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Old 07-14-2005, 03:09 AM   #1
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Anyone have this? I already have AAA plus, and when comparing the two, I realized the only additional benefits are that they would change tires on dual wheeled vehicles (which I don't have), and provide lock out sevice for the camper should I lock the keys inside. When I asked what would happen to my TT if my TV broke down and had to be towed, the answer was that they would "make sure it was safely off the road and leave it there". It seems hardly worth the upgrade.

Any information or suggestions would be appreciated.
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I have it and so does a friend. He was out east wen his trans blew up and they sent out two wreckers. One for his truck which they towed to the dealer and the other took them to a camp gound with there airstream. He tol;d me never travel with out it.
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The only caution for AAA plus is that not all states have this service. I belong to AAA and their disclosure document for AAA plus notes that there are states where this isn't service isn't available. I have Progressive insurance for my Classic. It has an RV service rider for $42 annually. This provides for centralized dispatch and they also will tow both the trailer and tow vehicle, if the tow vehicle is disabled.

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Try the search tool in the upper section of this page ... you probably will find previous queries and responses relative to your request on just about anything without starting a new thread.

This will get you started on your AAA question from a previous thread on this subject:

http://www.airforums.com/forum...ad.php?t=16411

Depending on your Airstream's primary insurance carrier, you may be paying twice for the same thing.

For example, if you were with Progressive and had a failure with the Airstream they would tow the Trailer for you. If you had a failure with your TV they would tow both. It would be a signature requirement only, not pay & reimburse.

Read and understand the coverages that you already pay for. You may be well covered ... or not!
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why would you need a tow if the television breaks down?
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Old 07-14-2005, 10:01 AM   #6
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why would you need a tow if the television breaks down?

Hmmm..TV (tow vehicle)..

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I have seen numerous posts and threads within this Forum on satellite television, antennas, reception etc. and how best to be able to get home-style television while out in the field.

Personally I wouldn't call AAA if my tv failed - I like to read a good book, myself

I will admit though that it took me a while to become familiar with some of the acronyms and abbreviations used here, also. So don't feel like the Lone Ranger.

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TV (Forum abbreviation normally substituted for the complete spelling out of the words: TOW VEHICLE)
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Tikihut, Jack, Norm, thanks for the responses. I wasn't fully aware of the capabilities of the search feature. There's a wealth of knowledge already out there. I'll check with State farm to see about a rider on my existing policy, and ask AAA for a clarification. The person I asked about the RV coverage seemed to be shooting from the hip.

Desi, thanks for the laugh. For the price they charge for the Audio/Video upgrade, the TV should have come with some wheels and a key.
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I asked this question and was told that in places where aaa is not available they will allow the local to tow the unit and will reimburse. I have had it for 5 years but never used it with my trailer.
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I asked this question and was told that in places where aaa is not available they will allow the local to tow the unit and will reimburse. I have had it for 5 years but never used it with my trailer.
I've never had to use my service either, but my outlook on this is that I want a centralized dispatch service. First I don't want to be in a situation trying to find a local, second with my service from Progressive, they have a certain amount of liability in making sure that the service they send knows something about RV's and how to tow them properly.

Have you ever seen a tow of a disabled tow vehicle where the tow company picks up the front end of the TV and leaves the trailer attached? Its pretty ugly especially with the trailer being towed in an extreme nose down position. A real invitation for some damage. That's where its important to have a service provider who will cover towing both the vehicle and trailer separately.

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Well said Jack ...

It is not unrealistic to request a 'roll-back' carrier for the relocation of your Airstream. IMO it is the most secure way to retrieve a trailer in distress.

This method will also allow the TV to be towed behind if necessary.

Of course overhead clearance enroute is always a concern with this method ... don't rely on the tow driver to take those things into consideration ... if they were CEO material they most likely would not be driving a tow truck.
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