Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-22-2005, 10:57 PM   #29
Rivet Master
Tinsel Loaf's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 790
The AAA answer is like one of those " If two tow trucks where traveling down the I-80 at sixty miles per hour in the oppistate direction, and your Tradewind was traveling at 0 miles per hour on the side of the road, caulate the time that it would take AAA to find a SilverRanger"?

Tinsel Loaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2005, 08:54 PM   #30
4 Rivet Member
alfalsetto's Avatar
1982 31' Airstream 310
Longview , Washington
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 269
I like Good Sam

alfalsetto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2005, 05:35 AM   #31
Rivet Master
GlenCoombe's Avatar
1984 28' Funeral Coach
Belleview , Florida
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,635
Images: 27
If you're a President's Club member at Camping World their road service is great too. I've had the opportunity to use them twice now on two vehicles. One resulted in a short tow the other just some gas after I kinked the fuel line.
I've also got a number of friends who swear by Good Sam.
Glen Coombe AIR #8416
1984 28' Funeral Coach
Former Rolling Showroom & PuttLab (now party bus)
"I'm not an expert. But I did sleep in an Airstream last night."
GlenCoombe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2005, 12:27 PM   #32
4 Rivet Member
alfalsetto's Avatar
1982 31' Airstream 310
Longview , Washington
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 269
If you have AAA there is places in the state of Washington that don't have AAA towing. You have to have 2 Insurer.
alfalsetto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2006, 04:40 PM   #33
3 Rivet Member
Tamara's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 118
Images: 24
AAA covers commercial vehicles but Good Sam ERS does not, even the platinum version. I own my own business so my personal car is registered in the business name, therefore it is not covered. Had to go back to AAA. Just thought I would mention it for those who may need the option...I like the idea of having two services, but AAA costs twice as much as Good Sam so it gets a little spendy if you want both.

Here's hoping none of us ever have to use it
"Airabelle" - '66 Overlander International 26'
"Mod-Pod" - '77 Argosy Minuet 6.0
Tamara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2006, 05:29 PM   #34
4 Rivet Member
alfalsetto's Avatar
1982 31' Airstream 310
Longview , Washington
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 269
I have both and I use both. Thay have been good to me.
alfalsetto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2006, 10:46 PM   #35
Rivet Master
FreshAir's Avatar

1966 24' Tradewind
Placerville , California
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 3,327
Images: 2
Originally Posted by scf31
Does anyone belong to AAA or the GoodSam Club or any other club that covers towing service while on the road with a TT, and which one is the best ? I know there are a lot out there,I would like to hear it "from the horses mouth" ,Thanks
We have had our vehicles with the same insurance co. for 24 years. I recently posed 'the towing question' to my agent and he responded, "Don't go with us. Go with AAA." So we did and learned that we won't have to leave our AS by the road side. Oh, yeah, AAA said the TV goes ON the flatbed and the AS is towed by the flatbed.
FreshAir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2006, 06:06 AM   #36
Rivet Master
Happycampers's Avatar
1979 30' Argosy
Havelock , where we park it
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,652
We used our CAA in April this year when our truck broke down, they sent two trucks one for our truck and one for the trailer, they were there in about 20 min. towed them 40 miles to where we wanted them taken, not the nearest place for repair, and said he could tow us 100 miles at no charge to us. Have had CAA for the truck for years. Have always had good luck with them.
Marvin & Annie
Niki (fur baby)
1979 Argosy 30 (Costalotta)
WBCCI 10103
"Happiness is a warm Puppy" Charles Schulz
Happycampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2006, 06:39 AM   #37
4 Rivet Member
1971 29' Ambassador
Leonardtown , Maryland
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 262
Images: 3

I have had Good Sam ERS for over a year.

On the way to work last week my vehicle broke down. I called GS for assistance, I got a call back advising me that the contract carrier could not respond at that time of the night and I would have a 3 to 4 hour wait. It was 6:30 am, and I am 30 miles from the contracted carrier.

I was given the names of several other tow companies. No answer at the given numbers. A private individule helped me get the vehicle back to my residence.

The first time I tried to use the service they let me down. Good Sam ERS is of no use to me.

