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Gas Yes 24 42.11%
Diesel Yes 33 57.89%
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Old 06-16-2016, 06:03 PM   #15
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I've had 2- diesels never been towed
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Old 06-16-2016, 06:15 PM   #16
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Not sure what this poll means . More gasser than diesels answered the poll? No "no " option?.
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Old 06-16-2016, 06:26 PM   #17
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My answer was (is) yes. High pressure fuel line on my Cummins ISC cracked and leaked. Had it towed to a near by shop to get it fixed. They used a 50 ton truck at $225/ hour. Cost me $675.


Later I asked State Farm to cover it, and they did. Great. But...............since I broke our awning and asked for that to be covered the year before, they have now refused to renew our coverage. Bummer.


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Old 06-16-2016, 06:56 PM   #18
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:56 PM   #19
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My 5 month old Ford Rebuilt Transmission blew last week. Nearest Ford dealer that could handle the repair was over 40 miles away and couldn't handle it for 3 business days. Called Good Sam Road Side Assist and had it towed over 40 miles yesterday at NO COST to me. Meanwhile we stayed at a local RV Park and had a touristy weekend plus a day or two.
Thumbs up to Good Sam Roadside Assist.
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Towed 40 miles to Cummins dealer. I have GS and asked the tow truck driver what it would have cost if I had to pay. He replie "About $750."

Thanks GS.
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Old 06-16-2016, 11:36 PM   #21
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AAA covered tow from my sister's place to the local truck repair shop about 5 miles away.

Had to remove drive shaft and towed from the front. Guy was top shelf professional and had the correct rig to tow my 26,000 lb rig.
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Old 06-17-2016, 12:04 AM   #22
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NO, thank God!

I would insis't on a lowboy trailer !!
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First trip in a brand-new unit, only 2k miles. Wheel bearing failed. F-53 chassis.
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Old 06-18-2016, 12:36 PM   #24
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Towed last week just outside of Fort Collins, CO. Called Good Sam and about 90 mins later a huge tow truck showed up. The driver was awesome, and so was the service we received from GS after some back and forth discussion on where they were going to tow us. It was around 9 pm and The GS dispatcher said we'd be towed to a rest area because it would be safe and off the side of the highway where we were currently sitting. I didn't want to spend the night in a rest area in a broken down motorhome with my wife and 3 kids, and politely asked if we could be towed to a KOA that was10 miles away in Fort Collins, and would be much more convenient and safe. The dispatcher said she'd call me back. Within a few mins she called back with the towing company information. When I questioned where they were going to tow me she said they'd tow me to the KOA. It was sooooo much nicer and convenient (safer too in my opinion) being at the KOA the next day while the mobile mechanic Spent most of the day repairing my rig. I called several mobile mechanics the next morning and all of them were booked for the next several weeks. When I called GS they were able to find someone and they were at the KOA an hour later fixing my rig.

Definitely a double thumbs up towards the GS service I received!


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Old 06-18-2016, 02:02 PM   #25
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Been towed couple of times. Once from the checkin area of an rv park to my spot. Very hot 100+ and no start = dead battery. Next morning started no problem. Second time was 12 miles into Ardmore, OK. Blew a coolant line. Even though there are numerous heavy tow trucks in Ardmore none would toe an rv. Too much liability if the screw up your fiberglass front. Had to get a truck from 80 miles away. Six hour wait. Fixed next day but make sure if they have to remove your drive shaft that they get it reinstalled with the alignment marks exactly the same as it was removed. I had an intermittant vib for the next 1200 miles until I got my service shop to R&R it correctly. Good Sam tow coverage took care of the tows with zero cost to me.
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Been towed couple of times. Once from the checkin area of an rv park to my spot. Very hot 100+ and no start = dead battery. Next morning started no problem. Second time was 12 miles into Ardmore, OK. Blew a coolant line. Even though there are numerous heavy tow trucks in Ardmore none would toe an rv. Too much liability if the screw up your fiberglass front. Had to get a truck from 80 miles away. Six hour wait. Fixed next day but make sure if they have to remove your drive shaft that they get it reinstalled with the alignment marks exactly the same as it was removed. I had an intermittant vib for the next 1200 miles until I got my service shop to R&R it correctly. Good Sam tow coverage took care of the tows with zero cost to me.
Did they also cover the work to get the drive shaft aligned properly?
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Old 06-18-2016, 08:05 PM   #27
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Answered yes to DP tow.
Backed into site and sunk up the axle. too soft to use the jacks ot get out.
Does being towed 15 feet count?
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My last (a class B) got towed by AAA. Driver did not put a strap on the wheels (he insisted he didn't need to on this set up) and at the first turn the tow truck went left and my B went right and into the ditch and crumpled the front passenger side.
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