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Caravans over 7 Mtrs in length



 
 
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Old July 30th 05, 09:20 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Ivan Andrusiak
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Default Caravans over 7 Mtrs in length

Do owners of caravans over 7 metres in length, know that they will not be
recovered or repatriated in the event of a problem? That is true for the
limitations placed by both the RAC and the AA. Apparantly if you are a
member of the C&CC and you take out their cover, the RAC will go up to 7.6
metres in length.
Because we pick up our (8mtr)caravan next month and I am in the process of
researching insurance and what recovery options they provide, the policy
documents for AA and RAC stipulates the limits. The caravan dealers and the
insurance companies are happy to sell you their wares, oblivious to the
limitations.
Can I ask has any one else encountered this problem?
What are the solutions? (apart from get a shorter van, removing the 'a'
frame is not an option)
I know that many people, even if they were aware of the problem will have
just brushed it off and take the chance of whoever turns up to recover their
vehicle and caravan, might not be too bothered about over all lengths. But,
you could be liable to some hefty costs if you are forced to pay for
specialist recovery equipment out of your own pocket.
Your views please.

Ivan


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Old July 30th 05, 10:44 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Andy_R
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Default Caravans over 7 Mtrs in length


"Ivan Andrusiak" wrote in message
...
Do owners of caravans over 7 metres in length, know that they will not be
recovered or repatriated in the event of a problem? That is true for the
limitations placed by both the RAC and the AA. Apparantly if you are a
member of the C&CC and you take out their cover, the RAC will go up to 7.6
metres in length.
Because we pick up our (8mtr)caravan next month and I am in the process of
researching insurance and what recovery options they provide, the policy
documents for AA and RAC stipulates the limits. The caravan dealers and
the insurance companies are happy to sell you their wares, oblivious to
the limitations.
Can I ask has any one else encountered this problem?
What are the solutions? (apart from get a shorter van, removing the 'a'
frame is not an option)
I know that many people, even if they were aware of the problem will have
just brushed it off and take the chance of whoever turns up to recover
their vehicle and caravan, might not be too bothered about over all
lengths. But, you could be liable to some hefty costs if you are forced to
pay for specialist recovery equipment out of your own pocket.
Your views please.

What are you towing it with, to be legal it must be some sort of commercial
vehicle which I didn't nthink the RAC covered anyway. It may help to try
one of the HGV recovery companies.

Rgds

Andy R


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Old July 30th 05, 10:44 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Andy_R
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Default Caravans over 7 Mtrs in length


"Ivan Andrusiak" wrote in message
...
Do owners of caravans over 7 metres in length, know that they will not be
recovered or repatriated in the event of a problem? That is true for the
limitations placed by both the RAC and the AA. Apparantly if you are a
member of the C&CC and you take out their cover, the RAC will go up to 7.6
metres in length.
Because we pick up our (8mtr)caravan next month and I am in the process of
researching insurance and what recovery options they provide, the policy
documents for AA and RAC stipulates the limits. The caravan dealers and
the insurance companies are happy to sell you their wares, oblivious to
the limitations.
Can I ask has any one else encountered this problem?
What are the solutions? (apart from get a shorter van, removing the 'a'
frame is not an option)
I know that many people, even if they were aware of the problem will have
just brushed it off and take the chance of whoever turns up to recover
their vehicle and caravan, might not be too bothered about over all
lengths. But, you could be liable to some hefty costs if you are forced to
pay for specialist recovery equipment out of your own pocket.
Your views please.

What are you towing it with, to be legal it must be some sort of commercial
vehicle which I didn't nthink the RAC covered anyway. It may help to try
one of the HGV recovery companies.

Rgds

Andy R


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Old July 30th 05, 11:31 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
David @ work
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Default Caravans over 7 Mtrs in length


What are you towing it with, to be legal it must be some sort of
commercial
vehicle which I didn't nthink the RAC covered anyway. It may help to try
one of the HGV recovery companies.

Rgds

Andy R


The OP mentions overall length, and 8 metres is fine.

I believe the CC cover up to 8m, but I don't have a weblink or paperwork to
confirm.

Cheers

David


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Old July 30th 05, 11:31 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
David @ work
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Default Caravans over 7 Mtrs in length


What are you towing it with, to be legal it must be some sort of
commercial
vehicle which I didn't nthink the RAC covered anyway. It may help to try
one of the HGV recovery companies.

Rgds

Andy R


The OP mentions overall length, and 8 metres is fine.

I believe the CC cover up to 8m, but I don't have a weblink or paperwork to
confirm.

