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Old 01-16-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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I'm just woundering about this Good Sam Roadside Assistance , they sent
me a letter of some special offers from one to three yr's . How many have ever had to use this ? Do you think it's worth the money, I'm not a full timer RV yet I only go in the spring and summer like a lot of folkes I guess.
although there's protection for your Household vehicles too. and guess if you have a flat out and bout it's good.. any good advise out there on this.

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Old 01-16-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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I have their roadside assistance and find it better than the BCAA (part of AAA) that left us in the lurch when we had a flat on our travel trailer. In the last five years Good Sam came to our rescue without a qualm when we had serious problems. For the reassurance it gives DW it would be cheap at twice the price.

Your mileage may vary but they do offer good value for the money spent in my estimation.

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Old 01-16-2013, 01:50 PM   #3
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It works. Go to The Open Roads forum and check it out. If your vehicle has a mounted spare, it is all free. No spare and they will buy you one and you pay. Not sure how un-mounted spare would work. Maybe some labor charge extra.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:57 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Scooter View Post
It works. Go to The Open Roads forum and check it out. If your vehicle has a mounted spare, it is all free. No spare and they will buy you one and you pay. Not sure how un-mounted spare would work. Maybe some labor charge extra.
Yes, unmounted spare incurs a labor charge - $130.00 for my motorhome. Not unreasonable, IMO.

Anyone know how Coach-Net handles unmounted spare?
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:50 PM   #5
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Scooter... I can't find the "OPEN ROAD Forum... Is It in the RV2 site..
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:04 PM   #6
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We had Good Sam and found it to be less than we wanted and switched to Coach Net. Others experience may differ. IMO, I think a road service is among the most important services to have for your vehicles when on the road. Trying to find service or a wrecker in an unfamiliar area is not an experience that I want to relive. Good luck with your choice.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:10 PM   #7
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Have had GS Roadside assist for years, have used it several times, well worth the money.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:14 PM   #8
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We've had Coach Net for years. Did have a problem with them in Phoenix at the Good Sam rally last year. Took them so long to get there and they were sending a wrong truck that I canceled and paid another provider.
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When you have a break down and are left along the road it sure is nice to have a number to call and the person will help get you help. Well worth $80.00 per year to me. Haven't had to make the call yet, knock-knock. My only and road side break down left me to deal with it myself, it took quite a bit before I could even think of what I had to do.........Took time for my brain to kick in...... never again.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:43 PM   #10
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bjo, try this link to RV.Net RV and Camping Forum ? RV, Trailer, Camper, Motorhome, Camping and Campground Information.

I have had Coach-Net for years and used them a couple of times. The Good Sam coverage is also a good one. Either will serve your needs well. We happen to prefer Coach-Net and feel there are marginally more services available through them. Both are competively priced with each other. Good Sam requires that you be a member of Good Sam, Coach-Net offers discounts if you are a member of FMCA.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:20 PM   #11
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I have it and shortly after setting out on our first big trip i needed to use the service. They had to send me someone that wasn't on their approved vendor list in order to get someone that was available at the time i needed them. After they showed up and made the repair the repair company tried to charge me for the service call which Good Sam paid them by credit card over the phone. Even though the repair company wasn't an approved vendor they fought the company for me to get my money back for that portion. Ended up saving me a ton of money which they didn't have to do all of that,they could have just said they paid their portion and its up to me to fight it out with the facility . Plus it works for your other vehicles much like AAA and any vehicle your in even if its not yours. I like it and would recommend it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:00 PM   #13
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As many have stated it is something you should have if you are on the road in an RV. I have had Good Sam for about 10 years and used them 4 or 5 times, always good service. There is always a chance you will be in a spot where no service can get to you quickly but the test is do they keep trying and not leave you stranded. I believe Coach Net and Good Sam will stay with you.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:17 PM   #14
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We have the Good Sams Platinum. We've used them twice for the RV and once for our car. Excellent service all three times.

We've also called the technical help hotline when something didn't work, we had a question how something should work or we had technical questions. We have always gotten excellent help from a technician. They will also help you troubleshoot mechanical repairs prior to taking something in. It's nice to chat with a knowledgeable person who will walk you through what you should be looking for.

I highly recommend you have one of the two big roadside service providers before you drive one mile from home.

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