Caravan and Motorhome Breakdown Cover

No weight or size restrictions apply

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Caravan and Motorhome Breakdown Cover

Arrival is the RAC’s breakdown and recovery scheme developed exclusively with The Camping and Caravanning Club. Your cover includes everything that you’d expect from RAC breakdown cover together with specialist benefits designed for caravans, motorhomes, campervans, trailer tents and trailers.  
 
Choose personal based cover so you’re covered as a driver or a passenger in any vehicle you’re driving or towing – perfect when you’re just using your vehicle during lockdown for essential journeys. 
 
And now you have the option to buy vehicle based cover so your unit is covered whoever is driving or towing – your car and caravan, trailer or trailer tent are counted as one vehicle.  

BEST in market cover in UK & Europe

No weight or size restrictions for
caravans or motorhomes

Hire car with a tow bar available with
Onward Travel*


  1. Leisure battery replacement support
    We’ll help to source a replacement and arrange for one of our patrols to fit your new leisure battery and provide a 2 year RAC warranty.
  2. Caravan or motorhome tyre replacement support

    If your caravan or motorhome has a puncture, we’ll send a patrol to fit your spare or source
    a replacement.

  3. All costs covered to get your vehicle back to the UK
    With Arrival European Rescue if your vehicle can't be repaired by your departure date, we'll cover all costs to get your vehicle, caravan or trailer back home.

Compare RAC Arrival UK Breakdown Cover

What does the RAC offer that the others that other major providers don't? The best breakdown cover in the market for caravan and motorhome owners in the UK & Europe

Overview of UK cover: RAC Arrival Green Flag Mayday AA Standard Cover
If you get a flat tyre on your motorhome or caravan, we'll help to find a replacement and fit it 1 Yes No No
If you need a replacement leisure battery, we'll help to find a replacement and fit it2 Yes No No
Arrival Re-Unite - if your vehicles are separated we'll reunite them at home or on a campsite (up to 75 miles) 3 Yes Yes No
Arrival Follow-on - we'll recover your caravan or trailer to a second destination (up to 75 miles)4 Yes Yes No
No restrictions on the height, weight or length of your vehicle5 Yes Yes No
We'll cover the costs of a hire car while your vehicle is repaired6 3 days car hire, Up to £500 3 days car hire, Up to £150 3 days car hire
We'll supply a hire car with a tow bar if your towing vehicle breaks down 7 Yes Yes No
All recovery costs are covered - even for specialist resources or equipment8 All costs covered All costs covered No
Snow, mud and flood recovery - we'll get your vehicle or caravan out of a tricky situation at no extra cost 9 Yes Yes No
Misfuelling cover If you've topped up with the wrong fuel, we'll drain and flush out the fuel system and provide you with the correct fuel to get you moving again.10 Yes Yes No
The number of people covered by your policy11 Up to 16 people Up to 8 people Up to 8 people

Table Sources

Caravan & Motorhome tyre replacement support
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival cover level table here (link: https://www.rac.co.uk/breakdown-cover/caravanandmotorhome)
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday terms and conditions page 8 & page 16
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 16


2 Replacement leisure battery support 
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival terms and conditions page 14, additional services
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday not detailed within terms and conditions 
AA Source: AA not detailed within terms and conditions


3Arrival Re-Unite - if  your vehicles are seperated we'll reunite them at home or on a campsite (up to 75 miles) 
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival terms and conditions page 9
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday terms and conditions page 7, Roadside cover
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 10


4 Arrival Follow-on - we'll recover your caravan or trailer to a second destination (up to 75 miles) (Avaiable when Recovery is added to cover) 
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival terms and conditions page 9
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday terms and conditions page 7
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 11


5 No restrictions on the height, weight or length of your vehicle
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival details of cover here (https://www.rac.co.uk/breakdown-cover/caravanandmotorhome)
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday terms and conditions page 2
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 9


6 We'll cover the costs of a hire car while your vehicle is repaired. (When Onward Travel is added to cover. Subject to availability)
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival terms and conditions page 10
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday terms and conditions page 12
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 14 


