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Old 10-19-2015, 07:11 AM   #1
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I am a new member, and did search the database for an answer to this question, but didn't find one. So, I apologize if it's been covered in the past.

I own a 2000 Monaco Diplomat, 40'. I bought it last year, put my house up for sale early this year, and just recently sold it. I plan to be a full time RV-er for at least a few years, maybe more. Not committing to any time frame right now.

My question is about roadside assistance. I am pretty mechanically inclined but of course with a vehicle this size I am limited to what I can do on the roadside.

Is there a roadside assistance program out there for vehicles of this age?

Should I consider purchasing a spare tire (no rim), just in case?
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Old 10-19-2015, 07:16 AM   #2
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I haven't seen any age restrictions on Coach-net or Good Sam. Those are the 2 biggies.

https://www.coach-net.com/

http://www.goodsamroadside.com/

I would have a spare tire with me. They charge huge prices for tires if you don't.
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:33 AM   #3
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

As for roadside assistance, it's about equally divided between Good Sam and Coachnet. I have been with Good Sam since 2001 and have used them a few times with only one bad experience. When I have to renew I plan to use CoachNet because I get the feeling they are better prepared to handle towing of large MH's.

I don't know of anyone who carries a spare tire.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:39 AM   #4
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We are pleased you joined us. There is a wealth of info available to you here just by asking. Our members like to help when they can. I have never carried a spare. In the past 15 years I have never had a flat and they also age even if they have not been used. Enjoy the forums;

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We have thankfully not had to use our Good Sam roadside ... we do have a spare tire but we have a trailer that stores it .... have not had to use it. PO advised having it was a good idea as they had to sit 3 days waiting for someone to find a tire for them .... The key though is to make certain your tires are about 7 years old or less ... after that you're gambling the need .... IMO
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I can't add to what has been already said but I can wish you safe trouble free travels.
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:33 PM   #7
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we have roadside through state farm and have had to use it twice in the last 3 years, great service..... we carry a spare in the car trailer, only because we had a funky tire that I didn't trust fully so I replaced it but great for a spare...
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We've used CoachNet for 3-1/2 years. Three calls, including a 50 mile tow. Prompt, courteous, and highly professional service.

I don't carry a spare. I don't carry the jack, jack stands, torque wrenches /multipliers, or any of the other equipment necessary to change a flat; nor do I have the inclination to manhandle a 250 Lb wheel/tire around on the side of the road in traffic. I've put my life at risk a few times in the past for good cause-- I won't do it for a flat tire. I use a common tire size, easily available, and when you fulltime in 40 ft, the storage space is too precious.
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CoachNet for us.
I would need to carry two different wheel/tire combinations and there's just no room for a 365/70 tire on a 10" wide rim nor a 315/80 on a 9.5" wide rim.
Have used them several times with good results although the last time even the tow driver admitted he should have had a bigger truck.
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