Motorhome fun rescue scheme?

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  1. Flyingscotsman2

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    There's a post saying about bringing a Motorhome back from where ever UK or Europe. I suggested why can't we set our own scheme up amongst friends if any body who gets into trouble who can't drive back for any reason can we help by getting at least the Motorhome back.i know we all have insurance but peace of mind of a friend brining you or your Motorhome back or even both. So any ideas if it could be done. Remember it's just an idea.
     
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    How about some form of group with members registered who are willing/insured to drive other vehicles, along with their respective catchment area, and something along the lines of an SOS board?
    May also need to include classes of licence entitlement?
     
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    I think it would be a really good idea. Obviously there would be insurance to sort out for driving the stranded MH but a phone call to the insurer should sort that out PDQ.

    I'm not sure if we would need a formal list or not as I have seen so many offers of help when someone is in trouble - and that is just the offers on the public forum.

    If there is to be a formal list I'll sign up for it to help people stranded in SE Scotland or who want to return to SE Scotland (at least).
     
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    I've often thought that it would be nice to do 'delivery trips' with motorhomes. This is done in the sailing fraternity all the time. A similar sort of thing perhaps? I'd do it (y)
     
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    I just checked my policy, I am covered to drive other vehicles, also strangely my policy covers me for commuting to work also, I will have to try that one day. Anyway I digress, I suspect that most of us on here will have some sort of coverage for other vehicles on a 3rd party basis. It would be up to the MH owner to upgrade to a temp. named driver, which I doubt would cost much.
    Obviously I think this is a brilliant idea, and if this takes off you can count me in for Surrey/Dorset area.
     
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  7. Flyingscotsman2

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    Great so we need ideas. As for insurance well I am sure they will be an idea out there need to ask jim wat he think it is his site
     
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    Count me in
     
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    Just diverging a bit, but has anyone had anything to do with european couriering, love to do some , have two pickups , a small one and a 3.5 tonner, but have I left it to late now at 67, how would you go about it? Seen in France Brits who deliver groceries from tesco and the like to Brits living there, wouldn't mind having a go at that.
     
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    Not wanting to put a damper on this, but when you can get basic cover for about £30, is there really anybody daft enough not to have some breakdown cover ?
     
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    your missing the point it's not about insurance it's about peace of mind getting Motorhome back home or people back home easier than flying if they can't fly. Remember it's just an idea
     
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    Wrong thread.
     
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    Not a damper at all, all the rescue services will start to load your renewal based upon number of recoveries, and indeed some only cover a 10 mile tow to get you to safety. Should the main/only driver be incapacitated in any way, this isn't a great help. This was the scenario that kicked off this thread.
    Obviously it would be up to the individual owner as to whether to call the rescue service, or get onto Fun to get a volunteer to get you all the way home!
     
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    yes and the people who need help would need to sort out the cost of wat it takes to get them back. But it's about peace of mind
     
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    I know it is , I said that, still interested in your idea, thought you as a lorry driver might have some ideas , that's all, can't realy start a new thread on it on a mh forum, no harm in asking
     
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    I would do it for the cost of the diesel and ferry or air fare
     
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    Formal or not I bet if someone posted on here that they were in difficulty there would be any number volunteer to help
     
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    Yes they would no doubt
     
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    I guess it would be a little like the channel 9 used to be on the CB. You could ask for help anywhere, but channel 9 had people dedicated to listening out for help calls?
     
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    As Alan (laneside) stated "I bet if someone posted on here that they were in difficulty there would be any number volunteers to help".

    Count me in if a member on here is in trouble in Spain, if I can help I will.
     
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