Recovery

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  1. Big bus man

    Big bus man

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    No doubt this has been covered before but I want some advice on the best recovery service for motorhomes. I am with the RAC but have no idea if that also covers me for my MH. The van logbook states 3500kg and the actual clean weight is just over 3000kg so am I covered?
    Who are you with and what does it cover you for.
     
  2. Speve

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    We are with safeguard the insurance has full European breakdown as well as at home and covers us with a 4250 GVW and trailer
     
  3. Hymie

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    Joined ADAC, €89 covers any vehicle I am in, home or abroad.

    Hymie
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    At 3500kg you should be covered depending on length and age...unless they moved the goalposts.
    You will only be recovered if you bought that option.

    I have RAC Arrival.....recovery and roadside assistance.
    ANY vehicle whether i own it or not, driving or not. (Sign written work vehicles excluded)
    No size or weight restrictions.....even 11 plus ton american rvs are covered.
    If you break down enroute to a pre booked campsite they will, if you want, take you to the site then recover you home after your break.

    Only drawback is you MUST have C&CC membership (£40 ish)
    Breakdown cover cost seems to be variable for some reason.
    I last paid around £82.....but worth it as its ME covered, not the vehicle.
     
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  5. ramsthom

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    BIG BUS. If your RAC cover is on your car and you think it may cover your motorhome I understand it only covers vehicles up to 5.5 meters.
     
  6. richr

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    I asked this at a show when i saw an RAC Rep, as im in the RAC.

    He seemed to think there would be an additional cost if the vehicle to be covered was around 7.5m
     
  7. Chipster

    Chipster Funster Life Member

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    We've cover provided via a bank account. We're covered over 3.5 t up to 8m. Not used it (luckily) so we don't know how good it is yet. Can't remember who it's underwritten by.
     
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    ADAC about 90 quid ish for both of us in the van or any car etc .. lots of extras on the policy too (partnerplus)
     
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    Only in the UK They will only cover you for 3 months in Europe if over 3.5 ton
     
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    We had just got off the ferry at Roscoff and 20 odd miles later the engine in our car lost power, so tel. Breakdown they sent a local breakdown lorry and took the car away, we had to get a relative to collect our van and take us to the campsite which was 69 miles away, we heard nothing so rang them on the third day, because we didn't know where the car was, it took ten days before the car was ready and then we were told they did not redeliver breakdown vehicles, anyway after a few words !! They sent a taxi for us as the car was 128 miles away, we collected the car and was told nothing was wrong with it just a connection thing, which was nonsense, the car was OK from then on.
    We wrote to the company complaining , their reply was that they don't sort out breakdowns if the car is not attached to the caravan, which was rubbish as we were on the side of the road and I had detached it for the breakdown lorry.
    The car was a Lexus which we had bought new and the caravan was a new Eriba.
    The breakdown company was one of the major ones employed by Lexus, so watch out if you think you are properly covered, because a lot of people think they are mainly because they haven't used their cover yet.
     
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    ADAC !!! No question !!!!
     
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    Definitely look into the length. It's the reason I am not with the RAC.
     
  13. TheBig1

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    ADAC is or rather was the best option. they are however currently renegotiating their uk cover with their agent the AA
     
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    We've got cover via our MH insurance. It's with RAC and we're 4.5 tonnes and just over 7m. They use RAC Commercial for recovery. We've had to use it once in the UK and was pleased with the service.

    Not had to use in Europe and hope we don't need to.

    Denise
     
  15. Lenny HB

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    Not sure about standard RAC cover but AA has a width limit that rules out most Motorhomes. Ours is with RAC via Comfort insurance £58 full European cover no size or weight restrictions.
     
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    Adac .... ;)
     
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    RAC via Comfort 4.6 Tonnes.
    Plus 4 nights in a Hotel till fixed!


    :cooler:
     
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