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Caravan and Motorhome Breakdown Cover

Not 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

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Arrival is the RAC's breakdown and recovery scheme developed exclusively for members of The Camping and Caravanning Club. Your cover includes everything standard RAC breakdown cover offers together with specialist benefits to cover your caravan, trailer tent, motorhome or trailer. And with Arrival, you're covered in any vehicle you're driving or towing - it's the only breakdown cover you'll need.

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

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Overview of UK cover: RAC Arrival Green Flag Mayday AA Standard Cover
We cover any size or weight vehicle1 Yes Yes No
Arrival Reunite included: With Roadside cover, if you're staying at a campsite and out for a day trip. If your vehicle breaks down we'll recover it back to or near the campsite, up to 75 miles2 Yes No No
Arrival Follow-on Recovery: With Recovery cover, we'll tow your caravan or trailer to a second location following recovery of your vehicle, up to 75 miles3 Yes No No
Arrival Return: With Recovery if you break down whilst on route to your campsite for a stay of 2 or more days, if your vehicle can't be repaired at the roadside, we'll take you to your UK campsite and back home again4 Yes Yes No
All costs covered for specialist equipment to recover your vehicle, caravan or trailer 5 Yes Yes No
Caravan & Motorhome tyre replacement support 6 Yes No No
Leisure Battery replacement support7 Yes No No
Assistance if you top up with the wrong fuel 8 Yes Yes No
With Onward Travel we’ll provide a hire car with a tow bar 9 Yes Yes No

Not 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

Or call 0330 159 0358 and quote RCAFARR-ARBUNW

Join Arrival

Already a Member of The Camping and Caravanning Club?

Join Arrival today and get a FREE £15 Club voucher^

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

Our standard 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.

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. 

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.

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 one is available. 
  • 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, 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. 

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.

 
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 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 be 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. What is personal based cover?

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 not driving it at the time.

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

Q. Will you attend if I'm the passenger?
Yes, provided you’ve got personal based membership.
Q. Will you cover my vehicle?

Yes, but vehicle based membership is only available by calling us. A vehicle based membership covers anyone who is driving the nominated vehicle.

With a personal based membership. we'll cover you in any vehicle you drive or travel in.

Q. How do I get my £15 Camping and Caravanning Club voucher?
Existing Camping and Caravanning Club members purchasing Arrival breakdown cover through the Camping and Caravanning Club, should receive your voucher in the post within 30 days of your start date.
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 a £15 Camping and Carvanning Club voucher^.

If you're not a member of the Club, then you can call us to join and switch over. You'll received the 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. 

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?

In 2017, 168 Arrival members topped 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. 

 Comparison based on RAC Arrival against standard level of cover from other major providers as of 05.02.19. For full details please visit rac.co.uk/arrivalcompare 

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 your membership card/s and 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.

^ £15 Club Gift vouchers can be used towards your Club membership or UK Club Site fees. Gift vouchers will be sent to customers within 30 days of purchase, provided you have not exercised your right to cancel your membership within the 14-day cooling-off period and first payment has been received. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer is only available to existing Camping and Caravanning Club members.

Calls from landlines may be charged up to 9p per minute, plus a 15p call set up fee. Calls from mobiles may cost between 8p and 40p per minute. Calls may be monitored and/or recorded.

The Camping and Caravanning Club Ltd is an introducer appointed representative of RAC Financial Services. Breakdown cover arranged and administered by RAC Financial Services Limited (Registered No 05171817) and provided by RAC Motoring Services (Registered No 01424399) and/or RAC Insurance Ltd (Registered No 2355834). Registered in England; Registered Offices: RAC House, Brockhurst Crescent, Walsall WS5 4AW. RAC Motoring Services and RAC Financial Services Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in respect of insurance mediation activities. RAC Insurance Ltd is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Table Sources

Weight or size restrictions on your vehicle, caravan or trailer 
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival details of cover here
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday terms and conditions page 2 
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 9 

2 Arrival Re-Unite: We'll re-unite your vehicles if they're separated due to a breakdown, at your campsite or at home, 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 

3Arrival Follow on recovery: We'll tow your caravan/trailer to a second location when "Recovery" purchased
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 14

4 Arrival Return: We'll tow your caravan/trailer to a second location when "Recovery" purchased
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival  terms and conditions page 7
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday terms and conditions page 11
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 17 

5 Specialist equipment to help recover your vehicle, e.g. crane. Required for recovery of larger vehicles, caravans or trailers
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival  terms and conditions page 7
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday terms and conditions page 19
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 17 

6 Tyre replacement support for your caravan or motorhome
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival cover level table here
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday terms and conditions page 19 
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 16

7 Leisure Battery replacement support. We'll help you find a replacement & can even arrange fitting
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival terms and conditions page 12, additional services
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday not detailed within terms and conditions 
AA Source: AA not detailed within terms and conditions 

8 Misfuelling cover in case you've topped up with the wrong fuel
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival terms and conditions page 12
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday terms and conditions page 2
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 16

9 We'll try to arrange a hire vehicle with tow bar – when you purchase Arrival Onward Travel cover
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival terms and conditions page 8
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday terms and conditions page 13
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 15

RAC Arrival terms and conditions here
Green Flag Mayday terms and conditions here
AA terms and conditions here

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