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Old 09-18-2010, 10:29 AM   #21
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Another negative for AAA. My 86 year old mother is a long time member and battery went dead. AAA sent someone out and billed her $144.

I called AAA to protest with no avail. I included quotes from Sears and Battery Plus that were in the $70-$80 range.
I've called AAA to get a jump on various cars (parked in my garage) and then drove them to Sears for a Diehard replacement.

Assuming I was 86 years of age, needing a new battery, and needed my car, I would have no problem with paying the difference in price from a battery in which I would have had to get by driving to a supplier, waiting till they changed it, and paying gas to get theire.

Of course, that's only my opinion ...

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Old 09-18-2010, 12:56 PM   #22
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I have the RV Plus from AAA and have used it quite a few times. When you have vehicles as old as ours, it would be foolish not to have road coverage for the whole bunch of them.

I'm pretty sure they lose money on us every year. $131 annual for the RV Plus which covers extended towing as well. I can't imagine trying to change the inside tire on our m/h on the road.

I wouldn't consider any of the RV only ones because we need it for the cars. I also find that the AAA discounts are pretty decent, including 15% off for my SeaTow membership for the old boat's tow coverage.

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Old 09-18-2010, 01:00 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Sarah in SC View Post
I wouldn't consider any of the RV only ones because we need it for the cars.
CoachNet and Good Sam emergency road services cover all the vehicles in your household, including motor homes, trailers, trucks, cars and motorcylcles. I signed up for three years at CoachNet and paid less than $95 per year.
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Old 09-18-2010, 05:10 PM   #24
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Visited CoachNet website a couple days ago and they were offering their basic 1 year for 99 and premium for 10 more. Additional discounts for 2 and 3 years. If you look at comparison of basic and premium, looks like most rv needs covered in their "Basic",
Both are about 20 bucks less than my renewal notice on Good Sams road service.
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We use Coach Net for our RV and car. We started with them when we got the big RV. They came through with flying colors when we had serious brake problems with the RV and needed towing including figuring out where we could spend Sunday night before a shop opened. They know what to do for the large motorhomes.

Well, I thought I was retired. But it seems that now I'm working as a travel agent instead!
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:10 PM   #26
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I've called AAA several times and each time they helped out. Wait time varies. Had car battery jumped a few times and they changed a battery in the past (only took them 10 mins to change the bad battery) and another time had to get pulled out of mud. Car insurance companies also offer roadside assistance but haven't used them.

I think credit card companies also have time. I think that Visa has a per charge (instead fo membership) Roadside assistance.

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