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Old 26 October 2012, 04:35   #1
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Hi all,

Does anyone know of a company that rents a 24 foot car transporter / trailer, I know they exist, but I can only find 18 footers ?

Still trying to get my RIB from Anglesey to Preston...

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Old 26 October 2012, 09:15   #2
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If you were in the AA RAC Green Flag etc & "broke down" en-route, they would recover you to your destination
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does that work on trailers load over 21 foot?.
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Old 26 October 2012, 09:58   #4
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does that work on trailers load over 21 foot?.
Yes it does Stu, they're obliged to recover you, or just your tow, this can take a couple of hours whilst they find a suitable low loader though.
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Am i getting this right you can tow an 8 metre boat behind you car and if the car fails the they have to relay you and the trailer. or is it just if the trailer fails.
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Am i getting this right you can tow an 8 metre boat behind you car and if the car fails the they have to relay you and the trailer. or is it just if the trailer fails.
Worked for me! (Not quite 8m but still more than 21ft)
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Old 26 October 2012, 10:19   #7
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Worked for me! (Not quite 8m but still more than 21ft)
It was a LR Tim ...so bound to happen sooner....any later and it woud have rusted away....

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I'd only owned it 24 hours! Worst car ever.
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I also think it helps if they send a contractor; they seem a little more willing to bend the rules.
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Am i getting this right you can tow an 8 metre boat behind you car and if the car fails the they have to relay you and the trailer. or is it just if the trailer fails.
They must recover the lot, imagine having to leave your whole rig on the m4. Your premium will go up if pull that to many times though.
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They must recover the lot, imagine having to leave your whole rig on the m4.
Or on the slipway...
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Over the years I've had both recovered, boat on trailer (6.4m boat +trailer about 7.5m in total) on the back of the recovery truck with me following. Car on truck with boat on truck hitch, never been a problem.
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What they say is its got to fit on the recovery vehicle and got to be within the width limits
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Am i getting this right you can tow an 8 metre boat behind you car and if the car fails the they have to relay you and the trailer. or is it just if the trailer fails.
Hmmm I think this is very much recover company dependent/level of cover and what vehicles they have available in the area. I went for additional cover with Green Flag which covers the car and trailer. I have heard stories where people not having this level of cover had to leave the boat on the hard shoulder while their car gets taken to the garage to be fixed/or the people are taken to an area of safety and the owner has to arrange separate means of getting the boat/trailer recovered.

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Hmmm I think this is very much recover company dependent/level of cover and what vehicles they have available in the area. I went for additional cover with Green Flag which covers the car and trailer. I have heard stories where people not having this level of cover had to leave the boat on the hard shoulder while their car gets taken to the garage to be fixed/or the people are taken to an area of safety and the owner has to arrange separate means of getting the boat/trailer recovered.

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I went with caravan club this summer best thing is ring them up with your requirements
Best way to do it is with CCC

They have no restrictions on size, provided its a legal tow on your towing vehicle they will recover in the event of car or trailer breakdown

Here's the ill T & C's (Page 10 shows weights etc) with a screen shot also shown

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That's basically what cc said I am in both might try them another time
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I think they'd recover me but then Tow the trailer... which is the bit that's knackered.... I'm trying to contact a few Transport company's to see if any have an empty wagon...
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I think they'd recover me but then Tow the trailer... which is the bit that's knackered.... I'm trying to contact a few Transport company's to see if any have an empty wagon...
If the trailer fails on a public road they will recover you to your destination might be worth the 90 RAC + 40 CCC membership

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