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Old 09-06-2016, 09:01 PM   #1
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Towing a MH

What is the average cost to tow a class A pusher 45ft. per mile? any help would be appreciated.

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Old 09-06-2016, 09:47 PM   #2
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Expect to pay $400-$600 for a typical tow, although maybe less if your distance is across town or something short. Definitely could make a good case for purchasing a $150 annual subscription to Coachnet if your towing because your coach needs repairs.

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Old 09-06-2016, 11:39 PM   #3
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Do NOT be without Roadside Assistance. I recommend CoachNet unequivocally. I get the high end package so there will be no quibbling over services, and I've been right so far.
We've been towed twice in four years. Each tow was about 45-50 miles, and each one invoiced at about $500-$550, fully paid by CoachNet.

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Old 09-06-2016, 11:46 PM   #4
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Ya I think mine was about $600 across Denver but picked up by GS roadside.

Learned a few things - they have to run an air hose to your rig to keep the brakes and suspension up as they roll, and they had to disconnect the driveshaft.

Problem was, the tow driver left the driveshaft disconnect and the repair shop charged $180 to tow it into the bay and reconnect it.
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Old 09-07-2016, 01:38 AM   #5
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Good advice, I should have been more specific. I am considering building a custom shell. I am looking for a transport company with a truck and landoll trailer
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Definitely carry AAA RV Plus, or its equivalent. I've yet needed to be towed, but carry two different insurance policies in the event of a breakdown. Better safe than sorry. Each offers a little different coverage than the other so they compliment themselves nicely.
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It varies a lot by region and circumstances, but figure $3-$5 per mile, with usually a minimum fee and maybe a hook-up charge as well. On a pusher, the drive shaft needs to be disconnected and re-connected, and that may be a separate labor charge as well.
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We had Our Berkshire towed from Lordsburg, NM to Az. Freightliner Tucson about (150 miles) in June.
Received two quotes. #1 was $225 per Hour beginning when he left his base. #2 charged $250 Hookup (included removal and reinstallation of the driveshaft) plus $7 per mile.
I selected #2 due to no charge for dead heading. GS paid more than half of the tow because I did not have it towed to the nearest repair facility. They could not start on our RV for three weeks. Freightliner had the repair completed in 3 days.

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