Many modern day drivers and RVers have access to roadside assistance coverage. It is convenient. It is affordable. In fact, it is often included in the price of normal automobile insurance for regular family cars, the fifth wheel trailer, motorized RVs, etc. The general idea of roadside assistance is to have a backup to call in case of emergency. We recommend viewing the roadside assistance coverage not as a backup, but as the one to call first. It decreases the stress of “finding” someone who can drop what they’re doing to help with your roadside emergency. It also avoids the issue of out of town roadside assistance needs for those who are on the road in their fifth wheel trailer or other RV.
Emergencies often covered by a roadside assistance plan include: unlimited towing, jump-start, tire change, fuel delivery, lockout service, etc. Roadside coverage can be purchased singly, as a part of your vehicle purchase, as a part of vehicle insurance coverage, as a benefit when purchasing tires for the vehicle, etc. Most find that the pricing is far more affordable than they expected once they look into the available options.
Individuals who aren’t aware of any roadside assistance coverage should contact their insurance provider to verify whether or not it is included in their current policy. Individuals who don’t currently have roadside assistance coverage should pay attention to the options presented in future vehicle purchase and maintenance dealings as it is often either included in the purchase price of a new vehicle (or new parts for a vehicle) or is offered as a very affordable option that can be added on to the transaction. If this isn’t the case, RVers can always consider contacting one of the major carriers directly.
Pedata RV Center provides free 24/7 roadside and technical assistance for all buyers. Individuals who purchase a recreational vehicle from Pedata RV Center simply provide their Customer Care card for payment of covered benefits throughout the US and Canada. Covered benefits through Pedata’s roadside and technical assistance include: towing to the closest service facility qualified to handle the job, dispatch of on-site mechanical service in response to a breakdown, 24/7 technical hotline providing access to RVDA/RVIA Master Certified Technicians to assist with technical and operational questions/full time service support, RV service appointment assistance for hassle free service appointments nationwide, emergency trip interruption reimbursement up to $2,000 in instances when the recreational vehicle is disabled due to a collision over 100 miles from the RVer’s home, trip routing upon request with free custom trip routing and full color map service delivered to the RVer’s door, $1,000 reimbursement for road service in Mexico, and no-fee Traveler’s Cheques.
Depending upon the provider of your roadside assistance coverage, the details will change, but regardless of the details, a good roadside assistance service can be a lifesaver for the fifth wheel trailer owner on the road. Carefully consider the option whenever the chance arises and never overlook it as a solution to trouble on the road.