I have both AAA and Good Sam. We travel quite extensively in the mountains so the mileage allowed for towing can limit my options of repair facilities to shops that under any circumstances I would not use. With the two combined I have a significant distance covered. Since in almost every case the two companies use the same towing companies I don't have to worry about one firm dropping me and then anothe having to pick me up. For the price per annum it is so inexpensive, particularly if you don't renew your Good Sam until it is almost expired and they get nervous and always offer a good deal.
The one thing that gets me about Good Sam is that five months before my renewal date they start sending me renewal notices with warnings on the envelopes about pending doom due to expiration of my service. When a company takes those approaches it always leaves me with the impression that they are really in need of the renewal fees, and are just a tad less than professional.
With my own experiences I found AAA to be good, quick to respond, and since we have the RV package, having a flat bed show up with the ability to tow the trailer has not been an issue. Good Sam seemed confused about our location and because we were in an area when cell phone coverage was non-existant and had to be driven to an area where it was, that caused even more confusion for the rep on the line. I spoke as clear and concise English as I could but it just wasn't getting through to the person on the other end of the line, and he was a bit hard to understand. His use of the only language I speak was not up to what I'd of expected from a person on an emergency line. But with some patience on both our parts, eventually he understood and from there the service was exactly the same as I've had from AAA. If I had to choose just one I'd be hard pressed to say which is better based only on my experiences with both.
Barry & Donna
Life is short - so is the door on a '51 Flying Cloud (ouch)