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Old 04-15-07, 01:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How much does long distance towing usually cost?

I've got 100 miles on AAA premium for free, and need to go another 85.

How much should I expect to pay? I'm curious and don't want to wait to call someone on Monday.
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i've actually done this b4. get towed the 100miles then tell the truck to drop you, then call AAA again and get towed the next 85miles!

towing can get expensive, you would have to consult the tow company that comes out, they might charge you around $150 plus something per mile for the tow
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$350 Flatbed tow truck, Washington Dc to Roanoke Va 234miles door to door. AAA+ = $250 (the 100 free miles...atleast for me it was)
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i've actually done this b4. get towed the 100miles then tell the truck to drop you, then call AAA again and get towed the next 85miles!

towing can get expensive, you would have to consult the tow company that comes out, they might charge you around $150 plus something per mile for the tow
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have them tow it 100 miles drop it and call them again
AAA does not allow you to do this. Even with AAA+, If you abuse your amount of tows in a year, they will drop you. Plus, it's supposed to be to a service or repair shop if I'm not mistaken. Doesn't hurt to try though.
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i've actually done this b4. get towed the 100miles then tell the truck to drop you, then call AAA again and get towed the next 85miles!

towing can get expensive, you would have to consult the tow company that comes out, they might charge you around $150 plus something per mile for the tow
Watch out though, when I was 17-18 years old, I had a tow truck come to our house and had them lift the engine out of my 72 camaro. Then later had them drop it back in. Used my dads AAA card and the bastards CANCELLED his membership because it was used to often or some shit like that!

assholes..............
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AAA does not allow you to do this. Even with AAA+, If you abuse your amount of tows in a year, they will drop you. Plus, it's supposed to be to a service or repair shop if I'm not mistaken. Doesn't hurt to try though.
we've done it b4. used up 2 of our tows, and had to wait another 2hrs but they did it.

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Watch out though, when I was 17-18 years old, I had a tow truck come to our house and had them lift the engine out of my 72 camaro. Then later had them drop it back in. Used my dads AAA card and the bastards CANCELLED his membership because it was used to often or some shit like that!

assholes..............
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we've done it b4. used up 2 of our tows, and had to wait another 2hrs but they did it.



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Helps when you know the Gas Station owner/tow sevice owner...........
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If you do the 2x AAA thing, I'd have a specific destination for your first drop off. Such as a service station at approx 100 miles, if possible. Point is not to make it too obvious that you're just doubling up. You can always say that the first place didn't work out for you for whatever reason and say you want it towed to another place at about 85 mi.
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If you do the 2x AAA thing, I'd have a specific destination for your first drop off. Such as a service station at approx 100 miles, if possible. Point is not to make it too obvious that you're just doubling up. You can always say that the first place didn't work out for you for whatever reason and say you want it towed to another place at about 85 mi.
good thinking!
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well, you get 200 miles of tow, and only have to go 185, that gives you 15 miles of play in each direction. great idea to have them drop it off somewhere and re-tow, but dont try to make it too close to the 100 marker. you can go 90 miles one place, and then have them pick it back up and tow it another 95 miles, that will get you there. plus that gives you some "in-town" mileage to the shop you are getting to in the first destination.

i knows its been a couple of days, but did you ever find anything out?
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Rich's suggestion is the most logical...go with that because how could AAA possibly argue that??
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Old 04-17-07, 11:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I needed to tow a car from long island to newburgh and they wanted 550.... Thats where my brothers flat bed and big truck came in.. it was 80 alone in gas. about 90miles.. truckers were laughing b.c of the blow off sound of his turbo.
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besides AAA...you might pay like $200 for a 185 Mile tow
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