Cheers

David


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Old July 30th 05, 11:37 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
David
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Default Caravans over 7 Mtrs in length


"Ivan Andrusiak" wrote in message
...
Do owners of caravans over 7 metres in length, know that they will not be
recovered or repatriated in the event of a problem? That is true for the
limitations placed by both the RAC and the AA. Apparantly if you are a
member of the C&CC and you take out their cover, the RAC will go up to 7.6
metres in length.
Because we pick up our (8mtr)caravan next month and I am in the process of
researching insurance and what recovery options they provide, the policy
documents for AA and RAC stipulates the limits. The caravan dealers and
the insurance companies are happy to sell you their wares, oblivious to
the limitations.
Can I ask has any one else encountered this problem?
What are the solutions? (apart from get a shorter van, removing the 'a'
frame is not an option)
I know that many people, even if they were aware of the problem will have
just brushed it off and take the chance of whoever turns up to recover
their vehicle and caravan, might not be too bothered about over all
lengths. But, you could be liable to some hefty costs if you are forced to
pay for specialist recovery equipment out of your own pocket.
Your views please.


Ask Green Flag.
Also ask your car insurence and Bank these often offer Green Flag at good
prices to thier custmers.
--
Regards,
David

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Old July 30th 05, 11:37 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
David
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Default Caravans over 7 Mtrs in length


"Ivan Andrusiak" wrote in message
...
Do owners of caravans over 7 metres in length, know that they will not be
recovered or repatriated in the event of a problem? That is true for the
limitations placed by both the RAC and the AA. Apparantly if you are a
member of the C&CC and you take out their cover, the RAC will go up to 7.6
metres in length.
Because we pick up our (8mtr)caravan next month and I am in the process of
researching insurance and what recovery options they provide, the policy
documents for AA and RAC stipulates the limits. The caravan dealers and
the insurance companies are happy to sell you their wares, oblivious to
the limitations.
Can I ask has any one else encountered this problem?
What are the solutions? (apart from get a shorter van, removing the 'a'
frame is not an option)
I know that many people, even if they were aware of the problem will have
just brushed it off and take the chance of whoever turns up to recover
their vehicle and caravan, might not be too bothered about over all
lengths. But, you could be liable to some hefty costs if you are forced to
pay for specialist recovery equipment out of your own pocket.
Your views please.


Ask Green Flag.
Also ask your car insurence and Bank these often offer Green Flag at good
prices to thier custmers.
--
Regards,
David

Please reply to News Group


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Old July 30th 05, 11:43 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
DieSea
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Default Caravans over 7 Mtrs in length


"David @ work" s a l e s @ h a l l e y c a r a v a n s . c o . u k wrote in
message ...

What are you towing it with, to be legal it must be some sort of commercial
vehicle which I didn't nthink the RAC covered anyway. It may help to try one
of the HGV recovery companies.

Rgds

Andy R


The OP mentions overall length, and 8 metres is fine.

I believe the CC cover up to 8m, but I don't have a weblink or paperwork to
confirm.

Cheers

David



The Caravan Club use Green Flag and I believe Green Flag if joined using the
caravan Club has many benefits

A few weeks ago my fan belt went on the Espace , Green Flag Turned up within 15
mins and had it sorted within half an Hour

Slightly Impressed.

Their customer Service number is 0800 400 654

DieSea




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Old July 30th 05, 11:43 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
DieSea
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Default Caravans over 7 Mtrs in length


"David @ work" s a l e s @ h a l l e y c a r a v a n s . c o . u k wrote in
message ...

What are you towing it with, to be legal it must be some sort of commercial
vehicle which I didn't nthink the RAC covered anyway. It may help to try one
of the HGV recovery companies.

Rgds

Andy R


The OP mentions overall length, and 8 metres is fine.

I believe the CC cover up to 8m, but I don't have a weblink or paperwork to
confirm.

Cheers

David



The Caravan Club use Green Flag and I believe Green Flag if joined using the
caravan Club has many benefits

A few weeks ago my fan belt went on the Espace , Green Flag Turned up within 15
mins and had it sorted within half an Hour

Slightly Impressed.

Their customer Service number is 0800 400 654

DieSea




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Old July 30th 05, 11:47 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
DieSea
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Default Caravans over 7 Mtrs in length


"David" wrote in message
...

"Ivan Andrusiak" wrote in message
...
Do owners of caravans over 7 metres in length, know that they will not be
recovered or repatriated in the event of a problem? That is true for the
limitations placed by both the RAC and the AA. Apparantly if you are a member
of the C&CC and you take out their cover, the RAC will go up to 7.6 metres in
length.
Because we pick up our (8mtr)caravan next month and I am in the process of
researching insurance and what recovery options they provide, the policy
documents for AA and RAC stipulates the limits. The caravan dealers and the
insurance companies are happy to sell you their wares, oblivious to the
limitations.
Can I ask has any one else encountered this problem?
What are the solutions? (apart from get a shorter van, removing the 'a' frame
is not an option)
I know that many people, even if they were aware of the problem will have just
brushed it off and take the chance of whoever turns up to recover their vehicle
and caravan, might not be too bothered about over all lengths. But, you could
be liable to some hefty costs if you are forced to pay for specialist recovery
equipment out of your own pocket.
Your views please.


Ask Green Flag.
Also ask your car insurence and Bank these often offer Green Flag at good prices
to thier custmers.
--
Regards,
David

Please reply to News Group


Better to go via the Caravan Club ( if you're a member ) , that's the only way you
get the additional benefits .

Full recovery for my outfit is 62.00 and that's a double trip

DieSea




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