breakdown cover for a 27 foot triaxle moterhome 4.5 ton

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  1. Martin OSullivan

    Martin OSullivan

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    Hi, im new on here,

    can anyone recomend breakdown cover for a 27 foot (8.2 meters)triaxle moterhome 4.5 ton gross?

    Im heading to France for the first time in 4 weeks and I'd like some peace of mind

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. nomadic

    nomadic Funster

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    If you are a member of the C&CC you are eligible for their RAC Arrival cover. No size or weight restriction.

    If not, then ADAC, but in France there have been issues with there Agents in the past.

    Try Britannia Rescue, I think they provide cover for over 3500Kgs. :thumb:
     
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  3. DavidG58

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    We in the C + CC as well, took advantage of the RAC package, can't actually recall what we paid now but remember it being really good value, particularly when it includes full European cover

    I seem to think that going to the RAC direct they wouldn't even cover us @ 5 tons

    Only had a flat battery so far so yet to find out how they would move us

    David
     
  4. Mikey RV

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    RAC arrivals, never used and hope I never do but good to know its there. :thumb:
     
  5. SuperMike

    SuperMike Read Only Funster

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    There is not a lot of choice for us at 10.5tons. RAC Arrivals, RAC Arrivals or RAC Arrivals, but their limit is £2500 when abroad, so if you have to be recovered home, it's possible you would have to contribute something. At least, I believe, they get you home before asking for your bit. :Cool:


    This is worth a read. .......... http://www.rvoc.co.uk/forum/rv-general-chat/9543-european-recovery.html
     
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  6. rrusty

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    Safeguard, I broke down in Spain 3 weeks ago and safeguard instructed the international AA to liaise a local low loader who took my 5 ton tag axle to an Alko dealer who fixed the air suspension and the AA phoned 3 times a day to oversee everything and also arranged a hire car,
     
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  7. Scout

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    C&C club / RAC £220 for my 5 ton tag inc covers me in any other vehicle uk and Europe and free membership to the club. I thought that was a good price
     
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    dave newell lvs Trader-Vehicle Services

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    I took out RAC arrivals cover last year on thr motorhome and trailer (7 metre Iveco 4.2 tonne and twin axle trailer) and got "free" C&CC membership with it, just renewed it for this year.

    D.
     
  9. Serendipitous

    Serendipitous Funster

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    Recently went through a radical review of breakdown cover, travel insurance and bank accounts.

    Rather than pay best part of £300 for car & MH breakdown cover + £95 for travel insurance. Changed bank account and for princely sum of £10 a month get breakdown cover included on both wife's and my car, worldwide travel insurance for both of us, 12 months addition warrantee on purchases, 3% interest on current account balance and phone insurance. (sorry sounds like a sales pitch)

    To cut a long story short now have everything covered for £120 + £60. The £60 is in addition to the MH insurance premium for RAC European cover. (Comfort or AIB)

    With vehicles over 3,500kgs you need to read the small print before signing up for breakdown cover.
     
  10. Martin OSullivan

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    Wow, thanks for all the responses, that will keep me busy for a while !!

    Serendipitous what bank are you now using?
     
  11. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    they appear to pull prices out of a hat on a whim.

    My arrivals cover was £82 at last renewal....UK only.

    I suspect your 'free' club membership wasnt as free as you think....the forty odd quid would be included in the premium if you werent already a member.
     
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  12. Viennese

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    Yes Safeguard/AA are extremely good.
     
  13. Martin OSullivan

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    Britania only cover to 8 meters, im 8.2 so they said they cant help
     
  14. JockandRita

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    Britannia Rescue via the >>CSMA<<.


    Caravans and trailers – your cover includes any caravan or trailer that is attached to
    your vehicle (this does not
    include help at the home address that we have on our
    records or within ¼ of a m
    ile of that address or the location at which your caravan is
    normally stored). Caravans and trailers should not be more than 8 metres in length
    (including A-frame) and fitted with a standard 50 millimetre ball coupling. All caravans
    and trailers must meet the requirements of the Road Vehicles (Construction and
    Use) Regulations 1986. If appropriate you must always carry a legal and serviceable
    spare wheel or a manufacturer supplied or approved emergency tyre inflation kit or
    equipment and keys for any tyre security devices.

    [HI]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. If appropriate you must always
    carry a legal and serviceable spare wheel or a manufacturer supplied or approved
    emergency tyre inflation kit or equipment and keys for any tyre security devices.[/HI]

    Cheers,

    Jock.
     
  15. John & Joan

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    Were with Comfort (AVIVA) and they include UK and continental recovery for our 7M 4600kg Hymer plus trailer making us nearly 5900kg

    We have had to use it in the UK, Spain and Italy. Each time we have had no problems and good service from RAC Commercial.
     
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    insurance

    We have 3.5t iveco daily. Went to specialist, insurance choice. good value and flat battery twice (new one now!). Repair van arrived within hour each time
     
  17. Scout

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    So how much would your European cover be. I think about £220. !!!!
    Another quote I got was over £400.
     
  18. Serendipitous

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    Martin, now using nationwide.
     
  19. Malcolm Bolt

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    Van is 8 mtrs including scooter rack. Weight is 4400kgs.
    Insurance and recovery for 365 days European travel is a bit about £550. I'm happy with that.
     
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    Comfort insurance. we are 6 tons and 48 foot with trailer on the back Cannot comment on how good it is so far as not used it

    Actually just checked - it is RAC Arrivals.
     
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