NEWS from BoatUS
Boat Owners Association of The United States
880 S. Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 22304
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Press Contact: D. Scott Croft, 703-461-2864, SCroft@BoatUS.com
Boat Trailer Breakdowns: Who You Gonna Call?
(Hint: Not Your Auto Club)
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 5, 2010 – It’s bad enough when your car or truck breaks down on the side of the road, but what happens if your boat trailer decides to call it a day and leaves you stranded? Most roadside assistance clubs don’t provide service for a disabled boat trailer — which could explain the boat you see sitting alone on the shoulder of the highway. Unfortunately the owner was likely forced to go seek out help, however, if they had been members of the BoatUS Trailering Club, assistance would have come to them.
With over 18,000 roadside assistance and tire repair companies across the US with the experience and equipment to handle both boat trailer and tow vehicle breakdowns, the BoatUS Trailering Club’s “Trailer Assist” service can get you back on the road with just one simple phone call. Available 24 hours a day, Trailer Assist offers flat tire assistance, fuel delivery, lockout service, jump starts and will tow both your boat trailer and tow vehicle up to 100 miles to the nearest repair facility. It will also provide for winching up slippery or crumbling launch ramps if your trailer gets stuck.
“Our Trailering Club covers every set of wheels in your towing rig – not just the tow vehicle,” said BoatUS Trailering Club Director Beth McCann. “And if you venture far from home, we’ll get you to a repair facility, find accommodations if necessary, and give you the information you need so you can get back on the road as quickly as possible. It’s all about having your needs met with one phone call and not having to worry,” she added.
Trailer boaters can join the BoatUS Trailering Club and receive Trailer Assist for $14 a year in addition to BoatUS membership ($24) for a total of $38 annually. As a special offer, all new and renewing members also receive a $10 discount coupon for purchases at West Marine stores. “There are no other roadside assistance plans at this price that can meet a trailer boater’s or angler’s needs in so many ways,” said McCann.
Other Trailering Club benefits include a subscription to BoatUS Trailering magazine, and members may also choose a subscription to BoatUS Magazine or the fishing-oriented BoatUS Angler magazine. For more information, go to http://www.BoatUS.com/trailerclub or check out these frequently asked questions . Boaters may also call 800-888-4869.
BoatUS – Boat Owners Association of The United States – is the nation’s leading advocate for recreational boaters providing over half a million members with government representation, programs and money saving services. For membership information visit www.BoatUS.com or call 800-395-2628.