Like any insurance plan, Emergency Road Service is an investment
that you hope you'll never need. But if you spend much time on the
road, sooner or later you'll have a breakdown.
In my case, it happened on a steep mountain grade a hundred miles
from the nearest service. A hose blew on the transmission cooler of my
tow vehicle. After a couple of hours wait, a big tow truck hooked up my
truck and towed it with the fifth wheel trailer still attached. I was
glad I had extended coverage on my road service plan.
I was relieved to find out the next day that there was no damage to
the transmission, so the repair bill was modest. The bad news: my road
service plan covered my truck, but not my trailer. I owed $400 for
that! I have since upgraded my emergency service to full RV coverage,
but it was an expensive lesson.
Take the time to think about your needs and ensure that your
emergency service plan will meet them. Here are a few questions to
* Does your plan cover all vehicles that you normally travel with: motorhome, toad, trailer?
* Does it include a lodging allowance if you aren't able to stay in your RV?
* Are you covered in Canada or Mexico? Or if you are from Canada, are you covered in the US?
* Are you going to be on short trips near home or crossing the country?
* Does your plan have an upper limit? A deductible?
* What hoops do you have to jump through to get reimbursed if you have to pay cash for service?
Shop around. Match your plan to your needs and your budget, then drive with peace of mind.
DID YOU KNOW? More RVers use Good Sam's Emergency Road Service plan than any other. Learn more.