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Old 05-20-2015, 06:53 AM   #1
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AAA or Good Sam or Other Roadside Assistance ?

Need to get some kind of towing and other . AAA good or something else ? Thanks , I know this has probably been over asked and is like " Ford or Chevy " so I apoligize ahead of time !

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Old 05-20-2015, 06:58 AM   #2
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Coach-Net is a good one.

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Old 05-20-2015, 07:13 AM   #3
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I have no experience and can only repeat what I have garnered from some of the forums I've read.
AAA is great for cars, not so much for RVs. Both Coachnet and Good SAMs have complaints but there seems to many more complaints against Good Sam.
I have Cochnet but hope to not find out how good they might be.
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:46 AM   #4
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I've had to use Good Sam for my MH, my auto, & my pickup truck. I had good experience each time. JMHO

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Old 05-20-2015, 06:58 PM   #5
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AAA ERS has zones that each have different rules. Do your homework, ask questions, to decide it AAA works for your specific needs. Coachnet and GS ERS programs mostly use the same providers for service. There are negative threads about both of them.
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:07 PM   #6
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Have had CoachNet for years and used them 3 times. Each time has been satisfactory or better. Last time was just last March when the ISX blew up. Took the tow outfit some 3 hours to get the Magna setup and underway. The driver did complain about the weight of the Magna though. He said he'd towed Greyhound buses that weighed less. The one problem was they hung a light bar off the back end and didn't pad it so it scratched the paint. Working on a claim for that through CoachNet now although Cummins NW is trying to blame the tow company for the bent/broken shocks. Problem with that is that it wasn't noted till after Cummins had dyno tested and driven the rig.
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:19 PM   #7
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Had CoachNet for three years; three calls, including two tows. Excellent professionalism and results, no complaints.

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Old 05-21-2015, 09:29 PM   #8
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We have Good Sam, needed them only once, and was very satisfied with their service.
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:29 PM   #9
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Have AAA for about 20 years now. Our previous RV 37 ft got towed about 6 times. Once about 300 miles on the Alaska highway. Another time about 250 miles. Even tough they have limited mileage for towing an RV, each time they never charged a penny. They are also well connected with approved repair shops. If you have a problem with their approved repair shop, they will meet with you and the repair shop and help. Had to use this service once and saved over $10K as the repair shop tried to rip me off.
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:33 PM   #10
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We dropped AAA after they left us on the side of I-15 just north of Stateline, NV while they could not decide if we were in the Southern California or Northern California/ Nevada service area! They even argued with the California Highway Patrol that we did not have RV tow coverage while their officer looked at our RV-endorsed AAA card. No more AAA tow coverage for them but I keep my 52 year membership for maps and tour books.
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Old 06-01-2015, 03:02 PM   #11
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If you have AAA RV coverage you also get unlimited Woodalls Camping Directories. It takes about a half-dozen directories to cover all of the United States and Canada.
The maps and tour guides are an added bonus along with their trip routing services.

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Old 06-01-2015, 09:54 PM   #12
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We have Good Sam which we used for our car which had broken down. Worked well. Although haven't had to use it for our 5er yet.
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Old 06-02-2015, 03:03 AM   #13
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Thanks to all , will probably try good sam since as a new member i can get it for 69 dollars and it compares pretty close to coachnet at 139 dollars .
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Old 06-02-2015, 03:13 AM   #14
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Earlbear... if you tow a trailer, consider the GS Platinum plus plan instead of the standard (where only RV trailers and boat trailers are covered). Also, keep in mind they tow to a repair shop of their choosing unless you have Plat.+ where you can pick the destination if within 100 miles.

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