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Old 05-29-2014, 01:47 PM   #1
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Is there an advantage to joining the Good Sam Club? Is it more advantageous if you live near a Camping World? Does toe roadside service supplement or replace your AAA coverage. Thanks in advance for your comments?

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Old 05-29-2014, 01:56 PM   #2
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Curious too. We have AAA and don't live near a camping World.

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Old 05-29-2014, 02:09 PM   #3
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If you're a Good Sam memeber, you get a 10% discount on all non-sale items you purchase from Camping World and free shipping if you order online and a 10% discount at their affiliated campgrounds. You can go to their website & get a breakdown of what they cover in their roadside assistance program and compare it to what AAA covers. We're members and I think it's very good coverage at very competetive rates, considering the minimal coverage offerred by most insurance carriers.

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Old 05-29-2014, 02:42 PM   #4
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Go to http://www.rv.net/Forum/index.cfm You should be able to find all the answers there. Not to mention another forum to surf in your spare time if you happen to be a forum junkie like me.

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Old 05-29-2014, 03:48 PM   #5
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For all those reasons and another.

My father had both AAA and Goodsam. He got stuck with the horse trailer in Nowhere, Texas. He called AAA and gave his state, the highway and the mile marker. Tick tock, nobody came. He called back and they were looking for him in Florida, not Texas. He called Good Sam and they had a local truck there in 15 minutes. He cancelled his AAA and has done Good Sam ever since.


PS, the only thing you will miss is getting the free maps from AAA. Stock up on those before you quit the membership.
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Old 05-29-2014, 04:45 PM   #6
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Camping World just opened a new location in my area. They must have some database of currnet RV owners because they just sent me a 1 year free Good Sam Club "Deluxe Member" membership and a $25 gift certificate. Kind of nice to get a free year and see if there is any value for me.

Have never been interested before, I always found CW to be expensive vs our local shop and all the online options. Roadside assistance is covered by my insurance because they were the only ones I found how would support both the TT and TV should assistace be required during a trip.
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:50 PM   #7
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After some 25 years with AAA we decided to add towing and RSA to our State Farm policy for less than $5.00 per vehicle per year and joined Good Sam's RSA to cover the TT and vehicles as well.
We found out that our local AAA (AAA of East TN) would only cover our vehicles in Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and Puerto Rico (although I am still confused as to how we could drive there ).
If we broke down pulling the TT, AAA would only cover the TV and would drop off the TT at the closest "safe" place.
In the past few years AAA has had an attitude whenever we have called for service and response times have steadily increased, so after a lot of research we chose Good Sam's.
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:28 PM   #8
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We have had AAA for years, and still maintain it if nothing more than tradition. We are life time members of Good Sam and have the Platinum Plus Good Sam Road Side Assistance. They will tow a tow vehicle, the travel trailer and anything else you have, even if they have to dispatch multiple vehicles to do it. They will tow it anywhere you ask, not just to the closest shop, and at no additional expense. I cannot recommend Good Sam and their Platinum Plus roadside assistance package enough. They are awesome, and yes, they have towed one of our class A motorhomes in the past that lost it's brakes. (master cylinder crapped out).

We've been with them 16 years so far.
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:36 PM   #9
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There is a CW just around the corner from the dealer where I bought my new trailer - both about 6 miles from my house. I found Camping World to have a much better selection and lower prices than my dealer. So I joined GS to get the discount when I outfitted my trailer. Saved enough on the EMS, Thetford blue tank, and leveling blocks to pay for my membership. If I need non-warrantee repairs, I'll go there too, since their repair shop has a much better reputation than my dealer does. And once my free year of Jayco road service expires, I'll likely sign up w/Sam.
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:33 PM   #10
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We had to call GSRSA twice this past year. First tow easily covered what it caused me to sign up after the EGR went out on the truck. Second tow was a freebie as far as I'm concerned after losing an injector. Liked it so much that I bought a year for the daughter and son-in-law since they travel with us most of the time. 10% off of daily GS campground rates adds up over time.

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