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Old 09-10-2021, 12:54 AM   #43
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I think you need to check with your AAA, all AAA are not the same. The benefits are managed my each state. All the states AAA share the services of AAA, but the roadside service is not all the same.
I will check with my AAA and make sure on all these points so that I know what Iím really getting cuz I would not be a happy camper if I felt like I was cheated somehow.
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Old 09-10-2021, 12:11 PM   #44
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Had a blowout on my fifth wheel on I75 in a torrential downpour. On the side of the interstate so called my road service, US Rider (we also tow a horse trailer and they will find vets, horse accommodations, etc). An hour later the tow truck came and the guy put my spare on, mounted the blown tire on the bumper bracket. Cost was $275 for the 10 minutes (and he was local). US Rider paid $250 as their limit for that service. Had it not been pouring and on the shoulder of 3 lanes I'd have changed it myself. But $275 just seems like a lot to put on a spare tire. Guess I'm getting old here.
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Old 09-10-2021, 02:50 PM   #45
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Burned out a bearing on my dual-axle fifth wheel. Googled for service, found I was only 2 miles from a town with a bearing/axle machine shop. Called him up, explained the problem. I was able to remove the wheel easily on an off-road, then limped into town with my double-tow (27' fifth wheel + 26' boat trailer). He sized up the situation, had all the parts in stock, had to cut the old race off the spindle, smoothed it all up, replaced the bearings, lubed up that spindle plus the other three. 2 and a half hours of his labor, plus parts, with no appointment (he was booked three weeks solid into the future, but made time for me to save my vacation). Charged me $310, and I counted it a bargain. He also provided a TON of ancillary information to me while he worked, all while he handled other customers, family members, drop-ins & drive-byes. I learned about his computer networking & firewall employment history, about barbecue rubs for an upcoming barbecue fund raiser he was cooking at, diesel engines/designs/additives, and automobile & snowmobile racing. The time went quickly, even though I was there an additional 2 and a half hours (five hours in total, but he didn't charge me for the time he was not working on my axle) as he dealt with the phone & other people (he was the only guy there--a one-man shop). He's hiring more help, and I think he'll continue doing well. If you ever break down near Crystal Falls, Michigan, all Old Call Repairs for your service. His inventory & skills and willingness to work hard made him number ONE in my book.
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Old 09-10-2021, 04:02 PM   #46
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$650 for my last road side service. I was heading north, about 2 1/2 hours outside of Las Vegas, when my rear driver's side inner tire went flat. I have CoachNet so I ended up paying a $200 deductible plus $450 for the tire. I spent 9 hours alongside the road (just east of Death Valley). Apparently, they had great difficulty finding a tire to fit my rig. Seems a lot of things are in short supply now days.
Coachnet has a deductible???
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Old 09-10-2021, 04:34 PM   #47
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$1500 to show up!

A friend of mine borrowed my 42' Safari Panther. He had an air ride height sensor go bad and drop down on the front left corner. A tow truck was called and he charged $1500 to show up. The driver had him put the front jack down and stuck about a 10" piece of 4x4 between the axle and frame and then had my buddy drive it about an 1/8th of a mile to the next exit and into a service area. They never hooked up to it or anything and charged $1500. I got to at least keep the piece of wood out of it.

The bad part is the tire still cleared everything so he could of driven it there and never called a tow truck, but he didn't know and I was not able to help him.
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Old 09-10-2021, 05:23 PM   #48
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How do RVs know to break on Sundays?

Stopped to refuel, coach died at the pump. Called CoachNet, they sent a tow truck bigger/longer than the coach. Being Sunday, there were no repair shops to be had so they towed us to a back lot for the night. Monday morning they sent a bigger tow truck to tow us to a repair facility over 20 miles away. Cause was a corroded wire connector at the starter...maybe a .50 cent part.

Repair bill came to $60.00 and the CoachNet tow - $0.00...priceless.

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Old 09-11-2021, 07:12 AM   #49
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Breaks and a tow

A year ago last June the breaks went out as we were backing into a camp site. Was able to get a mobile truck repair. He worked Friday night and a good part of Saturday. We were 30 miles from the nearest city and he had to make 3 runs to parts store. Both front brakes $2400

This June unit would not run after getting gas. Had to have large truck come tow us. He was 15 miles away. Waited 3 hrs he finally showed up. He hooked up to the rear of the unit not the front because the front was blocked. He b
Drove 100 ft and the unit jerked to the side. Here he connected to the tow hitch not the frame. Another 2 hours he finally got us towed to our destination that was 2 miles from the brake down. Caused $6,000 worth of damage and the company will on respond to calls or emails. Had to turn it into insurance. Looks like I will be out my $1,000 deductible. At let's the company did not have the balls to charge for the tow.
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Old 09-12-2021, 10:39 PM   #50
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Recently had my 25 ft FR3 towed 12mi from my house to repair shop And cost was $800. Hope to get reimbursement from Goodsam. They paid to have it towed to my house a few weeks ago but I was stranded on roadside for 33 hrs till they found a truck.
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