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Old 04 May 2011, 16:08   #11
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Don't take my word for it I'd rather you check in yourself, Check out their policy information its in PDF .... trailers and caravans are covered

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Having looked it states that trailers are covered, but doesnt specify if its only if the towing car breaks down, so i think i will double check.

Green Flag said they cover trailer breakdowns and gave the example if the bearing went on the trailer they would tow us where ever we liked but they want 122, so will double check with britannia in morning as they quote 75.
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Thanks for letting me know about Britannia too, if they do cover it, then i'm quids in.
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Green flag are talking b*****ks. They are the same as the AA except they dont even attend themselves. Thats what they told me...till I had a recovery for suspension failure then they charged me 200 for "specialist equipment" to be used to re-cover which was a "skid", tried it and didnt work. We ended up using my own car jack (they did not have one with them) to raise off floor then drag up the ramp with their winch still on my jack. Pathetic

Never heard of Britannia but wonders how strong their network is.

Get the RAC with c/c club - it's only 30 extra for the c/c membership and that gives you loads of discounts on holiday parks etc too. Never know ma come in handy. I had to use them last week on bearing fault. Quick service,

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Have been with Brittania for many years now and can confirm the Network is good, using mainly local recovery companies. They do cover trailers, though thankfully never had to use it.
The cost of cover can be reduced further if you can join the CSMA. A very good deal for members.
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I have been with Brittania for over 30 Years and used them just a handfull of times. response time has always been less than 1hr and more like 1/2hr and thats been weekends late at night and B Hols, so cannot complain about them
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we have used caravan club/green flag (is it mayday now?) for years on family membership. Covers all the cars with just one reg number on the card. Used it a couple of times. Once when the wheel studs on my mate's boat trailer snapped. Well three out of four did, due no doubt to him not retorqueing the things after a puncture some time back. Middle of nowhere, and the middle of the night, in Wales, no problems despite it not being the car named on the card and not the caravan. Came and picked it up within the hour and brought it back to mates house for him. Second time tyre blew out on offside caravan wheel on the M something or other. Now one guy that I taught to dive died changing an offside wheel on a motorway (he was profoundly deaf so never heard the lorry that killed him) and there was no way I'm changing that wheel so a man with lots of flashing yellow lights on a big vehicle came and did it for me.
On the other hand friends had a boat trailer wheel bearing go on way to Poole and despite being assured by the rac that the trailer was covered before they set off ( I did tell them it wasnt covered for what they wanted) they would not sort it as it was only covered if it was the car giving problems.
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we have used caravan club/green flag (is it mayday now?) for years on family membership. Covers all the cars with just one reg number on the card. Used it a couple of times. Once when the wheel studs on my mate's boat trailer snapped. Well three out of four did, due no doubt to him not retorqueing the things after a puncture some time back. Middle of nowhere, and the middle of the night, in Wales, no problems despite it not being the car named on the card and not the caravan. Came and picked it up within the hour and brought it back to mates house for him. Second time tyre blew out on offside caravan wheel on the M something or other. Now one guy that I taught to dive died changing an offside wheel on a motorway (he was profoundly deaf so never heard the lorry that killed him) and there was no way I'm changing that wheel so a man with lots of flashing yellow lights on a big vehicle came and did it for me.
On the other hand friends had a boat trailer wheel bearing go on way to Poole and despite being assured by the rac that the trailer was covered before they set off ( I did tell them it wasnt covered for what they wanted) they would not sort it as it was only covered if it was the car giving problems.

Caravan club would not cover me as I owned up to not having a caravan Britannia get my business However, from memory there is an 8 metre limit on trailer length with Britannia. If I have problems I will have to remember to put the engine down
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Brittania are the winners

Just spoken to them, they confirm they do cover trailer breakdowns and will recover you to whereever you need to go.

All in all 70, (without home start), so not bad seeing as green flag wanted 122.

But yes they do have a 22ft (i think from memory) trailer length limit.

Thanks all.
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was a bit concerned after reading this thread, so have just come off the phone with the RAC, if the car breaks down, they WILL recover both my car and trailer to where ever i want, but if the trailer wheel bearing collapses then no cover, down to me to fix, so always carry a spare set of wheel bearings for the trailer anyway.
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