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Old 08-17-2013, 11:48 PM   #1
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Good Sam Insurance

We just bought our dream AS 25FB Eddie Bauer. We had our last RV (TrailManor) insured with Progressive (USAA insures travel trailers with Progressive) They raised our rates every year stating it was the cost of doing business in TN. We never had a claim. So we switched to Good Sam ins.
Since the AS value is far more then our TM was.. Does anyone have recommendations for insurance for AS? We both have good driving records with no claims on auto or RV.
I will continue to sift through the forum as I see alot of good info available. I appreciate any input.

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Old 08-18-2013, 09:36 AM   #2
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We have full coverage with replacement value using Allstate, $164/ year. They haven't raised the premium in five years.

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Old 09-24-2013, 10:18 AM   #3
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I have a 2012 FB 25' Flying Cloud. Good Sam is after me to buy insurance. I have none in case the fridge, etc. goes out. Have the usual collision etc. through USAA. Does anyone have advice? Is there alot to go wrong?
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:25 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Ahab View Post
We have full coverage with replacement value using Allstate, $164/ year. They haven't raised the premium in five years.
Check and see if that full coverage includes contents. As a fulltimer I need contents covered - clothing, Laptop, two sewing machines, jewelry are all stowed in the Airstream. I don't have a huge amount of stuff but it DOES add up. Allstate doesn't offer contents insurance in Virginia. May be different in your state, but figure what it would cost if you had two bicycles wrecked. Could be upwards of $2K if you have expensive racers.

Also, with my Good Sam - ultimately written through nationwide, I got travel expenses back home after I did the "roller girl" number. And they didn't raise my premium except for the value of the new trailer.

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Old 09-24-2013, 10:41 AM   #5
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I have AARP (Hartford) switched from Good Sam (GMAC), Half the price, same coverage.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:42 AM   #6
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I insured my Airstream Interstate through Good Sam. I got an agreed value policy, which includes up to $3000 for contents— anything bolted in is part of the unit, not contents.

But it's not Good Sam actually doing the insuring, it's GMAC; they have an agreement with Good Sam to provide their coverage in Louisiana. The terms of my agreed value policy are, in the event of a total loss in the first five years, they'll replace my Airstream. After five years, if it's totalled, they'll reimburse me my total purchase price. Anything less than a total loss is prorated.

Interstingly enough, my Airstream was burglarized the day after I brought it home. Such is life in the big city. But the pertinent fact is, GMAC's payout to date is still more than the total premiums I've paid in the past two years, and they didn't boost my rate afterward. When I pay my 2014 premiums, what I've paid GMAC will finally exceed what GMAC has paid out on my Airstream.

Many insurance companies offer a Good Sam discount. But don't forget, that's not the only discount you might be eligible for. If you belong to AARP, see if an AARP discount applies. Ditto for AAA. If you've taken a trailer towing course, there may be a discount for that, too. Or defensive driving. Or a multi-vehicle discount if you add your tow vehicle and other cars on the same policy (I added my toad to my GMAC policy, and it only added a couple hundred a year to the cost of insurance, much less than insuring it separately).
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:00 PM   #7
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Any agreed values on older models (I.e., 1970s)?
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:12 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by KYAirstream View Post
Any agreed values on older models (I.e., 1970s)?
We have an agreed value policy on our 1992 Sovereign 21 through Good Sam (because of the extensive and expensive renovations we've made to the trailer) and I got extra coverage for contents on our new larger Serenity 28 (more room equals more stuff). It wasn't an issue at all -- our premiums are less on the two trailers and our tow vehicle (it's with Good Sam too) than they were with State Farm and we found out that the value our 1992 was insured for with State Farm was too low and they wouldn't increase we switched.
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Old 08-26-2015, 02:18 PM   #9
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I know this thread is old, but...

I just got a quote from Good Sam for our Interstate. The policy would actually be through a company called National General Insurance. I've never heard of them, and so I'm hesitant to pursue this, even though it looks like it'd save us about $400/year.

Anyone heard of this company, and have any feedback about them?

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Old 08-26-2015, 04:48 PM   #10
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I have that insurance. Had small claim, no problems..
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Old 08-26-2015, 05:08 PM   #11
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Follow-up: Just got reply form Good Sam. They said, "Common issue- we are/were GMAC- no one recognizes our NGIC name. We started as NGIC in 1939 and were bought out buy GM and then were known as GMAC finance and insurance. We are no longer owned by GM so switched our name back to NGIC."
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Old 08-26-2015, 05:55 PM   #12
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National General is a reputable company, At one time headquartered in LA, bought by GM then spun off in GM's/GMAC reorg's. Now independent and headquartered in NY.
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:06 PM   #13
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I had Good Sam which is an OXYMORON name. Had an exclusion in their policy which did not cover $8K of damage last year when the storage lot moved the trailer. No other policy I have seen since then has this exclusion and I reviewed a lot of policy language to make sure that I didn't fall into the same issue. When I got the new Classic I shopped around. Try the folks up at Americas Mailbox. They have an in house insurance guy who pulled quotes from about 6 different companies. Pick one that you are comfortable with at a price you like.
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:13 PM   #14
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