Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-25-2011, 02:02 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
bspelce's Avatar
 
2008 16' International CCD
Round Rock , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 22
Good Sam Emergency Road Service

Hi all -- we are new to Airstreaming with a new-to-us 2008 16' International CCD. We have done a couple of short overnight trips so far -- 100 miles round-trip or less. We are planning a longer trip this summer: Texas to Illinois, Indiana, maybe Michigan, then back to Texas.

We joined the Good Sam club. They are offering new members a discounted price of $74.95 for a year's coverage under their Emergency Roadside Assistance Plan, which covers both the trailer and the tow vehicle. That sounds like a "good deal" to us, but we don't have any experience or comparison to help us evaluate the deal.

Do any of you on the Airstream Forum have experience or an opinion which might help us make a decision on this?

Thanks,
Bennett and Dianne
Round Rock, Texas
__________________

__________________
bspelce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2011, 02:13 PM   #2
2 Rivet Member
 
1966 20' Globetrotter
1964 24' Tradewind
johnsoncity , Tennessee
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 65
Welcome to the forums. We have been RVing for many years, and have
Good Sam Emergency Road Service, fortunely we have only used it a couple of times.(flat tires). The service was EXCELENT, I would not travel without it . It provides pease of mind.
__________________

__________________
donh1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2011, 02:13 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
robandzoe's Avatar
 
1958 30' Sovereign of the Road
Plymouth , New York
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,775
Images: 19
Send a message via Skype™ to robandzoe
I have it and have used it many a time!!! It is well worth it and they do take very good care of you!! and your trailer too!
__________________
Rob, Zoe', Stanton, Bryce, Braedon and Finn Baker
Do you Listen to the www.theVAP.com
Plymouth, NY 13832
http://bakersacresofchenango.blogspot.com/
Courtesy parking
Flag Pole Holders - http://robsflagpoleholders.blogspot.com/

robandzoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2011, 04:42 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
FreshAir's Avatar

 
1966 24' Tradewind
Placerville , California
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 3,327
Images: 2
Our TV broke down along side a highway a year ago. I called GS and they offered to send 2 trucks, one to tow our Airstream on to our destination, about 20 miles, and the other truck to a repair garage. While this was occuring a good samaraton stopped and offered for a very fair price to do a roadside repair. I called GS an explained that I may not use the tow service. They said that they would keep my name and should the roadside repair not be successful for me to call and they would send their trucks pronto. The repair was a success and as we continued on our journey GS called to ask if all was okay. We are very impressed. Your second year coverage will be higher but well worth it.
Neil
__________________
Neil and Lynn Holman
FreshAir #12407

Avatar;
Kirk Creek, Big Sur, Ca. coast.

1966 Trade Wind

1971 Buick Centurion convertible
455 cid

1969 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight
455 cid
FreshAir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2011, 04:49 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
SteSpot's Avatar
 
1968 28' Ambassador
1982 24' Airstream 240
Ventura , California
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,641
Images: 17
Good Sam is good

Yes, we have Good Sam Emergency coverage and the one time we have had to use is (on July 4 off I5 near Grants Pass in Oregon) they came in less than hour to change our tire.

It is my understanding that GS knows what to do with RVs....we still have AAA for the truck and maps but GS covers all of your vehicles. It sounds like your first year is a bargain. paula
__________________
Paula & Ed
Suite Spot
WBCCI # 8252 Air#13593
1968 28'Ambassador
2011 GMC Yukon Denali
1982 24'Motorhome (82Ste P)
SteSpot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2011, 05:36 PM   #6
2 Rivet Member
 
bspelce's Avatar
 
2008 16' International CCD
Round Rock , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 22
Thanks for the responses and for sharing your experiences. I will sign up for Good Sam Emergency Road Service today!



Bennett
__________________
bspelce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2011, 05:53 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
SteSpot's Avatar
 
1968 28' Ambassador
1982 24' Airstream 240
Ventura , California
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,641
Images: 17
Glad to be of help

One other point that we were told about AAA---that their service can vary state to state.....so they may be great for RVs in one state but not in another....and while I don't have personal experience about this, it seemed to be too daunting for me to verify this one way or another. It was just simpler to get GS and know that RV emergency service is their business and they expect to have to deal with it when they are called.

Hope to see you down the road.
__________________
Paula & Ed
Suite Spot
WBCCI # 8252 Air#13593
1968 28'Ambassador
2011 GMC Yukon Denali
1982 24'Motorhome (82Ste P)
SteSpot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2011, 08:41 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
pappy19's Avatar
 
2002 30' Classic S/O
Garden Valley , Idaho
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,418
A few years ago I was in Arizona in the middle of summer (120+ degrees) lost a tire south of Tucson on my TV. I called AAA first and they said maybe an hour. I then called Good Sam Emergency and they were there in 15 minutes, got my spare and put it on. I even tried to tip the dude but he wouldn't take it. I still have Good Sam but quit AAA, they suck.
__________________
2008 F-250 4X4 Lariat V-10
2002 Airstream Classic 30' w/SO #2074
2007 Kubota 900 RTV
1996 Ford Bronco
2007 Lincoln LT
pappy19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2011, 12:31 PM   #9
Rivet Master
 
Silver Goose's Avatar
 
2008 27' Classic FB
Burkburnett , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 955
We've had GS ERS for many years... It's one of those things you pay for and hope to never use. I've had only 2 experiences and both were good. I called, described problem and my location. In a few minutes I received a call to let me know they located a service truck and provided an eta. They then called back again after the service truck arrived to verify that it had and to gauge my satisfaction with the service provider and to verify that my problem was resolved and I was back on the road. I've not had experience with AAA or any of the others as Good Sam has not given me any reason to jump ship.
__________________
AIR 47751
Air Safe Hitch, Reese Dual Cam 800#, Centramatics
Silver Goose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2011, 12:57 PM   #10
2 Rivet Member
 
2008 27' International CCD FB
Visalia , California
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 59
We had AAA for years, on the truck and trailer--last year on our way home (Calif) from North Carolina we lost a rear tire on the trailer, called AAA, they showed in 45 min. replaced the tire with spare and held out his hand for a tip when he as done, said "$100 was a normal repair tip" I gave him a $20 and left feeling I was asked to pay twice for our AAA coverage the ($100 tip asked for) Now have Good Sam Coverage.
__________________
ThreeFingers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2011, 01:49 PM   #11
Rivet Master
 
2010 25' FB Flying Cloud
Davenport , Iowa
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,456
Blog Entries: 1
I have had GS for about 20 years. I have only used it once when the serpintine belt broke. I was towed in, the belt replaced and was on my way, all by the tow truck driver. With the Good Sam ERS, they are "like a good neighbor, i'm in good hands and I don't leave home without it."
They also have my home and cars. When in an accident, not my fault, THEY had the car repaired and than collected from the other party. No deductables and questioned why I didn't request a rental car. They said they would have covered that too.
There were NO injuries.
__________________

__________________
Airtandem is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Good Service @ Texas RV Supply Stream 1529 General Repair Forum 2 04-14-2011 12:59 PM
Good Time to Buy Appliances? EricJohansen Dollars & Cents 0 02-27-2011 03:57 PM
New Electric Service - YAY!!! or Life is Better When Everything WORKS!!! bugnot1 Winter Living 6 01-23-2011 11:32 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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