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HI 7 welcome - if you are members of the Caravan Club or Camping and Caravan Club, try them for a quote - they are the specialists. good luck.

Bessacarr Cameo 525 towed by SsangYong Rexton 2.2 auto in Brown.

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Hi Angela, make sure you check out the options, some organisation only take you to your destination or back home if they cannot carry out e roadside repair. Im using the Caravan Club Greenflag which will take you to your holiday destination then pick you up and return you home at end of holiday so you can do/organise your own repairs, very reasonable yearly cost :) .

 

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Brilliant advice, we are members of camping and caravanning club, I have jut called them up and am now covered, didnt even think of the possibility of not getting to our destination Brian but now covered. Thank you both for your advice :D

 

Angela

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Two words! GREEN FLAG. Service is superb and cost is reasonable. I pay a little extra and am covered for my tow vehiclew and caravan and 2 classic cars + any vehicle I may be a passenger in. I have unfortunately had occasion to use them and cannot fault the service, delivery or cleanliness of their contractor vehicles

DavidC
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Premium pulling 2013 Coachman Pastiche
1996 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign LWB (For Sale) 1970 Jaguar E Type Coupe 1967 Morris Oxford Farina & 1973 MGB roadster

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David

 

Do you mean Mayday? Although Mayday (CC) is run by Green Flag, I don't think that the cover is quite so comprehensive when towing with a caravan. Mayday provides double journey (gets you to your hoilday destination and back), chauffeur service etc.

 

Roger

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Swift Challenger and Kia Sorento XS Auto

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Three letters

RAC

They have a promotion on at the moment, available from the direct sales staff (not over the phone), I recommend you track one down.

You can get free C&CC membership which entitles you to RAC Arrival and is especially tailored for caravanner's.

Avoid Green Flag, I've just been given this by my bank but it's unlikely I'll ever use it. They only offer 1/2 hour labour at the roadside and then it's back to the subcontractors premises. Once there, the bill is your responsibility.

RAC and AA prefer to use employees rather than subbies and will always try to repair at the roadside. AA don't offer the equivalent of Arrival so it's back to

 

RAC

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We have RAC arrival, as members of the CCC. It seems to cover all eventualities for caravanners. We already had RAC cover, so just had to ring up and have it added, at no extra cost.

2004 Swift Challenger 550 SLE

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Both the two major clubs breakdown services are first rate both UK & Europe. ..Have had others attached to car purchases and in one case still waiting for lorry three years on! I would never go beyond Mayday myself and have had to use them often for fairly minor things. ..blown tyre that wouldn't come off and major, blown Jeep engine. The 30 minutes labour thing has never entered into it apart from a Bank Holiday in Scotland when spares were not available and they brought us all home on a truck.

 

geoff

Kia Sorento KX-1 CRDI 4WD towing an Elddis Affinity 530

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If either of you, or immediate family, work in the public sector, you are eligible to join the CSMA and take out Britannia Rescue. This costs £90 per year for full cover in UK and EU.

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I was with the RAC for 8 years using their Arrival scheme. While i needed to use them when not towing, the service was very good. :D

On the one occassion i needed to use them while with my caravan they were terrible. :angry:

 

Last year i defected to the AA.

 

This year i have gone with Brittania Rescue.

Sorento XS Auto towing a Lunar Delta RS.

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We used the AA when we broke down with caravan on the M62 a few miles from home. The service was (although expensive, cos we had to join) brilliant the truck arrived within about 10 minutes from our phone call. Although they had problems with their tow lead and had in the end to use ours. They would only tow us to one location so we plumped for in-laws where we could leave the caravan and our usual garage could collect the disco (which had blown a gasket).

 

On the same holiday our friends also had to use a breakdown service, but on the way to site, they were with CC Mayday and again got excellent service which got them back on the road but they had to wait over an hour.

