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Old 01-16-2010, 09:16 PM   #15
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We have had Good Sam for several years and have used it several times in the area where we live. My only complaint is, we live on the east side of San Antonio and each time the responder came from Boerne which was 1 hour away. We have never had to use to coverage on our travels.

We us to have Triple A but they are expensive when compared to Good Sam.

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Old 01-17-2010, 02:03 PM   #16
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Good Sam picked us up in Ganado, AZ (middle of nowhere) on a Sunday morning and towed truck and rig to Gallup, NM - about 60 miles. Dropped off the rig at the campground of my choice, waited until I got it set up, then took me and the truck to the dealership. Then brought me back to the campground.

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Old 01-17-2010, 02:59 PM   #17
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We have Good Sam and have used them twice. Both times we got fast service and were on our way quickly. Also they are the only ones that will tow your truck and trailer and not leave it sitting by the side of the road.
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Old 01-17-2010, 04:45 PM   #18

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Nope..... AAA flat the trailer from the campsite to the welder no problem
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"Sticks & stones can break your bones...and hail will dent your Airstream"

So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:08 PM   #19
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I have Good Sam's Roadside service and used it for a flat on M/H and have used it a couple times for tows on my vehicles great service every time...SAM
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:19 PM   #20
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We just received a AAA mailing and I was thinking of signing up. The fine print says they only tow 3 miles without charge. Beyond that you get a "preferred rate"...

Anyone else seen that restriction....
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:16 PM   #21
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AAA has three plans.
The Basic, almost worthless, 5 miles of towing and nothing for the RV, but you do get the discounts and triptiks and tour books.
AAA Plus, will tow 100 miles, but still nothing for RV
AAA RV Plus, will tow 100 miles and covers your RV as well. redirect

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Old 01-18-2010, 12:31 PM   #22
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AAA (and perhaps others) has an iPhone app called AAA Roadside that allows you to request service - and identifies to AAA where you are (via the iPhone GPS). Really cool - happy to say I haven't needed to use it, but this really could improve identifying to AAA where exactly you are requiring service, and all without needing to make a phone call.

There is also a second app called AAA Discounts that, again using GPS, identifies businesses nearby to your location that offer AAA discounts.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:02 PM   #23
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Don't ask AAA

Our experience w/ AAA is negative. Lost a tire on my boat trailer headed to the lake this summer. Called AAA. Boat Trailer not covered. I didn't even know they had AAA for RVers. Maybe that option would have covered my boat trailer. They left me on the side of the interstate. Fortunately, SC has HERO Trucks to help motorist on certain sections of highways. Called them (911 connected me). HERO put my spare on and had me on the road within an hour. First portion of hour was wasted on AAA. I don't plan to renew my AAA this year, and I've been a member since 1994. After reading through this thread, will check roadside assistance with RV insurance company. But I don't know who that is yet. Just got my Airstream last wednesday. Any recommendations out there for insurance companies before I go see my current Home/Auto agent?
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Old 02-05-2010, 06:39 AM   #24
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I think some Folks are missing the point here; AAA may cover you if you have RV rider and are in a AAA RV club region, and I am sure they would be as competent as the tow truck driver that shows up. If you are not in one of the regions that offers RV coverage it does not matter what policy you have...your RV will NOT be covered. Just because your home region AAA offers RV may be screwed when you leave your region...AAA RV is NOT Nation wide.

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Old 02-06-2010, 02:37 PM   #25
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does anyone know if State Farm will cover service for a TT? I called them today, but they said only my agent could tell me. it's the weekend and we're planning on picking up a trailer tomorrow or monday. I've got the $2 roadside policy, but no details about it in the literature.

also, any idea what Progressive RV insurance for a $5k TT with their roadside plan would be per month? I could call monday, but was just wondering so i could ponder it on the ride.

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Old 02-10-2010, 08:02 PM   #26
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In Texas on the back of the drivers licens in very small print is an 800 number for Free Roadside Assistance. I've never used it and don't know what services they do.
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:10 PM   #27
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I know this thread is about the quality of service, but one thing that REALLY puts me off Good Sam is the amount of junk mail they send me. I probably get a mailing from them every other week, either for the roadside assistance or their insurance. I would've ditched Good Sam entirely except that one campground I frequently stay at offers Good Sam and not AAA discounts.
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:30 PM   #28
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Odd, I'm a Good Sam member w/ERS, and rarely get anything from them by mail. That's a good thing.

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