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Smug1
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hi all, Had a recent fuel pump failure that left me stranded  some miles from home. Contacted the RAC who duly sent a patrol out who then arranged recovery. Three hours later recovery truck arrives and informs me that my membership doesn't cover vehicles over 3.5 ton. The Commando like a TACR2 is plated as 4.1 ton ergo not covered. The recovery agent then informed me that they would take me the 10 miles home for £150 plus vat. A not so polite refusal followed. Does anyone know of a company that would provide recovery cover for a TACR2 / Commando? Have heard that some motor home Breakdown / Recovery cover companies provide similar cover for fire appliances. If anyone can point me in the right direction I'd be grateful. Thanks Smug1

July 14, 2017 at 3:43 PM Flag Quote & Reply

CivvyRIV
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Smug1 at July 14, 2017 at 3:43 PM

hi all, Had a recent fuel pump failure that left me stranded  some miles from home. Contacted the RAC who duly sent a patrol out who then arranged recovery. Three hours later recovery truck arrives and informs me that my membership doesn't cover vehicles over 3.5 ton. The Commando like a TACR2 is plated as 4.1 ton ergo not covered. The recovery agent then informed me that they would take me the 10 miles home for £150 plus vat. A not so polite refusal followed. Does anyone know of a company that would provide recovery cover for a TACR2 / Commando? Have heard that some motor home Breakdown / Recovery cover companies provide similar cover for fire appliances. If anyone can point me in the right direction I'd be grateful. Thanks Smug1

Hi Smug1.  Sorry to hear this.  Also surprised.  I'm with the RAC and a few years ago when NUF had a blowout on the M5 (and I had left the spare wheel at home!) they recovered me on the back of a recovery truck.  No point telling them I suppose that without the water it probably is under 3.5t?  Although I had 50 gallons onboard at the time causing the recovery driver to comment "She's a heavy little beast isn't she?"   You may be correct about the caravan thing but by definition they will all be well under 3.5t also.  So either save your annual fees and pay for commercial recovery if it happems again or take out a light commercial policy.  Have you asked RAC/AA/Green Flag if they have such a policy?

July 28, 2017 at 9:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Smug1
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Been given details for Autohome recovery who's website has a "specialist vehicle" recovery package. Will be getting in touch as I hope to get the Falklands out and about, but with the reassurance I can get recovered should the inevitable happen, not that I'm expecting it to breakdown. On the day the fuel pump gave up, I had put the vehicle on a  weigh-bridge, came in at 3.2tonnes, the recovery agent for the RAC stated that as the vehicle is plated at 4.1 tonnes that is what they had to go by. However as a gesture of good will they did offer to recover the vehicle for £150 plus VAT. Needless to say I graciously declined their offer. Another recovery company recovered me for less that half the price they quoted.

August 6, 2017 at 5:13 PM Flag Quote & Reply

CivvyRIV
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Noticed that the Hullavington show which we attended a few years ago as a group, is on this year but has moved to Kemble Airfield.  3rd September if anyone else is interested.

August 10, 2017 at 6:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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