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philh

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Posted: 05/29/21 07:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mike brez wrote:

Sorry but after hearing this on the forum I switched from GS to CN.
Coach Net sucks. Stranded hugging the white break down lane line for over 8 hours.


CN=CoachNet?

If they suck, why did you switch to them?

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So many scary stories. Seems it depends on the local independent contractors...not AAA, GS, CN etc...and whether they want that specific tow or not or have a qualified person and rig to do the job.


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philh wrote:

mike brez wrote:

Sorry but after hearing this on the forum I switched from GS to CN.
Coach Net sucks. Stranded hugging the white break down lane line for over 8 hours.


CN=CoachNet?

If they suck, why did you switch to them?


My question also. I think he got them twisted...

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OP, perfect example of why I will never buy any towing supplement.

I have towing on my RV and Tow rig. If I need service I would call a nearby company get the job done, pay them and receive reimbursement in a few days.


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I was stuck 3 days once. I finally got a flatbed and a family member to help. Family towed trailer.
In the past I was able to get aaa to send a flatbed and also tow the trailer.

Yes, they use contract tow companies, or whoever they can hire to do the job. aaa just calls the tow company and pays them, they do not have a tow company.
tow truck drivers make money towing, not dealing with your nightmare rig that will take them away from multiple tow jobs. They will turn down hard jobs.

Truck and camper will need two trucks, one to tow truck, one to tow camper, or need a big flatbed for the truck and to be able to tow the trailer behind it. Not every tow truck has a ball hitch. Sounds like your trailer is big, so would be too big to tow with a truck on the flatbed too.

If all you want is to get off the interstate and into the nearest parking lot then a small tow truck can do it (tow your truck with your trailer still attached) and the driver might do it, and maybe that area the police will not try to interfere. If you want towed 10 miles then a proper legal, safe setup is required.

These are considerations for RVers who put a lot of miles in. Break downs will happen. Getting towed is easier in small rigs. You all might eventually need a tow.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

OP, perfect example of why I will never buy any towing supplement.

I have towing on my RV and Tow rig. If I need service I would call a nearby company get the job done, pay them and receive reimbursement in a few days.


What do you mean by " I have towing on my RV and Tow rig " ???

I've never heard of anything except a towing supplement like AAA or Coach net

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CavemanCharlie wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

OP, perfect example of why I will never buy any towing supplement.

I have towing on my RV and Tow rig. If I need service I would call a nearby company get the job done, pay them and receive reimbursement in a few days.


What do you mean by " I have towing on my RV and Tow rig " ???

I've never heard of anything except a towing supplement like AAA or Coach net


Just what I said. I have towing coverage on all vehicles boat motorcycle and RV thru mi insurance company. It’s cheap.

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I have had good service from Good Sam towing service!


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Back in the early '80s my PO wanted to see a pay check stub for every week. I started to drive a tow truck for a local company. (I owned a couple of wreckers in early '70s) As driver, I was paid % of what I made with the truck. Starting rate for a car tow for somebody that calls, $15. Dealers and shops, $12.5 If police impounded your car, $10. Wreck, or business wanted car towed off their property, $40. AAA? Hook up was $3.75. Now both police and AAA had a direct line into the office. When the trucks where al busy, calls backed up on the sheet, the ringer on AAA phone was shut off.

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Kavoom wrote:

philh wrote:

mike brez wrote:

Sorry but after hearing this on the forum I switched from GS to CN.
Coach Net sucks. Stranded hugging the white break down lane line for over 8 hours.


CN=CoachNet?

If they suck, why did you switch to them?


My question also. I think he got them twisted...

Sounds like he switched, then had a reason to use them and was not pleased.

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