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RV Roadside Assistance – Know What You Need Before You’re Stuck Somewhere!

What Is RV Roadside Assistance?
RV Roadside Assistance frees you from the hassle of an emergency mechanical breakdown or accident. A good program will look after your family, your RV and all your household cars.

What Should RV Roadside Assistance Help You With?

  • Emergency towing: you should be able to call your program’s dispatch center 24-7, 365 days per year.
  • Flat tire changes: by simply calling your program’s network of tire providers, their technicians should replace a flat tire with your inflated spare, even if they have to tow you to the nearest professional service center (at no extra cost).
  • Travel delay assistance: your program should refund your emergency travel expenses if you’re more than 100 miles from home and involved in an accident.
  • Lock out service: one simple call and your program should send out a pre-paid locksmith to you right away, wherever you happen to be.
  • Family protection: your program should cover you, your spouse and your minor children.
  • Fuel delivery: your program should provide you with up to 5 gallons of fuel to get you to the nearest service station, free of charge, if you run out of gas.

A cell phone is necessary in the event that you need to summon roadside assistance. Keep a list of important phone numbers and RV data handy to aid in getting proper service. Carry the service manual for your coach, and the tech service manuals for the manufacturer. You should also keep a supply of visibility items in your RV: reflective triangles, flares, flags and even reflective vests.

Different RV Assistance Programs

The two main options for RV roadside assistance are the AAA and the Good Sam Emergency Roadside Service Program. Many insurance companies, such as Allstate, and campgrounds, such as KOA also offer RV roadside assistance. Coach-Net specializes in emergency road service for RV’s. The best service providers are those that are RV oriented, as they are better acquainted with the unique needs of the RVer.

Why You Need An RV Assistance Program
Without emergency road assistance, an enjoyable tour can rapidly become a costly catastrophe. That’s why it’s important to have a reliable emergency road service available if you own an RV – whether it’s a motorhome, travel trailer, fifth wheel, or camping trailer.

To minimize the need for roadside assistance, review maintenance procedures, service your RV and check system operation before you leave for your trip. In a survey done by Coach-Net, it was found that the majority of operational RV issues are preventable, with engine issues topping the list at 31.7 percent of all calls.