7 We'll supply a hire car with a tow bar if your towing vehice breaks down (when Onward Travel is added to cover. Subject to availability)
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival terms and conditions page 8
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday terms and conditions page 9
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 13


8 All recovery costs are covered - even for specialist resources or equipment
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival terms and conditions page 9
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday terms and conditions page 2
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 16


9 Recovery if your vehicle becomes stuck in snow, mud & flood
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival terms and conditions page 14
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday terms and conditions page 8
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 7


10 Misfuelling cover in case you've topped up with the wrong fuel (Doesn't cover the cost of damage to the vehicle due to misfuelling)
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival terms and conditions page 14
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday terms and conditions page 8
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 16


11 Number of people covered (driver & passengers) 
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival terms and conditions page 7
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday terms and conditions page 4
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 10


RAC Arrival terms and conditions here
Green Flag Mayday terms and conditions -  https://mayday.greenflag.com/pdfs/MAY_RCG_1219_web.pdf
AA terms and conditions - https://www.theaa.com/resources/Documents/pdf/breakdown-cover/terms-and-conditions-current.pdf

Not a Member of The Camping and Caravanning Club?

Join Arrival today and get the first year's Camping and Caravanning Club membership included**

Or call 0330 159 0358 and quote RCAFARR-ARBUNW

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Already a Member of The Camping and Caravanning Club?

Join Arrival today with EXCLUSIVE prices for Club members


Or call 0330 159 0357 and quote RCAFARR-ARWEB1

Join Arrival

If you’re not already a member of The Camping and Caravanning Club, join Arrival today and get the first year’s Camping and Caravanning Club membership included in your premium and enjoy all these benefits.

  • Save up to 30% on bookings at over 100 UK campsites
  • Access to 1,500 Member exclusive Certified Sites    
  • Exclusive member deals and an award-winning monthly magazine
  • Discover over 150 campsites across 13 European countries

And if you’re already a Club member there’s an offer for you too when you join Arrival! Just click above to find out more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Personal based membership covers you as the driver or passenger in any eligible vehicle.

Therefore if you're in a vehicle when it breaks down, you can call the RAC for assistance even if you're a passenger and not driving it at the time.

Ideal for those who own, drive or travel in different vehicles.

Q. What is vehicle based cover?

Your motorhome or campervan is covered whoever is driving it. If you’re towing, your towing vehicle and caravan, trailer tent or trailer is counted as one vehicle as there is only one engine. Ideal if you already have breakdown cover for other vehicles or your unit is also driven or towed by people who aren’t part of your household.

Q. Is there anything I need to know for travelling to Europe?

From 1 January 2021 you should make sure you have the following items before travelling to Europe:

  • Insurance green card: contact your insurer to check if you need a green card which is an internationally recognised certificate of insurance. You will need to carry multiple green cards if:

    • you have two policies covering the duration of your trip, for example, if your policy renews during the journey

    • your vehicle is towing a trailer or caravan, you’ll need one for the towing vehicle and one for the trailer/caravan. You also need separate trailer insurance in some countries you have fleet insurance – e.g. one green card for each vehicle

    • Vehicle log book: take your vehicle log book, known as the V5C form from the DVLA, if you have one to show you are the registered keeper

  • GB sticker: display a GB sticker on the rear of your vehicle, even if the number plate has the EU symbol. This is not needed in the Republic of Ireland

  • International Driving Permits (IDPs): You will only need to obtain an IDP if you do not carry a photocard driving licence. For example, if you only have a paper licence. You may obtain an IDP from the Post Office at a cost of £5.50. It’s important to realise that different countries require different types of IDP and you may need more than one type depending on which countries you drive through. These should be taken alongside your paper GB or NI driving licence. Different rules apply for those with licences issued in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and Gibraltar.

  • Caravan/Trailer registration: some commercial and non-commercial trailers or caravans need to be registered before towing them to or through most EU and EEA countries. Find out more here.

