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Has anyone actually had to use the towing benefit of being a member of the VCOA and if so, how long did it take for a tow rig to show up? Just curious….
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Seems to me the tow truck should be a pickup with a sturdy ramp and tie-downs. The typical tow truck is worthless to tow a Vespa.
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Seems to me the tow truck should be a pickup with a sturdy ramp and tie-downs. The typical tow truck is worthless to tow a Vespa.
I agree. I'm just wondering about response times for someone to arrive with any kind of recovery vehicle.
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Seems to me the tow truck should be a pickup with a sturdy ramp and tie-downs. The typical tow truck is worthless to tow a Vespa.
Wouldn't they normally send a flat bed for a motorcycle?
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I guess no one has ever used it then.
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I never have, but I did call my roadside assistance provider, Better World Club (like AAA for people who don't want to pay to advocate for cars) to pick up my Vespa once. They could not find anyone in their towing network who felt comfortable taking the job with their equipment. I would imagine that the VCOA provider (and AAA) probably uses pretty much the same towing companies. In this case I had an alternative, but I worry about when I don't.
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I am going to Canada Vespa Days I wonder if I can use it in Canada?
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I never have, but I did call my roadside assistance provider, Better World Club (like AAA for people who don't want to pay to advocate for cars) to pick up my Vespa once. They could not find anyone in their towing network who felt comfortable taking the job with their equipment. I would imagine that the VCOA provider (and AAA) probably uses pretty much the same towing companies. In this case I had an alternative, but I worry about when I don't.
I have a feeling that if I did have to use the VCOA towing benefit, it would take hours before anyone would show up, or no one would take the job for the reason you cited. I keep a set of handle bar extension straps in the trunk of both my bikes in the event a tow truck does not know the proper way to strap down a scooter.
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