Broken down in Perpignan

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  1. The rehctub

    The rehctub Funster

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    My clutch has gone on my Motorhome
    Recoverd of A9 peage taken to peougot main dealer
    Can't repair until Wednesday was offered car hire to get us back to Calais then foot passenger across to Dover and car hire home when vehicle repaired repeat journey back
    Big problem we have two dogs cannot get them across channel without a vehicle !!!!
     
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  2. Al-Di

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    Stay another week:):)
     
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  3. pappajohn

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    That about sums it up.....

    Four hire cars at their expense......or a quick recovery to a different dealers who can do it straight away.

    And folks wonder why breakdown recovery is expensive. :doh:
     
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  4. DanielFord

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    There are worse places to break down! :D Croydon springs to mind! :D
     
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  5. Mousy

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    Oh dear, how distressing for you all, I hope your situation improves, sorry I can't offer any meaningful advice.
     
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    Actually, instead of coming home, can't you stay in the Moho whilst they fix it for you?
     
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  7. DavidG58

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    is there no negotiation to swap hire cars for accommodation, or even hire a MH and use that for a week? :)
     
  8. Hollyberry

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    You're probably best off staying put in your motorhome. If not possible to stay in it overnight while it's actually being fixed ( I've no idea how long these things take) would recovery pay a motel for you ? All the chains ( campanile, Formule etc) are usually on edge of cities/towns and you can take dogs in rooms.
    For anyone ever in a similar position--- under French law you can't be refused a rental property-- gite, , B&B , on grounds of having a " companion animal"
     
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  9. busby

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    They should hire you a car and provide a hotel...I broke down there seven years ago and they towed my car to main Peugeot dealer ..Four days,,could not rush them..BUSBY.
     
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  10. Armytwowheels

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    Sorry to read about your breakdowns? Do you have European breakdown cover? When we broke down last year in Spain our breakdown covered us for 3 nights in a hotel, including the dog. The rest of the week we spent in the Motorhome in the repairing garages compound, while waiting for the parts to turn up.
     
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    Who is your breakdown company? When we broke down in Carcassonne, AA gave us a hire car which they arranged to swap at Calais for a UK reg car, a brand new Hyundai, 17 miles on the clock, to get us back home...
     
  12. Big Nick

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    Hire a motorhome over there and carry on your holiday?

    Pick it up on the way back?

    Just a thought
     
  13. Barclaybasher

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    Not a lot of help to you but might help someone in an emergency....... I once was in a similar position, clutch cable snapped, found I could change gear by 'matching' engine revs to gearbox.... raising revs between gear changes and avoided stopping (when I did I switched off engine, put car in 1st and used the starter motor to pull away and restart the engine)... got me home...... 120 miles

    ..as I said it was an emergency........(y)
     
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  14. John Laidler

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    Worst case buy a cheap tent from a supermarket and camp with dogs. Except p most campsites probably still closed but you might be lucky.

    But as already suggested stay in the MH. It has beds.
     
  15. Jandek

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    Sorry to hear your plight. We had breakdown in Bordeaux few months ago. Had to wait a week for repair ( new year). Rac paid for car hire but we had to pay own accomodation. Horrible situation to be in. Best wishes .
     
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    You can't really breakdown in a MH.... you have : a bed; a toilet; a cooker; food and water (and alcohol) .... and a phone, a breakdown is just an unexpected stopover.......try and stay positive!




    (y)
     
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  17. Tea Bag

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    Hi.
    All good advice,B&B group hotels take dogs,plus B/bashers above,can be done easily after a few miles,do it anytime after 22.00hrs,not so much traffic to impede your progress.
    Best of luck.
    tea Bag
     
  18. busby

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    ADAC would have paid hotel as well,,,,,BUSBY.
     
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  19. Jandek

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    Its a bit worse than that if they dont allow you to sleep in the garage! You suddenly feel homeless.Everything you have is in your motorhome and you have to go off and find somewhere to stay. Pack up your stuff in a ruck sac and few carrier bags.
     
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    I just can't see any point in coming back, even if it's paid for, if it's in on Wednesday it'll be on the road again Thursday, personly if I was in that situation I wouldn't bother with the breakdown people any more, apart from trying to get some accomadation paid for, they have got you off the road and to a garage, and hopefully you can stay in the van , if not get a b&b , then you are still on holiday not tearing up and down motorways, you will have to pay for the repairs anyway so don't see how you are any worse off staying with it.
     
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