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"Attempted" first use of FMCA Roadside Rescue!
jforister posted a topic in Roadside AssistanceJust a recount of my first experience with Roadside Rescue: A couple weeks ago I curbed a curbside front wheel passing through a narrow toll gate. The only damage other than my pride appeared to be a small scuff on the wheel. We put the 2003 Beaver Monterey away in our shop/storage building and went on with life. On 5/25/22 I noticed that the MH was down almost on the wheel rim and the tire bead was separated from the wheel. Closer inspection revealed that the TST Tire Pressure transmitter and valve stem were slightly displaced and scuffed. I tried most of the tricks that I know to inflate the tire (with the exception of one that I have never used on a tire that large and was a little fearful of) so that the source of the leak could be determined for sure and repaired. I also tried to remove the wheel so that I could take the pair to a tire shop. No joy with the available tools. I finally decided yesterday 5/26 to ask Roadside Rescue if they could send service to remove the wheel for me or at least inflate it so that I could drive to the tire shop. At 09:57 I called and talked with the call screener and they asked many questions regarding membership and physical specifics of the vehicle and situation. They determined that the service was covered and that they would connect me with a "Roadside Connect" service scheduler. Most of the questions were repeated with the exception of location, vehicle size etc. About an hour and a half later a tech from "Mr. Quick Pick" out of Tulsa, OK showed up in a minivan with a four-way and apologies for not being able to help with a large vehicle! I called Roadside Rescue back and was connected with a different service scheduler. They didn't ask as many questions as I suppose that the original ticket was still open. They put me on hold for a good while. When they came back on I was told that the service provider could not inflate the tire or remove a wheel and that they could only tow the MH to a service shop! This was not an option due to building height and and a concrete drive not rated for a heavy rescue vehicle. I then called a local truck shop, and one hour and $256 later the tire was inflated. I will monitor the leak situation and drive to a tire shop if necessary. I will not being renewing the Roadside Rescue plan and will instead just pay for service that I schedule.
Roadside Assistance Incompetence
ftrooppilot posted a topic in Roadside Assistance3:30 PM, 8 Sep 2021, On interstate I-81 southbound just over VA border. Left front tire on Phoenix Cruiser 3100 explodes at 60 MPH. Control maintained and drifted to right side of highway. 3:38 PM called FMCA roadside assistance. Location established and was told service would be there in 45 minutes. Hours later after numerous phone calls we were informed service on route to us had departed Washington DC about 7:30 pm with two hours until time of arrival. 8:30 pm, five hours after calling FMCA two travelers age 83/75 are sitting in a RV running out of gas ( gen running 84 degrees outside), weather is warning dangerous storms in area, big trucks are thundering by, toad engine running with flashers on - thinking where is our service. approximately 8:54 pm a small sedan pulls in front of us and the occupant informs us he is there to change tire. I think he was an Uber Driver who changed tires part time. No safety equipment, no reflective clothing, no lighting system, no flares or reflectors- he removed the bad tire ( coach up on our jacks) and installed the spare using light from his cell phone which I had to hold. Meanwhile the trucks are thundering by twenty feet away in the rail. He departed for his two hour trip back to DC. It was 70 miles to our intended campground and we were too physically and mentally exhausted to continue. We drove to the nearest hotel which was maxed out and spent $149.00 for one of the few rooms available. we are now camping at the same site for three days just to recover from the experience.
Another Roadside Assistance Question
jtalka posted a topic in Roadside AssistanceGreetings All; My wife and I are embarking on a new Class A journey. I've read a lot of material on this forum regarding Roadside Assistance and there seems to be a few good options out there. My main question and concern is tire service... If we get a flat or worse yet destroy a tire on the road, do these programs provide: 1 - The road side call? 2 - A replacement tire or tire/rim? 3 - Changing the bad tire/rim? I can deal with a lot of RV stuff, plumbing, electrical, etc. but as the most of you, we do not carry a spare and do not have the tools necessary to change one in the field. Who is the best for this kind of issue? Thanks! Joel
FMCA Roadside Assistance
rsbilledwards posted a topic in Roadside AssistanceHas any one used the FMCA roadside assistance program? How good was it? how quickly did the appear? Is it better than AAA? Which would you use if you were selecting one today?
Best Motorhome Insurance?
tkrickard posted a topic in RV InsuranceWe're doing comparisons of all the RV insurance plans available and wonder which is the best. Do any of you have recommendations? Who do you use?
Reliable RV Insurance Provider
andyshane posted a topic in RV InsuranceFor the second time, we've had our insurance cancelled without notice by Poliseek, our agent with Blue Sky Insurance. Probably, it's yet another admin goof on their end, the first stemming from a change to our autocharge due to internal problems at Citibank. I have no doubt this is another admin flub, but these are adding up. If members have a preferred insurance provider, I'd enjoy hearing your input. After-Action Report: I screwed up, plain and simple. 'Mis-read their correspondence, am pleased to report all is fine with Poli-Seek and Blue Sky. Summed up, the sole negative is that we had to submit paperwork to back up a change to the autocharge card number, which seems a needless pain. Wayne from Strictly Cycles and I were just on the phone, a great character and a pleasure to deal with. Thanks for his, and all the other, links. We pack a powerful punch, minimize our mistakes, by comparing notes and watching each others' backs. For that, you have my gratitude, each and every one of you! Pilots aren't supposed to make mistakes like this...Controller: "Descend two four hundred." Flying Tigers Crew: "Roger, descend to four hundred." Or, on one flight in the American Southwest: Copilot: "Hey, isn't the minimum altitude here... <BANG!>" Lots of other examples, in aviation history.