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#2562625 - 10/11/18 08:08 PM Re: towing situation, guidance needed [Re: I_bleed_MOPAR]
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Originally Posted By I_bleed_MOPAR
As far as AAA goes, when I bought my Durango, it had not been driven in about 18 months. I had to get a tag on it and clean it up so they would tow it to my house. Told them we had driven it to a friends house and it wouldn't start.
YMMV. shruggy


Tim


This is true, they always ask if it has current registration when you call for help.

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#2562644 - 10/11/18 08:53 PM Re: towing situation, guidance needed [Re: RapidRobert]
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AAA has towed for me 2x. one was my coupe, the other a truck my son bought for parts, we didn't make it home driving it, the rear end locked up. Neither time were we asked if the vehicle had a current registration.
The only thing they asked was if we were in a safe location.

Probably helps that I have done business with that towing company for years, they would have towed a field car out of the field for me and billed AAA. Gene

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#2562649 - 10/11/18 08:56 PM Re: towing situation, guidance needed [Re: RapidRobert]
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Look, OP, I think you already know the safe and prudent answer but you're looking for someone to say it's OK to attempt. And a couple of people actually did.

But consider "what if" you have or cause an accident. Your insurance will attempt to refuse coverage. You'll be tied up in courts for years and may walk away with all your assets attached. Just pay the $200 already! tsk

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#2562685 - 10/11/18 10:04 PM Re: towing situation, guidance needed [Re: RapidRobert]
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Isn't the AAA rv coverage really restrictive as far as mileage ?
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#2562690 - 10/11/18 10:10 PM Re: towing situation, guidance needed [Re: Doc Fiberglass]
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Originally Posted By Doc Fiberglass
Isn't the AAA rv coverage really restrictive as far as mileage ?


100 miles, I believe.
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#2562705 - 10/11/18 10:22 PM Re: towing situation, guidance needed [Re: not_a_charger]
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Originally Posted By not_a_charger
Originally Posted By Doc Fiberglass
Isn't the AAA rv coverage really restrictive as far as mileage ?


100 miles, I believe.


THATS not bad ... and if that's correct - I'll buy that coverage because I can imagine that a bigger class A would be probably TEN BUX a mile plus a big $$ hook up fee. I'll try and have that slant six guy from Long Island add his 2 cents here !
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#2562731 - 10/11/18 11:25 PM Re: towing situation, guidance needed [Re: RapidRobert]
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The standard low priced AAA towing insurance ($78/year) only covers towing to the nearest repair facility, or the towing company's storage lot, or where ever you want, up to around 5 miles. BTW, it covers any non-commercial vehicle you are riding in, not just your own vehicle. You have to call them and they call the tow company.

You need to have the premium coverage to cover a tow up to 100 miles, its something like $98/year. Once you step up to the premium coverage, you can not return to the low priced coverage.

If you have the standard coverage, and find yourself needing the premium coverage, you can change it with a phone call, instantly. You could call them, increase the coverage, then hang up and call right away to get the tow. Gene

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#2562738 - 10/11/18 11:37 PM Re: towing situation, guidance needed [Re: poorboy]
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I (greatly) appreciate the comprehensive responses! I will get back out there soon & check the brakes, maybe hot wire it & for sure take a pic.
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#2562759 - 10/12/18 12:56 AM Re: towing situation, guidance needed [Re: RapidRobert]
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A retail flat bed{lowboy} would be in the $200 range to load and $10 T0 $15 per mile a regular tow is slightly cheaper work
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#2562769 - 10/12/18 02:56 AM Re: towing situation, guidance needed [Re: RapidRobert]
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The biggest thing fur me is even if brakes work well is if the MH hits someone is it insured? Do not want to see you end up like when Mopar Jamie hit that Vette in the side. Do not want to save 200 bucks and get tickets for No registration, Plate, Insurance or Inspection.
$150-$200 would be cheaper Than the Violations alone.
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#2562774 - 10/12/18 05:20 AM Re: towing situation, guidance needed [Re: RapidRobert]
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The title of this thread should've been "Stepping over $20's to pick up pennies."
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#2562825 - 10/12/18 09:42 AM Re: towing situation, guidance needed [Re: RapidRobert]
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I'm usually one to never want to cough up the dough, but in this case I would pay for the the tow.

