2020 RV-Dreams Fall Educational Rally - Sept. 14 - 20, 2020 - Sevierville/Pigeon Forge, Tennessee - Registration Is Now Open!!


Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Time for Our Roadside Assistance Renewal Seeking Input!


RV-Dreams Family Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 116
Date:
Time for Our Roadside Assistance Renewal Seeking Input!


May of 2019 we are due for our roadside assistance renewal.

We are fulltime, 5th wheel toy hauler.  Our truck is insured thru Hartford AARP and our 5th wheel is insured with Allied/Nationwide thru Miller Insurance.

In the past we have had Coachnet, Good Sam - have never had an occasion to need to use either.

Looking for input from fellow full timers on the plan they are using and why.

I realize Coachnet had a price increase, but the flip side is the "horror" stories about Good Sam.

If there is another option out there that I need to research please let me know.

Thanks in advance!

Susan & Gary



__________________

Susan & Gary

2017 Honda Pioneer 1000-5
2017 Cyclone 3611JS
2016 Dodge RAM 3500 Cummins Dually



RV-Dreams Family Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 197
Date:

We are full time and have Coachnet too.  We purchased a five year Coachnet plan at a discounted rate when we purchased our rig.  Thankfully we have not needed to use roadside assistance, but we would not be without it.

We would never use a Good Sam plan - in the past we’ve had a number of bad service and product experiences with Camping World.  I simply do not trust them to do the right thing.

Barb



__________________

Barb and Frank

2016 Landmark Key West

2016 Ram 3500/Cummins Diesel/4WD



Host

Status: Offline
Posts: 1215
Date:

Even with the price increase, we're still with Coach-Net, and have been since we started on the road. As customers before the increase, they let us renew at the old rates which makes the decision to stick with them much easier.

We've had very good experiences with them. They use to allow us to offer discounts to our readers, but since they ended that program and increased the pricing, we don't promote them as much as we used to, although we still have our own "landing page" as you can see if you click on the link above.

Escapees and FMCA both have roadside assistance cheap through SafeRide Motor Club. I just can't find a lot of reviews of their service, .... good, bad or indifferent. If they deliver what they say they will, it would be a very solid, inexpensive option for Escapees ($99/year) and/or FMCA ($69/year) members. I can't find much difference between the two programs for the $30 difference in price; however, the pricing is a little closer once you factor in the annual club membership costs with FMCA being $10 more per year.

Of course, if you follow this FMCA link to our landing page, you can save $10 on a new membership.



__________________


RV-Dreams Family Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 116
Date:

Thanks Howard, that's exactly the type of input I'm looking for.

We are Escapee members so I will check that out along with Coach Net.

Susan & Gary



__________________

Susan & Gary

2017 Honda Pioneer 1000-5
2017 Cyclone 3611JS
2016 Dodge RAM 3500 Cummins Dually



RV-Dreams Family Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 1756
Date:

We've had Coach Net for 6 years now and unfortunately have had to use it twice in 2015. One reason we stay with Coach Net is our experience the first time we were towed and Howard's intervention with Coach Net. Having an advocate on your side who has contacts in the company and can help resolve issues is a true benefit, so in our mind it's been worth paying a little more than the competition.

Old story - but this is why we stay with Coach Net at this time, thanks again Howard!
rv-dreams.activeboard.com/t59960447/coach-net-towing-extra-fee-for-a-drop-at-a-campground/


__________________

FT - July 2013

 

2010 38TKSB3 DRV Mobile Suites

2012 Ford F450

 

Dale and Ruth Travelling with Tazzy Kat!

 

IMAG0142_zps070d30d8.jpg

 

 

 

 



RV-Dreams Family Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 1337
Date:

We bought AAA Plus roadside coverage when we purchased our 5th wheel, that was in 1994 and we've never needed it. So my vote is for AAA Plus get it and nothing will go wrong......just kidding.

It is strange that we have never had a need to use it. There have been a couple of tire issues but it was quicker just to put on the spare than to wait for a tow truck to come. I had a front brake pad blow apart on the truck but was able to pull off into an Autozone parking lot and put on new pads. The lower A arm broke on the truck two feet from our house so no need for a tow.

Just been lucky I guess.

__________________

"Small House, Big Yard "

"May the FOREST be with you"
Alfa See-Ya 5'er and 2007 Kodiak C4500 Monroe



RV-Dreams Community Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 11
Date:

Kind of going against the flow here but I started with Coachnet. First call to them they left us stranded on the side of the road. I hit a road gator (Florida speak for retread) on I75 and they refused to help. Maybe it should have been my insurance companies issue to fix, I don't know. CN was not particularly polite or helpful and they didn't explain themselves. I'm guessing about my insurance. Good Sam has helped us several times in the last 4 years. Always polite and always helpful. My wife and daughter locked themselves out of our POV once on La Push (I think) beach on the reservation. Good Sam tried for a couple of hours to find a responder and couldn't find one. They called the police for my wife and they popped the lock.
I think that it all boils down to the crew working at the time that you call. Good crew, good service. Bad crew, well you get it. I would go with whatever one gives the most value for your buck. I've been happy with Good Sam. They all have the potential to fail you so be flexible!!

__________________

Jerry

Chief, US Navy Retired

2003 Beaver Patriot Thunder

505 HP 1550 TQ

Underway April-October



RV-Dreams Family Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 116
Date:

Thanks Jerry.....all excellent points.

 

Understand the Florida gator completely......they are definite hazards especially on a motorcycle!

 

Susan



__________________

Susan & Gary

2017 Honda Pioneer 1000-5
2017 Cyclone 3611JS
2016 Dodge RAM 3500 Cummins Dually



RV-Dreams Family Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 649
Date:

I vote for FMCA as they now protect towables too, not just motorhomes. In addition to an excellent roadside assistance program they offer many other benefits from a tire discount program to an affordable $50 a month unlimited internet access program too that comes with a free hotspot (They actually sell you a $250 MiFi 8800L Jetpack for a penny.) and 25 gig of 4G LTE service before throttling. They recently changed the Verizon plan. In the past you had to sign up for 4 yrs of coverage, including 4 yrs of FMCA membership, but they have recently changed it to only a 2 years commitment.

Chip



__________________

1999 National Tropical Class A gasser

Toad - 2.4l Chevy Cobalt SS with 400k miles and counting.

Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us