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I am considering the purchase of a 26' motorhome on a Fiat AlKo double floor chassis. However, I have been told that it is difficult to get breakdown recovery on this size of van - and I particularly want Continental recovery in case anything nasty happens. Has anyone any advice or pointers they can give me? Including, perhaps, that I ought to buy a smaller van if this aspect is important to me !
 

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I am pretty sure that Green Flag have no size restriction.
That is what it said on my renewal today, but please check it out for yourself.
AA has a weight limit.
 

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Safeguard ins contains European breakdown(and UK) inclusive in price i dont know if they stipulate length but dont think so as i,m insured with them and have not seen anything regarding length,
 

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Hello,

Our old van was 25 foot and this one around 28 foot and we have cover with SafeGaurd. Had to call for recovery on the A16 in France on the old van and they sent a small recovery tow truck. Had they not got it started they said getting a V.large HGV tow truck would not have been a problem.

Trev
 

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Britannia Rescue told me 'up to eight metres' and more heavy than I need to worry about.

Makes them another company worth checking. Not sure if their number is permitted here, but pm me if I you need it from me.

Regards ... LeoK
 

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Check out ADACPlus. They insure the member rather than the vehicle and there is no size restriction. You can join wherever you live in Europe and I'm assured that there is always an English-speaker available if you telephone their Emergency centre.

ADAC is the German equivalent of the AA or RAC.
 

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Recovery for motorhome

Just been reading the thread. i would like to point out that i have a large RV, 9Metre long, 7.5ton. Any members with large motorhomes should read the exclusions in their policy. Most companies will only recover up to 7metre long, 3.5ton. AA, Green Flag, Brittania, Saga, Red Pennant, NFU.etc, etc, I am with Sureterm Direct and they will insure for breakdown recovery and european recovery.
When you look at websites for a quotation be carefull to check their exclusions. Hopefully sound advice.
Regards billyfreda
 

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I am pretty sure that Green Flag have no size restriction.
That is what it said on my renewal today, but please check it out for yourself.
AA has a weight limit.
I have just checked the booklet for Green Flag (Mayday) and it clearly states on page 3 of the booklet, NO SIZE LIMIT for private registered motor caravans.
I changed from the AA a few years ago for that reason.
 

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RAC arrival scheme (only for CCC members - must join through the cub connection - the ordinary RAC membership doesn't have the same cover) - no length / width / weight restrictions.
 

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RAC arrival scheme (only for CCC members - must join through the cub connection - the ordinary RAC membership doesn't have the same cover) - no length / width / weight restrictions.
Maybe that is why Green Flag (Mayday) is unlimited as that is through the Caravan Club :eek:
 

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motorhome breakdown recovery

I have just rang green flag and they will not recover large motorhomes in europe. The UK. is not a problem. European cover is only available 3.5ton/7metres long. If i were you i would check your policy for european cover if you have 7.5ton/ and over 7metres long.
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billyfreda said:
I have just rang green flag and they will not recover large motorhomes in europe. The UK. is not a problem. European cover is only available 3.5ton/7metres long. If i were you i would check your policy for european cover if you have 7.5ton/ and over 7metres long.
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Thanks billyfreda.
I only use Green flag (Mayday) for the UK (which is size unlimited) and I use Red Pennant (which is up to 3500kg) for my holiday, however my van is 3500kg although I was considering uprating as only a paper exercise.
Maybe if I was touring for longer periods I would find an alternative breakdown cover that would cover both UK and mainland Europe.
 

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Our insurance is due at beginning of July. I have always insured with Safeguard as they are ok for over 3.5 tonnes and 7m length. I have been shopping around for cheaper insurance and am going with Saga for Motorhome insurance and ADAC for breakdown. The ADAC covers both of us for any vehicle so I do not need to pay AA anymore for the car breakdown cover in UK, and I can also cancell my Europe Assist breakdown cover on the car which we use in France. Saga have quoted me £160 and ADAC 79euro so it is a big saving even without taking into account not paying any other breakdown policies.
 

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Ah ah I see this little nugget is coming around again. As many of you know I did a lot of research into this and published a spreadsheet on here.

What they say is not necessarily what they mean and the policy wording is the law not what some person at the end of a phone is telling you.

Classic example - we had been with CC Red Pennant for donkeys years and last year noticed that our renewal said our Flair was 7 mtrs long so I rang them and poiinted out it was 8 mtrs - that's ok came the reply so I asked for it in writing and that was when the problems started.

While it may be a few months out of date my spreadsheet was pretty useful for links to all the various company policy documents. Anyone that would like a copy just either let me know or search through here for the previous post
 

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Vennwood, Where can I find your spread sheet please. We have been spending long periods in Europe and so would like cover which is not time limited. Can anyone recommend a company who will allow big heavy vans with no time limit. ADAC looks good to me but my German is not good enough to ensure that they will be happy with our specific requirements, Thanks all, Alan.
 

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erneboy said:
Vennwood, Where can I find your spread sheet please. We have been spending long periods in Europe and so would like cover which is not time limited. Can anyone recommend a company who will allow big heavy vans with no time limit. ADAC looks good to me but my German is not good enough to ensure that they will be happy with our specific requirements, Thanks all, Alan.
Hi Alan,

here is the link

http://www.motorhomefacts.com/ftopict-56917-.html

Here is the spreadsheet

In the end I went with Saga but ADAC were just as good but like you I struggled with the German so stook with English
 

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Thanks Vennwood, I am sure your info will lead me in the right direction, very helpful, Alan.
 

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Vennwood, very interesting and informative. I tried Saga which seemed best but their web site did not allow for motorhomes, so I rang them. They say they have limits on length and width, 5.1m long and 2m wide as far as I can remember. I asked if perhaps they waived the rules for members of one of the clubs, Caravan Club etc. but they said they did not or if they did they had not been told at the coal face. If all of that is correct you may not be covered, perhaps you should check

It is entirely possible that your information is correct and the tele sales person just did not know. Thanks again, Alan.
 

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erneboy said:
Vennwood, very interesting and informative. I tried Saga which seemed best but their web site did not allow for motorhomes, so I rang them. They say they have limits on length and width, 5.1m long and 2m wide as far as I can remember. I asked if perhaps they waived the rules for members of one of the clubs, Caravan Club etc. but they said they did not or if they did they had not been told at the coal face. If all of that is correct you may not be covered, perhaps you should check

It is entirely possible that your information is correct and the tele sales person just did not know. Thanks again, Alan.
Hi Alan,

Saga actually sent me their policy booklet and in the booklet in front of me it clearly states no limits on sizes or weight

I'll try and photocopy it for you if you like

Pete
 

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Thanks Vennwood, I followed your link and saw their policy document although I confess I did not see the part where they say there are no restrictions. However as it turns out they will not do brakedown insurance alone, I would need to insure the van with them and have it as an add on. Thanks for your help, guess I must keep looking as my MH insurance is not due till next March, Alan.
 
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