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Breakdown Cover For Car/caravan?

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I get the caravan on 10/8/2014, so I'm busy enjoying this preparation and anticipation time.

Been browsing the market for roadside/breakdown services for car and caravan combo, but on the web there is no definite mention of caravan cover being included.

 

I'd hate to get the wrong policy, and find out when I'm in trouble.

 

Can anybody suggest a reasonably priced company?

(The C&CC quoted just over £100. 00p).

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Hi JohnS2505 and welcome to you.

 

If you are a member of the Caravan Club (now known as the Caravan and Motor Caravan Club), you could look at their 'Mayday' recovery service. I have used this for years and it always seems good value.

 

Wonky

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I'm with The camping and Caravaning Club, and am strongly tempted to go with them, but I need to compare a bit more yet.

Thanks for the advice.

John.

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Be wary that you confirm that the company you opt for will actually pick up both car and caravan if you have a total failure. Some companies have limits on the length of the caravan, C & CC and CMC do not.

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Also, check that the caravan will be returned home if the car breaks down elsewhere.

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Been with Mayday for many years,great value and they will get you off any field however muddy!

RAC would not leave roadway when I called them on Insurers policy.

 

Geoff

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Also, check that the caravan will be returned home if the car breaks down elsewhere.

This is important if you break down with the car whilst off for the day leaving the caravan on site. And is why I'm with the CMC.

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As said check the terms for quotes like " the trailer is covered while attached to the vehicle " .

 

 

Mayday or Arrival will cover car and caravan in the UK and further cover is required for Europe .

 

 

Dave

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Mayday from the outset here.

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I'm another with the caravan clubs Mayday but I'm considering joining the c and cc for their CS sites

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Whilst first attendance to a breakdown incident is supposed to take place within half an hour of the initial call, subsequent recovery can take many hours to complete.

 

Several years ago, as detailed in this post from a similar topic last year, it took 12 hours from initial call out to transport my broken down vehicle and myself to my home 130 miles away. The main reason for this seems to be that the vehicle is not always taken direct to the insured's home address but is sometimes relayed in several stages.

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Nationwide Flexplus gives breakdown cover from Britannia / LV= plus many other benefits for £10 / month (increasing to £13 later in the year). But if you keep £2,500 in the account reduces to around £6 / month.

 

I've used Britannia a couple of times and they've been excellent.

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Nationwide Flexplus gives breakdown cover from Britannia / LV= plus many other benefits for £10 / month (increasing to £13 later in the year). But if you keep £2,500 in the account reduces to around £6 / month.

 

Breakdown cover for two cars** or any car either travels in as passenger, travel insurance for two* and reduced car insurance premium with LV!

 

The annual net cost with the increased fee and a £2500 balance almost doubles from £45 to £81, but nonetheless, I am remaining with FlexPlus

 

** joint accounts.

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+ Mayday.

 

Take you to your holiday destination, and then bring you home at the end of the holiday

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Realise that you are a C&CC member,and have heard good things about their Arrival (RAC) recovery too. ..but just as a plug again for Mayday ( which is CMC only and operated through Green Flag).

 

I have had them return all of us from Sterling to North Yorkshire following a suspect fire in the car dashboard, one change of vehicle transporter,at Bannockburn, and back home only 2 hours later than if we were solo. ....

Gearbox blown ( Jeep Classic) taken to garage and we were both brought home. ...

Engine blown ( new Jeep Cherokee) taken to garage and waited until they found me a replacement car. ...

Punctures x 2 attended at roadside. ...

Lost wheel and damaged 'van side, arrived in 20 minutes and took 'van into own store for three days whilst Insurers assessed.

 

Seems a lot but this is over 20 years and I used to be a high mileage man,and a long distance caravanner too. .They are recovery specialists rather than repairers,like the AA and that ilk.

 

geoff

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Mayday for us, looked at others but they fell short in comparison .

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We've had cover through both of the clubs. The problem with the C&CC cover was that there was a massive price hike each year which then had to be negotiated down, sometimes on a 12 months for 10 basis etc. Tiresome.

 

We've now had three years cover through the CMC Mayday scheme. Much less pushy - to the extent that one year we forgot to review - ironically the year that our second car began to shred a fan belt 20 miles from home at 11pm. We were recovered to home with no hassle. It was only when I came to renew the next year I realised we had a year for free!

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Nationwide Flexplus gives breakdown cover from Britannia / LV= plus many other benefits for £10 / month (increasing to £13 later in the year). But if you keep £2,500 in the account reduces to around £6 / month.

 

I've used Britannia a couple of times and they've been excellent.

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I am with the C&CC arrival breakdown, used them abroad, very good service.

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