Just hired a LWB van with tail lift for 15 days from a company in Sussex for £695 to bring items over from the UK to France. However, it was down to me to organise breakdown recovery in France.
As I am in the RAC thought lets try them. In addition, will need some for the car for trips down.
Obtained a very reasonable quote but it was for vehicles up to 11 years old. Mine will be 11 later this year.
‘How much more if over 11 years’ and the reply was ‘about £100’.
I was then asked what the vehicle was to which I replied ‘Land Rover Discovery’.
‘Ah, if you join one of the Land Rover clubs then you will not need to pay the additional £100 (the theory being that they look after their vehicles).
‘What is your membership number anyway’
‘Ah I see that you have Arrival Membership (via the Camping and Caravan Club), so the additional £100 does not apply to you, nor does maximum vehicle length and certain other things’.
The moral of the story? If you are still UK based, have an older car and cannot join an appropriate car club with links to the RAC, join the Camping and Caravan Club – about £30 – and save on your European Breakdown (as well as ordinary membership). Have not got a tent or caravan – the club makes no checks.