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    Senior Member melensdad's Avatar
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    Question Best roadside assistance/travel membership?

    So the lovely wife and I are going to be out on a long ride, from Indiana up into Canada, in August of this year.

    Looking for recommendations please.

    Who uses what? And what do you recommend?

    Triple A or AMA or what?

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    Super Moderator Best roadside assistance/travel membership? 670cc's Avatar
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    I use AMA and GWRRA roadside assistance plans. I have used the AMA plan towing twice (for a minivan and a motor home) and the service was good. AMA roadside assistance is nice because it also covers motor homes at no extra cost, unlike many other plans. I also carry an InReach satellite radio because I find the cell phone in useless a lot of the time.
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    I have AMA - $60 a year, covers ANY vehicle on Wheels. Any. Including trailers, motor-homes, bikes, cars, 4-wheelers, whatever is on wheels. I have had to use it a couple times, and they were responsive and fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deckyon View Post
    I have AMA - $60 a year, covers ANY vehicle on Wheels. Any. Including trailers, motor-homes, bikes, cars, 4-wheelers, whatever is on wheels. I have had to use it a couple times, and they were responsive and fast.
    My AMA plan is free but I’m a Life Member so maybe that’s why. I think if you do automatic renewals, it’s free too.

    The only negative on the AMA plan is that mine only covers 35 miles of towing.
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    BMWMOA Platinum but it does require an annual MOA membership pushing up the cost to $109. It only covers bikes and contracts with companies that are motorcycle friendly and show up with the equipment to do so. 100 miles to destination of your choice for any motorcycle you own and are on that day.
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    I use AMA, and so does my dad. I get it ‘free’ as part of the Life Member thing like Greg.

    Dad has called them two or three times. One experience was great. Another was not as great, since the original hour wait time (he was in a huge-population metro area) got extended by an additional hour when the first tow company ‘cancelled.’

    I’ve only called once, and I had the same fairly poor experience. After a full hour of waiting, I got a call saying the tow company had cancelled, and that an alternate was one to two hours away. That was also in a huge-population metro area. I just cancelled that call, phoned home, and went and rented a UHaul trailer to bring the bike home.

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    I'm not a lifetime member, I renew every year. but the towing is included for free with any AMA membership.

    Reminds me, I need to make sure it renews at the end of the month.
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    So nobody here uses AAA for their roadside assistance?

    Seems like AMA is most common?

    Maybe I should have asked this question in my original post, but does AMA cover the bikes while they are in Canada?

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    Aah!!?? You might want to give them a call Bob and confirm that with them directly.. thus removing all doubt! I too have been considering a towing membership now that i'm stretching my cycle legs a bit haha. :{)

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    I think I might have mentioned this here before but adding motorcycle coverage to my Autoclub membership was a complete waste of money.
    When my disklock broke and I needed assistance to get it off not only would they not cover it, they wouldn't even send me someone who could cut it off. I guess I should have had them tow my bike back home and then gone to work on it with a hacksaw...

    Then when I locked my bike's sole key inside the frunk they kept me waiting for 2 hours before letting me know that they don't pick locks either.
    Once again, maybe they could have towed it home, but since I didn't have the key I doubt it.

    Anyone have these types of experiences with AMA?

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