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Old 11-21-2016, 11:45 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 11-22-2016, 12:18 AM   #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, 01:02 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, 01:44 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, 02:03 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, 05:59 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, 08:48 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, 09:15 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, 12:52 PM   #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, 01:10 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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Old 11-22-2016, 01:23 PM   #31
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From BCAA site:

With the best fleet in North America, we get your car going without the need for a tow more often than anyone else. And we take care of you with the same high-quality service, no matter where you are in British Columbia, the rest of Canada or the USA.
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Old 11-22-2016, 01:42 PM   #32
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With the best fleet in North America, we get your car going without the need for a tow more often than anyone else. And we take care of you with the same high-quality service, no matter where you are in British Columbia, the rest of Canada or the USA.
Yup, that's the theory I'm going with. I have the coverage that includes RV's and motorcycles. I have faith that, if I need service out of BC, they'll honor that commitment. My Mexican insurance even has similar options. Hope I never have to put it to the test.

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Old 11-22-2016, 04:55 PM   #33
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We, apparently, asked the correct questions at our AAA office here in California. We upgraded from "Plus" to "Premier RV", when we got our Escape, so that we're covered.
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Old 12-07-2016, 04:32 PM   #34
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Question any opinions on Good Sam Roadside assistance & towing coverage?

hi all

any opinions on Good Sam Roadside assistance & towing coverage?

We have AAA for the cars... never thought to get towing coverage for our Casita...

but this makes me wonder... with a 21' Ecape about to get hatched.... "unlimited towing" included (not sure of the fine print on that yet)

https://www.goodsamroadside.com/

thanks for any and all thougths.

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Old 12-07-2016, 04:38 PM   #35
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Have you checked with AAA for RVPlus coverage? I have BCAA RV Plus and it covers tow and trailer. Costs a little bit more.
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Old 12-07-2016, 04:46 PM   #36
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We are very happy with Good Sam. We had a flat between Las Vegas and Kingman AZ. Roadside assistance arrived about 20 minutes after placing the call.
Southern New England AAA does not cover the trailer.
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Old 12-07-2016, 04:54 PM   #37
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This has been discussed previously and the result is each state is different. Check with your local office for specifics. I had to switch to Good Sam from AAA here in Pennsylvania as they only cover rv's with a motor. There is no exclusion with Good Sam and they routinely dispatch 2 tow vehicles, one for your trailer and one for your vehicle.
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Old 12-07-2016, 04:59 PM   #38
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Question Ditto

John, I had a similar question. We have AAA too, but considered Good Sam.

For those who have Good Sam, are the extra perks worth it?

For instance, do you get a discount at certain camping stores? What about campgrounds? Do they offer a booklet or ebook about recommended campgrounds and RV Parks? Routes that are RV friendly?

If not, can anybody recommend a good source for these questions?
I'm driving from Illinois down to Southwest Florida, and could use this information. Any suggestions?

Thanks !
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Old 12-07-2016, 05:07 PM   #39
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You have Good Sam club, something like $30/year, gives you 10% off at Pilot and access to Good Sam routing and discount at Camping World and campgrounds, all listed on their website. then you have Good Sam Road Service, maybe $100/year, two separate distinct items. There is also a GS Garmin that you can program in your vehicle and it only route you to rv friendly gas stations and routes (i.e. no dirt roads with low bridges)
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Old 12-07-2016, 06:19 PM   #40
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ive used them but for my truck - dead battery showed up quickly i like them better them AAA
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