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Old 03-07-2016, 04:34 PM   #11
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The ones we have witnessed, which is about 3 now, come in on a standard tow truck with the TV front end lifted but the rear wheels on the ground and the trailer still hooked up to the dead TV. Don't know if that is proper or not, but when you're in small town/rural that may just be standard practice. They seem to tow fine that way and the tow truck driver backs the whole deal right into the campsite then unhooks the trailer from the tv and off they go. Don't need 2 tow trucks when Billy Joe is on the job!
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Old 03-07-2016, 09:26 PM   #12
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I got BCAA Premier RV Covers the tow and the trailer . Not cheap 152 bucks for 12 months.
@ $12.66 a month ....a bloody coffee cost $6.00
You never know .
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Old 03-07-2016, 09:45 PM   #13
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Tow truck drivers with a reasonable amount of experience have encountered a multitude of challenges and if they are any good at all, they'll know what to do. Can't live your life on what ifs, carry a credit card and some cash, it will all work out, that's my theory anyway.
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Old 03-07-2016, 10:05 PM   #14
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I hope I never have to use it, but I have AAA with a trailer option that is good for 100 miles of towing...
Didn't even think to ask for that....it would give us some peace of mind....going to AAA this week. Thanks
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Old 03-07-2016, 10:30 PM   #15
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Can't live your life on what ifs, carry a credit card and some cash, it will all work out, that's my theory anyway.
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Pretty much the way I see it. I have BCAA coverage that will deal with the trailer but there's another issue beside that. I've been in plenty of areas far, far from any cell coverage so if a problem happened you'd still have to deal with it on your own.

You can try and mitigate problems but at the end of the day, things happen unpredictably and sometimes you just have to deal with it as best you can.

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Old 03-08-2016, 12:18 AM   #16
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Tow truck drivers with a reasonable amount of experience have encountered a multitude of challenges and if they are any good at all, they'll know what to do. Can't live your life on what ifs, carry a credit card and some cash, it will all work out, that's my theory anyway.
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My outlook too, Dave. Like most things, I much prefer to not worry, then deal with it however I need to when the time comes. Things always work out in the end.
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I broke down in a remote area of southern Utah once. An older fellow happened by and we agreed I was seriously broke. He drove to a phone, described my rig and problem to a garage owner he knew. They sent a tow truck. We disconnected the driveshaft and towed the car and fold down about 60 miles. Once there (Loa Utah), they figured out the problem, let us stay in their back yard, took us about 80 miles to rent a car where we saw the sights for three days, fixed the car and we got home on Sunday night as planned. There are great Americans and Canadians in this world and it will all work out and you'll cherish the experience if you learn to go with the flow
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