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Is There Really A Good RV Tire Program?
Travel season is upon us and RV trip planning is a must. Where will you go? What adventures will you have? Are you picturing it yet? Along with the fun stuff, you unfortunately must also plan for the not-so-fun stuff, like an RV tire blowout.
One moment you are cruising down the road, passing under the shadows of the moss-strewn trees, bubbling with anticipation of what you’ll do first after settling into your campsite. Suddenly, “What was that?”!
The explosion is loud enough to be heard over the rumbling of the debris and potholes under your wheels. Panic immediately sets in as you realize you just had an RV tire blowout – talk about scary! You manage to slow down and safely pull to the side of the road, but your nerves are shot. You are now stressed and stranded, trying to remember what kind of tire protection you have.
Don’t be surprised by RV tire costs
You definitely did not plan to blow an RV tire, but despite your meticulous tire care maintenance, it happens. Now it’s time to deal with the problem. You don’t have a spare, and even if you did, there’s no way you could mount the RV tire all by yourself. Even if you could, it is extremely dangerous and not recommended.
Numbers start to spiral through your head like an old cash register. The digits keep flipping, going higher and higher, as the register dings with every expense you imagine. If you haven’t allowed financially for this unforeseen hurdle, then your vacation budget is going to take a major hit. Months of planning and budgeting thrown out the window because of an unexpected RV tire blowout.
RV Tire and Wheel Protection Plan
One of the best items you can purchase along with your new RV is a tire and wheel protection plan. RV tires can be one of the biggest expenses for RVers. They go through a lot of wear and tear and when it’s time to replace them, they can be very expensive.
When you have an RV tire blowout or a flat on the road, the industry-standard tire & wheel programs tend to deal with these on a reimbursement basis. It’s left up to the RVer, already stressed and shaken on the side of the road, to figure out how to deal with it.
This type of reimbursement program is an old and unacceptable way of handling a tire blowout. If a Class A motorhome blows a front-drive tire, for example, the owner may experience some or all of these setbacks when using a standard reimbursement program.
- Locating a tire can be difficult. Class A tires typically aren’t available at the local tire shop.
- Getting towed instead of a roadside tire replacement. Some providers only offer towing to a nearby service provider that may or may not be able to change the tire because they aren’t equipped to change an RV tire of that size.
- Finding an alternative source to deliver the new specialty tire to you AND be able to change it on the side of the road, provided you are in an area where you can have the tire mounted to the rim and changed on the side of the road.
- Having to pay up front for ALL of these services, in hopes of a timely reimbursement without hassle.
Even success is a failure
If you are fortunate enough to achieve a successful roadside tire replacement with little or no hassle, you now have to jump through the hoops in hopes of recovering all of those lost vacation funds. The RVer must now:
- Contact your tire and wheel protection program.
- Complete their claim form(s) – hopefully you kept all of your receipts.
- Submit form(s) and receipts for reimbursement.
- Wait, while they evaluate the details and your event to determine if you even qualify for reimbursement.
- IF your claim is approved, you receive your reimbursement check but this could take several weeks.
Coach-Net has a better RV tire solution
Those at Coach-Net knew there had to be a better RV tire solution. Coach-Net has been the premier provider of 24/7 RV technical and roadside assistance since 1987. Their mission is to create a carefree RVing experience so members can focus on making memories with their friends and family.
In order to truly accomplish this mission, Coach-Net believes that if you want to really understand what RVers go through on a daily basis and be able to truly empathize with RVers, you have to experience it for yourself.
For this reason, Coach-Net proudly owns not just one, but two RVs – a motorized and a towable unit, both available for their employees to go camping with family and friends, at no cost. Anyone can look at beautiful pictures, and read countless instructional manuals, but nothing can ever replace the feeling of driving a big RV down a curving mountain roadway. It makes Coach-Net employees more knowledgeable in their jobs and it inherently makes them more compassionate to their member’s struggles.
So, being RVers themselves and having experienced the exhausting, complicated, and stressful process of a tire and wheel reimbursement, they knew there had to be a simpler and better way. Therefore, based on this first-hand knowledge, they developed a much more all-encompassing program: Hazard Protect.
Coach-Net Hazard Protect – Created by real RVers, for RVers
The biggest difference between Coach-Net’s program and other industry-standard programs is that Hazard Protect is sign and drive coverage versus reimbursement based.
So, what does that mean? It’s simple. If you experience a blowout on your RV due to a road hazard, instead of a very long process, you only need to complete the following steps with Hazard Protect:
- Call Coach-Net!
- Sign for services rendered.
That’s it! Coach-Net will first ask, “Are you in a safe location?” There’s nothing more reassuring than hearing another person inquire about your safety after you’ve just escaped a frightening incident. After confirming your safety, Coach-Net will handle all of the complicated details and have your RV towed to a qualified repair facility or have a new tire brought to you and changed on the side of the road, depending on whatever is best for you and your RV.
Let Coach-Net deal with the problems
While they are working hard on your behalf, you can relax, watch TV, hang out with the kids, or play an intense round of Uno. When your tire is changed and you are ready to continue your adventure, all that is needed is one signature and you are on your way. The tire, service call, tow (if needed), and labor have already been paid for, requiring no out-of-pocket expense and no need for receipts or claims forms.
“The whole point of having tire and wheel protection is to protect RVers from unexpected expenses. Having to pay upfront just to then worry about whether you will get reimbursed on the back end after your claim has been approved is not a great solution when you and your family are stranded on the side of the freeway.“Coach-Net
That’s what Coach-Net and their vision of carefree RVing is all about – simplicity for the customer in an extremely stressful situation and ultimately improving the RV experience!
Hazard Protect is the RVer’s best option to handle an RV tire blowout. Hazard Protect can be purchased through a Coach-Net Participating RV Dealership or you can request a quote here. Coach-Net dealerships offer 3 levels of protection, but all levels include the unique benefit of Sign & Drive Service.
Coverage is available for both towable and motorized units and also includes coverage for the tow vehicle even if the tow vehicle is not attached to your RV. Hazard Protect can pay for itself with just one tire blowout. For as low as $0.29/day, Coach-Net Hazard Protect will save your sanity, your wallet, and ultimately your vacation.