
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Looking forward to your next thread. sounds like we really need to do something about that leak asap.

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Spk64:

Juuuuust a tad bit off-topic, but since you have experience with an RV on the West Virginia Turnpike, I just have to ask: what's the best lane to be in at the toll booths and what is the toll for an RV for each segment?

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Broke down in WV

In all the toll booths I have been through seems it is always the far right lane. Most of the time it is marked for trucks and wide loads.
I cannot remember the cost in WV but do not remember any being that high. $3-5 range.
Per their website rv with a trailer is $3.25 cash rate.



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