2008 Swift Challenger 540 towed with P reg diesel Discovery

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We have green flag and brokedown a few years ago they came put car on the back of tow truck and caravan on tow they took us to the site and even helped to site caravan then another vehicle came to take my car to get inspected ( it could not be fixed ) so the following week rang me to say could they take the car home early for me and still offered to collect my van but I refused becaused I bought a freelander while in devon I think they are great

towing with Mitsubishi delica and Elddis Avante Club 524 2008

I started out with nothing and Ive still got some of it left

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Sorry Roger - yes Mayday is what i have. just renewed it today!!

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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Premium pulling 2013 Coachman Pastiche
1996 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign LWB (For Sale) 1970 Jaguar E Type Coupe 1967 Morris Oxford Farina & 1973 MGB roadster

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Not sure that everyone knows this but Green Flag and a few others will not accept caravans with a width in excess of 2. 5 metres for european cover and I do wonder how many people have got their caravans with them without realising this. My van is 2. 28 mtr and I use SAGA who do not impose such a limit (I believe AA are part of the same group). I checked out the Caravan Club but whilst it may be a good service they offer the cost I thought was quite high.

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Have not heard of width restriction. .BUT may have something to do with the physical width of recovery unit as against need for a 'low loader', will have to look up my 'regs' when I go to work!

 

cheers

 

geoff

Kia Sorento KX-1 CRDI 4WD towing an Elddis Affinity 530

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In rural Lincolnshire the AA took 6 hours to recover my sons car and 5 1/2 hours to get out to my neighbours car when she broke down, rural location seems like a long time to me to leave someone alone at the side of a road. The RAC took 45 minutes to get to me when the fuel pump went. So I guess it is the RAC for me, I must add though I had fantastic service from Green FLag when I broke down in France about 7 years ago.

 

So many answers, so many choices, good luck and I hope you never need to use any of them.

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Have not heard of width restriction. .BUT may have something to do with the physical width of recovery unit as against need for a 'low loader', will have to look up my 'regs' when I go to work!

 

cheers

 

geoff

 

 

The odd thing is that the Caravan Club use Green Flag and they do not include the same restriction - but the cost of coverage is a lot more through the CC for all sizes of caravan.

Cheers

GeoffL

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I signed up with Green flag this week and they asked me about the width of the van I also found the cover cheaper going to them via my car insurance company (Sheila's Wheels) than the caravan club, not by much but every penny counts and all.

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I pay about £69 with green flag for car and caravan and a further £28 for a transit van is this the normal price or Am I paying to much

towing with Mitsubishi delica and Elddis Avante Club 524 2008

I started out with nothing and Ive still got some of it left

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I use Britannia Rescue and when I say use them, I mean just that. .The only way to judge a company is not on price but on what they do when you need them. .Have had 4 recoveries by them in 5 years and they usually arrive within an hour. .Their service on all occasions has been faultless. .A friend of mine used to work for another company that keeps getting mentioned on here and he told me that this company's view is do as little as possible, try to get in fixed anyway you can so the customer can keep moving and HOPEFULLY get home, putting it on a transporter is too expensive try and avoid it !!!!!

Cheers

Hobbynut

 

PS. . I have one car registered as the main car ( my son's ) and I have Personal Cover which includes my wife for free and this covers us both to drive any vehicle and also covers any vehicle in which we happen to be passengers. .it's brilliant

 

Cheers

Hobbynut

It wasn't me. .The big lads did it and ran away

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A friend of mine used to work for another company that keeps getting mentioned on here and he told me that this company's view is do as little as possible, try to get in fixed anyway you can so the customer can keep moving and HOPEFULLY get home, putting it on a transporter is too expensive try and avoid it !!!!!

Cheers

Hobbynut

 

I left my job with one of these companies-I don't know if it's the same one- for some of the reasons stated.

The opinions posted in this forum are not necessarily those of the author, they may have been influenced by the voices in my head.

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http://www. autoaidbreakdown. co. uk/

 

£37 a year for you and LEGAL partner (must be married) you pay up front then claim back so fine if you can just carry a CC with you to pay. Cheap as chips.

 

I remember having an 'issue' with the AA when they wanted to charge us £160 to recover the car from a multistorey! We pushed it out instead :angry:

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