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Old 03-31-2006, 12:22 PM   #29
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Our complaint after joining Good Sam was that our mailbox was suddenly overloaded. I don't mean email, I mean snail mail. We finally decided that it wasn't worth it for us as we didn't stay enough nights at Good Sam Parks. I might join again if they would agree NOT to give my address to everyone on the planet.

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For me, every shopping trip to Camping World generates a snail-mail pitch to join Good Sam. I shudder at opening the flood gates if I actually responded to one of these come-ons.
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Old 03-31-2006, 01:28 PM   #30
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Hi Joe, just give the Sam ERS a call about the RV`s ......Benny
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Old 04-01-2006, 09:00 AM   #31
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(Our complaint after joining Good Sam was that our mailbox was suddenly overloaded. I don't mean email, I mean snail mail. We finally decided that it wasn't worth it for us as we didn't stay enough nights at Good Sam Parks. I might join again if they would agree NOT to give my address to everyone on the planet.
Kathy) ok its just the kid in me but when i get unwanted snail mail there is allmost allways a postage payed invelop with it .i (without a return address ) send it to them with someone els add or maybe a expired pizz cupon , use your whatever. yes i know i have nothen better to do and i will go to my room maybe teehee!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-01-2006, 10:35 AM   #32
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ok its just the kid in me but when i get unwanted snail mail there is allmost allways a postage payed invelop with it .i (without a return address ) send it to them with someone els add or maybe a expired pizz cupon , use your whatever. yes i know i have nothen better to do and i will go to my room maybe teehee!!!!!!!!!


LOVE that idea.

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Old 04-01-2006, 11:13 AM   #33
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all i did was in my prefferences on good sam was check the box no email and to this day i dont get any been a member now for 4 years..
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Old 04-01-2006, 11:32 AM   #34
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all i did was in my prefferences on good sam was check the box no email and to this day i dont get any been a member now for 4 years..

We did the same thing which worked until our membership expired---then the mail explosion started---can't say no enough times! So I guess as long as you stay a member, no problem.

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Old 04-01-2006, 07:01 PM   #35
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Perhaps when I posted about GS was before this site went down so will do once again. I am a GS life member and so only pay for ERS each year. Some times it is a cut rate if paid a few months early. In any case it is well worth it not to have to worry about any of the vehicles that I own no matter where they may be, like out in the boondocks of OR. I have never had to register any vehicle with them so far. I do know that when the towing co. turns the key in a big tow vehicle, the cost is immediately more than the ERS! They continue charges for both mileage and time including towing the RV and taking me, friend, and pet to safety. (One dinner out for 3-4 costs more than ERS!)
Just yesterday, I saw a large motor home that had turned into a not very steep drive and hung up on the rear bumper. That is one horror I would never want to experience, but certainly not with out being able to call and get the best towing service in the county!
I have never had a bad experience with any towing co. that ERS sent out. In one month I had to call twice for towing two different vans to the mechanic shop over a year ago. This year I have had a van at a garage for several months for repairs and if it isn't ready in the next week or so, I will call to have it towed to another repair shop. If I need a lawyer to help with this problem, GS will help there also.
As far as junk mail, from whatever, I remove my name etc, from the items and deposit in trash at PO along with boxholders or turn it back unaccepted to post office.
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Old 02-04-2007, 10:19 AM   #36
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I'm going to cancel my Good Sam ERS because it has proved useless. On two occasions I've called. The first time my cell phone went dead while I was on hold for over 20 minutes waiting for a person to answer. The second time they promised dispatch to the closest service location per their map. That was 35 miles from where I wanted to be towed to, my home. I also got a stern warning that if I was towed home I would have to wait a minimum of 24-48 hours to be towed to another service location, also not of my choice.

My sense is that for those of you on the west coast, midwest and maybe Canada GS ERS may be a good deal. I don't think that is true in the SE.

