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Old 05-02-2005, 07:46 PM   #1
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Does AAA respond properly for your Airstream?

Does anyone have experience with a disabled TV and/or their Airstream when carrying AAA for both the TV & Airstream? Specifically when a towing incident occurs.
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Driftwood,

We use AAA. The basic coverage is for anything that you are driving that breaks down, and gives you about 5 miles of free towing.
The next level up is AAA PLUS, that is the same as above but gives you 100 miles free towing.
Then there is AAA PLUS-RV. This rider includes your RV. I know what it covers for a motorhome, but I don't know about towables. We have it for our SOB motorhome, but I will call in the a.m. to see about the airstream.
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Old 05-02-2005, 08:15 PM   #3
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I also have AAA in California,and yes they will get both to the nearest station but dispatch MUST know in advance what they need to bring out.One might sit on the side of the road while they take one in then come back.Depends on what is avail. at the time.Not good enough for me my TT is only 14 months old.I have roadside with Coach-net they pick up both & have a decent plan at $79 a year.www.coach-net.com
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Your basic AAA service will not cover your TT. "RV plus" will tow both up to 50miles to a "safe place." I broke down in Seattle with the old TV (v8 astro). They pulled my Astro to the garage, and pulled my 26ft TT to my house. However, it took two trips to do it. No cost to me.
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Thanks Marc ..

Thanks Marc,

Since I have AAA Plus (classic cars are know for needing this!) I was considering dropping the road service from my Airstream insurance policy and adding it on to the AAA.

I have yet to evaluate the cost comparasion, but surly didn't want to go there if the AAA didn't properly treat our Airstreams (towables) around the Country.

I would not like to be in the position to have a TV problem, call AAA for the car/truck and have to call someone else for the Airstream!

Further, I like to keep my TV insurance underwriter separate from my Airstream insurance coverage, so if I have a claim on the Airstream (damage, theft, etc.) it most probably will not have an adverse affect on my auto policy ratings.

Does anybody else have an experience to relate relative to AAA Road Service for their towable?

(I just can not seem to refer to my Airstream as a 'trailer' - they are just too far above a common trailer for that reference).
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At one time AAA RV coverage was not available in all states. I have AAA for the tow vehicles and I remember a disclaimer on their coverage documentation. That pretty much dropped them out of consideration since I don't want to be traveling in states where coverage isn't available.

One of my reasons for originally using Foremost and now Progressive as my insurance carrier for our Airstream is the fact that both companies have emergency service plans and call centers which will handle towing for both the tow vehicle and the trailer. The cost of this add on is about half of what folks like Good Sam charge.

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Just off the phone in california again on towing Bambi.There is no (RVPLUS).AAA roadside has a section stating if the station does not have the ability to tow your RV or TT AAA will reimburse up to $200.They stated they only offer 2 plans AAA & AAAplus. Alot is up to the tow co.& what they have avail.Your reimburse forms are at your local AAA offices,and you must submit a receipt.
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Just off the phone in california again on towing Bambi.There is no (RVPLUS).AAA roadside has a section stating if the station does not have the ability to tow your RV or TT AAA will reimburse up to $200.They stated they only offer 2 plans AAA & AAAplus. Alot is up to the tow co.& what they have avail.Your reimburse forms are at your local AAA offices,and you must submit a receipt.
So you end up having the problem dumped back into your lap to find an appropriate party to tow you and assuming the problem is with the TV, both it and the trailer. I'll bet you that $200 may not cover that type of expense.

This is why you are better off with either a dedicated RV service provider or with an insurance company who has their own service center that can find and authorize dispatch of the needed services.

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(I just can not seem to refer to my Airstream as a 'trailer' - they are just too far above a common trailer for that reference).
That is why I call it a "coach" or "coaches" It is also a lazy way to lump them all together, Motorhome or otherwise

Besides calling it a coach has an upper crust sound to it, and we are all known as being snobby rv'ers if we are in an Airstream, right???
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So ... if I have a trail-er (Airstream) behind my limousine, then I'm pulling my coach with my coach!
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Cynthia, I have paid additional $$$$ a year for an "RV rider" to my AAA Plus membership. I paid extra for the "Plus" part of the basic AAA membership. In discussing this "RV rider", they will take care of our SOB motorhome (They told me to request a flatbed combo ) That would also include our TV and Globetrotter. YOur comment NOW has me concerned. I need to call our local office for clarification.
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You can go to www.aaa.com and check out avail.memberships in your state.They list a 1-800# you can call about towing your RV.In Ca. there is only 2 avail. memberships!
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Cynthia,
Looking at my AAA card, it has in blue print right below the blue box on the right hand side, "PLUS RV". I called my AAA office today. She explained it like this.
The "Plus" is for all the advantages such as fuel, locksmith, 100 miles free towing. The "RV" portion covers the same, locksmith etc.for the RV, and 100 miles free towing. For ex. tow car needs a tow, they will tow it 100 miles free. Since the Globetrotter is attached to the TV, it will be towed or trailered 100 miles free. Hope this helps.
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