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Old 01-30-2014, 07:20 AM   #1
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AAA vs. good sam


I have had AAA for over 20 years and used them for flat tires here and there on our vehicles not campers. When we found out they cover campers and trailers we up graded to AAA Plus. Again never used them but have learned that there are areas of the country they dont cover.

I guess in short my question is this, What is a better option AAA or Good Sam?

We drive from NH to FLA every year.

Thanks for any and all input.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:45 AM   #2
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we use AAA also but NOT for the coach. Quite simply it depends on your GVWR. GS maybe, Coach Net, absolutely. They solicit companies that are very qualified to service and tow RV's. Check the forum search you'll find pages and pages on this topic.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:08 AM   #3
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We were AAA Plus members for years. I even had them come out once to for a lockout situation on a tractor-trailer (long story). However once we went on the road fulltime we decided that as much as we liked AAA, it would not fulfill our needs any longer. Like Clay says, Coach-Net specializes in RVs and has developed a national network of services to keep us going up and down the road. We use them also.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:24 AM   #4
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We have both Coach Net and AAA .... I got Coach Net and Thom got his AAA ..... Have not had to use either one so far thou.
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:47 AM   #5
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I would also read your insurance policy, I found out that I have towing on my ins policy and "FREE" Glass replacement. I had to use it like a month after I got ins on the mh and they were great very, very pleased.
I also have Goodsam and Travelers Ins. Personally I would rather have too much insurance or find out to late that your not covered for somthing that happens while on the hwy or on your own street.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:41 PM   #6
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Our AAA RV coverage proved to be hassle when it came time to change a blowout on an inner dual. AAA seems to be very regional in what they will cover on scene. The tow driver in AZ said they don't do inner duals, the contact in CA said they should. We added Coachnet and used them several times without incident. I don't think AAA is worth it anymore.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:50 PM   #7
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We have had GS and AAA coverage for towing. During the 6 years we had GS we never needed to use their service. We have belonged to AAA for 30+ years. Three years ago as a money saving move we added RV coverage to AAA and dropped GS. AAA was about half the cost of GS. Keep in mind that we already had AAA so to just get RV coverage might be the same price as GS.

A year and a half ago our transmission quit. AAA arranged a tow truck to take our coach nearly 100 miles to the Allison specialist. They sent a specialty tow company that knew how to tow hour 40,000lb + motorhome. I am sure that the tow would have been at least 1,000 if I had to pay. AAA paid it all. This is my only experience in 34 years of RVing where I needed a tow. AAA did a good job for me. Plus they have a travel office right down the street from our house where I can get free maps and tour books.
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Old 01-31-2014, 02:11 PM   #8
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I just renewed with Coach Net. I never had AAA so cannot comment on it. I did look at Good Sam, but the dealer where we got our coach got a much better price from Coach Net. Fortunately we have never had to use this insurance, and hope never to have to use it. We felt having an insurance company that specializes in RV's was the best choice and both GS and Coach Net fit the bill.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:21 PM   #9
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We have had Good Sam for over 10 years. We have had to use it a number of times for tire changes and twice for towing truck(Ford) and 5er. I will not be without GRS. We did have AAA but they could not tow our truck and 5er even with the upgrade. We got rid of the Fords after a number of tranys went out and went to a Duramax so, hopefully, we will not have to call for a tow.
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