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dpgllg

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Posted: 07/13/19 04:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have health issues and while I'm doing okay I know that in the back of my wife's mind is what would happen if I took ill while traveling. We travel with Chevy truck and 5th wheel.

I am looking for the best plan that would provide roadside assistance AND have my truck and 5th wheel returned to my home if I am not able to drive due to a medical condition. My wife will not and can not drive while towing the 5th wheel.

We are going to Disney this fall from Pennsylvania and have several trips planned this summer. I want to get something in place so if something were to happen there is a game plan in place and to minimize any worry for her.

Is there anyone that has actually used any programs benefit to return their RV to home? How did it work out and would you recommend them? Why or why not.

I want to make traveling enjoyable and I know that if I address this my wife will feel so much better.

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Dave


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Posted: 07/13/19 05:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

May I suggest Coach Net We have this coverage for when we or a family member is on the road just in case of emergencies.

In addition they offer Assist America at no extra cost which will return your vehicle home should you become unable to drive.
I do have this coverage should an emergency arise but thankfully I have not had a need to use it, it does give me peace of mind. [emoticon]


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Posted: 07/13/19 05:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

“My wife will not and can not drive while towing the 5th wheel.”

Then IMO you have the wrong RV. What will she drive?


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yes coach net has a good plan for you. I to worry about the same thing,what if?also if you ask for a little help on here, if your close to a member they,d help out. if your in the north east ohio area and need a hand let me know.

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I agree, no need to stress it. There are plenty of services to transport one or both your vehicles, and plenty of forums like this with helpful people.

Despite all the ignorance, dangers, and stupidity we hear about in the news and in casual conversations, the vast majority are good, and willing to help in a pinch. We saw a Prius lose all it's battery in Yellowstone, and many stopped to see how they could help the family.

I don't have direct answers like the others, but I suggest you be reasonably prepared, then be relaxed. It's not in our hands anyway.


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Posted: 07/13/19 08:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Join the Family motor coach association , FMCA. A feature that will return you and your RV in the event of your death or becoming incapacitated is included in the membership fees. Check them out for all the details.


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MarkTwain

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dpgllg wrote:

I have health issues and while I'm doing okay I know that in the back of my wife's mind is what would happen if I took ill while traveling. We travel with Chevy truck and 5th wheel.

I am looking for the best plan that would provide roadside assistance AND have my truck and 5th wheel returned to my home if I am not able to drive due to a medical condition. My wife will not and can not drive while towing the 5th wheel.

We are going to Disney this fall from Pennsylvania and have several trips planned this summer. I want to get something in place so if something were to happen there is a game plan in place and to minimize any worry for her.

Is there anyone that has actually used any programs benefit to return their RV to home? How did it work out and would you recommend them? Why or why not.

I want to make traveling enjoyable and I know that if I address this my wife will feel so much better.

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Dave


Good Sam offers the Travel Assist program in addtion to the GS Road Side Assistance.Went into the hospital while RVing out of state. contacted GS who then contacted thte hospital and Doctors. They were very helpful.they were going to fly me home, send a professional driver to drive my truck and 5th wheel from Ariz. to Calif. Fortunately, I reovered and didn't need the services. Ask GS to send you a brochure to get all the information.

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As for roadside assistance you will hear a lot of con's but few pros for the Good Sam Roadside Assistance. I have had it for years and years have used it maybe a half dozen times. I have no complaints about it. They like all programs have limitations so just read what is and whats not covered.

I also have GS Travel Assist, I am glad I have not had to use it. It seems well priced, as long as you follow the correct steps. I know at GS Rally's "SkyMed" always has a booth. They may be someone to compare plans with.


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imgoin4it wrote:

Join the Family motor coach association , FMCA. A feature that will return you and your RV in the event of your death or becoming incapacitated is included in the membership fees. Check them out for all the details.

As well they have roadside assistance available for $74 a year!
The best deal out there..


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We switched to FMCA last year. I have a medical condition too. You get their medical assist free with membership and their roadside assistance is very reasonable. Have not used any of it luckily.

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