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Old 04-28-2014, 08:05 AM   #1
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Roadside Assistance in Canada?

I'm headed for Nova Scotia from Minnesota this summer, up through Thunder Bay and across, and while I'm set with AAA here, I'm wondering what I should have set up for the Canadian part of the sojourn. I'm also planning to buy a prepaid cell phone when I cross the border. But I'm open to other suggestions from those with more experience. I'm a solo woman, so I'd feel a lot better with a plan for what to do if and when I end up with problems. Thoughts?

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Old 04-28-2014, 08:14 AM   #2
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Hi Karen
In Canada we have the CAA which has regional associations. I think it's affiliated with the AAA. In Nova Scotia it's CAA-Maritimes. Check with AAA but I'm pretty sure you'll be covered in Canada. If not, Good Sam roadside assistance is excellent in Canada.
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:17 AM   #3
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Karen;

I've had my AMA (Alberta Motor Association) honoured throughout the US. In Canada, we have provincial Motor Associations that are part of the national motor association, CAA. Visit this website to see the provincial affiliates.

https://www.caa.ca/

Under Club Services, you'll see the 1-800 toll free number across Canada for emergency services.

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Old 04-28-2014, 08:18 AM   #4
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Hi Karen,

Glad to learn that you're coming our way.

Check with your AAA. I'm sure that they will cover you for any needs in Canada.

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I am here in SW Ontario. I have CAA and when I travel through the States, it works the same as AAA. They are affiliated. I would also make sure your AAA is covering your camper too. A few years ago while towing, my camper had a flat. I called CAA for assistance and was told the camper needed to be covered too for roadside assistance.
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I use Good Sam, they work anywhere in Canada, I find it an advantage because they use a local tow company wherever you are.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:48 AM   #7
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Oh, this is all good news! I just called AAA and it works in Canada too. Whew.

I learned the hard way about the types of roadside assistance they offer. A few years ago, my parents were camping and their trailer got a flat. Dad had a broken arm at the time and when he called AAA for help, they told him the trailer wasn't covered, so he had to change the tire with his arm in a cast in 100 degree weather. He upgraded his coverage after that and I've never been without it.

Thanks, everybody!
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Sounds like you are good to go, Karen.

If during your trip you are in SW Ontario in July, check out this years 'Bolerama' at Long Point. It would not be out of your way if you intended to see Niagara Falls, as it is not far from Welland.

Wishing you a wonderful trip. NS is a beautiful province......so is everything you're going to see between ND and NS.
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Karen check with your phone company too they may have an add-on for roaming and you wouldn't have to buy a prepaid
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BCAA doesn't just use their own tow trucks. They have other trucks under contract ( in small towns for instance ) that have to respond when BCAA sends them out. I know that, because the truck-driver complained about how little they pay.
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:42 AM   #11
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Hi Karen,
We are in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, and have excellent results with CAA Maritimes.
Glad you are coming our way. PM us if you need any local info.
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Careful with AAA, in some states, like Pa. it does not cover rv's, unless it is motorized. You may become stranded in a non/rv coverage area. Good Sam road service, however sends out 2 tow trucks, one for your tug and one for your trailer. I doubt that AAA does that.
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Why be in doubt? Why not find out?
In any event, RV coverage is separate from the base coverage and at BCAA there is also a premium coverage.
The point is, read your insurance coverage and discuss with the agent so you buy what you think you are buying.
Just had a sky-diver returned to BC by air ambulance from Arizona where she ran up a $500,000 medical bill. Her travel medical doesn't cover "high risk" activities, like sky diving.
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