365 days european breakdown cover

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  1. caz144

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    Anyone know of a company which will cover a 3850kg mh for 365days in europe.
    I have rung round a few and had no luck. Looks like we will have to go without.
    There must be a company out there that does, surely?
     
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    Safeguard, but only as part of their MH insurance policy. As far as I am aware they will not do recovery only.
     
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    Hi,

    take a look at :

    The membership in ADAC

    it's ADAC the German "AA", and covers motorhomes up to 7.5 tonnes all over Europe and a bit beyond. Several members of another Forum have joined and recommended it. I joined ADAC plus for about 80 euros and it covers all cars owned and also my wife driving on her own. There are also many other benefits including an element of travel insurance and the provision of drivers to get you and the vehicle home if you can't drive. They have English speaking operators and assistance numbers in most EU countries.

    Alan
     
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    Hi..
    that is who we are covered by, it is only done though the C&C club using the Arrival Scheme, the RAC won't do it otherwise.

    From the site
     
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    Hi Jim that's not quite correct, I have arrival through my insurance with Towergate Bakers, cheaper than doing it through the 3C's as well.

    I think its just they won't do it direct for some reason.

    Olley
     
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    Hi,
    I was also told not long ago that Arrival does not cover 365 days european cover
     
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    Brit Rescue used to have a limit on European cover, you used to have to tell them dates of travel, but they scrapped that last year and I'm pretty sure there is no limit now. Vehicle restrictions are
    "Motorhomes – must not be more than 8 metres in length or a weight when fully
    loaded not exceeding 7.5 tonnes and must be a recognised make and model which
    has been coach-built for that precise purpose. We will only cover vehicles over
    these limits if we have specifically agreed this with you, before your cover began."

    IMHO their cover is good but they are more expensive than the German org that Hymer quoted.
     
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    Was this from direct from Arrival or a third party ?

    All I know is what I have..

    From Terms and Conditions.. ( if you want the full thing go online and download the PDF )

    I wasn't aware of that.. good to know..

    Jim
     
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    many thanks for all the help folks.
    I am pursuing the ADAC via email.
    and tomorrow towergate bakers and Britannia by phone.
    I will let you know the outcome.

    CC would cover us for a 6 month single trip at a cost of £307.
    AA did cover for up to 6 months but with a 3500kg limit.

    We work in France on a campsite for 6 months - we are covered travelling to and from by the company we are working for, but not while we are there!

    We had arrival cover last year - taken out with club care insurance (not realising we were limited to 90 days!!)- but this year they (c&cc) no longer offer rac arrival - you have to do it yourself via the link on their web site and again they won't cover over 3500kg for that length of time.

    ah well - back on your heads!
     
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    Hi Caz144, I'm going to work on a campsite too this summer, down in the south of France, first time for me so wondering what to expect!:Eeek:
     
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    All sorted!
    With Britannia Assist.
    £130 for maximum 180 day trip. But you can go home and then go out again for another 180 days.
    That will do for this year, but will pursue the ADAC and find all the info I can ready for next year.
    thanks everyone, bit of a mine field out there isn't it? Why does someone not provide 365 days continuous cover? for peace of mind I would pay for it.
     
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    ADAC

    I had both keys lose the security coding because of a crook battery connection 150km from Agadir in Morocco. One phone call and they sent a recovery truck and took us all to Agadir and dropped us off at the Ford dealer. 5 minutes with a computer and we were back on the road.
    magic service from ADAC. Cost was zero

    They have member recovery service as well (worldwide I think) as well as member and vehicle repatriation and of course roadside service over the greater Europe and Mediterranean area.
    76 € or little more for "Plus" membership for a couple
     
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    cover

    hi.......our "Bliss" is 34 ft long ....will adac cover us? cheers and happy roads:Blush:
     
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    ADAC info and application forms attached.


    (Sorry they're zipped but the pdfs are too large).


    You have to phone a credit/debit card number through or send a written authority as they can't accept Direct Debit from UK accounts

    Alan
     
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    Arrival told me that 365 day european cover was not available, this was for a fifth wheeler which they would cover regarding size but not 365 days european and that they would check ferry bookings to verify. They gave me a phone number for european breakdown that would be at my own expense and very expensive which is how the situation is at the moment.
     
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    ADAC

    Hi, just looking at the zipped English terms and conditions, and I think he states 92 days inside the European cover and 45 days outside (but countrys bordering the Mediterrean).

    Also something about vehicle lengths to a max of 10m.

    Plus I was looking to change my current RAC cover to this, but it also states that cover does not start to 50Km from home address, so would not cover like home start.

    I have heard of people using ADAC before and have been very pleased with it.

    Does it cover vehicle repatriation back to England.

    I suppose really you have to look at it has European Breakdown cover only.

    What do you think am I not reading it right?

    Kind regards Pat
     
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    Hi Caz
    have you got a number for Britannia assist ?
    I just googled it and called who I thought was them but was told they only provide vehichles after an accident and offer no recovery schemes ???
    I have also checked with the C&CC Arrival scheme and they only cover up to 90 days, Im off to spain for 6 months......
    and having looked at the terms of ADAC Im a bit baffled....can anyone fathom this ? -
    "A journey means that you are more than 50 km
    (distance covered) from your place of residence. In the European area of coverage
    you are covered (according to § 4) if, by the time the incident occurred, the journey
    since leaving your place of residence did not exceed 92 days. Outside the
    European area of coverage you are covered, if the journey did not exceed 45 days
    between leaving the place of residence and the occurrence of the incident."
     
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