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Old 14 July 2006, 04:08   #1
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Breakdown Assistance for trailer

Does anyone know if any of the breakdown services cover you if the bearings etc go on your trailer. I am bringing rib up North from down South and need to sort some sort of cover.
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Old 14 July 2006, 04:38   #2
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Hi,

I've had a problem witha trailer, and Green Flag stuck it on the back of a lorry and took it home whilst I drove.
Cost the standard mileage fee though, which gave me a shock.

tip - as well as carrying a spare wheel and hub, carry also spare wheel nuts.

Some Bas**** undid my wheelnuts on one side whilst at a service station.
10 mins down the road, wheel is almost off, pulled in, hub and wheel shot to pieces. could have put on both spare hub and wheel, but did not have the wheel nuts to do them up with again!
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Old 14 July 2006, 04:44   #3
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Just managed to arrange NCI online Platinum cover 42/year - covers everything including trailer and caravan cover while towing.

Happy with that. Only allowed 6 claims per year though.
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Juliano - can you tell us more about the NCI and how to contact them? That scheme sounds very useful.
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It would also be worth checking what they class as a trailer, some of the loverly recovery companies will only handle trailers up to a certain length. They are normally cool over caravans but get all twitchy over boat trailers.
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Some Bas**** undid my wheelnuts on one side whilst at a service station.
10 mins down the road, wheel is almost off, pulled in, hub and wheel shot to pieces. could have put on both spare hub and wheel, but did not have the wheel nuts to do them up with again!


Shure it was a "bas*****" when this hapens it is mainly due to the fact that you should tighten/or check the nuts when the trailer is loaded.I cannot imagine anybody doing this is full sight at a service station? I had the same problem towng a 3 ton trailer ...... showed down at a junction and gee whiz--- a wheel glides past you.

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Checkout the Camping and Caravan club, they run a version of RAC called "Arrivals"

The up shot being they will cover "proprietry" vehicles and trailers in their literature "unmodified" that are any age and any length. They will also do limited off road service also, this may includes slips I have not checked this.

The travel onward or repair service sounds reasonable if I find the leaflet I'll scan and post it.
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Old 14 July 2006, 06:18   #9
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sure it was some bas****!

Let's put it this way - hubs had been changed week before.
Had been towed 70 miles in the morning - no probs.
Had done 45 miles of the return in the afternoon - no probs.
A few miles into the second leg and the wheel is nearly off.

and it was not really in full sight of everyone. Was parked at the side of the car park, the problem was on the nearside out of site.

So fair enough - only 99% sure, but sure enough!
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