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Old 03-30-2010, 02:49 PM   #15
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Less than thrilled with AAA

We've had AAA coverage almost 40 years, and had blowout of 1 of 4 tires on freeway south of Gilroy, CA at 6 PM on Sunday returning from Nor-Cal event.. Happily, railer handled it well, and we rumbled to stop on shoulder. Called AAA (I knew their basic policy covers RV's "up to 5 miles") and when they discovered I had no spare (I do now...) and that nearest tire shop was closed for night, they simply said: "Sorry, you're on your own til tomorrow.. Good night!" No tow truck, no advice, no nothing..

We elected to pull ahead on shoulder to exit and discovered RV park 1 mile away, which took some time at 5 mph on 3 tires, but I parked, unhooked, removed wheel, drove home in Excursion, had local shop replace and went back and reversed process next day.. Even "Plus" coverage buys longer tows, but not necessarily more help for RV's.. They're great for cars, but not so great for RV's...

I'd also look into Good Sam..


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Old 03-30-2010, 03:27 PM   #16
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:24 PM   #17
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Our Airstream is covered by a rider on our tow vehicle policy with Farmers. The towing insurance is inexpensive, and we have used it several times over the years. In a few cases, we have had to pay out of pocket, but we were reimbursed quickly after the tow receipts were submitted. I'd check with the insurer that covers your Airstream and tow vehicle to see if that might work for you.
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:18 AM   #18
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I've had AAA for 8 years and have used them exactly once. That one was interesting as I managed to get my VW Eurovan Camper (pop top) severely stuck in the mud in a remote part of Alaska less than one week into my new membership. I didn't even have my cards yet. At 1 AM some 30 miles from Nenana Alaska I called and within an hour had a well equipped, professional tow truck at my location to pull me out. I was absolutely stunned at how painless this was. It would have been $400 or more had I paid out of pocket.

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