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Old 12-06-2019, 03:35 PM   #1
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I recently joined AAA and they have an RV roadside assistance option for only $5.00. Has anyone used this AAA service? If so, would you recommend it?
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I've never had AAA but I wonder if they cover towing a 40-45' motorhome to the nearest qualified service facility??

I have been using Good Sam Roadside Assistance since 2001 but will be changing to FMCA on the next renewal date.
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I think most are about the same, and use the same providers.

Not sure about AAA, but our Good Sam just ran out and will be swapping to Coachnet before our next trip. Reason for switching, sign up deal. Lower $$$$
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Old 12-07-2019, 08:31 AM   #5
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I recently joined AAA and they have an RV roadside assistance option for only $5.00. Has anyone used this AAA service? If so, would you recommend it?
I’ve used my AAA Plus-RV insurance and am generally happy with it.
If you tow with your RV and have a breakdown and need to be towed, the AAA Plus-RV will get your RV and trailer up to 300 miles (per my recollection) for repairs. If you’re towing a trailer with your RV and don’t have the Plus-RV package, your RV will get towed but the trailer will be left by the side of the road..

Also - not necessarily AAA centric - Roadside Assistance will come out to change a flat tire, but you will need to have a spare tire and possibly wheel. As one fellow in our RV Park found out last year when he lost one of his tires just north of Phoenix - Good Sam RA found him a used steel wheel and new tire and had him back on the road again in about 6 hours. The 19.5” wheel and tire cost him over $1,000.. You’re at their mercy. Consider carrying your own spare...
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Old 12-07-2019, 08:35 AM   #6
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I've never had AAA but I wonder if they cover towing a 40-45' motorhome to the nearest qualified service facility?.
To the service facility or address of your choice Up to 300 miles is what we were told. We had a 40’ DP when we bought the coverage from them and have had it ever since (1995 till now)..
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Old 12-07-2019, 08:35 AM   #7
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This has been a huge discussion for eons on the forum. Everyone has their opinions and experience's with all of them.

You can do a search of all of the forums in the little box in the upper right of the web page. This will give you lots of ammo to make a decision.

I know some will not offer roadside to any trailer. Just motorhomes.

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I cannot imagine that you would get any useful RV roadside coverage for $5. Certainly not the RV Plus package.


AAA is divided into regional clubs and coverage varies in each. In my AA region (Southeast US), they offer two plans, Plus and Premier. The towing is:

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Towing: Four tows up to 100 miles for Plus RV members; One tow up to 200 miles of towing and any remaining qualified tows up to 100 miles for Premier RV members.
Costs also vary by triple-A region. AAA South, for instance, charges $66 a year for Classic membership, $100 a year for Plus, and $126 for Premier. Those prices are a few years old now, so don't quote them as gospel truth.
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Old 12-11-2019, 03:42 PM   #9
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AAA Roadside Service is very good

I believe that there is some misunderstanding, where the $5.00 is concerned, dcegala......Or are you just trying to be a comedian..
To begin with, you don't get anything for $5.00, certainly not roadside service for a recreational vehicle.
First of all, you need to be a AAA Plus member, before you can even buy the add-on RV service policy. Which is nowhere near $5.00.....
Different states have different rates, and I have been a member since 2001, AAA is always fair, and give you a lot for your money, but nothing in this world is FREE......and I call $5.00, free......
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Old 12-14-2019, 05:25 PM   #10
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AAA Roadside service

Spoke to AAA just the other day. In order to get RV roadside if you only have their classic membership you have to upgrade first to plus or premier and then add another $50 on top of that. So for me that would equate with the plus and RV to @ $175/yr total. One thing is I see in what they cover is that they will change out your spare and not bring one out to you. Not sure where the $5 mark came from stated in the OP.
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Old 12-14-2019, 05:57 PM   #11
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This is discussed frequerntly. There are only 2 services that will tow a large unit. If you have a 42 ft. or larger MH it should never be towed. Yoiu want a Landall. AAA does not offer that service. Coach Net and GS do. Towing a large unit can damage the body or worse yet bend the frame. AAA RV service is not available in every state. AAA often sends out a 1 ton truck. Then he has to call for something larger. Most of the day will be spent waiting. I have heard that some of the insurance provided towing service do have access to big trucks and landalls.
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