Best breakdown cover for trailer and car/s

Haphazardhacker

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I am looking for recommendations of breakdown cover that will cover my horse and trailer when towing. I am also looking for "normal" breakdown cover for my husbands car and my car as we currently have no breakdown cover.

I am happy to use two separate companies as for the trailer I would like a company who knows what they are doing, whereas for the normal car cover I am happy as long as they can either get the car home or to a garage.


Any advice on who to go for/avoid like the plague?!!
 

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Following with interest as by the end of the day unless hear otherwise I will have used RAC (quites £75) for trailer and car relay. Called them last week. Seemed reasonable. Doesn't include home start but over a mile away which will do for us.
 

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Check the small print of how you will be rescued if you break down - there are many horror stories of trailers being put on low-loaders and then driven erratically. Have you looked at Equine Rescue Services?
 

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I am with The NFU for my car insurance. RAC breakdown and windscreen cover as standard.

They also do trailer and horse insurance so maybe worth a call to bung it all together with breakdown/recovery and see what they say?
 

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Green Flag and PRP

Was RAC and equine Rescue but was not impressed with the Equine rescue bit when I broke down. They said could someone else pick up the horse trailer !
which ultimately my mother came in her jeep to rescue me
 

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Dixie, that doesn't sound good re Equine Rescue Services. According to their blurb,

'Horse Trailer Recovery
Recovery of horse trailer to nearest agreed repair facility, or your home, or your original destination
'

I've just enrolled with ERS, bit worried now.

(Was PRP, but got fed up of grappling with their poncy website graphics at renewal time, plus they didn't send me a reminder at renewal time so I was inadvertently without cover for a fortnight.).
 

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The guy who ended up recovering the car said a lot of the recoverers didn't have insurance to carry livestock too so I would have had to wait a very long time for them to find someone to collect me. Not good when I was stuck down a lane with darkness coming. Luckily my mother brought her car up and rescued me.

The blurb above says horse trailer, what does it say about the actual horse?

The looked up their website and they do mention transporting the horse, so you should be ok.
 
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Tiddlypom, please rest assured that if you have Equine Rescue Services' Trailer Assist membership, you, your horse and your trailer will be recovered should you need it. If you have one of their Equicar memberships then your towing vehicle is also covered. Their service is second to none and all of their specialist horse recovery team are highly experienced, as well as being fully licensed and insured to carry livestock!
 

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I am a long standing customer of Equine Rescue Service, my current contract runs out in Sept I think, so I might look into the equi-car thing with them. They seem pretty good tbh.
 
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