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Old 07-30-2015, 06:15 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, 11:03 AM   #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, 11:14 AM   #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, 12:03 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, 01:11 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, 01:17 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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Old 07-30-2015, 02:55 PM   #27
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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, 05:31 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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I'll just chime in with our experiences with Good Sam. We've had it since we bought our first RV many years ago. We've had occasion to use their towing services a few times and have been satisfied with their service. I think once they sent a repair guy out to Death Valley NP from Pahrump, NV to fix a flat on our large motor home and another time a tow truck to tow it to a truck repair place when the fuel pump went out. In both cases the service rep on the phone seemed knowledgeable and the response time was adequate. In the case of the busted fuel pump I remember that the first thing the lady on the phone asked was "Are you in a safe location?" We now have both of our vehicles and the trailer insured through them. We often take advantage of the small discount you can get at GS RV parks too. One thing I don't like about GS is that you will get a lot of junk mail from them, especially after you first sign up.
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