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Old 07-29-2015, 08:50 PM   #15
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By the way, RV.net belongs to the same company that owns Good Sam. And, Camping World.
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Old 07-29-2015, 09:00 PM   #16
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If you join GS, expect to get lots of junk mail.
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Old 07-29-2015, 09:06 PM   #17
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If you join GS, expect to get lots of junk mail.

Unless you tell them not to send you any promotional emails. I did, and I haven't received any junk mail ever since.


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Old 07-29-2015, 10:18 PM   #18
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Good link from Ken. I'm a member of that other forum also, and it is filled with complaints about Good Sam Roadside Assistance. Everything from slow response to wrong response to no response, for people who tried to call for help.
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Old 07-30-2015, 01:16 AM   #19
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AAA premium plus RV seems to work OK for us. I haven't had to use it when towing, I've used it a number of times when NOT towing. At least my plan will tow where ever I want and the first 100 miles is on them. I had a vehicle towed a 110 miles once, cost me $30.00
I believer both GS and AAA use independent towing companies. Courtesy and professionalism is a product of the independent towing companies. I don't know about GS but towing companies have to approved by AAA.
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Old 07-30-2015, 05:58 AM   #20
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.I started with CAA years ago but then found that while travelling in the US they left me to my own devices to find a towing service - they would reimburse me but I had to locate service then submit the bill. This didn't sit well with me, particularly one dark and stormy night in the middle of nowhere when a state trooper had to come to my rescue to locate a towing service for me.

I understand that AAA does the same thing if you're from the US and travelling in Canada.
SInce we purchased our trailer we've had AAA coverage. Before we went to Labrador I called AAA and asked if we were covered. Yes was the response. I told them I'd call the next day. Check up the chain of command. The response back was a strong yes.

Two years ago in Newfoundland we needed AAA service. They (CAA) were there in less than 10 minutes and got us going. CAA and AAA are tied together to provide service. Ours is a real world experience.

I also suspect if I call AAA that they will tell me service is included in PA.
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Old 07-30-2015, 07:15 AM   #21
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Maybe I need an alias address to get AAA coverage here in Pennsylvania, but otherwise I'm SOL and have to use GS as a resident here. Only motorized units can get coverage for residents. Gives me a sour taste in my mouth.
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Old 07-30-2015, 12:03 PM   #22
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Thanks for all the responses. Really helps. I think we will just stay with AAA and I will look into adding the rv option. What bothers me most is that if I breakdown in car in town , close to home, GS will tow to where THEY want, not where I want. Now just compare cost of adding trailer to AAA vs. what would ever happen to trailer on road that they would fix. I wouldn't think too much - tires, axles, hitch, wheels is about all I think.
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Old 07-30-2015, 12:14 PM   #23
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The problem is if your car breaks down while towing and needs to be towed to a repair shop.
Without the RV endorsement you may have to leave your trailer on the side of the road, or pay big bucks to get it moved as well. That's' really what the RV endorsement is all about for trailer peeps.
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Old 07-30-2015, 01:03 PM   #24
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I have had a lot of good experiences from AAA from towing to new battery in the middle of the night. All in my state. It has essentially paid for itself for many years. I have not used it or needed while pulling an RV however, but have that on my card.
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Old 07-30-2015, 02:11 PM   #25
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The reply from AAA:
Dear Mr. Maring,

Thank you for contacting AAA. Your AAA PLUS membership is valid in all 50 states and all the provinces in Canada.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact our Member Services Department at 1-800-374-9806. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you.

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Old 07-30-2015, 02:17 PM   #26
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A nice little perk with GS is the benefits at Pilot/Flying J truck stops. A GS card works as a Rewards card there and give a gas discount and periodically a free cup of very good coffee.

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And my Pentagon VISA gives me back 5% at the pump which is more than flying J GS card does.
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Old 07-30-2015, 06:31 PM   #28
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Basic AAA in Maine at least allows up to 4 calls annually (sounds like plenty but with two vehicles getting towed out of a snowdrift and a couple of jump starts on minus 20 degree weather mornings eats that right up.) Also the tow limit is 5 miles which won't even get me from my house to my mechanic. I could pay more for more service (AAAs suggestion)but for what I paid for the basic AAA, I get unlimited towing and calls from Good Sam. I've been told that I will be sorry and that when it expires they will really jack up the rates but I signed up for a five year plan (I believe) so it gives me plenty of time to not worry about it.
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