Rebee - WBCCI #1325
2002 Classic Ltd 30'
2007 Dodge 2500, 6.7 Cummins
Rebee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2006, 07:11 AM   #38
Tramp Streamer
Commercial Member
ArtStream's Avatar
1995 28' Excella
Artist , at Large
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,002
Images: 65
Blog Entries: 1

I've used Continental Car Club $50. as a rider on top of my TRAILER ins.(Formost Ins Co)

Progressive, which insures my TV, would not give me emergency tow service on my (commercial TV) and would not insure it any way but commercial.

When my TV had trouble a few months back, they sent a wrecker out for my large tow vehicle and a flat bed for my 28 footer. Phone service was very good and all I did was sign. I am happy with CCC.

ArtStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2006, 10:32 PM   #39
Rivet Master
gaylejoe's Avatar
2007 25' Safari FB SE
St. Hedwig , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 556
I have the Texas plan with AAA. Several weeks ago we had a blowout on the LR tire of our tow vehicle. It took over 2 hours for AAA to get someone to us. We were on IH-10 in Kerrville, Texas. Once they got there the driver took me into town where I purchase a new tire and took me back to our vehicle and changed to tire.

Five days later I experienced a tire failure on the RR tire of the tow vehicle. This time we were in far West Texas near Kent, Texas. We called AAA and they had a difficult time trying to find someone to assist us. We also had a backup road service through Cingular. They located someone but their service only covered the first $25 and we would have to pay anything over that. I have since canceled that plan. After talking to several other RV'ers I have joined the Good Sam Club and have taken there road service plan. Although I have never used Good Sams I have heard many excellents comments about their service.
gaylejoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2006, 05:33 AM   #40
1 Rivet Member
2000 30' Excella
Johns Island , South Carolina
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 15
My experience over the years with AAA has varied from prompt and helpful to extreme frustration. On more than one occaision, I have been so PO'd that I swore I was going to write letters, cancel my membership, etc. In each case, after the emotion of the moment passed, I have reasoned that the discounts AAA affords pay for the membership and even the possibility of assistance in an emergency is worth something. That's a sad commentary - it's pretty bad but the net cost is little or nothing. YMMV.
kudzu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2006, 09:31 AM   #41
3 Rivet Member
1983 30' Airstream 300
Plantersville , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 238
tire changes

In 2000 we had Good Sam ERS and had 2 flats on driver side of our 38 ft 5th wheel in western OK. It took 2 hours for the service truck to arrive from over 50 miles away. When he got there he had 2 tires of the proper size with him . he changed one of the tires and put on our spare. the only charge was for the tire we purchased. He put the other bad tire on the spare rack for us. mid July and very hot. service man was very nice. In oct of 2000 we had a flat in east TX. and it was late afternoon. bad cell reception and hard to reach ERS. After several attempts we were asked if we were in a safe area for the night and that the service shop was closed for the night. We were at the entrance to a state park so we eased into a campsite. The next morning I called ERS to let them know our location and within 45 minutes a service truck was there. He had brought 2 tires of the proper size. He fixed 1 tire and replaced the other. the only cost was the new tire. Again the service man was very nice. Those 2 service calls sure were worth more than what we had paid.

This year when we started our trip to see our son in AR. I made sure that Good Sam ERS was in place. even tho we had all new tires and felt that we should have no problems , the assurance that we had someome to help if we had a problem was worth more than the cost.

I hope we never need the towing and really hope we never need to use the ERS. It brings peace of mind.

Kay and Roy
carnegie1935 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 08:26 AM   #42
Rivet Master
urnmor's Avatar
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Berlin , Maryland
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,282
Good Sam's Std vs Platinum Service

I am looking to purchase Good Sam's ERS and was wondering if the platinum svc was worth the additional dollars?


urnmor is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which is best tow vehicle Van or Sedan? Mr Jody Hudson Tow Vehicles 10 10-06-2016 09:14 PM
F250 tow vehicle or flatbed? Cheryl Tow Vehicles 19 08-23-2007 01:58 PM
Some towing Q & A for newbies femuse Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 3 08-24-2004 08:05 AM
Ford Windstar Gordon Watt Tow Vehicles 61 08-23-2002 08:33 AM
Yukon AC cuts out towing.... dscluchfc On The Road... 10 07-27-2002 11:01 AM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.