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Old 09-21-2016, 12:00 PM   #1
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Breaking down

What is out there to help when you break down? My main concern is something like a truck failure, 3 hours from home. What contingency plans do you have?
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I signed up for Good Sam's emergency service. It's kinda like AAA but for RV's. Some have reported mediocre service from them. There are other companies that do this too, with similar reports. But that's what I carry with me.... along with a smart-phone and credit cards.
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we have AAA.....haven't had to use it yet thankfully and hopefully never will.
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I have been a Premium Coach-Net member since 2010. It has paid for itself many times over. I wouldn't be on the road in any vehicle without it.

Two major breakdowns in 2015.

Coburg Oregon Breakdown

Breakdown in Northern British Columbia

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I had Good Sam. First time using it for a flat and all was good. Couple years later lost a wheel and they left me on the side of the road like trash. Now with Coachnet. Had a front hub failure and all was good. I think its the luck of the draw.
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With Coachnet do they just tow you to a repair facility for the hub failure or fix it on the spot? I'd assume the Mobile mechanics don't carry a truckload of guns and bearings.

It seems that for the $140/yr and little I pull the 5er, my credit card may prove more useful to get towed home.
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With Coachnet do they just tow you to a repair facility for the hub failure or fix it on the spot? I'd assume the Mobile mechanics don't carry a truckload of guns and bearings.

It seems that for the $140/yr and little I pull the 5er, my credit card may prove more useful to get towed home.
Because it was a holiday weekend, I checked a local parts store for availability of what I needed and had it towed there figuring worst case senerio I would do the repair myself. As it turned out the store manager knew a mechanic that was willing to do it. Coachnet sent the proper equipment to get me moved and all worked out well.
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If you're towing, you may need separate roadside assistance for truck and trailer.
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If you're towing, you may need separate roadside assistance for truck and trailer.
Had Goodsam since '09, their "Roadside" policy changed this year, no longer covered my enclosed trailer.........called FMCA..........NO trailer coverage...........went with Coachnet Premier .........Coach and trailer covered.
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Coach Net.
Have been towed three times with various coaches and have never paid a ¢ other than the yearly membership fee. And towing a 40 or 45' motorhome 40 miles isn't cheap.
This is the Magna when the engine dropped a valve.
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My 200 mile tow in Northern British Columbia would have been close to $7000 for my coach and my cargo trailer. They had to travel 4 hours just to reach my location.

What did it cost me, not one penny except for the cost of a three year membership to Coach-Net Premier.

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