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Old 04 May 2011, 13:11   #1
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AA Cover

Meant to phone the AA before heading off to Oban last weekend to check the coverage of the trailer (but didn't).

Just leaving Craobh on the Sunday afternoon and the front driverside wheel bearing on the Nav started to scratch and by Fort William started to howl accompanied by the sound of small metallic parts pinging off. Had the nearside one go before so knew the sound. Thought - nice! late on a Sunday on a bank holiday weekend + was not sure about the cover for the boat. Managed to limp it back to Aviemore (riding the brakes around the corners to keep the wheel on).

Called the AA on monday morning and they came around to take the Nav home on a flat bed. Pulled the boat home with the wife's XC90 (knew there was a reason she came with me that weekend).

Anyway asked the AA guy about whether the boat would have been covered and he said that it would not have been a problem even if it needed its own tow vehicle. Good to know.

Probably saved myself a little fuel to offset the 200 litres I used off Oban!

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Old 04 May 2011, 14:16   #2
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I'm also with the AA and have a 5 hours journey on Saturday bringing a boat home (all being well) and called the AA today to confirm cover.

They stated that trailers are covered as long as the weight does not exceed 3T.

Well i might be close not.

Good to know though.
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I think that's 3tonne gross Inc towing car etc.

I use RAC via caravanning camping club as when I enquired about the aa I was told they won't respond if its the trailer at fault and not the car. If the car goes bang they will tow the trailer as far as I need.

No limit with RAC as long as it's legal to tow.

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I think that's 3tonne gross Inc towing car etc.

I use RAC via caravanning camping club as when I enquired about the aa I was told they won't respond if its the trailer at fault and not the car. If the car goes bang they will tow the trailer as far as I need.

No limit with RAC as long as it's legal to tow.

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Just called them again. Now they tell me as you say they only cover if the car breaks down, not the trailer. They did have to put me on hold three times though to find out.

Now Cancelled AA. Called RAC and they are the same as AA unless with caravan club.

There must be someone that covers trailers.
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Brittania rescue cover trailers had to use them 7 years ago when the trailer axle decided that 3 parts are better than 1
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Super, will try them when they open tommorrow and see if they still do it.

If not then, i'll just have to take the chance. Do'h
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Super, will try them when they open tommorrow and see if they still do it.

If not then, i'll just have to take the chance. Do'h
No need to wait check HERE
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No need to wait check HERE
as long as your certain they cover trailer breakdown i'll do it.
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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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