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Old 04-03-2012, 01:02 PM   #1
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Roadside assistance programs

I am looking at two different roadside assistance programs - Good Sam's program and AAA Plus RV. I would like to hear of your experience in using either of these for assistance. Trying to avoid further problems should the situation arise where it was necessary to call for assistance. Thanks, Jim
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:23 PM   #2
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When we looked at AAA they were not nationwide - each region was independent and some offered RV coverage and some did not. When we had Good Sam we found the service mediocre. We have been with Coach Net for several years and used them three or four times. Their service to us has been superb.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:07 PM   #3
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AAA is not for Class As. They will not change the inside tire on a dually. A few years ago in LaCrosse, WI we sat on the shoulder for six hours waiting for AAA to find a service that would come out to change our tire... and he had to drive from over 100 miles away. We cancelled AAA immediately.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:50 PM   #4
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Look at ALLSTATE'S RV ROAD SERVICE.I have used these folks since 1993.Unlimited towing ,and all your vehcles plus your RV is covered for 109.00 per year.I have found their service to be Impecable.I had to be towed once and acording to the tow truck operator ,this was the best RV program he had seen and he was familier with about all of them.If interested,their phone number is 1-800-786-2277 or visit www.allstatemoterclub.com. Hope this helps!!!! RED
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:11 PM   #5
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Had AAA RV Plus on my first Class A MH and they couldn't get me a repair service for nothing, all they wanted to do was tow it!. At the time I even knew what the problem was but all they could do was tow. The last guy they gave "Me" to call was a Body Shop, luckily he knew someone who would do road repairs. I called him,told him the problem,he bought the parts and fixed it and I was on my way.
What really annoyed me about them was that I had to sign up my wife and kids just to get the RV Plus. AAA was totaly useless in my opinion and I switched to CoachNet, they've been great the few times I needed them and their technical phone help is superb.

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Old 04-03-2012, 03:13 PM   #6
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I also use Allstate's RV Roadhelp service, but I think that, Good Sam, and CoachNet are probably very similar. All of these offer 'unlimited mileage' towing to the nearest capable service station. AAA does not offer unlimited mileage (only 100 miles for RVs and motorcycles, and even that requires their premium service offering), but does have one advantage in that they will tow to the destination of your choice, not merely the closest capable station. So it depends on which you value more, your choice of destination or unlimited mileage. Having choice of my destination really appeals to me but 100 miles just isn't enough for travel in the west so I had to remove AAA from my list of options. If you travel primarily in the east the mileage limitation may not be as much of a problem.
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Would also like to know which one is good for 5th wheels.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:32 PM   #8
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I have had Good Sam for 9 years and used them 3 times. Every time the call was answered quickly and followed up until I got service. Never had Coach Net but GS has been great for me. Would not leave home without it.
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You didn't ask about coach-net but we have had it for 3 years and have needed it once. Excellent service.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:08 PM   #10
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I really think you should look at your traveling itenerary and all the possibilities of where you might want to go. After you decide on that then shop for a service. We mostly travel the Carolinas and Florida. AAA Plus has been really good for us.They have service centers in these areas and when there is a problem they cannot handle they will and do find a solution. I do not think there is a 100 percent guaranteed service anywhere. If all you get is a tow in some places it will certainly cover the annual fee and have you in a place safe and near services
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:12 PM   #11
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A few years ago I was comparing and noted that AAA had a limited distance that they would tow you. I forget the distance, but in some states that would not even be the distance of one exit.
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Have had excellent service from Allstate RV Roadhelp. Allstate now handles dispatch for GS. Remember, in the middle of nowhere, if Larry, Daryl and Daryl towing is the only one available it won't matter who your provider is.
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No doubt--Coach-Net.
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Have had excellent service from Allstate RV Roadhelp. Allstate now handles dispatch for GS. Remember, in the middle of nowhere, if Larry, Daryl and Daryl towing is the only one available it won't matter who your provider is.
Yep, they all call the same people.
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