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Old 01-31-2016, 10:41 AM   #1
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Good Sam's Travel Assits; Not Roadside Assist

I received a mailer for this and I am looking at this coverage now. A couple years ago, I suffered a torn hamstring while performing my rescue diving duties at a boat race. I was pretty concerened about towing our 43' toy hauler the 800 mile journey back home. Of course it was my right leg and the movement of mashing the accelerator was very painful. DW doesn't drive nor is she licensed to drive the rig. That's really not an option for her. Luckily, after a lot of meds, I woke up the next day to a slightly better prognosis. I could barely manage to drive the rig, and we made it home over the next few days. It made me start thinking about if something worse happened, getting everybody home, DW, dogs, and RV. I am 100% covered for medical, evac, etc., but I'm not sure how that would handle other RV related issues. This insurance seems pretty cheap ($69 / year) if it realy does what it is supposed to. Anybody have any personal experience or ever needed this type of assistance?
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Old 01-31-2016, 11:24 AM   #2
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If you're a FMCA member you have access to their FMCAssist Medical Emergency and Travel Assistance Program FMCAssist at no additional charge.
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:02 PM   #3
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Thanks Bob. Digging a little deeper, it looks like the owner would have to be transported or evacuated before this would kick in. Just being physically impaired would not qualify. Good Sam's schedule of benefits is vague and may have the same requirements. I will do a little more research, checking current insurance, credit cards, etc.

This is what FMCA says.
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5. Vehicle return (limited to trips in North America only)
Should the member, due to a medical condition, be unable to drive his/her vehicle back to his/her permanent primary residence within the United States, Mexico, or Canada, Seven Corners will arrange and pay to have a designated service return the vehicle to the member’s home, provided:

a) The member has been transported under either the “emergency medical evacuation/repatriation” or “return of mortal remains” benefits; and
b) no one in the member’s traveling party is capable of driving, or proficient and competent to drive, the member’s vehicle. The vehicle must be in good condition and capable of being safely driven on the highway in compliance with local laws.
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:36 PM   #4
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I used to carry the Good Sam Travel Assist until Coach-Net began including similar coverage as part of their roadside assistance coverage. You may want to check out their coverage as compared to GS. We also have a Merrill+ Visa card which includes similar travel assist coverage but more oriented toward international travel.
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Scotty,

I had the GS program until October of last year. I don't know if you're going to be able to review the complete coverage without actually signing up for it. If that's the case here is a download link to the coverage document I had. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...escription.pdf
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I had the GS program until October of last year. I don't know if you're going to be able to review the complete coverage without actually signing up for it. If that's the case here is a download link to the coverage document I had. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...escription.pdf
Thank you for making the file available. I am also a Drpbox user and have all my RV files on it. It apears that the GS program would pay to have your RV returned, even if you were not ecavuated or transported. It goes on to say that they will even pay transportaion for a friend or familiy member to fly, in order for them to drive your RV, up to the amount it would cost them to hire a driver. You can ride in the RV with your friend/family member, but you can not ride in it if they hire a commercial driver, for liability reasons.
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Hi Scotty, So after your study on GS Travel Assist program ( which I also receive that same program offer ) have you found any raison not to accept the offer. Like you it seem pretty cheap for what they seem to be offering, but are there any out there that had to use the program that could tell us there experience?
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We full-timed for 16 years with a couple of these medical issues. We got by because both of us were able to drive the RV which I highly recommend. Both of us also knew how to connect everything - utilities and towed vehicle.
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I dunno what you'd do with the pets.. that's a problem.
Last time we were disabled (rig) - not the me, had to rent an SUV.. In your case, I'd probably do the same thing and have the DW get us back. Perhaps the coverage would have covered having the 5th wheel returned?
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I dunno what you'd do with the pets.. that's a problem.
Last time we were disabled (rig) - not the me, had to rent an SUV.. In your case, I'd probably do the same thing and have the DW get us back. Perhaps the coverage would have covered having the 5th wheel returned?
We will always have the toad to get the dogs and ourselves home. But that would require a trip back at a later date to get the RV on top of securing a place for it to stay during that time. If something worse were to happen, the GS program has a provision for transporting pets to your home.

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Hi Scotty, So after your study on GS Travel Assist program ( which I also receive that same program offer ) have you found any raison not to accept the offer. Like you it seem pretty cheap for what they seem to be offering, but are there any out there that had to use the program that could tell us there experience?
No, I have accepted it. With our current lifestyle and participation, it makes sense for us.
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