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Old 24 March 2014, 15:47   #31
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Well top weekend rough stuff and calm stuff. Always something to do to your boat after most trips. This one was exceptional lol

Ariel snapped, Sunpad at the front of the boat decided to part with the screws engine decided to not rev all the way after 20 mins if perfect running and then the wheel bearing gave way on the way home!

You gotta laugh. Anyway all back safe and sound now with a few jobs in front of us. That's boating non stop fun

Here are some pics of the fun we had.
Yea while everyone is sitting in the sunshine enjoying their fish and chips you get some SABS muppet choking everyone
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Old 24 March 2014, 16:01   #32
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Yea while everyone is sitting in the sunshine enjoying their fish and chips you get some SABS muppet choking everyone
You shouldn't take high speed craft out when it's foggy ;-)
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Old 24 March 2014, 16:14   #33
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Neil, How did you get on, was this covered by your brake down policy or did you have to hire them?

I had some trouble with the RAC previously when I was with a friend who had the same problem, two members RAC out together and driver of the car calls up to report bearing failure an they say he isnt covered as we don't have this level of cover so I called up customer services to add the trailer cover on to my account and they told me as I have the highest level of cover I am covered and I asked the question that if my trailer causes a brake down am I covered, for example a bearing failure, and yes was the reply - Perfect, I call up to report a brake down and they say we aren't covered - lucky RAC record all the calls and they even played my call back to me and even though the operator expressed that I would have cover they refused to attend.

I am now with RAC & and Camping & Caravan club, but when it renews I may try another provider, hence the question.
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Old 24 March 2014, 16:54   #34
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AA: Rang them today and bloke said trailer covered too, even if vehicle fine.
Get a it in writing! They refused to recover my parents last year as they had no record of them renewing . I had tow them home. Then product a bank statement to get a apology and a free years cover.
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Old 25 March 2014, 07:26   #35
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Reading this has reminded me to call the AA about my breakdown insurance from LLoyds bank silver account to find out what I am covered for.
Have just rang them to find details and the response was that I'm covered for any vehicle that I am in and towing up to a limit of 3.5 tonnes and they will tow me to nearest Garage etc to get sorted. The boat, trailer and motor weighs just over half a ton and Vivaro must be 1.8 tonnes so presume i'm ok with this
I also asked if the trailer was covered if it broke down and she said yes.
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I've always found that the cover from the AA, RAC etc was limited to size of trailer and so go through the camping and caravanning club.
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Neil, How did you get on, was this covered by your brake down policy or did you have to hire them?

I had some trouble with the RAC previously when I was with a friend who had the same problem, two members RAC out together and driver of the car calls up to report bearing failure an they say he isnt covered as we don't have this level of cover so I called up customer services to add the trailer cover on to my account and they told me as I have the highest level of cover I am covered and I asked the question that if my trailer causes a brake down am I covered, for example a bearing failure, and yes was the reply - Perfect, I call up to report a brake down and they say we aren't covered - lucky RAC record all the calls and they even played my call back to me and even though the operator expressed that I would have cover they refused to attend.

I am now with RAC & and Camping & Caravan club, but when it renews I may try another provider, hence the question.
Hi Steve, it was all excellent I have to say. The company is Insurance Choice. They sub contract the work to a local garage, so I guess the service may be hit and miss depending on where in the country you break down, but they answered promptly, text in 5 mins to say recover inside 50 mins

Chap was out in less than that time and when we realised the replacement parts were wrong got a low loader out in ten mins, recovered back to my home.

Top service and no quibble just got on with it
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Yea while everyone is sitting in the sunshine enjoying their fish and chips you get some SABS muppet choking everyone
Nothing wrong with the smell of two stroke, some say its better than ketchup
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Nothing wrong with the smell of two stroke, some say its better than ketchup
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Wheel bearings done. The other side had two flat spots loads of grease. I guess taking the front bearing out and greasing isn't necessarily enough. The whole lot need replacing but how frequently? I reckon doing it annually now. It's a messy job but a couple of hours and it's done
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