I'm sure this has been asked many times but can someone reccomend a good euro and uk breakdown service for our 32ft american RV?
we're members of the caravan club but i can't find anything on the site.... :Sad:
Join C&CC and then go for RAC arrival scheme is what we did, we were with CC and Mayday/Green Flag for a year, didn't like the feel of CC and major shock, but it's why we have recovery, we had cause to call Mayday/Green Flag, well appauling is the best way to describe the result. Two attempts to get a garage to us neither of which could cope with our little 22foot RV! Fortunatly I was able to fix the problem but what we really needed was a bright van with flashing lights as we'd broken down on a roundabout!
The RAC do a recovery scheme direct but is free to join with a fixed pricing schedule for call outs, needless to ******* expensive!
i joined the camping and caravaning club and got a discount on my rac cover,they do a product called arrival.when my 36 foot rv broke down with a blocked fuel filter that we could not find, they sent out a brand new £250000 8 wheel heavey underlift scania to collect me and the rv,and a taxi for er in doors and the kids.my final bill from the rac for this service was zero/£ 0.00 .all this for about £30 ish to camping and cc and about£75 to rac .(these figures are only very aprox as they go by dd so dont quote me on the numbers) hope this is of interest. steve.:thumb:
Some of the recovery schemes Will NOT Recover American Vehicles, So check the "small print" or ask the question and get it in writing!!
With my first R-V I had cover under my insurance, with the RAC, After they stopped offering cover for AMERICAN vehicles I changed to the NFU, for insurance.
My Recovery is Still via the RAC on the Caravan and Camping Club`s "arrival" scheme. I pay about £170pa for (90 day Trip) FULL EUROPEAN cover. (imagine the cost of recovering a 7tonne 30 footer from Spain??) We have had reason to use them, and so far they have been absolutely First Class. When I lost two tyres on the M25 I was low loadered to Dover. 10pm at night. (Had the tyres replaced next day). 2003 the tow hitch failed in France they found me a local garage who welded it, and kept ringing to check if we where ok. When my Gearbox broke the main shaft (G-M say it has NEVER happened before) we where recovered from Denham,(Bucks) to Alton (Hants) at Midnight on a Saturday. again apart from some damage to the exhaust due to the long overhang whilst offloading (when a Block slipped) we where well looked after. (the RAC took responsibilty for their contractor and eventually paid for the new Silencer).