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Old 03-11-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
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Advice on RV Clubs (topic also includes roadside assistance info)

Good evening all!

I'm sure this has been discussed repeatedly, but being brand new, and a bit overwhelmed, I am looking for advice on which RV Club to join. Good Sams, AAA, and Coachnet have been the ones I have read about most often, but I am unsure which is best for us.
Any helpful opinions would be appreciated.

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Old 03-11-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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Hi Capt.
I am also interested in this topic! We are getting ready for a cross country adventure, and could use guidance.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:04 PM   #3
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I've only heard good things concerning Good Sams Club. Assuming you're talking road service.
I think you get discounts at CW and selected CG's.
It's also good to check your personal insurance rates as well.
I just opted against Good Sams because State Farm changed their policy and I am going to try it.

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Old 03-12-2013, 07:16 AM   #4
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Thanks Doug.
Unfortunately our auto insurance does not cover RV towing so looking elsewhere. Narrowed down to either Good Sam or Coach Net. They seem to offer the most specific coverages for Rvs Thanks for the response.

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Old 03-12-2013, 09:58 AM   #5
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Our insurance, Hartford/Citizens, does cover the RV but I also have Coach-Net for roadside service. I became a GoodSam lifetime member for the discounts and free shipping on CW products.

When we are using KOA's frequently we will pay for the membership but do not keep it up when not in use. I have not found other 'Camping Clubs' worth the money for our use yet many do like the membership ideas that they provide. Alot will depend on how you will be using the TT over the coming years.

Enjoy the TT and learn as you go.
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We have been a member of Good Sam since around 1998, and have enjoyed the many discounts offered by the club. We also have RV roadside assistance, which we have not yet had to use, but have friends who have had good experiences with GSRA. The nice thing about GS roadside is that it covers ALL your family vehicles, not just the RV. So far, we are very happy with GS club. JMHO
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Didn't Jayco provide 1 year of Coachnet when you purchased your TT? I thought that was a standard for them.

For us, after the free year with Coachnet, I researched the options and went with our insurance company. In CA, if i recall correctly, AAA didn't offer RV towing so I cancelled our AAA membership and went with our insurance company. All of our insurance (Home, Auto & RV) is with the same company, Allied. Through Allied, adding towing and road hazard coverage for all vehicles and the TT was ~$70 year. What I was most concerned about was having issues with the TV on a trip and not also having overage for the TT. This solved that problem at the most competitive rate. Now I just hope I never have to use it
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Stay as far away from AAA as you can... they will find any reason they can NOT to tow you... I have used Good Sam ERS for the last 10 years and never had a complaint about the service from them...
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This is a great question. We are newbies as well (1yr under our TT belt). We started off with basic Good Sam's Club membership which gives us discounts at Camping World (paid for the membership with free shipping on items!) and a few other benefits so we're happy with that and will renew. But as I read more on this topic, I too am interested on converage on towing vehicle and TT on disablement. It looks like Good Sam's has a nice roadside assistance program. Check this out:
http://www.goodsamroadside.com/rv/
Looks good to me. Maybe someone here has unfortunately had to use this assistance and can give some insight on such.
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We belong to Good Sam and Passport. If we stay in a Passport CG there's excellent discounts. The GS CG discounts are okj (10% I think) plus the discount at Camping World makes it attractive. We also have the GS Roadside and have used it once with good results.
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