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Looking for a towing service to subscribe to for my 05 LT.

Anyone have any recommendations and good/bad experiences??? I have had Road America with a number of Harley's thru the years but looking for input for my LT.

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post #2 of 17 Old Feb 21st, 2007, 10:18 pm
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I have AAA insurance on my LT. It includes towing just like the auto club. I have not had to use (knock on wood) the tow insurance for the bike as of yet but if it is as good as the auto club should'nt be any problems.

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Looking for a towing service to subscribe to for my 05 LT.

Anyone have any recommendations and good/bad experiences??? I have had Road America with a number of Harley's thru the years but looking for input for my LT.

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I have Progressive insurance and they include it in the insurance package. I used it once about three years ago, and it worked. In this instance the tow less than 50 miles.
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Looking for a towing service to subscribe to for my 05 LT.

Anyone have any recommendations and good/bad experiences??? I have had Road America with a number of Harley's thru the years but looking for input for my LT.
I recommend AAA. I've been a member for years and it's worth every cent! Last time I needed them, they were on-scene when BMW's roadside service was just returning my call.

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." (Some really OLD friggin' White dude who couldn't have possibly known what he was talking about!) WARNING: Official HATE speech!
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I have used the towing service through BMWMOA. They require that the service reach you within one hour. I had a rear tire tread separation. The service BMWMOA sent to pick up my bike (and Jan and I) arrived in about 45 minutes. He used a small trailer behind his pickup truck. The bike was towed about 90 miles. The first 50 miles was covered by BMWMOA. I was very satisfied.

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post #6 of 17 Old Feb 22nd, 2007, 7:32 am
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Steve,

Being also the owner of a 40' motorhome, I belong to the Good Sam Club which is an RV organization. They provide a services and benefits for RV owners including road insurance on my motorhome. One of the side benefits provided by membership is that they will tow ANY of my vehicles to the nearest qualified service centre.

I recently had the task of calling on their services. I was on my way to the dealership in Harlingen, TX when my car died. On the freeway, in rush hour!They were there in less than 30 minutes. A brand new flat bed and a friendly crew. Two weeks later, I had to call on them again to pick-up my Ducati as it was dead. This time, TWO flat beds showed up and had me at the dealership in no time. Seems one driver was teaching the other how to load and secure a bike.

You may not own an RV, but I'm posting this as information for any members out there who may or are contemplating buying one. I understand from the tow truck drivers that they respond to these types of calls from several organizations which most likely provide the same services, just under different banners. I know that mine will tow a 30,000 lb behemoth as easily as a 300 lb Duc! I just hope I won't have to use them on the return trip home.

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I have Allstate Motorclub. It will tow anything that doesn't require a CDL. I used it last about 5 years ago when my HD broke down by the only 2 trees in north Texas. The truck was sent 60 miles to get me and I got towed to Amarillo, about 90 miles away. I was never charged anything. Plus, its a lot less than AAA.

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post #8 of 17 Old Feb 22nd, 2007, 10:03 am
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Hi, Martin. Glad you piped in here. Reminded me that I've saved this site for when it's time to renew my towing package.

http://www.rvroadhelp.com/rvroadhelp/

Not sure if it's the same one you're referring too, butt I do hear that it is a good one to have.

For Steve - good luck with your final decision. There are good ones out there and unfortunately, some not so good. Drawing on the experience here in the family is a good thang.


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Steve,

Being also the owner of a 40' motorhome, I belong to the Good Sam Club which is an RV organization. They provide a services and benefits for RV owners including road insurance on my motorhome. One of the side benefits provided by membership is that they will tow ANY of my vehicles to the nearest qualified service centre.

I recently had the task of calling on their services. I was on my way to the dealership in Harlingen, TX when my car died. On the freeway, in rush hour!They were there in less than 30 minutes. A brand new flat bed and a friendly crew. Two weeks later, I had to call on them again to pick-up my Ducati as it was dead. This time, TWO flat beds showed up and had me at the dealership in no time. Seems one driver was teaching the other how to load and secure a bike.

You may not own an RV, but I'm posting this as information for any members out there who may or are contemplating buying one. I understand from the tow truck drivers that they respond to these types of calls from several organizations which most likely provide the same services, just under different banners. I know that mine will tow a 30,000 lb behemoth as easily as a 300 lb Duc! I just hope I won't have to use them on the return trip home.

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I've had MTS (Motorcycle Towing Service) for some time. Only had to use them once, but they were right there (literally!) and have always been very helpful.
http://www.mtstowing.com/

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I have AAA, never actually used it, but I remember hearing "somewhere" that the auto road service policy does not apply to motorcycles and you need to upgrade to recreational vehicle towing which is only another $10-15.

Might be worth a phone call if you are a member.


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In our area (Cleveland Ohio) I had to upgrade to the PLUS to get RV coverage which included the MC towing. Also got it on my insurance.

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Best I've found. Mentioned earlier....
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I have used the towing service through BMWMOA. They require that the service reach you within one hour. I had a rear tire tread separation. The service BMWMOA sent to pick up my bike (and Jan and I) arrived in about 45 minutes. He used a small trailer behind his pickup truck. The bike was towed about 90 miles. The first 50 miles was covered by BMWMOA. I was very satisfied.
That's what I like about AAA's upgraded service: 200 miles included!

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." (Some really OLD friggin' White dude who couldn't have possibly known what he was talking about!) WARNING: Official HATE speech!
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I have AAA, never actually used it, but I remember hearing "somewhere" that the auto road service policy does not apply to motorcycles and you need to upgrade to recreational vehicle towing which is only another $10-15.
I wish... Adding the RC/Motorcycle AND the extended coverage just about doubles your membership price. Pretty much in line with the other RV service mentioned earlier though...

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I have had the AMA affiliated insurance for a couple years, used it once and it was great. Cost is about same as others. I had MTS in the past, used it twice and it was good as well.

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I wish... Adding the RC/Motorcycle AND the extended coverage just about doubles your membership price. Pretty much in line with the other RV service mentioned earlier though...
Yes Gilles, you are correct (platinum service). BUT, still well worth the price for the prompt service that you generally receive.

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post #17 of 17 Old Feb 23rd, 2007, 10:43 pm
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Looking for a towing service to subscribe to for my 05 LT.

Anyone have any recommendations and good/bad experiences??? I have had Road America with a number of Harley's thru the years but looking for input for my LT.

Steve Creighton
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2nd on koa's rv road help, they wohn;t charge you extra even if they have to tow you all day long!

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