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Old 10-29-2017, 09:55 PM   #29
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Two years ago, we attended a wedding in N.C. and did some site seeing. Late one evening about 7:30 pm, in a small state park, I locked the keys in the trunk. Only one other car was still there as it was close to time for the gates to be locked. Spent 25 minutes trying to get GS operator to find us on a map. Gave them the highway number and the two towns we were between and she never could find us on her map. The owners of the last car offered us a ride back to our motel 30 miles away, where we had an extra key. Then had to find a ride back to the car. Finally got back to the car at 1:00 am. Now have AAA. No more GS for me. Fingers crossed that they can come through if needed. Oh, after complaining to GS, all I got was an apology.
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Does Coach Net operate the same sleazy way?
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Two years ago, we attended a wedding in N.C. and did some site seeing. Late one evening about 7:30 pm, in a small state park, I locked the keys in the trunk. Only one other car was still there as it was close to time for the gates to be locked. Spent 25 minutes trying to get GS operator to find us on a map. Gave them the highway number and the two towns we were between and she never could find us on her map. The owners of the last car offered us a ride back to our motel 30 miles away, where we had an extra key. Then had to find a ride back to the car. Finally got back to the car at 1:00 am. Now have AAA. No more GS for me. Fingers crossed that they can come through if needed. Oh, after complaining to GS, all I got was an apology.
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Two years ago, we attended a wedding in N.C. and did some site seeing. Late one evening about 7:30 pm, in a small state park, I locked the keys in the trunk. Only one other car was still there as it was close to time for the gates to be locked. Spent 25 minutes trying to get GS operator to find us on a map. Gave them the highway number and the two towns we were between and she never could find us on her map. The owners of the last car offered us a ride back to our motel 30 miles away, where we had an extra key. Then had to find a ride back to the car. Finally got back to the car at 1:00 am. Now have AAA. No more GS for me. Fingers crossed that they can come through if needed. Oh, after complaining to GS, all I got was an apology.
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:30 AM   #33
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Had to be towed in Connecticut recently. I have GS. I had just been towed a week before for major fuel problems so I wanted to go to a Cummins shop in case it was due to their repairs. Nearest shop wasn't a Cummins shop so I had to pay the difference of $212 to the driver. Turned out not to be a problem with the Cummins repair. Oh well you roll the dice and take your chances. It was the GS operator that said I had the choice of where to go but I'd have to pay the difference. I've had only good luck with GS over the years so I can't complain. They certainly haven't made any money off my tow policies.
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Old 10-30-2017, 05:53 PM   #34
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Does Coach Net operate the same sleazy way?
Well for me, I have no experience with taking service calls for Coach Net. Sorry, so I can't give you any feedback on them.
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I have had Coach Net for approximately 15 years, used them 4 times, service was very good. They called back for my approval each time with options.
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Last Spring I switched from Coach Net to FMCA. My single claim with Coach net was quick and easy, but FMCA offers an additional coverage most people don’t know about.

A dear friend had 3 heart attacks shortly after arriving in Tampa, Florida. After almost giving up on him the doctors decided to try an implanted heart pump (LVAD) and told him it could be done at another Tampa hospital or at a hospital 3 miles from their home in Little Rock, AR. They of course chose Little Rock. FMCA paid to transport him to the airport via ambulance and fly him and his wife to LR on a Medical evac Lear Jet at a cost of $18,000. They also paid to have their 40’ motorhome and their 2 dogs returned home.

Now why are you paying Good Sam to treat you so badly? I'm an FMCA member for the rest of my RVing life. BTW - my friend is doing well.
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UPDATE to Good Sam Roadside Service

I contacted Good Sam through the internet and down loaded their claim form, filled it out, attached a copy of the $1,600.00 tow bill and up loaded it as per the instructions. I submitted the claim at $1,450.00 which is what I thought was fair. They say they will respond within 5 working days. After 9 working days I called them and was informed that they approved a claim of $850.00.

Under the circumstances I accepted their claim. At least they offered something.
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And I hope you don’t plan to renew with them.
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Last Spring I switched from Coach Net to FMCA. My single claim with Coach net was quick and easy, but FMCA offers an additional coverage most people don’t know about.

A dear friend had 3 heart attacks shortly after arriving in Tampa, Florida. After almost giving up on him the doctors decided to try an implanted heart pump (LVAD) and told him it could be done at another Tampa hospital or at a hospital 3 miles from their home in Little Rock, AR. They of course chose Little Rock. FMCA paid to transport him to the airport via ambulance and fly him and his wife to LR on a Medical evac Lear Jet at a cost of $18,000. They also paid to have their 40’ motorhome and their 2 dogs returned home.

Now why are you paying Good Sam to treat you so badly? I'm an FMCA member for the rest of my RVing life. BTW - my friend is doing well.
You are talking about 2 entirely different programs. Coach-Net is not connected to the FMCA ASSIST program in any way. FMCA ASSIST is included in annual $60 dues, which is one reason FMCA is in financial difficulty.
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All insurance programs that I've ever read state they will tow you to the nearest mechanic. Not the place of your choice.
If not this way some people will ask to have it towed to their home town mechanic 2000 miles away. I use to deal with this issue at a job I had and people would want the veh towed to the moon if they could.
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I've only had to call good Sam once. Threw a Serpentine belt at the top of Siskious pass. That belt operates virtually everything inc PS, PB, A/c, Engine cooling etc... Very difficult to steer or stop a 15 ton rig without power stuff. Thank God I was at the very top of the pass and not half way down going 70 mph. After we were safely pulled over, I had to walk 1/2 mile to get cell reception. I finally got through to GS. The dispatcher could barely speak English! After explaining the problem 3-4 times over she offered "do you want a tow truck or send you a mechanic." I thought the odds of a mechanic having the correct belt with him would be slim and none. So I opted for the tow truck. After 1.45 hrs 2 two tow trucks arrived one giant Kenworth and one reg. size truck. They disconnected the drive shaft, removed the blue ox Hitch and rear mud flap then towed me to a repair shop in Grants Pass. They then reconnected the drive shaft etc... I asked the tow truck what the value of the tow would be if Good Sam wasn't paying. He replied around $2k So I guess $79.00 for a one year platinum membership isn't too bad. I will stay with good Sam as long as I own an RV!
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YEP! been a AAA member for 28 years. I've used them for truck, RV, and boat towing, I love them.
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