The second ERS dispatch call took 10 minutes to pickup instead of 20+. On my second ERS call. while I was holding for GS to confirm my location, I was able to put in a call to AAA, give them my credit card number, activate service and get a tow truck dispatched. I don't know if the GS tow ever arrived. It took them so long to answer when I called to tell them I'd made other arrangements I gave up and went home with the AAA tow who arrived before they ever came to the phone.
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Old 02-04-2007, 10:49 AM   #37
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That is the difference between them and AAA+RV (Triple A) .

AAA+RV Will tow you up to 100 Miles to the destination of your choice, not to the nearest location of their choice like the others.

YES, AAA+RV costs more to be a member however I think you found out why the extra $$ is justified.

I've used them once in the past 15 years and they hauled a VW Camper 94 miles to my home, not to a location of their choice. Hauled it on a roll back truck, 0 dollars.
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The primary reason I went with Good Sam was because of the trailer. AAA RV will not tow your trailer anywhere. Its possible to get a good natured driver who will accomodate, but for the rule is AAA tows the tow vehicle and the trailer is left to the side of the road.

In both instances that I called GS ERS, I was close to home and not towing. In both instances the ERS protection proved worthless. What this means to me is that AAA is the best source of coverage for my tow vehicle. For the Fiber Stream I've got YOYO (You're On Your Own) protection.
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Old 02-04-2007, 02:27 PM   #39
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In April 2005 we drove to Charleston, SC to pick up our first Scamp 5th wheel. The truck had started running hot so we had the radiator worked on before heading back with the camper. About 10 p.m. we broke down in a remote section of I-20. Thankfully we had regular AAA and good cell phone service. Within 15 minutes we had a guy who lived nearby with us. He determined the water pump locked up. We weren't about to leave the camper on the side of the interstate, so he called for a big rig wrecker. It arrived within another 20 minutes and that guy hauled the truck with the camper attached into Conyers, Georgia's Pep Boyz where we spent our first night in the parking lot. He charged us a reasonable fee to haul both the truck and camper. Best money we every spent! After getting thoroughly taken by Pep Boyz the next morning, we limped back to Louisiana.

We now have Good Sams ERS but haven't had to use it. If that time comes and we aren't satisfied with the service, we will go back to AAA.

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Old 02-04-2007, 07:49 PM   #40
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...AAA RV will not tow your trailer anywhere. Its possible to get a good natured driver who will accomodate, but for the rule is AAA tows the tow vehicle and the trailer is left to the side of the road....
As we discussed before, in The Burro and the bad tranny, this should [b]not be true. The whole point of the RV option is to cover motorhomes and trailers which would not be towed under the standard coverage. The problem seems to be with the local service in Georgia, not honouring the AAA service agreement.
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How much is the cost of the basic owners club membership in the USA?.....here in Canada right now it is $39 for one year, $70 for two and $94 for three .......I don`t use most of their benefits but have to have their basic to get their ERS, I believe, which apparently seems to better than AAA.......Benny
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Old 02-05-2007, 01:00 AM   #42
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Well I had to use it again yesterday. I have two pickups, four minivans and a Chevy Sprint. With four drivers in the house, and the vehicles ranging in age from 1986 to 2005 I would not spend one day of my life without ERS.
I am a Charter Life member of Good Sam, and cannot count the times since 1995 that I have used ERS. As long as the vehicle is registered to me and a family memer is driving GS ERS will cover it. This year, we have been towed to a service facility along the Coquihalla highway when the fuel pump failed on one van pulling our trailer. When the service facility installed a rebuilt fuel pump which failed after only 70 miles, GRS towed us to another facility and also towed our trailer to a nearby campground, where the operator after hearing of our experience, gave us our first night camp fee for free. They have also provided boosts, gas and flat tire service when requested.
One of the most difficult times was when we lost a front universal joint on a suburban a few years ago in the foothills of the Rockies in West Central Alberta and had to have the trailer and Suburban dragged into Red Deer (80 miles) to have a new drive shaft built before we could continue. The tow truck operator found a shop and a machinist willing to do this for us on a July 1 weekend at a reasonable cost. The best point to me is that Good Sam covered all vehicles in the household and all drivers without having to hold multiple memberships or pay surcharges.
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