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Old 08-18-2014, 05:29 PM   #1
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Good Sam Insurance Policy out there?

Good Sam rep told me on the phone that they have no way of sending me a copy of their standard policy unless the insurance is "bound", which actually means AFTER I buy it. I actually read contracts before I sign them, so I'm curious if anyone who has Good Sam could email me a copy of their policy terms. Their rates are a bit better than if I bought coverage from my auto insurance supplier, but I'm leery of buying anything without knowing what I'm paying for - impossible to compare cost vs benefits without reading the contracts.

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Old 08-18-2014, 06:06 PM   #2
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Good to know Charlie. Give us a update when you find out.
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:55 PM   #3
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I have a copy of a policy from 2012, and could scan/email it or fax it or snail mail it. PM me if you like and we can work out details.
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:58 PM   #4
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GS has a policy for new trailers that will buy you a brand new trailer if you have a total loss in the five years. After the first five years they will pay you what you paid for your trailer if you stick with that policy. A little more but it may be worth it to you.
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GS has a policy for new trailers that will buy you a brand new trailer if you have a total loss in the five years. After the first five years they will pay you what you paid for your trailer if you stick with that policy. A little more but it may be worth it to you.
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Those benefits are exactly why I want to read the company-issued policy BEFORE I buy one to confirm it is a legal obligation of the insurer.
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A gazillion pages scanned and sent. I know you'll skip most of it, Charlie, but this way you can be the one to choose what to skip and what to read.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:00 PM   #7
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A gazillion pages scanned and sent. I know you'll skip most of it, Charlie, but this way you can be the one to choose what to skip and what to read.
Thank you Mike; I'll check those out - saw them come in by email. It's just a very strange business practice to me that a company would not put their proposed contract on their home page for review..........

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You might find they have more surprises for you when you try to claim.
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:05 AM   #9
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I read through the basic Good Sam policy a forum member sent; pretty much standard stuff - nothing special good or bad. Biggest surprise is the top holding company is General Motors! Just weird they don't put it up on their website.

No "new trailer" incentives to buy in the basic policy, either.

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Makes no sense to me either. You have to enter the contract to read the contract? In all those movies with someone signing a contract with the devil doesn't he always "explain" the contract and tell them they don't need to read it? Not that your insurance agent is the devil. Just saying....

When I purchased a house I always said I want a copy of the documents for closing before closing. One time when it got to just a few days before closing I had to call and point out that I was going to read them before I signed them so if folks did not want to sit around a table watching me read.... They were ready for me to pick up later that day.

My brother in law found a calculation error that would have dinged him for almost $500 at a house closing by getting the documents up front so he had a chance to check the figures.

Seems like a less than ideal business practice to not provide you with the policy up front.
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Makes no sense to me either. You have to enter the contract to read the contract? In all those movies with someone signing a contract with the devil doesn't he always "explain" the contract and tell them they don't need to read it? Not that your insurance agent is the devil. Just saying....

When I purchased a house I always said I want a copy of the documents for closing before closing. One time when it got to just a few days before closing I had to call and point out that I was going to read them before I signed them so if folks did not want to sit around a table watching me read.... They were ready for me to pick up later that day.

My brother in law found a calculation error that would have dinged him for almost $500 at a house closing by getting the documents up front so he had a chance to check the figures.

Seems like a less than ideal business practice to not provide you with the policy up front.
Reading the documents before signing makes so much common sense; it's hard to believe anyone would make a major purchase without doing so.

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When I joined the Army in '68, it was filled with draftees. Everyone carefully read every form the Army told you to sign. We were afraid they would slip some re-enlistment paperwork in the middle of the pile. Be careful out there!

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I'm dumping Good Sam. After talking with my auto insurance company, I can get roadside assistance added for about $8 per year. That extends to my camper while attached to my vehicle. I have a separate damage/liability policy for my camper. Don't need the extra expense, and I'm not a motor home with all those worries.
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I'm dumping Good Sam. After talking with my auto insurance company, I can get roadside assistance added for about $8 per year. That extends to my camper while attached to my vehicle. I have a separate damage/liability policy for my camper. Don't need the extra expense, and I'm not a motor home with all those worries.
That looks like where I'm headed, too. There is also the "one source - one contact point" should a bad thing happen, which in my book is worth a few more $.
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