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Old 05-06-2018, 01:42 PM   #1
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Roadside assistance

I am looking at getting roadside assistance for our RV and toad.
We have had Good SAM before but never used it.
I see that FMCA is only $69, however am i right in thinking that you also have to become a member of FMCA for an additional $60 on top?

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Old 05-06-2018, 01:51 PM   #2
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Yes but lots of other benefits
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Old 05-06-2018, 02:42 PM   #3
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Aaa did us great last year. You need the premier membership to cover Rvs but you are well taken care of.
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I am looking at getting roadside assistance for our RV and toad.
We have had Good SAM before but never used it.
I see that FMCA is only $69, however am i right in thinking that you also have to become a member of FMCA for an additional $60 on top?

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Yes you do. However there are lots of benefits including some substantial discounts on michelin or continental tires. That along will pay for your annual dues.

another option is coachnet, which I prefer. Depending on your coach, their dispatchers seem more knowledgeable when it comes to what equipment to dispatch for your needs. Coachnet also just started discounts on some brand tires as well.
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Yes, you do have to join FMCA, but, as others have said, there are many other benefits well worth your membership cost.

We are with Good Sam now, because they gave me a deal I couldn't turn down, but when renewal time comes around I will probably go with FMCA!
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We are with good sam and will renew again this year. .. my wife had a flat on the way to work in her car, they had her back on the road in a half hour. ..

Had a blow out in our old coach and we were back on the road in under an hour. .
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Just had a not-so-good experience with AAA RV. Was in Montana and lost all our coolant. It took almost a full day for a AAA tow company 100 miles away to get us towed to the nearest Cummins shop. The unferlift used caused front end fiberglass damage... There was a local tow with a lo-boy trailer, but AAA did not want to pay the extra $$$ for them. We will Not be using AAA again!
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I have had very good service with CoachNet. Haven't tried the others.

I have heard that most roadside service plans contract with the same service providers, don't know if this is true or not. If it is true GS, AAA and /or CN would send you the same tow truck. Now it comes down to customer service when you place that desperate call at 2:00 AM. I can tell you CoachNet has always been great to deal with.

I think their pricing has gone up since I started with them. When I first joined they had a single plan for $99.00 per year. Now they have multiple plans, some are quite expensive but I still pay $99.00 as all I want is basic service i.e. towing, fix a flat tire, bring me fuel, etc...
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Been using coach net for appreciate 15 years, used them for a tow 3 times one for a blow out. Pleased with service. They provided A wrecker found a repair facility. I would not be on the road without Coach Net.
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I am looking at getting roadside assistance for our RV and toad.
We have had Good SAM before but never used it.
I see that FMCA is only $69, however am i right in thinking that you also have to become a member of FMCA for an additional $60 on top?

Thanks
The free FMCA Assist program is well worth the membership cost. They have a number of benefits as others have said and a great magazine. I have Good Sam towing as well as FMCA. Already had it when I saw FMCA's price. Used GS recently and it was very good. In past have had problems with it. Think it is just the luck of the draw as to the agent you get when you call. If FMCA had a fuel deal with Pilot like GS does I would probably drop GS entirely. Hate the constant barrage of mail.
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I've been using Coach Net for eight years and I have been very happy with them. I especially like their on call techs that will help you trouble shoot problems.
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Just got my good sam renewal today $149.99 , I think I paid $69 last year, I may go FMCA this year, you get Alot more for the money
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I currently have GS but will be switching to FMCA when renewal time (7/7/18) rolls around.... Why pay $149.99 when I can get basically same coverage from FMCA (which I've been a member of for years) for $69.00.... I also am totally over all the dang stuff from GS.....
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I currently have GS but will be switching to FMCA when renewal time (7/7/18) rolls around.... Why pay $149.99 when I can get basically same coverage from FMCA (which I've been a member of for years) for $69.00.... I also am totally over all the dang stuff from GS.....
Yea, my renewal time is 9/1/18 , I like that FMCA has the assist included also. .
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