  • Pets: check and follow UK Government guidance for taking pets abroad
  • Taking food and drink to the EU: Milk or meat-based products will need to be consumed before passing the EU border control point, these products are banned with having the required paperwork. There are exemptions such as infant foods.  
     

Visit RAC Drive for everything you need to know about driving in the EU post-Brexit. The full government advice can be found here

Q. Will you attend if I'm the passenger?

Yes, provided you’ve got personal based membership.

Q. Why do I need caravan or motorhome breakdown cover?

Our standard RAC UK Breakdown cover does not cover large caravans and motorhomes that exceed 3.5 tonnes, 6.4 metres long including tow bar, 2.55 metres wide and 3 metres high.

Most breakdown providers have these restrictions, you may want to check your terms and conditions, along with your vehicle size and weight, to ensure your cover is valid.

Additionally when you are towing, RAC standard Breakdown cover will not recover you if the fault is with your caravan, only if the fault is with your towing vehicle.

RAC standard UK Breakdown Recovery cover doesn’t include: 

  • Arrival Follow-on: We’ll tow your caravan or trailer to a second location following recovery of your vehicle, up to 75 miles.
  • Arrival Return: If you’re travelling to a campsite and your vehicle breaks down, if the trip is 2 days or more, we’ll recover the vehicle onward to your campsite, and if the vehicle cannot be repaired before you’re due to leave, we’ll recover you, your passengers, and vehicle (including your caravan or trailer) back home. 

RAC standard UK Breakdown cover doesn’t include:

  • Assistance if you’ve topped up with the wrong fuel. Under Arrival we’ll drain & flush your vehicles fuel system and top it up with the correct fuel.
  • The cost of specialist equipment to recover your vehicle, Arrival covers the cost of specialist recovery vehicles or a crane, etc.
  • Recovery of your vehicle and/or caravan or trailer when it’s stuck in snow, mud, flood or sand, when it’s safe to do so.

RAC standard UK Breakdown Onward Travel cover doesn’t include:

  • Hire car with a tow bar – essential if your vehicle breaks down whilst you’re towing. With Arrival we’ll try to provide you with a replacement hire car with a tow bar. 
  • If you’re on a trip in your motorhome and it can’t be repaired at the Roadside, with Standard Onward Travel you’d have to choose between overnight accommodation & transport. With Arrival Onward Travel we’ll provide you with both.
Q. Will you tow my caravan as well as my car?

Yes, If you only have Arrival Roadside cover our Patrols will attempt to repair your vehicle at the roadside and if that’s not possible we’ll only tow both your vehicle and caravan or trailer up to 10 miles.

If you add with Arrival Recovery cover, whether it’s your vehicle or caravan that’s broken down, we’ll help you with recovering both. Here’s how:

  • Arrival Recovery: If your vehicle breaks down we can tow to a single destination anywhere in the UK.
  • Arrival Follow-on: We’ll tow your caravan or trailer to a second location following recovery of your vehicle, up to 75 miles.
  • Arrival Return: If you’re travelling to a campsite and your vehicle breaks down, if the trip is 2 days or more, we’ll recover the vehicle onward to your campsite. If the vehicle cannot be repaired before you’re due to leave, we’ll recover you, your passengers, and vehicle including caravan or trailer back home. 
Q. If I breakdown on holiday will you take me and my caravan back home after my stay?

Yes, with Arrival Recovery added to your cover, if you breakdown on holiday and your vehicle can’t be repaired before you return home we’ll take you, any passengers, your vehicle and your caravan back home.

Q. Are there any length, width or weight restrictions?

No, not with Arrival breakdown cover.

Many Breakdown providers have these restrictions so be sure to check your policy so that you don’t get caught out if your vehicle breaks down. The overall size restrictions include the tow bar which can often cause vehicles to exceed the length restrictions. 

Q. Do all vehicles or members on a policy have to live at the same address?

Yes, our levels of cover are intended to cover you and, in the case of joint / family membership, your household. Therefore, all people covered by the policy must live at the registered policy address. All vehicles listed on the membership must be registered at the membership address too.

