European breakdown cover?

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Esi Logistics

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Original Poster

Hi All,

Does anyone know who does breakdown cover for Europe for a large van on courier work. My insurance company dont do it, the AA dont cover large vans abroad and neither does green flag. My broker says RAC don't either, any pointers would be appreciated as I need to get covered by Friday.

Website Admin

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Esi Logistics said:


Hi All,

Does anyone know who does breakdown cover for Europe for a large van on courier work. My insurance company dont do it, the AA dont cover large vans abroad and neither does green flag. My broker says RAC don't either, any pointers would be appreciated as I need to get covered by Friday.

I could be completely off the mark on this one but have you checked out the ADAC?

www.adac.de/mitgliedschaft/adac_membership/default.aspx

Rapid Movements Europe Ltd

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Vehicles covered

AA European breakdown cover can be used for private cars, hire cars, motorbikes (over 200cc) and light vans of any age. With Lite and full cover, you can also cover campervans, motor caravans and minibuses.

Some restrictions apply, however, in order to make sure your vehicle will fit onto a recovery transporter:

Maximum weight: 3.5 tonnes (3500kgs) gross vehicle laden weight
Maximum length: 7m (23ft)
Maximum width: 2.3m (7ft 6in)
Maximum height: 3m (9ft 10in)

KEVIN HOPE THIS HELPS, REGARDS TERRY

RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

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Rapid Movements Europe Ltd said:


Vehicles covered

AA European breakdown cover can be used for private cars, hire cars, motorbikes (over 200cc) and light vans of any age. With Lite and full cover, you can also cover campervans, motor caravans and minibuses.

Some restrictions apply, however, in order to make sure your vehicle will fit onto a recovery transporter:


Maximum weight: 3.5 tonnes (3500kgs) gross vehicle laden weight
Maximum length: 7m (23ft)
Maximum width: 2.3m (7ft 6in)
Maximum height: 3m (9ft 10in)

KEVIN HOPE THIS HELPS, REGARDS TERRY

Thought the last but one was your LAST post on here lol

Rapid Movements Europe Ltd

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You should have gone to spec savers Read it agin!

RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

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When my motorcyle Alternator failed I was recovered by the AA I was chatting to the recovery guy on way back, he confirmed if a van was loaded being used for business he would not recover it. Check small print, AA and RAC told me they do not cover for commercial vehicles being used for H&R

RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

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Rapid Movements Europe Ltd said:


You should have gone to spec savers Read it agin!

You were asking for a refund in your 'frustrated' rant

RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

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ADAC is not expensive and good membership benefits. I have 3 vans insured with them. You have to have a personal membership that covers non commercial that costs about €75. Then each van on a company registration approx same again.

Rapid Movements Europe Ltd

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That my freinds is the last word that i will be posting on the subject and will not enter into further conversation on the matter ,

Like i said read it again,

Confucius said" by three methods we may learn wisdom, first by reflection :second, by, imitation which is the easiest; and third by experiance; which is the bitterest?" I WILL LEAVE YOU TO REFLECT

Esi Logistics

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Original Poster

Ok thanks for that guys, Admin and Rapid i will check ADAC tomorrow, Thanks Terry i was going by what i read in their terms but will call them tomorrow mate.

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

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Correct me if Im wrong, but isnt AA an offshoot of the european ADAC or the otherway round, I beleive my oversized camper is covered by both but thats not for H+R.

RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

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Think you are right Gary,as if covered by them you are covered in the UK, where they pass it on to the AA, but ADAC definitely cover for commercials on business use throughout Europe.

Website Admin

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RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD. said:


...they pass it on to the AA, but ADAC definitely cover for commercials on business use throughout Europe.

^^^ This, I think.

Summer before last I got EU breakdown cover for my car from the AA, but I think if it comes to it often the ADAC come to rescue you.

LwsExpress transport solutions

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Does that mean... [Admin: Please try to resist winding other members up. :-) ]

Esi Logistics

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Original Poster

Just to update on the breakdown situation. RAC provide cover for van up to 7.5m being used for hire and reward all over Europe on one of their fleet policies. Costs £126.45 per annum. Includes home start etc. Pretty good i think.

LwsExpress transport solutions

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LwsExpress transport solutions said:


Does that mean... [Admin: Please try to resist winding other members up. :-) ]

I'm sorry but they shouldn't make ridiculous statements.

Neculau Logistics Ltd

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Insurance Choice provide Equity Red Star insurance policy and AXA Truck Cover http://www.ratcliffes.co.uk/claims by M R Ratcliffe Consultants

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