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Old 10-18-2005, 05:32 PM   #1
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What's the best company for emergency roadside service and towing. I live in California and have AAA, but have been thinking of joing the Good Sam Club and getting their roadside/towing program. Thanks
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Old 10-18-2005, 05:32 PM   #2
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What's the best company for emergency roadside service and towing. I live in California and have AAA, but have been thinking of joing the Good Sam Club and getting their roadside/towing program. Thanks
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Old 10-18-2005, 06:06 PM   #3
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The Good Sam coverage far exceeds AAA. We were in Corning Ca. when Our fuel pump went south. My first thought was AAA. They had a 5 mile limit plus extra to tow our rig across I-5. my lady called Good Sam. They towed us to Redding(55Mi.), Dropped the rig off in a pull through spot in a campground, and took the truck to Crown Dodge. there was NO charge for the service. BTW, this was on a Sunday afternoon. They sure have my vote. Don
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Old 10-18-2005, 08:04 PM   #4
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Have no experience with AAA but have been more than satisfied with Good Sam for over 5 years. They have responded every time (4 or 5) quickly and with the right equipment for the problem.
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Old 10-18-2005, 08:57 PM   #5
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Let me add my two cents for GS. We slid off the road last spring in icy/snowy conditions. CHP called for a tow truck, and I specified Good Sam. An hour later the tow truck showed up, pulled our car back on the road, determined in was drivable, and asked for my AAA card. When I told him I wasn't AAA, but Good Sam, he said, "well I guess you just got a free tow." I insisted on paying him with my credit card which he was happy to do. I called Good Sam the next day and explained what happened. She sent me a claim form, which I filled out, attached my receipt and about 3 weeks later received a check for the full amount of the receipt. No questions asked. It is my only claim filed in the 5 years we've been with GS, but I wouldn't trade it for anything AAA offers.

10/19/05 P.S. This incident occurred w/DW's car, not w/our truck and trailer.
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Old 10-19-2005, 04:19 AM   #6
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supercab, I have had Coach Net since 1998, and have been very pleased when I have needed to call for there service, fast and reliable. Ed.S
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Old 10-19-2005, 09:13 AM   #7
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I'll put in another vote for Coach Net. Got the 1st year free from National RV in 98, been using them ever since. They cover the SeaView and both of our cars. Quick response, curtious reps, good reputation with tow services. Don't know about tow distances, but 28 mile tow on DW's Accord was covered. Had a problem that they didn't cover once, but they got me in touch with someone that could help.

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Old 10-19-2005, 08:16 PM   #8
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You need not join the Good Sam Club if you don't want to. I have had Good Sam ERS for several years but only this year joined the Club. By the by, my card for the Good Sam ERS always got me the discount at Good Sam parks. The club only costs 12 or so bucks a year and the magazine isn't bad so what the heck, go for both if your so moved. John D
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Old 10-20-2005, 07:54 AM   #9
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I've had Good Sam a long time. I think around 1988. Had a car towed from my driveway to a repair shop twice. Had the MotorHome towed twice, once with a boat behind. Mostly though flat tires that I either feared to remove and replace or it was raining and I was tired from an extra long day.
Had no problems with them at all. Art
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Old 10-21-2005, 03:55 PM   #10
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We had Good Same for years and years with no problems. Then we discovered our USAA offerred road hazard and towing for FOUR DOLLARS (yes, $4 a vehicle) every four months. We've been towed twice and had other forms of assistance. Just as good as, if not better than, Good Sam. If you are eligible for USAA, it is a great company.

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Old 10-21-2005, 05:04 PM   #11
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We have Auto Club of America, RV policy. Have had to use twice in the year we've had it. Excellent service and only $79 per year.
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Old 10-21-2005, 06:09 PM   #12
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I had AAA for 22 years. They wouldn't change the tire on my dually even thugh I paid for and had RV+ in addition to their regular coverage. I now have GoodSam ERS and have never had a problem. Towed my Ford F-250 with a load of hay on it on a late Saturday evening. Had to wait 30 minutes for the truck to show up. I do miss those maps though - but not enough to pay $130.00+ for them. GS ERS is still only $99.00!
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Old 10-23-2005, 05:59 AM   #13
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When I was in Camping World last November I signed up for Good Sam Club and asked to sign up for the ERS. I paid, got my card, didn't look to closely at it. A few weeks later the real card arrived and looked at and noticed it was not Good Sam ERS but rather Camping World ERS. I was a little upset but did some searching on the net and it certainly appears that the 2 are actually the same service. Anyone else have this happen or have comments about it?
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Old 10-23-2005, 11:10 AM   #14
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Camping World, GoodSam, Woodalls, Trailer Life mag. $ Directory, Motorhome Magazine, CoachNet, RV.net, RV Today TV, etc., etc., are all owned by the same enity (Affinity Group of Ventura, CA). They also own Motorcycle, Auto and Golf magazines and clubs. Banks, loan companys and investment firms are also part of their operation. Their current push to open new Camping world stores in conjunction with RV sales firms makes me think they're branching out into RV sales too!
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