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Old 09-04-2007, 04:04 AM   #29
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Wow, good tip on the flasher trick. I'll have to add one to my travel tool box.
After Progessive ins. handled a claim to repair a hole on my classic fiberglass runabout caused by a sunken tree, I swithed our auto and RV insurance over to them.
All 3 policys include roadside asistance with all the trappings (tire change, lockout, towing ect.)
The roadside assisntance was one of the big sellings points, as nieither our TT or TV are spring chickens.
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Old 09-04-2007, 06:28 AM   #30
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Good Sam understands about the special needs of RVs and AAA doesn't. pj
That is correct, think about what the middle "A" stands for. We have towing insurance through our insurance carrier, it's about $11 per year per vehicle. Tires changed, jump starts, and towing up to 8 miles included. If the trailer is hooked to the truck it gets towed along, but if it is not, we have to pay for towing the trailer.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:31 AM   #31
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Susan and I are signed up with RV Roadhelp. We had to use it on 3 different occasions. One was for changing a flat tire on on a Sunday morning in Atlanta on our 310 Moho. Response time was about an 1-1/2 hours. Another time was for Susan's Dodge Dakota pickup in Pine Bluff Arkansas. They towed it to a service shop for repairs. I don't believe we see a lot of junk mail and their call response has been good so far.

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Old 09-04-2007, 02:17 PM   #32
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Two clarifications and a request....

1. AAA told us to spend the night along the road because I confessed that I did not have a functional trailer spare tire, and their dispatcher felt that there was no viable source at 6:30 PM on a Sunday... If I had a spare tire mounted for the trailer (as I do now...) they would have sent a truck to help us change the tire.. Still disappointed, but not really horrible service, and I was unwise for not having a spare... I did have lug wrench, now have cast iron "extender tube" for same, and could have changed tire myself if I'd had a spare...

2. We DID drive slowly 2 miles on 3 wheels to get off freeway, across overpass and get trailer to an RV park (closed for the night, but with an open space..), where we could safely unhitch it and leave it for 24 hours on 3 wheels.. Trailer was loaded, with half tanks, and tires probably right at rated loads with just the 3 of them... Top speed while towing on 3 was 15 mph... Second flat on same side would have been larger problem, but we were fortunate..

3. I'd love to see picture of Barry's flasher and wiring to plug into connector.. We've seen versions that activate running lights for night decor, but would add a flashing version if offered..
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Old 09-04-2007, 03:22 PM   #33
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We may try to add RV coverage from AAA, as we hate thought of giving up maps, tourbooks, Atlas and DMV services...
We have standard level AAA for our vehicles and Good Sams Road Service for "The Tube". Same reason you've stated above, we like the stuff we can get from AAA.

We had two blow outs this year while on a NEU Caravan. We just changed them ourselves as we carry spares. Took minutes to do and we were back on our way instead of waiting for a Good Sams vendor to show up and change them out for us.
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Old 09-04-2007, 05:49 PM   #34
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That is correct, think about what the middle "A" stands for.
Association... Maybe you meant the first A as in Automobile.

We just added the RV coverage to our AAA as there is no way I'd give up the option to go to their offices instead of the Ca. D.M.V. Where English is a fourth language and it is actually possible to conceive, gestate and birth a normal healthy child while waiting in line.

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Old 09-04-2007, 06:27 PM   #35
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Very interesting thread, adds to the below.....
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f348...ubs-34311.html
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Old 09-04-2007, 06:37 PM   #36
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Association... Maybe you meant the first A as in Automobile.

We just added the RV coverage to our AAA as there is no way I'd give up the option to go to their offices instead of the Ca. D.M.V. Where English is a fourth language and it is actually possible to conceive, gestate and birth a normal healthy child while waiting in line.

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OK, is it American Automobile Association or Automobile Association of America?

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Old 09-04-2007, 06:45 PM   #37
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carry both

We have had AAA RV+ insurance for years with motorcycle trailers but have found with Motorhome breakdowns (its 22 years old!!!) that Good Sam ERS takes care of our needs better.......we continue to carry them both.
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:51 PM   #38
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Old 09-05-2007, 12:05 AM   #39
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Two years ago heading home from International Springfield, Mo, in our 1969 Cadillac towcar/Globe Trotter combo, our travels came to a halt. Caddy dropped her timing chain in Russel, Ks. Called AAA RV Plus and they sent 2 tow trucks. Dragged us into town, woke up the Napa owner for what might have been a bad coil. ( Barnyard diagnosis).
In the end, with AAA approval, the 2 towtrucks towed us a total of 100 miles on AAA's nickel, to Wa Keeney, Ks KOA. Next day we hired a flatbed tow with caddy on deck, the GT hooked behind, and we were home to Denver in 5 1/2hr on our nickel.

This year tho, not such good luck. A neighboring Airstream at Perry had lost its hitch pin key.. I called AAA and told them we were RV plus, but the guy said it didn't cover sending a locksmith for the hitch lock. With a borrowed grinder and drill, Voila! lock removed.
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Old 09-05-2007, 07:57 AM   #40
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I learned of the AAA RV plus the same way you did, it costs about 25-30 per year to add the coverage.....I have it and have used it 3 times....each time I had to convince the AAA contact that I did indeed have the RVPlus....in each instance they did provide the service....so I continue to carry it and expect that if needed again, once more I will have to argue my coverge....but....what you gonna do?
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:21 AM   #41
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I learned of the AAA RV plus the same way you did, it costs about 25-30 per year to add the coverage.....I have it and have used it 3 times....each time I had to convince the AAA contact that I did indeed have the RVPlus....in each instance they did provide the service....so I continue to carry it and expect that if needed again, once more I will have to argue my coverge....but....what you gonna do?
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May I suggest you contact your AAA office and explain the issue of the service group not recognizing that you do have the extended coverage and ask them for advice on how to get past this quickly as you sit on the side of the road needing AAA's help.

The last time we had the issue in WA State Donna called it in while I was trying to see if the problem was the fuel pump wire or fuse, or the fuel pump itself. Given we were just a couple of miles from the rod run we were attending I did not relish the thought of being towed in on a flat deck. Sigh - that's what happened but I must admit that the hard luck trophy I got was spectacular and almost made up for the weekend of teasing.

Anyways, back to the gist - Donna gave them her card number and I'm the one with the extended coverage - once the lady came back and said Donna did not have the coverage I got on the phone, gave her my card number, and within moments she was back with confirmation that I (not we) had the coverage and no problem. Of course she did indicate the trailer may have to wait for a later tow which I said wasn't going to happen so she got it figured out with the tow company. When the two drivers for the tow truck company arrived they said the issue is not with AAA but with the fact that a lot of towing companies in small towns have limited capabilities, often only two trucks, and if one is out on another tow (or at home with the driver in the sack and not answering his cell) they have issues meeting the expectations of AAA and the customer.

So, I don't believe it is always the AAA issue, it is the availability of the local towing firms.

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Old 09-08-2007, 11:38 AM   #42
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I moved posts about the emergency flasher to a seperate thread located here. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f447...cle-35786.html

That data is great and needs its own thread. It is electrical/ lights.

Thanks!

On another note about AAA. AAA is different in different states. When I lived in Michigan the coverage was great. When I moved to AZ the coverage and level of service was not to the same standard. I dropped them after my experience. And during the move I discovered my coverage did not transfer from MI to AZ.

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