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Old 08-14-2015, 03:57 PM   #1
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It's me again! I just received notice that my CAA coverage needs to be renewed in mid September. I have had basic coverage for many years for a car. For an RV or pulled trailer I need to upgrade to "plus" and add "RV coverage" The cost...$144.00 per year.
This includes: towing up to 200 km a maximum of 4 times a year
free fuel and delivery in emergency
up to $100 for vehicle Locksmith
up to $600 road trip accident assistance

I have only needed to use CAA or AAA 3 times in about 30 years for my car...once they did not arrive when I was just south of Atlanta Georgia...and once during a snowstorm they needed 5 hours to get to me and I needed to take my son for surgery...so I found a friends car.

Who have people used and been satisfied with for the trailers? Thank-you! Barb
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It's me again! I just received notice that my CAA coverage needs to be renewed in mid September. I have had basic coverage for many years for a car. For an RV or pulled trailer I need to upgrade to "plus" and add "RV coverage" The cost...$144.00 per year.
This includes: towing up to 200 km a maximum of 4 times a year
free fuel and delivery in emergency
up to $100 for vehicle Locksmith
up to $600 road trip accident assistance

I have only needed to use CAA or AAA 3 times in about 30 years for my car...once they did not arrive when I was just south of Atlanta Georgia...and once during a snowstorm they needed 5 hours to get to me and I needed to take my son for surgery...so I found a friends car.

Who have people used and been satisfied with for the trailers? Thank-you! Barb
This is all in Canadian dollars. I know a bit about Sam's club...but not sure if they do what they say they do. any experiences appreciated.
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Old 08-14-2015, 05:01 PM   #3
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Barb, we've had Good Sam roadside assistance coverage for years and have been satisfied with it. We had to use it two or three times when we had a motorhome - service was prompt and efficient. We do take advantage of the discount we can get at Good Sam approved RV parks from time to time too.
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Barb, we've had Good Sam roadside assistance coverage for years and have been satisfied with it. We had to use it two or three times when we had a motorhome - service was prompt and efficient. We do take advantage of the discount we can get at Good Sam approved RV parks from time to time too.
Thank-you for responding. Good to hear positive reports. Barb
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Old 08-15-2015, 01:37 AM   #5
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I've had AAA for 35 years. Never used the RV towing, but have used some of the other services. No problems.
I believe both AAA or CAA and Good Sam both use local towing companies. I suspect that is some cases the same towing company is used by both. That would make it boil down to services that would be provided by each company and their value to you.
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And CAA is more likely than Good Sam to know that Toronto, Ontario is in Canada and not an Indian reservation in Nevada.
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Old 08-15-2015, 06:39 AM   #7
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CAA would have cost me almost 300 a year, good sam is around 150 US, i. Live in ontario, have had good sam for years, never had a problem with them, they do use local tow companies wherever you are.
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Old 08-15-2015, 06:45 AM   #8
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A year and a half ago getting ready to head south for the winter my driveway was like an ice skating rink. With my trailer hitched I was unable to move so I called Good Sam for a tow and was refused service because I was at home. I was not, as you might expect, a happy camper. My neighbor came with his 4x4 truck and got me moving. Bad experience with Good Sam. Two other situations requiring a tow, one for over 80 miles, were satisfactorily handled. Had two separate tire problems handled satisfactorily as was done with a car lockout episode when my wife locked all the keys inside.
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Old 08-15-2015, 07:08 AM   #9
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I have used AAA in the states for over 40 years and I can't remember having a single complaint. I too have the RV upgrade and see it like life insurance, you pay the fees and still hope you will never use it. But down here the towing parameters are much more lenient. I had a motorhome towed from my driveway to a transmission shop when a seal failed. It sounds like some others might not do that.
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Old 08-20-2015, 02:38 PM   #10
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I was at a rally this May and ended up with a flat tire. CAA came out within 1/2 hour and fixed it, no problem.


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Old 08-21-2015, 11:58 AM   #11
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I've had AAA for 38 years and once I got an RV I got extended service with the RV attachment. I've had a 200 mile tow once. Tire service and battery service through out the years. The real merit to these services is you call one number on your card and it gets done. Never fast but at least help is on the way. As an avid offroader we are subject to tow service much more frequently than the average person. We are damn glad when we know the Calvary is coming.
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Old 08-21-2015, 01:45 PM   #12
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Barb, out of curiosity, does your basic Auto/RV insurance not have an ERS rider? I just looked at AAA and ERS for both the TV and RV would run $128 US a year. When I looked at my auto insurance ERS for the RV is $15 US a year and $13.40 US a year for the TV.
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:10 PM   #13
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The AAA coverage in California is much more than just emergency road service.


For example: Some ERS's have very small free towing limits and/or will only tow you to the nearest garage. With our AAA RV coverage in CA you get about 150-200 miles of towing to anywhere you want, and they will reimburse you if you are out of state and it exceeds local AAA coverage.


If your tow vehicle breaks down, they will tow both your tow vehicle and the trailer, even if it takes two tow trucks/roll-offs, to wherever you have to go within that range.


If your vehicle breaks down in your driveway they will tow you for repairs just as if it was a emergency breakdown.


And there is always all the other Perks of AAA membership, tour books, maps, DMV services and the battery replacement service, which I recently took advantage of myself.


Coverage's and fees will very from region to region, but that's about how the Northern & Southern California units work.
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I have AAA ERS but am insured through California Casualty (for faculty discount). AAA happily comes to charge a battery in my garage, or to tow us in for repair to one place or another.

To add the RV to our ERS is only another $50/year for both of us. (That does not include "insuring" the RV... I'm still investigating who can handle that best.)
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