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Old 07-09-2010, 04:30 PM   #29
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Ante = $125 per year

Odds = Likely to be towed once every three years or so.

Pot = That one tow will probably cost $500 to $2,500

(My two tow events were @ $1,000 each)
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:54 PM   #30
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:35 PM   #31
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Commercial big rig tow companies - especially if you are fortunate enough to find a tow company that has the behemoth "wheel lift" tow trucks (absolutely the ideal method for mohos) - charge in the neighborhood of $175-$225/hour (regardless of miles) from the time they leave their shop until the tow truck returns to the shop. You or your ERS is on the clock to come out, to hook up, to drop driveshaft, to remove mud flap, to chat with you, to tow, and then to return back home. All at the same rate. It can be very expensive. Very.
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:58 PM   #32
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In 2008 we had a 27' class A towed apprx 4 miles in Hartford CT. No ERS coverage, $460. The owner now has AAA ERS.
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:36 PM   #33
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In 2009 we had our 43' Newmar DS DP towed from Bryce Canyon, UT to Saint George, UT about 150 miles on a flat bed tow truck. The fee would of been over $1000.00 but we had Coach Net, thank goodness and they were wonderful and took care of the whole thing.
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:56 PM   #34
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I have had to have two tows this year. This spring we had our Tropi Cal T396 towed from Palm Desert Ca. to Hemet Ca. roughly 60 miles. That tow according to the driver was over $800. This week we had our new HR Endeavor 40PDQ towed from Woodburn Oregon to the Cummins dealer in Portland a distance of roughly 35 miles. The driver said this one would be $650. Both were covered by Coach Net. I have had either Good Sam or Coach Net for years and other than a couple of flats have never needed them but these two tows alone probably more than covered the costs I have paid out over the years.

As a side note many policies have limitations. I received an extended warranty with my coach that also included towing.
When I got ready for the tow this week I read the policy it says it covers up to $100. for a tow. Fat chance I will ever use this towing insurance.
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:48 AM   #35
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Even though we have Good Sam ERS we read so many good things about CoachNet that we signed up with them for three years. We will have both for now but probably will not renew GS. I called CoachNet tonight to ask a question. The first thing I was asked, as others said, was I in a safe place. I wanted to make sure that my DW was covered when driving the family car. The answer was that we are covered when we drive any vehicle and it doesn't have to be RV related at all. This sure gives one peace of mind. I did use GS ERS once. When talking to the driver that came, I asked which ERS he felt was the best because he works for all of them. He answered CoachNet. So that pretty much settled that. Having the ERS sure gives one peace of mind. Joe
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Old 07-13-2010, 07:43 AM   #36
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Spartan provides CaochNet coverage during the Spartan warranty period. That said all I needed to know when time came to renew under my dime. Note, the Spartan warranty CoachNet coverage will NOT cover anything except the RV.
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We just had our 33 foot Winnie Suncruiser Class A 11 miles due to the infamous Work Horse brake failure problem. It was $333.75. This included disconnecting the drive shaft and reconnecting it again at the dealer. The Temp was 96 degrees. It seemed excessive, but from what I have been reading, it wasn't so bad. I am hoping to get the money back because of the recall.
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Old 07-16-2010, 05:24 AM   #38
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Spartan provides CaochNet coverage during the Spartan warranty period. That said all I needed to know when time came to renew under my dime. Note, the Spartan warranty CoachNet coverage will NOT cover anything except the RV.
We have the CoachNet Platinum Plus to cover anything that we drive. Joe
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The heavy duty wreckers capable of pulling a tractor or MoHo easily cost $250-500k+ It's going to cost someone big money when they leave the parking lot. I was told by an operator the average heavy-duty tow is $600. That was several years ago.

I wouldn't be caught without CoachNet. Personally, I go out of my way to avoid a tow. Our previous Monaco coach left us stranded more than once. The lift pump failed one time -- I was at a fuel station. CoachNet said they would tow it to Cummins, but I've heard so many horror stories, I went inside, bought a can of ether, disconnected the grid heater and shot it while the wife cranked. Got it to a repair facility. Another time, the starter failed INSIDE of a Blue Beacon wash bay (talk about stressful.) I ended up getting it to crank one last time by whacking it repeatedly for 10 minutes - got it to Cummins. While at Cummins, a beautiful Country Coach Magna came BARRELING into the parking lot bouncing like a basketball on the back of a wrecker... made me feel much better about smashing my hand while whacking on the starter.

If all options were to fail, I would pay the difference what CoachNet is willing to pay and what the towing company charges for a low-boy.
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This refers to a Workhorse W24 needing a 240-mile tow. No one wants to work on the brakes now due to "liability" problems.

I had a bad experience with Good Sam Roadside Assistance. They have refused to pay a penny on a $2,400 towing bill! No issue about my insurance being in effect. Iíve argued and filed a written appeal with them to no avail. Anyone got any ideas on the next step to get reimbursed. Rather disappointing considering how they go after other outfits that fail to live up to their contracts and warranties.
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:24 PM   #41
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I'd send a letter to ACTION LINE in the HIGHWAYS MAGAZINE. If they can get money from other vendors that won't pay up, they sure could LEAN on the other division of the Affinity Group. If they won't respond you could claim collusion in the organization.
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