UK and European Breakdown cover

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  1. jdk62

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    Our new van ( pick up on Saturday), is 8.0m long and 4250kg.

    Am struggling to find a company to provide cover....can anybody advise?

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    Try giving Green Flag, a ring.
     
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    There's a nationwide account that offers cover up to 8.0 m European and over 3.5t. £10/month
     
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    I did and they say length OK but not weight
     
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    we have just changed to them they can also cover a car if you take one with you.
    Exsis 4250kg 7200 long + car trailer
     
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    Looked into this and saw various negative comments and would rather deal with a UK based company. The vast majority of our travelling will be in the UK.

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    That's up to you but they use the AA if you breakdown in the UK
     
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    Try Safeguard
     
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    Hi As you probably already know your van is too heavy for the likes of AA, RAC and Greenflag; if it’s just UK and European breakdown cover try "LV Britania Rescue” Tel: 0800 756 8700. They cover up to 7 tonnes and according to Which beat their competition in both performance and price in fact they where No 1 in the latest Which survey. Hope this helps, good luck
     
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    I don't think that's quite correct as we have a van weighing in at 4250kg and a car and trailer and both are covered by Comfort insurance with breakdown cover for UK and EU.
     
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    Will try them tomorrow - thanks
     
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    Sorry yes I should have said the mainstream breakdown companies. Both my wife’s car and my car were covered by the AA for years and since we have had a motorhome we have had separate breakdown cover for both motorhome and cars; which was a bit daft. Our motorhome is over 3500kg which is a limiting factor with the other mainstream companies i.e. AA, RAC, Green Flag etc. I switched everything from the AA to LV Britania who now cover all three of our vehicles as they are able to recover vehicles/motorhomes with a weight up to 7 tonnes. In addition to the weight issue I chose LV because of their top rating by Which, plus it was a significant saving for us.
     
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    Well I finally got it sorted.

    Got lots of quotes for the insurance and the breakdown cover and it proved how important it is to read the small print.

    I evengot UK and European cover for £69. They will take up to 8.5m and up to 5500kg.
     
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    So who did you finally go with please.
     
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