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Why You Need Emergency Roadside Assistance for Your RV

Within a 3 month period of time the older motorhome that we owned at the time had to be towed twice and both tow bills ended up being several hundred dollars each

Why You Need Emergency Roadside Assistance for Your RVWhy You Need Emergency Roadside Assistance for Your RV

By Alan Wiener
Editor of Everything About RVing

I get asked by RVer's all the time whether they should have roadside assistance on their RV and my answer is always a resounding YES, you should have Emergency Roadside Assistance coverage for your RV.  

Unfortunately,  I learned this the hard way, because I will admit that when I first started RVing 46 years ago, I chose not to have Emergency Roadside Assistance on the RVs we owned and that turned out to be very poor and expensive decision on my part.  

Within a 3 month period of time the older motorhome that we owned at the time had to be towed twice and both tow bills ended up being several hundred dollars each.  Needless to say after that experience, I decided to purchase Emergency Roadside Assistance.

After some research I chose to purchase a Good Sam Roadside Assistance Plan and I have never regretted that decision.  In fact since I purchased the Good Sam plan, I have used it several times.  Twice for flat tires that happened in the middle of nowhere in Texas and one in the middle of nowhere in New Mexico (seems like flat tires always happen in the middle of nowhere).  

We had to have one of our RVs towed to a garage, because it threw all of the engine belts when a pulley broke.  We also had to have them come out twice and open up one of our cars that someone that shall remain nameless locked the keys in.  That's right, the Good Sam Roadside Assistance Plans provide Protection for RV, Auto, Motorcycle, Boat Trailers.

Oh, by the way, since there is no deductible with the Good Sam Roadside Assistance Plan; I didn't have to pay the towing companies anything for all of the services mentioned above as it was all covered by the plan.

Good Sam Roadside Assistance has 2 levels of coverage you can choose from. They are:

RV Standard

Good Sam Roadside Assistance
Why You Need Emergency Roadside Assistance for Your RV

Includes: 

  • Protection for RV, Autos, Motorcycles, and Boat Trailers
  • Protection for Spouse & Dependent Children
  • Unlimited Distance Towing to the Nearest Service Center (US & Canada)
  • Towing & Roadside Services in Mexico, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands ($1,000)
  • Vehicle Battery / Jumpstart Service
  • Flat Tire Service / RV Tire Delivery
  • Emergency Fuel / Fluid Delivery
  • Trip Interruption Assistance ($1,200)
  • Automotive Locksmith Service
  • RV Mobile Mechanic Dispatch

Discounts & Extras

  • Emergency Medical Referral Service
  • AAMCO Discounts (15% off retail price up to $150)

RV Platinum

Good Sam Roadside Assistance covers all of your vehicles not just your RV
Why You Need Emergency Roadside Assistance for Your RV

Includes everything mentioned above plus:

  • Protection for Multiple RVs
  • Protection for Sport Utility Trailers
  • Leased, Rented, and Borrowed Vehicles
  • Operational and Technical Assistance by Certified RV Technicians
  • Towing & Roadside Services in Mexico, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands ($1,500)

Discounts & Extras

Everything that is included in the RV Standard Plan Plus:

  • Home Locksmith Service
  • Hotel Discounts (up to 20% off)
  • Rental Car Discounts (up to 25% off)

So as you can see you have several choices available and you can pick the best plan that matches your current needs.  Even, the most expensive Premium+ plan will cost you less than 50 cents per day, but that 50 cents can save you hundreds of dollars in towing expenses.  

I recommend the Good Sam Roadside Assistance Plan because it is designed for RVs and RVers, but it also provides coverage for your other household vehicles at the same time at what I believe is a very reasonable price.

Each time I have had to call Good Sam to get roadside assistance, I have been impressed on how quickly help was dispatched and the great follow up provided by their phone representatives to verify that the help arrived on a timely basis.


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