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Old 10-22-2005, 10:57 PM   #29
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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"?

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Old 10-31-2005, 08:54 PM   #30
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I like Good Sam

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Old 11-01-2005, 05:35 AM   #31
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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.
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Old 11-01-2005, 12:27 PM   #32
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If you have AAA there is places in the state of Washington that don't have AAA towing. You have to have 2 Insurer.
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Old 07-27-2006, 04:40 PM   #33
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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.

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Old 07-27-2006, 05:29 PM   #34
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I have both and I use both. Thay have been good to me.
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Old 07-27-2006, 10:46 PM   #35
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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.
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Old 07-28-2006, 06:06 AM   #36
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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.
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Old 07-28-2006, 06:39 AM   #37
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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.

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Old 07-28-2006, 07:11 AM   #38
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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.

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Old 07-29-2006, 10:32 PM   #39
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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.
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Old 07-30-2006, 05:33 AM   #40
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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.
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Old 07-30-2006, 09:31 AM   #41
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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.

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Old 08-21-2011, 08:26 AM   #42
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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?


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