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Old 03 October 2007, 08:45   #11
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Looks good!
Does this mean that RAC vams are now running around with a range of trailer bearings and maybe brake parts?

Or would they go and collect the parts from the nearest trailer place, if it was open,

or would they just relay you home or to your onward destintion?

the Website seems to be ubclear about what they will do
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Old 03 October 2007, 08:56   #12
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Brittania Rescue, covers Car and Trailer, used them twice for trailer recovery brilliant.
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Old 03 October 2007, 09:24   #13
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Ashbypower's right Britannia Rescue are great, have a look here

And you can get personal cover which covers any car your driving too.
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Old 03 October 2007, 09:47   #14
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Brittania Rescue, covers Car and Trailer, used them twice for trailer recovery brilliant.
Same here! once comming back from Cornwall & the second time just after leaving home & getting on the M25.
They did say if the trailer wheels were wider than the flatbed then there could be a problem, but the recovery man said no problem just wheel the trailer over the bed & pull it up with the trailer sitting on its axle.
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Old 03 October 2007, 12:09   #15
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Looks good!
Does this mean that RAC vams are now running around with a range of trailer bearings and maybe brake parts?

Or would they go and collect the parts from the nearest trailer place, if it was open,

or would they just relay you home or to your onward destintion?

the Website seems to be ubclear about what they will do
Not sure but he said they would either get me home or to where i wanted to go and they took details

Wheel/ tyre size
trailer weight etc

I was more interested in me and my loved ones (boat & wife) not being left at the side of the road
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Old 03 October 2007, 13:25   #16
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AA have recovered trailers for me on 2 occastions with no problems at all, even a 250 mile recovery home!
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Old 06 October 2007, 15:56   #17
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AA's been good to be too - although they did confirm the max length limit was around 18" - cant remember exactly....but with my 5.5m rib its not been a problem.

Having said that i carry a spare wheel, hub with a pressed in bearing and new lock nut - so this avoids the disputes and the £250 recovery bills.... it still amazes me how many still dont seem to carry spare bearings or even a spare wheel!
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Old 06 October 2007, 18:50   #18
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AA's been good to be too - although they did confirm the max length limit was around 18" - cant remember exactly....but with my 5.5m rib its not been a problem.

Having said that i carry a spare wheel, hub with a pressed in bearing and new lock nut - so this avoids the disputes and the £250 recovery bills.... it still amazes me how many still dont seem to carry spare bearings or even a spare wheel!
Doesn't that sum it up really , unless your trailer is a rusting heap thats about to break in half , what else can go wrong ? other than tyres and bearings , carrying spares is surely the best insurance .
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Old 06 October 2007, 18:59   #19
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Doesn't that sum it up really , unless your trailer is a rusting heap thats about to break in half , what else can go wrong ? other than tyres and bearings , carrying spares is surely the best insurance .
I carry the spares. Wheel and bearings. I can change the wheel but I couldn't change the bearings. Would the recovery bloke be able to change the bearings ? Is that part of the agreement ? I'm with International breakdown who have assured me they would recover my trailer.

They better do because it cost tons of dosh !!!!
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Old 06 October 2007, 19:39   #20
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I carry the spares. Wheel and bearings. I can change the wheel but I couldn't change the bearings. Would the recovery bloke be able to change the bearings ? Is that part of the agreement ? I'm with International breakdown who have assured me they would recover my trailer.

They better do because it cost tons of dosh !!!!
I dunno ,if you asked politely and gave him some beer vouchers Iam sure he would oblige Its an easy job with the right tool
The RAC / AA patrol men are very helpful once you get past the red tape at the office .

I had a misfire on my seat V5 . I knew it was one of the 5 coils but which one ??
I stopped a few miles from home and called the RAC , the patrol man conected the car to his laptop , told me which coil , then he followed me home , and cancelled the fault code . All I had to do was get a coil and fit it ,saving me about £150 for the dealer to do the 2 min computer job.
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