From my neighbour last night (Friday). Bullet points. Autosleeper with VW base 02 plate very good condition, Not sure on the model, but not big. Returning home from southern Spain, 30 mins. into journey on the motorway, motorhome breaks down. Pays 150 euro to be recovered to local garage. The mechanic diagosed the problem as the cam belt (shredded) He Rings his insurance/breakdown provider (breakdown arranged through his insurance). They tell him that they will send out an assessor to assess the condition/value of the motorhome, the cost of repairs, and the cost of repatriating the motorhome, then they will let him know the course of action. They are refunding the cost of the recovery 150 euro. They put them up in a local hotel for the night. Paid for them to return home (minus the motorhome) consisting of; Train to Paris and overnight stay, then onward journey home via train. So they are now back home and the motorhome is 'stuck' in Spain waiting to be assessed. Reading between the lines (as he was a bit stressed and I did not want to bombard him with questions) it seems like; The breakdown company will either repair the motorhome in spain then it will be up to him to get it back here. Or they will recover the motorhome to the uk and then he will have to get it sorted, depending on the cheapest option. The motorhome is full of all their personal belogings as they could only carry a limited ammount of stuff back. As the title asks, is this normal.