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Breakdown Cover - Recommendations?

Himself is phoning around looking to try and get a good deal on our breakdown insurance (including european). Rang MHF insurance but they only do an inclusive insurance. We only want the breakdown part.
Can anyone recommend anybody? Be useful to have a personal recommendation rather than just picking one.
He looked on the Caravan Club but he said that they only did a UK one.

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Hi,try SAGA i,m with them and only for breakdown 89 full cover including Europe ,good luck, Les
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Too big

Well, he tried Saga but the motorhome must be up to 2.5 tonnes fully loaded and not more than 5.18 metres - unfortunately we're a bit bigger and longer than that - 7 metres. Do you have a smaller motorhome lesanne?
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Hi actually i was never asked that question ,but we had to call them
out recently with no problems,regards Les
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Re: Too big

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Well, he tried Saga but the motorhome must be up to 2.5 tonnes fully loaded and not more than 5.18 metres - unfortunately we're a bit bigger and longer than that - 7 metres. Do you have a smaller motorhome lesanne?
We're with Saga and we are 6.5m and goodness knows how heavy- never been asked.

They are a very good company to go with. No fuss when you call them out in either UK or Europe; name, address, location and we'll be with you in 30 minutes. No fuss, unlike our own dear Fiat Assistance.

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Assistance

Oh, yes, good old Camper Assist!

I am unable to recommend a breakdown service as mine is either through Fiat or my insurer. However, do check the small print - will they transport a dog for example? What about if the only driver is ill etc?

Red Pennon gets some good reviews - I have no idea on cost.

Out of interest, are you definitely not covered with your insurance policy? As far as I know, Safeguard, Caravangaurd and others offer this as an "included" - so it might be worth checking.

Failing that, you could get cover through a ferry/tunnel operator - worth a call maybe? Haggle though.

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Re: Too big

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Well, he tried Saga but the motorhome must be up to 2.5 tonnes fully loaded and not more than 5.18 metres - unfortunately we're a bit bigger and longer than that - 7 metres. Do you have a smaller motorhome lesanne?

How large, How many motorhomes do you know that fit that criteria
Are they pulling your leg.
Insured our 3.5 tonne and 6.5 metre length for three years.

Ours is currently RAC included in insurance, which seems a popular inclusion.

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Britannia Rescue charge 73.50 for deluxe cover which will cover you abroad. However you need to join the CSMA (Civil Service Motoring Association) first, which is 16.

You don't need to have been in the civil service itself, only an affiliated organisation, large list on CSMA site. (Can qualify through having a relative in/retired from one of the organisations).

If you are eligible, 16 joining fee and a 10 discount first year off the Britannia Rescue 73.50. So a total of 79.50 all told.

Motorhome cover is "Motorhomes must not be more than 8 metres in length or a weight when fully loaded not exceeding 7.5 tonnes and must be a recognised make and model which has been coach-built for that precise purpose. We will only cover vehicles over these limits if we have specifically agreed this with you, before your cover began. If appropriate you must always carry a legal and serviceable spare wheel or a manufacturer supplied or approved emergency tyre inflation kit or equipment and keys for any tyre security devices."

Website: http://www.csmaclub.co.uk/index.php?pn

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We're with Green Flag - I think we got it through Tesco or something on a special deal some years ago. If I remember correctly, we pay something like 70-odd per year, including European cover.

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