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Breakdown Service and repatriation 1 month 4 days ago #1497

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Hi Conzo - did you ever get anywhere with this one?
I cannot find any company that will offer repatriation back to Ireland in the event that your vehicle cannot be repaired roadside. Indeed if your towcar has to be taken to a garage, its problematic to get the caravan shifted at all...!!!
ADAC used to offer a fantastic service but it is now very much only available to the German Market. Neither the RAC nor the AA will cover anything over 7 meters....that's almost excluding most caravans.

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Breakdown Service and repatriation 1 month 2 days ago #1498

Hi
I found nothing I'm afraid, am back from Europe now so no longer looking for this year

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Breakdown Service and repatriation 1 week 5 days ago #1502

We have our camper insurance with Aviva through Stuart Insurances (now bought out by Arachas). We had the unfortunate situation of our van breaking down in Spain near Andorra during the summer. It turned out the engine was beyond repair and needed to be completely replaced which cost an arm and a leg! Add to it the fact that when we finally found a mechanic willing to look at it he had no English, we had very little Spanish and we had two small girls with us and it amounted to a very stressful situation. We had to cancel our ferry and fly back from Barcelona and I made the return journey to bring the van home a couple of weeks later. We currently have a claim with Aviva who really gave us the run around and provided very little guidance on what we should do. While the initial breakdown recovery truck came quickly, he dumped us outside a garage who refused to even look at the van. Subsequent phone calls resulted in having to explain the whole story to a different operator every time and getting completely mixed messages. Under our policy we're entitled to €500 towards hotel costs as a result of the breakdown and €500 towards repatriation but obviously that wouldn't come close to the cost of having to ship the van home. 

All in all the experience would give me pause about heading that far away in the van again without full repatriation cover. Future ferry trips will likely only be to Wales or at a push Northern France!
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Breakdown Service and repatriation 1 week 13 hours ago #1504

WOW that's the scenario we all dread on holiday.

It seems almost impossible to get repatriation insurance anywhere.

We have phoned a load of clubs & companies and NO we don't do it is all we get.

Aaron
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Breakdown Service and repatriation 1 week 4 hours ago #1505

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That is all your nightmares rolled into one just there. And it is always my biggest fear...! It doesn't matter if your kit is new or a few years old, serviced or not - something can always go wrong.
It seems astonishing that there is no option of any sort for us Campers here in Ireland and that to compound the matter even further - we can't even purchase cover from any insurance company within the EU...!
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