In case the un-thinkable happened to my trailer when going to or from a launch site, I decided that I wanted to have the re-assurance of a recovery service. I remembered an article in RIB International that stated that the best place to get such a service was the Caravan Club, as they are set up to recover tow vehicles and substantial towed loads.
I spoke to the Caravan Club recovery service, Mayday, and was told that I needed to join the Caravan Club first. So I contacted them and tried to join, but was told that without a caravan or motorhome I would not be allowed to join! Why not?
I have now spoken to Greenflag, who run the Mayday service for the Caravan Club, and they state that they only have the assets to recover a trailer of some 8 metres under an agreement with the Caravan Club! They do not offer recovery of large trailers in their own name.
Do any RIBnetters use a recovery service? If so can you tell me which one? As the article in RIB int stated, can you be sure that when they turn up to recover you and your huge boat and trailer, they will actually be able to recover you?
Many state they can, but the experience of the author of the RIB Int article was that this is often NOT the case.
Topgear seem to do a nice line in demolishing caravans, I think I will see if I can join in with them next.