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Old 08-13-2008, 12:08 PM   #1
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Yes, I've had this vehicle towed maybe 3-4 times; it requires a min 21' flatbed. Now AAA is saying: "...Sorry, it's too big; you will have to negotiate your OWN tow company and pick-up COD, maybe @ $10/mi..."

I say What? Never heard this before... but I see it says it on their website. What good is their PLUS plan that I have had for many years?

Comments? Now where do I get tow insurance?

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Old 08-13-2008, 12:08 PM   #2
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Yes, I've had this vehicle towed maybe 3-4 times; it requires a min 21' flatbed. Now AAA is saying: "...Sorry, it's too big; you will have to negotiate your OWN tow company and pick-up COD, maybe @ $10/mi..."

I say What? Never heard this before... but I see it says it on their website. What good is their PLUS plan that I have had for many years?

Comments? Now where do I get tow insurance?

Thanks
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:25 PM   #3
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Good Sam Road service. They will tow TV + trailer and set up trailer in RV park. I think we still pay $99 year and it covers all our vehicles.
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:27 PM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by wanderinf350:
Now where do I get tow insurance? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Good Sam ERS and CoachNet are two sources that come to mind.

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I have ERS by Allstate Ins.I've hat to use it twice and have had no complaints.I think they have a intro price of $79.00 then goes to $99.00 Also they give you a free KOA card.
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:03 PM   #6
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You've received several valid options for ERS. AAA is proven to be RV un-friendly in many states, as each state AAA sets their own rules and regulations. What is covered in one(or several) state(s) may not be covered (in your instance CA) in another.
All of the ERS companies mentioned in replies have proven themselves to be RV friendly.
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Are you saying they won't tow it at all, or just with a flat bed?
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They will NOT arrange for a tow if it requires a flat-bed, AND your vehicle is otherwise moveable i.e. if your vehicle is crumpled up on the side of the road- OK a flatbed is required and they will tow it.... But if you have a F350 CC dually- broke-down- otherwise OK, and the only way to tow it is via 21' flatbed- sorry bud, but yous-outa-luck.

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I have AAA and a large truck also but never had to have it towed. I was just curious why yours required a flatbed? I wouldn't expect a flatbed if it was "otherwise moveable" which I assume would mean capable of being towed with two wheels down.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by falconman:
I have AAA and a large truck also but never had to have it towed. I was just curious why yours required a flatbed? I wouldn't expect a flatbed if it was "otherwise moveable" which I assume would mean capable of being towed with two wheels down. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
A crew cab dually with a diesel will weigh over 8500lbs. Most newer tow trucks have towing gear rated for 6000 lbs.
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That may be true, mine weighs over 10K. There are still tow rigs capable of handling that size, just maybe not a flatbed. My question was why a flatbed was needed for his truck from what seems to be a routine breakdown. I am curious because I also have AAA and need to know if there is a problem with their coverage.
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I dropped my CAA (AAA).....I had the RV Plus.....I had heard about the different rules in different areas.. I called and spoke to a representative....the answer I got was chilling....If its a dually we will not change a flat tire...If the truck breaks down and needs to be towed, we will not tow it with the trailer attached..we will not tow the trailer separately if we tow the truck away(you find a tow yourself...) If you are in a CG and become stuck we will not come in and tow you out(your off the highway) needless to say the RV plus is less...
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My F-350 is a 4x4 and the manf. does not allow towing with any wheels down. I have been on at least two flatbeds. It's very close to not going. Once I lost a clutch about 80 miles from home... GSERS got two trucks there, one for the TT and one for the truck. The towtruck for the TV was not a flatbed (despite my requests)so they pulled the rear driveshaft and towed with the front up. They took my TV to the Ford dealer and my TT to my then storage spot. I'll stick with GS.
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