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Old 12-12-2007, 04:58 PM   #11
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So moving between states requires you to follow that states AAA policy?
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Old 12-12-2007, 05:06 PM   #12
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In my opinion - no.

It's more like health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield. Each state has one but they share a common network and common benefits. Each state administers it's own members. I believe the AAA road service number is a national number, not a state number.

The AAA road service number on my card is 1-800-222-4357 (AAA-HELP). Can someone else with another state's AAA membership confirm they have the same AAA road service number on their card?
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Old 12-12-2007, 05:14 PM   #13
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Mikestead, yup I have the same AAA phone number here in the Mountain West region for my RV Plus road service. Thanks for posting this info. I just hope I don't have to get towed from some of the more remote places I camp!
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:02 AM   #14
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I would feel better if I had phone numbers of mobile mechanics who could come and make repairs on site. It would be really difficult to get someone to come get me off something like this.



I got stuck with a hole in my radiator up a set of switchbacks called Burma Grade. It was about 30 degrees and I was sweating like it was 100* out. I had to get over this bridge before getting towed or it would have cost alot more to get out.



Thank God I had 20 Gallons of water. I kept filling up the radiator and finally got out.

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Old 12-18-2007, 08:24 PM   #15
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Breaking down

That would be nice if a mechanic could come out, but it would be tough to figure out what parts to bring. I have thought about bringing sensors, HPOP, and any thing I could think of to fix the van in the field....




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Old 12-28-2007, 04:10 PM   #16
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AAA experience

Well, I just had the opportunity to use my AAA last week, when my fuel pump died 20 miles north of Burns (a tiny town in rural eastern Oregon), where I was then stranded for 3 days waiting for a new one to be shipped out from Portland. Of all the outback unpaved places I like to visit, I'm at least glad the fuel pump died somewhere halfway populated.

The van had just sputtered and died, like it was was out of gas, and then wouldn't start. I guessed it was the fuel filter or pump. I found that I just barely had cell coverage, and so called AAA. My experience with AAA was great -- I told them I had a 4x4 full-size Ford van and so required a flatbed tow truck. One arrived within an hour, and got me into town. My (standard plan) AAA covered the tow completely.



FYI, my Transfer Flow gas tank uses the stock Ford fuel pump.

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Old 12-28-2007, 04:54 PM   #17
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Ouch! I hate seeing tan SMB vans towed!
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You hate it?? This was me a couple of weeks ago. I REALLY hated it!!

This was when my Power Lock system went bad as mentioned in another post. No cost tow from AAA. At least they got me to a place where I didn't have to lay in the snow to fix things. But an hour under the van pulling and replacing the starter in ten degrees was a chilliing experience. Other then that, a nice camping spot.
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