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Old 24 February 2008, 08:44   #1
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I have to renew my Breakdown Recovery this week.

At present I am with National Breakdown and I am paying £128 for two vehicles. Its a lot I know but they will recover the trailer if a wheel falls off. Or so they said last year. I shall be phoning them up to confirm this if I renew with them.

Any one got any ideas where I should look for cheaper cover ?

I've tried Elephant.co.uk but they won't recover broken trailers.
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Old 24 February 2008, 09:06   #2
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Well I am with the AA and I am covered personally so it doesn't matter how many vehicles I have. Can't remember how much I pay but it's a lot less than you.

The AA don't apparently guarantee to recover a trailer but in practice they always do. I have spoken to quite a few of their drivers and they didn't even know trailer recovery wasn't guaranteed!!!
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Old 24 February 2008, 12:39   #3
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Well as you know Biggles, ive been with international breakdown for several years now. but they are dear in comparrison, so this year ive changed to
brittania rescue, personal cover for any vehicle and cover to the same degree for my partner, with a guarantee to recover the trailer if bearing fails etc. for 105.00.
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Old 24 February 2008, 15:35   #4
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I have to renew my Breakdown Recovery this week.

At present I am with National Breakdown and I am paying £128 for two vehicles. Its a lot I know but they will recover the trailer if a wheel falls off. Or so they said last year. I shall be phoning them up to confirm this if I renew with them.

Any one got any ideas where I should look for cheaper cover ?

I've tried Elephant.co.uk but they won't recover broken trailers.
I went with this lot for my trailer as my car is under RAC cover by nissan

I think it was £48.00

http://www.marinesupport.co.uk/Schemes.asp
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Old 24 February 2008, 16:27   #5
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The AA don't apparently guarantee to recover a trailer but in practice they always do. I have spoken to quite a few of their drivers and they didn't even know trailer recovery wasn't guaranteed!!!
I've had the AA recover an accident-damaged trailer for me, but they refused any help at all when a bearing failed. I wouldn't want to rely on them for help with a trailer without getting some sort of confirmation first.

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Old 24 February 2008, 16:32   #6
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Used to use these people a few years ago, as well as other policies they offer an insurance type scheme, you pay the recovery agent direct and then they pay you, did use them once and had a cheque by return post.

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Old 24 February 2008, 16:40   #8
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I've had the AA recover an accident-damaged trailer for me, but they refused any help at all when a bearing failed. I wouldn't want to rely on them for help with a trailer.

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I had the same problem going to the lakes, the AA wouldnt recover my twin wheel trailer, because they said it was to wide. 2.4m. but they said they would arange recovery at a cost to myself. and that was the first time i had called them out. So in my opinion not worth leaving to chance.
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RAC for me, they picked up my mates boat and trailer on a flat back on my behalf when we had wheel problems coming back from Wales, and to top it all there was no affect to my policy when I came to renew, in fact it came down in price.
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RAC for me, they picked up my mates boat and trailer on a flat back on my behalf when we had wheel problems coming back from Wales, and to top it all there was no affect to my policy when I came to renew, in fact it came down in price.
Did you ask them about trailer recovery prior to paying ?
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