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Old 06-10-2016, 02:15 PM   #1
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Class A Towing Costs

I am curious if anyone has actually had their Class A motorhome towed by a commercial tow company and what they paid for the service.

I am trying to get a rough idea of what towing costs might be in various parts of the country.

What is motivating my question is that I have towing coverage that pays up to $750 for any one incident and that includes being towed to the nearest capable service facility. I don't know if $750 is enough to cover the actual cost... For arguments sake, let's assume that the nearest facility is under 100 miles.

Thanks for any personal experience you can share.
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In Alabama a month or so ago it cost 600 and change just to pull me out of a culvert that collapsed under my rear wheels in a CG. Goodsam paid 400 and I had to pay 200.
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Lots of these insurance places that cover Class-A with roadside have negotiated rates with towing providers. That is, it's covered within X miles of an "authorized repair facility". You don't even see the negotiated rate.
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Double check your policy on that coverage, that it is for any roadside emergency. Insurance policies are normally for accidents or damage losses, not for breakdowns due to maintenance or malfunctions. Coachnet and GoodSam are around $100/yr, and is for breakdowns.


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I had a friend who blew a front tire on his MH on I 90 NYS Thruway. He was in the process of changing the tire when a Trooper came along and politely told my friend he couldn't do that. The towing company which is in bed with the state was called and my friend's MH was towed to the next exit. A trip of less than ten miles. Charge, $700 cash or credit card. No checks accepted. He was told to deal with whoever his insurance company was for reimbursement.
You will commonly see these big tow rigs parked in the turn around lanes on I 90 just waiting to prey on the less fortunate. They don't care. They will probably never see you again anyway. I'm sure the tow company pays the state for a contract to patrol the Interstate. The state makes out, the tow company makes out and you get screwed.
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I had 2 tows 2 weeks apart both were over 30 miles and didn't cost me a dime. I have Coachnet roadside service. Costs me $89 a year for unlimited roadside service. It was the best $89 I ever spent.
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I am curious if anyone has actually had their Class A motorhome towed by a commercial tow company and what they paid for the service.

I am trying to get a rough idea of what towing costs might be in various parts of the country.

What is motivating my question is that I have towing coverage that pays up to $750 for any one incident and that includes being towed to the nearest capable service facility. I don't know if $750 is enough to cover the actual cost... For arguments sake, let's assume that the nearest facility is under 100 miles.

Thanks for any personal experience you can share.
I was with friends of ours last month and they blew a turbo. We were in between Moab Utah and Flagstaff AZ. They sent a low boy from Flagstaff which was where the Cummins repair center was and it cost 2700.00. It was a lot but the company did an outstanding job putting it on the low boy. Regards
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Tomp....... We've been towed twice:
May of 2013, about 40 miles into Pendleton, OR; cost $550.
July of 2014, about 40 miles into Missoula, MT; cost $500.
The first tow was arranged by CoachNet, the second was covered by National Interstate, my insurance carrier. Neither tow cost me anything, my out of pocket was $0.


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Lots of these insurance places that cover Class-A with roadside have negotiated rates with towing providers. That is, it's covered within X miles of an "authorized repair facility". You don't even see the negotiated rate.
Actually the drivers have told me the cost of the tow, plus I had to sign the bill for them to send it to CoachNet.
Each has been at least $700.
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I had mine towed after a blown engine and the charge was $300/hr to tow it and $300/ hr for them to return home.
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It was $950 to tow my coach 70 miles. My extended service plan paid $700 and Coach-Net paid $250.
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About 4 years ago, the belt broke just into WY and we we towed back to Scott's Bluff, NE. The cost was $1230.00 which Coach net covered totally.
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Paid $566 to have mine towed 25 miles. AAA reimbursed me the full amount as they have no providers in my market.
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Had my 40 footer towed 30 miles....used Coach-Net...cost to me was ZERO.
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