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Old 01 June 2014, 15:30   #1
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Trailer Breakdown Recovery

It has been asked before but I can't find anything recently - here goes. I have a new Mazda that is covered by Mazda Assistance but they will only recover the trailer if there is a problem with the car. If there is a problem with say bearings or brakes then they won't help.

How is the best way to get trailer breakdown assistance if the trailer bearings or brakes fail? Any recommendations?

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I had RAC, but had to join the camping and caravan club to cover the trailer for mechanical failure.

It was expensive though, and luckily I never had to call them out so can't comment on the service.

I have since moved to green flag, but again they seem to have a an agreement with a caravan club for full trailer cover - but I'm yet to investigate.


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I had this issue. Moved to Green flag as they were happy to cover the trailer when attached to the tow vehicle.

It means the car is covered twice but only likely to use the Green flag for trailer issues.
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I had this issue. Moved to Green flag as they were happy to cover the trailer when attached to the tow vehicle.

It means the car is covered twice but only likely to use the Green flag for trailer issues.

So they will cover the trailer for mechanical failure with the standard cover?

I had seen that somewhere as well, but then I looked in more depth and see they are working with a camping club, so was unsure if you have to join that as well?
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Found the link..

Caravan breakdown cover and trailer breakdown cover | Green Flag
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I prefer to make sure my trailer is in good shape and take the gamble. So far over the last 20+ years that I have owned boats I have won! A tow bill over the years is far less than insurance.

If you really want to buy insurance, get a spare hub and set of trailer bearings along with the tools necessary to change them out.

Of course a spare tire is mandatory unless you have a tandem trailer.
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I prefer to make sure my trailer is in good shape and take the gamble. So far over the last 20+ years that I have owned boats I have won! A tow bill over the years is far less than insurance.

If you really want to buy insurance, get a spare hub and set of trailer bearings along with the tools necessary to change them out.

Of course a spare tire is mandatory unless you have a tandem trailer.
You're doing pretty well then!!! ...I happily pay the $14/yr for trailer assist on top of my Vessel Assist.
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