I feel like I've truly stepped up a notch in life by becoming a AAA member and then switching my van insurance to AAA. I stopped in to an office, talked to agent, and WOW. It is amazing how much better coverage they will give me than State Farm..and for less money!
It is such a good feeling to know that no matter where I am in the US, I can now call AAA for anything. I don't even necessarily have to be in my van. I can be in anyone's vehicle, I just have to have my membership card with me. They will bring you free gas or tow you up to 100 miles per year (if you choose to be a Plus RV member). They will even fix a flat, but I probably wont ever need them for that if I quit stalling and go buy myself a tire iron before anything bad happens.
You can call them upto 4 times a year without a care in the world... Not to mention, you can get discounts if you choose to stop anywhere on their huge list of discount places. I probably won't, but hey - 10% off at Dunhams or Circuit City might be handy someday. OH!! and if you break-down 100 miles from your home-base (due to theft, collision, or mechanical failure), AAA will reimburse you up to $1,000 worth of expenses (food, lodging,etc..) that you incur within the next 72 hours! Whoa. I will have to remember that. I am pumped :)
Plus, they give you a AAA prescription card, just for being a member, which gives you 20% off prescriptions. I prefer natural & alternative remedies, so I am not normally one for using prescriptions. But being able to get 20% off a prescription (if you really need one) seems like a wonderful benefit when you no longer have any type of insurance coverage.
As a final note, I am not in any way affiliated with AAA and I don't know any one who works for them. I don't get anything for promoting them. They just put put me in a very good mood today, and they have made me and my van feel very safe and happy.