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#2562860 - 10/12/18 10:52 AM Re: towing situation, guidance needed [Re: RapidRobert]
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I've got a D250 CTD and a trailer capable of handling that weight but I would still be hesitant to drag that thing even 5 miles.
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#2562909 - 10/12/18 12:28 PM Re: towing situation, guidance needed [Re: not_a_charger]
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Originally Posted By not_a_charger
The title of this thread should've been "Stepping over $20's to pick up pennies."
Oh yeah, & your post was the only one that had zero value.


Edited by RapidRobert (10/12/18 12:32 PM)
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#2562928 - 10/12/18 01:03 PM Re: towing situation, guidance needed [Re: RapidRobert]
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Originally Posted By RapidRobert
Originally Posted By not_a_charger
The title of this thread should've been "Stepping over $20's to pick up pennies."
Oh yeah, & your post was the only one that had zero value.


You've had a lot of good advice in this thread, but at the end of the day it's your decision and if something goes wrong you'll be responsible for it. So IMHO you are going to do what you're going to do, and good luck with it. I hope all goes right and you don't smash yours or anybody's vehicle and you don't injure or kill somebody.

Putting down somebody who is giving you good advice is not acceptable though - that poster works in the insurance industry and I'm sure has seen cases like yours many times over. In each case the person thought that it "should be OK" until it wasn't. Hopefully you don't get your ass sued over it, but if you do, think back to this thread and those who you dissed for trying to help you.

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#2563002 - 10/12/18 03:09 PM Re: towing situation, guidance needed [Re: ChryCoGuy]
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The only person I had a problem with was the moderators' worthless comment (& he was not dissed) & now yours. Yes there were some lighthearted twists & turns on the comments here (mine & others) but in the end ALL of the information WILL be absorbed & safety (mine & the publics) WILL be utmost). I will post a pic of it (& me) on it/in it or around it when the time comes (& how the trip turns out if I clinch the deal). The young man still ain't got back to me yet despite repeated ph calls.
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#2563021 - 10/12/18 03:36 PM Re: towing situation, guidance needed [Re: RapidRobert]
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Sorry if you have a problem with my post - not meaning to offend, just telling it like I see it.

As I said, it's up to you how you do it. I hope it works out for you - sounds like you plan on being more careful than you were letting on, so hope it works out.

If it were me, I'd just get it towed, but would have less stories to tell later I'm sure. As I get older, the more I like it that way. work

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#2563085 - 10/12/18 06:15 PM Re: towing situation, guidance needed [Re: ChryCoGuy]
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Alright brother we're good & I do see your point, that I "highly" likely appeared more lackadaisical (sp) on this than I actually was. I appreciate your response. This is gonna be a serious deal (the tow) & I ain't really looking forward to it & I hope that young man (seller) gets back to me on this. I dont really "need" it but I "want" it! (I'm swamped with too many projects the way it is).
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#2563088 - 10/12/18 06:23 PM Re: towing situation, guidance needed [Re: ChryCoGuy]
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Originally Posted By ChryCoGuy
Sorry if you have a problem with my post - not meaning to offend, just telling it like I see it.

As I said, it's up to you how you do it. I hope it works out for you - sounds like you plan on being more careful than you were letting on, so hope it works out.

If it were me, I'd just get it towed, but would have less stories to tell later I'm sure. As I get older, the more I like it that way. work




After two Families got wiped out in PA from landscaping trailers all of us that tow in PA are paying the price. DOT has really taken on a mission but the landscapers are still doing what they do best. Some of those guys are azz-holes and could care less about ANYONE. 200.00 in my eyes is cheap.
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#2563097 - 10/12/18 06:43 PM Re: towing situation, guidance needed [Re: RapidRobert]
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iagree For $200 and they take all responsibility that's a no brainer.

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