Q. Are all the benefits of RAC breakdown cover included?
Yes all the benefits of standard RAC membership are included. These range from a £25 MOT to 5% off ferry travel with P&O. Find all your member benefits here.
Q. How do I get my first year’s Camping and Caravanning Club membership Welcome pack?

Non-members of the Camping and Caravanning Club purchasing Arrival breakdown cover will receive their Welcome pack for their first year’s membership directly from the Camping and Caravanning Club within 20 working days of your Arrival breakdown policy start date.

If you haven’t received your Welcome pack within 20 working days of your Arrival policy start date, contact the Camping and Caravanning Club membership services team directly on 02476 475556, who will be able to advise.

Q. I’m already covered with standard RAC breakdown cover – can I upgrade to Arrival?

Yes, if you’re a member of the Camping and Caravanning Club, you can call us to switch over.

If you're not a member of the Club, then you can call us to join and switch over. You'll receive Camping and Caravanning Club membership included with your breakdown cover for the first year.

Q. How far will you tow my car and caravan?

With Arrival Roadside cover we’ll tow your vehicle, caravan or trailer up to 10 miles. 

If you add Recovery to your policy you'll benefit from the following:

Arrival Recovery: If your vehicle breaks down we can tow to a single destination anywhere in the UK.

Arrival Follow-on: We’ll tow your caravan or trailer to a second location following recovery of your vehicle, up to 75 miles.

Arrival Return: If you’re travelling to a campsite and your vehicle breaks down, if the trip is 2 days or more, we’ll recover the vehicle onward to your campsite. 

Q. What service will you provide if I top-up with the wrong fuel?

With RAC Arrival breakdown cover, if you top up with the wrong fuel we’ll drain & flush the fuel system, top your vehicle up with the correct fuel and if that doesn’t solve the problem we’ll tow you to a local garage so that you can get your vehicle repaired. 

 
Q. What if my vehicle breaks down before I’m due to travel to Europe?

With Arrival European Breakdown added to you membership, you’ll have enhanced cover up to 7 days prior to your planned departure. You’ll be entitled to a hire vehicle whilst your vehicle is being repaired. 

If your vehicle isn’t repaired prior to your planned departure date, you’re covered for up to 23 days hire and can take the hire vehicle to Europe. If your trip exceeds the 23 days hire you’ll be able to arrange and pay to continue hire directly with the hire car provider.

Q. What leisure batteries are you able to replace?

We’re able to source the following leisure batteries:

LION SEALED LEISURE BATTERY 679
LION SEALED LEISURE BATTERY 100AH LOW BO
LION SEALED LEISURE BATTERY 677
EXIDE LEISURE/MARINE BATTERY 679
EXIDE LEISURE/MARINE BATTERY 677

When an RAC Patrol attends to fit the new leisure battery, we’ll provide a 2 year RAC warranty and a battery charger to allow you to charge your battery when your caravan or motorhome has been stored for a long period. 

Find all the information you need to have a better understanding of the different levels of cover that the RAC have on offer

  

Many vehicle breakdowns happen at home - but with RAC At Home Cover you can get on with your day quickly again.

  

If your vehicle breaks down miles away from home, National Recovery cover from the RAC could prove invaluable - find out more here

  

If your vehicle cannot be fixed at the side of the road, our vehicle recovery service will transport it to either a garage or back to your home address

  

If your vehicle can't be fixed in the same day after a breakdown, RAC's onward travel product helps you to make alternative travel plans to continue your journey.

  

Vehicle Breakdown Cover can be a great value option if you’re looking for cheap breakdown cover - this guide from the RAC looks at the benefits of it.

  

Family breakdown cover provides vehicle cover for several members of your family within a joint policy.

  

Multi-car breakdown cover enables you to get breakdown cover for several vehicles under one policy.

  

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Subject to availability, hire car terms apply.

**Not available to current Camping and Caravanning Club members. The RAC will forward your details onto The Camping and Caravanning Club for them to set up free membership for one year. They will send you more information about the Club including a campsite directory. These should be sent to you in approximately 21 days. For enquiries about your Camping and Caravanning Club membership please call 0247 647 5442. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time.

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