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Old 30 July 2014, 14:41   #11
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I took out a policy with breakdown direct.co.uk having done a bit of research. I did not think it was bad at 53.80. They cover trailers as stated in their policy documents.
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Old 30 July 2014, 14:44   #12
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I took out a policy with breakdown direct.co.uk having done a bit of research. I did not think it was bad at 53.80. They cover trailers as stated in their policy documents.
That's about half what I pay to cover mine & significant others cars !!!
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Old 30 July 2014, 15:32   #13
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With L,&V Britannia breakdown you are definitely covered if the trailer breaks down and will recover on a flatbed. The issue is where you breakdown a long way from home and as such the cost of the recovery there. The calculation is based on the trailer value and not the load/boat ,,,, so typically ,1500 ? based on a book valuation. In common with car only and other policies you have to pay ferry costs regardless ( this happened with my Volvo some years ago and although I was recovered ok, I did have to pay the ferry costs of the recovery truck from Mull.
Breakdown somewhere like Italy and hope/expect to have your beloved rib repatriated and I think you will be disappointed
I would love to know of anyone who has or knows of any organisation that would do this. At the end of the day it's a risk evaluation on a long trek like I did ,,, and I do carry spare hubs, brakes and tools but there's a limit. I have chalked this down to experience and it was my first ever issue in towing all over the UK for 20 years including 8 trips to Greece so hey ho ,,, sh can happen Pikey
For UK towing the cost clause shouldn't impact ,,, Green flag, Britannia or others are specific and clear about disabled trailers ,,, on a positive note
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Old 30 July 2014, 18:59   #14
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Without a doubt the best out there is ADAC it does involve ringing up Germany & paying by CC, but its full European cover for two persons, any vehicle up to 3.5ton + trailers, includes full recovery the lot. About 100 per year. In the UK the AA come out to you.

Here's the number to join, they all speak perfect English 004989222222
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Old 31 July 2014, 01:39   #15
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Without a doubt the best out there is ADAC it does involve ringing up Germany & paying by CC, but its full European cover for two persons, any vehicle up to 3.5ton + trailers, includes full recovery the lot. About 100 per year. In the UK the AA come out to you.

Here's the number to join, they all speak perfect English 004989222222
Sorry have to dissagree

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Old 31 July 2014, 04:27   #16
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Thanks everyone - lots to think about and investigate then!!
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Old 08 August 2014, 09:11   #17
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I've just checked with AA and they confirm that is covered and would be towed home under relay as long as it was towable


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Old 08 August 2014, 12:36   #18
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best I've found is by joining the caravan club you get access to their Mayday break down cover which is operated by Greenflag, covers car and / or trailer breakdown and depending on what level of cover you go for will cover trailer recovery by flatbed if needed, best bit is when you cancel your caravan club membership the mayday cover carries on, worth a look
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Old 08 August 2014, 15:18   #19
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No quibbles from Green Flag when a bearing went on the RIB trailer last June - they put the boat + trailer on the flat bed recovery vehicle, and delviered it to the marina (3 hour journey) while we drove on ahead. Lauched the boat next day on wobbly bearing and got the trailer fixed by local garage while we were out playing in the sea :o)

Very glad I'd done my research on what was covered.
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I've just checked with AA and they confirm that is covered and would be towed home under relay as long as it was towable


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In other words, your trailer will be brought back if the car breaks down, but you're screwed if the trailer goes wrong.
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