RV Roadside Assistance

  Is RV roadside assistance a good idea for RVers?  Yes and we highly recommend it. It’s truly nice to know that if your rig does breakdown you can call one number and have help on it’s way in short order. We have only had 2 incidences during our relatively short full time experiences. Once for […]

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Is RV roadside assistance a good idea for RVers?  Yes and we highly recommend it. It’s truly nice to know that if your rig does breakdown you can call one number and have help on it’s way in short order.

We have only had 2 incidences during our relatively short full time experiences. Once for a blow out of a tire from a road hazard, and the other to replace chassis batteries that finally died unexpectedly. In both cases help was there quickly and we were back on the road without much delay.

Things happen! RVers are still subject to Murphy’s Law. (Laundered version: If something can go wrong, sooner or later it will) Just sit around a campfire with a group of RVers and listen to the stories of how things went wrong. Consider that these stories happened long enough ago that they have become something to laugh about. They usually are not so funny at the time. RV roadside assistance can make the event somewhat less painful in most incidences.

When our right front tire blew out while crossing a bridge it was not a funny time in our lives. I’m just grateful that Jo was driving. She calmly continued across the short bridge and pulled off the road safely, just on the other side. My adrenalin levels jumped instantly off the chart.

Thank God I was not driving. I would have probably been all over the road attempting to “fix it”. I was so shook up it took me a good five minutes to find my Roadside Assistance card which was, of course, in the prominent place in my wallet where I had put it for easy access.

Within 30 minutes of our phone call, a tire service truck with a new tire was parked in front of our motorhome. In another 20 minutes the tire had been replaced on our undamaged wheel and we were on our way again. After another 30 minutes, I was finally calm enough to talk rationally.

We have Good Sam Club roadside assistance. There are other good roadside services. Pick the one you like the best. It is a relatively inexpensive service that might prevent a heart attack when Murphy’s law suddenly catches up with you.

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