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Old 11-21-2016, 10:45 PM   #21
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Another BC response... I have BCAA RV package. A couple of years ago we broke down near Ontario, Idaho. Called BCAAA and they sent a truck that loaded up our Chev 2500 on the bed and hooked the trailer up to the same truck. The driver said the tow would have cost us about $250 if we didn't have the coverage. They also paid for a rental car while we waited for repairs. I am not positive but I think they would have paid for a motel also if we would have needed it.
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Old 11-21-2016, 11:18 PM   #22
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Another BC response... I have BCAA RV package. A couple of years ago we broke down near Ontario, Idaho. Called BCAAA and they sent a truck that loaded up our Chev 2500 on the bed and hooked the trailer up to the same truck. The driver said the tow would have cost us about $250 if we didn't have the coverage.
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It looks like Oregon/Idaho AAA has a Plus RV plan similar to BC and Alberta.
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Old 11-22-2016, 12:02 AM   #23
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Here's what I don't get. Why would AAA in any particular state not offer RV coverage that includes trailers? They set the rate.
Are they just abandoning a large market component because they can't be bothered?
I would think motor homes are much more problematic than a trailer.
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Old 11-22-2016, 12:44 AM   #24
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Here's what I don't get. Why would AAA in any particular state not offer RV coverage that includes trailers? They set the rate.
Are they just abandoning a large market component because they can't be bothered?
I would think motor homes are much more problematic than a trailer.
My guess is that some clubs may not want to cover trailers because a tow vehicle breakdown requires two tow trucks, or one flatdeck truck. A motorhome does require a higher-capacity tow truck, but at least it's only one truck.
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Old 11-22-2016, 01:03 AM   #25
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And, that's where you would have to ask yourself, "what's the point"?
I did have a contract truck from BCAA attend once ( don't remember why ) and the driver was not very happy. He told me BCAA pays a pittance to contract trucks. Covered his gas, but better than nothing.
2 trucks X Pittance = Pittance.
In any event, there are capable trucks looking for gas money.
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Old 11-22-2016, 04:59 AM   #26
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Like I posted earlier, it is a state by state coverage, not national coverage. If you lived in Maryland, 30 miles away from me you can apply for trailer coverage. It will cover you wherever you travel in the states. If you live in Pennsylvania, they will not offer you coverage for a trailer. It is like an insurance policy, governed by state rules.
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Old 11-22-2016, 07:48 AM   #27
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For NW Ohio AAA Plus RV

"AAA Plus RV membership extends AAA Plus roadside assistance to motorcycles, pickup trucks with camper, travel trailers or RV."

I haven't had to use towing service, but I do used other AAA services.
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Old 11-22-2016, 08:15 AM   #28
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Seems like if you live or travel in BC, it is a good idea to get BCAA/AAA coverage, as there appears to be a lot more vehicle breakdowns in BC than anywhere else.
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Old 11-22-2016, 11:52 AM   #29
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I've been calling aaa and visited the office in my town. No one has been able to answer my questions about coverage on a trailer or fifth wheel. Right now I tow a Casita. When I went in to sign up for RV coverage, no one mentioned that the trailer was not covered in some states. They did take my money for what seems to be a very incomplete service and no one ever mentioned that the trailer is not covered in the state I live in.
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Old 11-22-2016, 12:10 PM   #30
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I've been calling aaa and visited the office in my town. No one has been able to answer my questions about coverage on a trailer or fifth wheel. Right now I tow a Casita. When I went in to sign up for RV coverage, no one mentioned that the trailer was not covered in some states. They did take my money for what seems to be a very incomplete service and no one ever mentioned that the trailer is not covered in the state I live in.
I haven't had the chance to prove it (knock on wood) but I was told by my Central New York AAA that their trailer coverage was good in the US & Canada. It is the issuing AAA that determines the rules, not the area you are in.
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