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Old 01-18-2013, 11:54 AM   #1
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Default NH Blown Motor, In Need of a Cheap Tow

Hi, as the title says, my engine is blown. Can anyone recommend a cheap way to get it towed. Car is located at Pats Peak and needs to be towed to Lebanon NH. Thanks!
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:39 PM   #2
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do you have AAA?
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:43 PM   #3
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60 miles, find a friend with AAA gold.

Id offer to tow it for a few bucks but that becomes 220 miles (5-6 hours) towing...
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:12 PM   #4
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Only have AAA basic
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:18 PM   #5
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Its not going to be a cheap tow then. Probably cheapest way is to borrow a truck from a friend and rent a UHaul trailer.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:22 PM   #6
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Rent a truck and trailer from Uhaul for the day for about $50-80.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:45 PM   #7
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Only have AAA basic
How much is the upgrade to AAA Gold? less than the tow would be?
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:50 PM   #8
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How much is the upgrade to AAA Gold? less than the tow would be?
Like $100. but you cant use the benefits until you have the hard card.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:15 PM   #9
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60 miles, find a friend with AAA gold.
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Probably cheapest way is to borrow a truck from a friend and rent a UHaul trailer.
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Rent a truck and trailer from Uhaul for the day for about $50-80.
These are your only real options..
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:22 PM   #10
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Like $100. but you cant use the benefits until you have the hard card.
Gold is $30 over standard
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:39 PM   #11
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I ran into the same problem and found the cheapest way will be uhaul.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:55 PM   #12
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Wish I saw this earlier I would have given you my AAA gold card number

If you still need it pm me
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:16 AM   #13
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Uhaul pickup with flat bed trailer is $79 + .59/mile
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:02 AM   #14
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An upgrade to AAA gold would take about 7 days to go into effect. Looks like I'm gonna have to go with uhaul or the generosity of a friend that already has AAA gold.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:25 AM   #15
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An upgrade to AAA gold would take about 7 days to go into effect. Looks like I'm gonna have to go with uhaul or the generosity of a friend that already has AAA gold.
... mine was instant. They can mark it on your file, so when u call for a tow and do not physically have the "gold card" yet, they can see your gold status on their system if u need to use it that day (which is what I did). I upgraded mine and it only cost $30 total for 4 users in my family. Each person gets 5 tows/yr and up to 100miles each tow. So worth it.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:49 AM   #16
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They don't do instant upgrades anymore AFAIK, it makes no sense from a business model for them to do so. I also thought it was limited to three tows/year, giving you up to 20 per year seems crazy.

Don't forget the secret premium membership that gives a 200 mile tow. I have that to cover me getting home from NY lakes if things go sour.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:22 PM   #17
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They don't do instant upgrades anymore AFAIK, it makes no sense from a business model for them to do so. I also thought it was limited to three tows/year, giving you up to 20 per year seems crazy.
I can't speak to the instant upgrade part, but I have gold and I definitely get 5 tows/calls per year. Last year I used 5 But I've also had gold for as long as I've had a license. Maybe that makes a difference?
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:25 PM   #18
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I used 5 last year with gold also. I vaguely remember them telling me the third time I had my Chevy towed that I was only allowed a max of 3 tows per vehicle, though.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:28 PM   #19
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I used 5 last year with gold also. I vaguely remember them telling me the third time I had my Chevy towed that I was only allowed a max of 3 tows per vehicle, though.
Per vehicle makes sense I guess. I only towed my STi for 2 out of those 5 tows. The other 3 were friends in need.
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