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Old 03-17-2011, 10:06 AM   #1
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Do I need Roadside Assist. if I have Extended Warranty?

Good Morning All,

I am looking into various programs for my soon to be delivered Revolution and getting more and more confused... I am planning on purchasing an extended warranty policy and notice that many if not all of them come with emergency towing for coach and tow vehicle. Given that information, do I really need an additional policy such as Coach-Net for a general roadside assist program? Would love to hear your opinions and advice.

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Old 03-17-2011, 10:51 AM   #2
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It's actually news to me that extended wty's include towing. I'll have to check mine out.

But, IMHO, one can't beat Coachnet and for the few dollars per month it costs I'll stick with it.

Good luck with the Revolution!
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We have our coach insured with Foremost Insurance Co. and the policy includes emergency towing for both coach and tow vehicle.

You might want to see if the insurance on your coach also covers towing. However just to play safe I have additional emergency road service with Coach Net.

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Old 03-17-2011, 11:38 AM   #4
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Your NEW Revolution coach will probably have one year of ERS come with. Check with the dealer that you bought it from. The extended warranty does not cover flats and lock outs , fuel and etc.
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:49 PM   #5
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Are you buying a new to you coach? Or a new with an extended warranty. The answer is IMO. Yes. I would not want to change a tire on an interstate. Good Luck! Post pics of the new home soon..Peace..D
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We also have roadside assistance included in our insurance policy ( its quite limited). I wonder if a non Good Sam member would be able to call Good Sam in the event of a roadside breakdown and pay out of pocket for services, then of course get reimbursed by insurance company.
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I used the Roadside Assistance plan that came with my Chassis for the 1st year and then purchased Coach Net.
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I think you will find that the towing in the Extended Warranty means they will reimburse for towing that is associated with a covered part failure. No reimbursement if the failing part is something not covered, e.g. a tire. It is not roadside assist and it does not dispatch someone to help you when you break down - you have to handle that yourself.

A road service like Coach-Net responds to your phone call, finds a service that can handle your problems and sends them to you to help. Even if they didn't pay for the service call and towing, I would have it just to know there is an expert waiting to bail me out when trouble comes.

Short answer: yes you want roadside assist as well.
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I do not have an extended waranty, but I do carry Good Sam road side assistance. I figure change my tire or get me off the road with the right wrecker and I will deal with it from there. I just do not want to be stranded on the highway. so I would say road side assistance is needed.
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My ESP (Interstate Star) includes up to $150 for towing; Possibly just enough to get the tow truck to your location, and not tow you any where. My roadside assistance will tow me to a place that can fix it, supposively. My insurance will pay up $400 for towing. I have all 3 and hope I won't need any of them "again". Towing a MH is expansive.
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We also have roadside assistance included in our insurance policy ( its quite limited). I wonder if a non Good Sam member would be able to call Good Sam in the event of a roadside breakdown and pay out of pocket for services, then of course get reimbursed by insurance company.
Why not just call a wrecker and pay? We have the Good Sam Extended Service Plan and then we cover our selves with the Coach Net plan.
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Why not just call a wrecker and pay? We have the Good Sam Extended Service Plan and then we cover our selves with the Coach Net plan.
if I get stranded along the road I want ONE number to call for help. that security is worth the price of road side service for me.
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I have both Good Sam Extended warranty and the ERS. I've used the ERS many times and am thankful that I had it. It's well worth the money. Yes, get emergency roadside assistance.
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Your NEW Revolution coach will probably have one year of ERS come with. Check with the dealer that you bought it from. .

Good advice...also read the fine print of the initial warranty.
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