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post #1 of 14 Old Dec 24th, 2017, 5:56 pm Thread Starter
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Roadside services...first hand experiences

Greetings all and Merry Christmas,

As the new year is upon us and roadside memberships are approaching renewal I have a question. What is the best motorcycle roadside services available. Currently I have the following and it is a bit out of control...
- BMW with new motorcycle
- BMW MOA Premier
- Harley Owners Group
- Dairyland Insurance
- AAA RV/Premier

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post #2 of 14 Old Dec 24th, 2017, 6:48 pm
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I've always had good service from AAA Plus for my cars and motorcycles.

The smartphone app is quite useful to track your tow truck or report an accident, including adding pics and details right from the scene.

Burned through a whole bunch of their paper maps over the years as well...

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I use AAA RV/Premier. Broke down in California on I-5 Grapevine and it took about ten minutes for the flatbed to show up.

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I broke down on US 395 outside of Ridgecrest California. I called AMA roadside. It took hours and best they would do is 8 miles. Took me to a Dennys in town where i waited for my wife to come out with a trailer. Tow driver recommended I get AAA RV/premier. So I did.
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Good Sams. It's a bit expensive, but if you also have an RV, you're OK.
Check me on this - Good Sams is the only towing service I've found that will tow your bike to the nearest authorized dealer, regardless of the distance.
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Tow driver recommended I get AAA RV/premier. So I did.
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Towing: Four tows up to 100 miles for Plus RV members | One tow up to 200 miles of towing and any remaining qualified tows up to 100 miles for Premier RV members.

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Good Sams. It's a bit expensive, but if you also have an RV, you're OK.
Check me on this - Good Sams is the only towing service I've found that will tow your bike to the nearest authorized dealer, regardless of the distance.
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Same for me. I had AAA for several decades, then switched to Good Sam's about 6 years ago. Better price. Better towing policy. Seemed to understand motorcycles. I have not had an opportunity to use it for anything other than running out of fuel on an urban freeway. They were responsive on that.
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Good Sams. It's a bit expensive, but if you also have an RV, you're OK.
Check me on this - Good Sams is the only towing service I've found that will tow your bike to the nearest authorized dealer, regardless of the distance.
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Same for me. I had AAA for several decades, then switched to Good Sam's about 6 years ago. Better price. Better towing policy. Seemed to understand motorcycles. I have not had an opportunity to use it for anything other than running out of fuel on an urban freeway. They were responsive on that.
Same here, What I like is they cover the person not the car/bike. So what ever you are driving/riding you are covered. I've had it for about 8 years and have used it a few times for both truck and bike. My wife was on a girls weekend in a friends car when they had a flat. The car owner had no roadside so my wife call Good Sam, they came out changed the tire all free in less then 45 minutes.
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Good Sams. It's a bit expensive, but if you also have an RV, you're OK.
Check me on this - Good Sams is the only towing service I've found that will tow your bike to the nearest authorized dealer, regardless of the distance.
- Bob
Well I don't usually agree with Cowboy Bob, but he's got it right this time. I've had Roadside Ins through Good Sams for probably about 10 years and continue with it even though I no longer have an RV. This policy covers all my vehicles, cars, truck, motorcycles, trailers, as well as any vehicle that either I or my wife are riding in even though we are not the owner. The Insurer is actually All State Insurance. Maybe a little pricey at $110 annually but it works. And, as Bob said, they will tow you to the nearest factory authorized dealer regardless of distance or in my case with the last flat tire on the bike, to my home.
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My AAA coverage is about to expire and renewal is $221.00 for the both of us, and I have to get the RV coverage in order to get motorcycle coverage (we don't even own an RV).
What is required from Good Sam in order to get MC and car coverage?
Their web site does not mention motorcycles at all...

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I used to have AAA/RV/Motorcycle coverage. Then one day my bike needed a jump start but AAA told me that they don't provide such service for motorcycles. They were gone the next day.
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AAA RV Plus I went into ditch on a fireroad near the Blue Ridge Parkway at 10 oclock at night. After I calmed down I called AAA, a couple of hours later a towtruck showed up and pulled me out. I used it again when the front wheel bearing failed on my 1600. I dont leave home without it
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