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Old 07-21-2010, 07:48 AM   #1
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OK, I am sure these questions has been posted and answered many times, but being new to this board and new owners of a motor-home I need to be able to get a broader viewpoint.

We are currently members of AAA for our cars, and have been a member of the Good Sams Club, but never used any of their services.

So now that we have a used motor-home, these kinds of services will be needed and used. so we were wondering which of these groups and or clubs provide the best overall value in relationship to services to cost? Which are the most reliable, and which offers the best overall services that could be used by RVers? We will continue being members of AAA if only for our cars, so that won't change.

What is out there, I am sure there are associations I may have never heard of and also those that we should try to avoid.
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The middle "A" in AAA stands for "automobile" which should tell you something. AAA does provide RV coverage in *some* areas...but not all. So if you are traveling in an area where AAA doesn't provide RV coverage, you'll be SOL and will have to find a tow...or whatever...on your own.

You will be better served by obtaining ERS from a company that specializes in RV coverage...Good Sam ERS, the Camping World clone, or CoachNet.
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We have had good luck with AAA Plus RV. We must have lucked out the two times we had to get the old coach towed!

Once was fairly remote (as remote as you can get in the NC mountains) and they were there in an hour. In the other case, the AAA tow operator did not have a wrecker available so AAA paid for a tow company they did not have a contract with.

Some people have had problems with Good Sam as well.

Here are some threads I found searching for "good sam":
Good Sam ERS - First time user and issue
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Good Sam ERS vs. Coach-Net
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http://www.irv2.com/forums/f86/good-...ice-66375.html

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OK, I am sure these questions has been posted and answered many times, but being new to this board and new owners of a motor-home I need to be able to get a broader viewpoint.

We are currently members of AAA for our cars, and have been a member of the Good Sams Club, but never used any of their services.

So now that we have a used motor-home, these kinds of services will be needed and used. so we were wondering which of these groups and or clubs provide the best overall value in relationship to services to cost? Which are the most reliable, and which offers the best overall services that could be used by RVers? We will continue being members of AAA if only for our cars, so that won't change.

What is out there, I am sure there are associations I may have never heard of and also those that we should try to avoid.
All the major ones have been posted here. I use Coach net and am happy.

Most of these if not all will include coverage for all your cars , so you can cxl the AAA and save that money.

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Old 08-18-2010, 09:18 PM   #5
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A little insight to ERS

I have been reading this site for years and never had a need to register until now.

I have always signed up for Good Sam ERS and this past month was the first time I need to us the tow service. During the towing process the tow truck damaged the front body work of our motor home. Its been 2 1/2 weeks and we are still waiting on good Sam to work out the insurance process with the tow company. 2 1/2 weeks sitting at a location you shouldn't be at is not fun. May try a different service next year.

Need to get home soon.
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Each one has its strengths and weaknesses I would suppose. We've use Good Sam ERS for quite some time now and have been towed twice with no problems. The important thing is that the company sends out a wrecker that is equipped to tow a large MH. The operator has to be experienced to do the job right. As an example, the drive shaft on my rig must be disassembled at the rear u joint coupling prior to towing. Some wrecker drivers don't know that. AAA is a really a car-related company but they can provide good RV service. They can be bad also. We had them a long time ago and had a flat tire with our class C. They sent a wrecker that did not have the capabilities of lifting the rig to get the tire off the right rear. Like I said, ERS has not let is down.
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