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Comparing Coach Net, Good Sam & FMCA Roadside Assistance Coverage

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Have been looking at all Roadside programs. I have some coverage on my Allstate policy. But I pay up front for the service and Allstate will pay me back upon receiving my invoice.AAA has started coverage for Roadside service cost me $5.00 to add my Sea Breeze  pay on CC each year save $5.00.  Looking at FMCA for 69.00 and Coach Net for 249.00. Had Good Sam's won't have again no help at all on a Trip to Waco, Tx. Called AAA as a Auto Member and they got me a contact in the local area I did have to pay but got help. Cost to replace bad valve stem and air tire with trip cost free man got a great tip and we headed on to Waco .    

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I agree that AAA may be the most efficient and professional, however if you are towing a trailer you have a problem unless you pay for an additional tow...bummer. Good Sam on the other hand now has coverage. I had Blue Sky insurance at the time until they moved out of the RV business. The coach needed to be towed and the loaded 24 foot featherlite enclosed trailer as well. I called them and not long two tow rigs showed up, one small and one large enough to haul the coach and trailer. It was in a snowstorm and cold. I was told what the charge was going to be, plenty, and by the time we were in Pueblo unloading,  I had time to BS with the guy driving tie big rig, the cost nearly halved and the company paid yes...I gave him a nice tip.

I looked at Good Sam and at the time was told that they no longer offered coverage for those of us that tote a large trailer. Now that has apparently changed and again offer the service. 

I subsequently bought Coach Net for a year (currently).  I tried to used it on the Ford F350 dually and can not wait to change when the service time is up. The big kicker, hauling to the closest repair center, which in this case was a Colorado Springs Ford dealer, closing Friday night for the weekend. I needed to get to Denver (home) to the repair shop of choice. Needless to say I re-upped with AAA, cheaper than spending 3 nights in the Springs. In hindsight should have called State Farm as a tow service is included I found out later or just plain forgot. AAA did get it done and very quickly I might add. 

The point I am making, at least for me is that I am in charge of how I handle the situation. This year at least I will not take the big trailer but the aluminum flatbed. The Jeep Wrangler Sport I just bought should handle it just fine. In the case of a problem with the coach, I will make my own moves as it will be far lighter than the bigger trailer. I will very likely add AAA for the coach as I have been with them for 20 years with excellent results.

In any event I think it is a roll of the dice or a spin of the wheel on any given incident as to the kind of service you end up with. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose or fight for what needs to be accomplished.

 

 

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Hi, just joined FMCA yesterday.  I am thinking of getting RSA when our AAA Plus  runs out in August.  I hear some people talking about a towing Caveat, I have not been able to find what this caveat is, could someone please explain

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They will not “recover” which means if not close to a road or if down in a ravine, they do not tow it out. Many others have this same limit. 

New Years eve, my door lock failed, called, stated it would be 75 minutes before the locksmith could be here. At 70 minutes locksmith called. Stated he was at a service station filling up with fuel and it would be another 20 minutes. Took about 15 minutes to get in. No charge to me. 

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On ‎11‎/‎1‎/‎2017 at 11:28 AM, bestdl1 said:

I called a local shop who told me to go to a Loves Truck shop, that they would help me. I did! And I am happy to report, that even though they do not work with RV's, they had to removed the hup caps and then they were able to inflate my tires

You were lucky that Loves did anything for you in an RV, the one that I went to would not even sell me a fuel filter because they don't work on RV's or Busses, my filter was a stock item on the shelf in plain site. I will never buy fuel at a Loves as a result.

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We had two breakdowns on last trip. First one waited 8 hours for mobile repair. Second time GS never called us back, we had to find our own mobile repair. Cancelled GS and all coverages we had and signed up with FMCA.

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