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Old 11 July 2016, 14:36   #21
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Be careful with the RAC.
This from their T&Cs section 'Significant exclusions and limitations' on page 8:
"- If the Vehicle should break down whilst towing a
caravan or trailer We will recover Your Vehicle
together with the caravan or trailer. If Your trailer
or caravan breaks down then We can arrange for
the recovery of Your trailer or caravan but You will
be liable for the recovery costs."
http://www.rac.co.uk/pdfs/breakdown/...onditions.aspx

As a friend of mine found out a few weeks ago. Ended up ringing a local garage. On his way home to Cornwall from Norfolk after collecting boat & trailer following a refurb of boat & trailer. Three tyres (one on each new suspension unit & the third as a spare) fitted to his trailer by the boat yard.
Two blowouts & having seen the dates on the tyres they are new, but manufactured prior to 1999 - he's currently having discussions with the boatyard about the cost of the recovery & a full set of tyres.

ETA for the AA members I'd want to have something in writing - an email for example - that their service covers the trailer if the trailer is the issue & the car is fine as their T&Cs are a little unclear.
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Old 12 July 2016, 10:27   #22
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I asked this very question of the AA last time I had contact....with the Full Fat top cover version that comes as a freebie on my wife's Bank account,I was assured it wouldn't be a problem at all!!...Nice to know when you do 500m+ tows from time to time!
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Be careful with the RAC.
This from their T&Cs section 'Significant exclusions and limitations' on page 8:
"- If the Vehicle should break down whilst towing a
caravan or trailer We will recover Your Vehicle
together with the caravan or trailer. If Your trailer
or caravan breaks down then We can arrange for
the recovery of Your trailer or caravan but You will
be liable for the recovery costs."
http://www.rac.co.uk/pdfs/breakdown/...onditions.aspx

As a friend of mine found out a few weeks ago. Ended up ringing a local garage. On his way home to Cornwall from Norfolk after collecting boat & trailer following a refurb of boat & trailer. Three tyres (one on each new suspension unit & the third as a spare) fitted to his trailer by the boat yard.
Two blowouts & having seen the dates on the tyres they are new, but manufactured prior to 1999 - he's currently having discussions with the boatyard about the cost of the recovery & a full set of tyres.

ETA for the AA members I'd want to have something in writing - an email for example - that their service covers the trailer if the trailer is the issue & the car is fine as their T&Cs are a little unclear.
I think it's a bit different with RAC Arrival

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I asked this very question of the AA last time I had contact....with the Full Fat top cover version that comes as a freebie on my wife's Bank account,I was assured it wouldn't be a problem at all!!...Nice to know when you do 500m+ tows from time to time!
What bank account we get basic with Halifax but have to upgrade from basic roadside
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