Compare RAC Arrival Breakdown Cover

What does RAC offer that other major providers don't? The best in market breakdown cover in UK & Europe*

Overview of UK cover: RAC Arrival Green Flag Mayday AA Standard Cover
Weight or size restrictions on your vehicle, caravan or trailer1 No No Yes
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 miles2 Yes No No
Follow on recovery: We'll tow your caravan/trailer to a second location when "Recovery" purchased3 Yes No No
We'll try to arrange a hire vehicle with tow bar4 Yes No No
Flat tyre on your caravan or motorhome? We'll help you find a replacement5 Yes No No
Need a replacement leisure battery? We'll help you find a replacement & can even arrange fitting6 Yes No No
Specialist equipment to help recover your vehicle, e.g. crane7 Unlimited expenses Unlimited expenses Not covered
Recovery if your vehicle becomes stuck in snow, mud & flood8 Yes Yes No
Misfuelling cover in case you've topped up with the wrong fuel9 Yes Yes No
Alternative transport whilst your vehicle is repaired with Onward Travel or Stay Mobile10 3 days hire car or up to £500, up to 5 claims Up to £100 3 days hire car, up to 3 claims
Overnight accommodation whilst your vehicle is repaired with Onward Travel/Stay Mobile11 Yes Yes Yes
Number of people covered12 Up to 16 people Up to 8 people Up to 8 people

Overview of European cover: RAC
European Breakdown Cover
Red Pennant Standard Annual Muti-trip cover Green Flag Euro Plus AA Annual Multi-Trip Full Cover
How many days you can travel in Europe?13 350 days 66 days 90 days 90 days
Are there any weight or size restrictions on your vehicle, caravan or trailer?14 No Yes Yes Yes
Are you covered in the UK prior to departure?15 Yes, up to 7 days Yes, up to 48 hours Yes, up to 7 days Yes, up to 3 days
Will you be provided with a hire car if your vehicle breaks down in the UK before your departure?16 Yes, up to 23 days or £3,000 Yes, up to £2,000 Yes, up to £800 Yes, up to £1,500
Are you covered for a fuel system drain, flush and top-up if you top up with the wrong fuel in Europe?17 Yes No No No
Are you covered if you run out of fuel in Europe?18 Yes No Yes -
Expense limit for journey continuation to keep you moving whilst your vehicle is repaired19 £3,000 £2,000 £850 £1,500
Will campsite fees be covered if you breakdown more than 120km away from your destination?20 Yes _ _ _
No quibble repatriation - all costs covered to get your vehicle home even if the vehicle is beyond economical repair21 Yes No No No
Hire vehicle in the UK whilst your vehicle is repatriated22 14 days 10 days 7 days 48 hours

*Comparison based on RAC Arrival against standard level of cover from other major providers as of 23.04.18.
 
Table Sources
 
1 Weight or size restrictions on your vehicle, caravan or trailer
RAC Arrival Source: No width or length restrictions for caravans or motorhomes, see here
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday terms and conditions page 2
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 8
 
2 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 7
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday terms and conditions page 5
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 14
 
3 Follow on recovery: 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 5
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 14
 
4 We'll try to arrange a hire vehicle with tow bar
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival terms and conditions page 6
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday terms and conditions page 10
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 16
 
5 Flat tyre on your caravan or motorhome? We'll help you find a replacement
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival cover level table here
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday terms and conditions page 5
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 17
 
6 Need a replacement leisure battery? We'll help you find a replacement & can even arrange fitting
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival terms and conditions page 12
Green Flag Mayday Source: Not specified in the terms and conditions
AA Source: Not specified in the terms and conditions
 
7 Specialist equipment to help recover your vehicle, e.g. crane
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival terms and conditions page 7
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday terms and conditions page 15
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 18
 
8 Recovery if your vehicle becomes stuck in snow, mud & flood
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival terms and conditions page 13
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday terms and conditions page 4
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 22
 
9 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 17
 
10 Alternative transport whilst your vehicle is repaired with Onward Travel or Stay Mobile
RAC Arrival Source: Onward Travel details here
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday terms and conditions page 10
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 16
 
11 Overnight accommodation whilst your vehicle is repaired with Onward Travel/Stay Mobile
RAC Arrival Source: Onward Travel details here 
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday terms and conditions page 10
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 19
 
12 Number of people covered
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival terms and conditions page 5
Green Flag Mayday Source: Mayday terms and conditions page 4
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 5
 
13 Number of days you can travel in Europe
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival terms and conditions page 6
Red Pennant Source: Red Pennant terms and conditions page 2
Green Flag Source: Green Flag terms and conditions page 13
AA Source: AA terms and conitions page 5
 
14 Weight or size restrictions on your vehicle, caravan or trailer in Europe
RAC Arrival Source: No width or length restrictions for caravans or motorhomes, see here
Red Pennant Source: Red Pennant terms and conditions page 21
Green Flag Source: Green Flag terms and conditions page 7
AA Source: AA terms and conitions page 14
 
15 Cover in the UK prior to departure to Europe
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival European Breakdown Schedule 
Red Pennant Source: Red Pennant terms and conditions page 6
Green Flag Source: Green Flag terms and conditions page 14
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 16
 
16 Hire car if the vehicle breaks down in the UK before departure to Europe
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival European Breakdown Schedule
Red Pennant Source: Red Pennant terms and conditions page 7 
Green Flag Source: Green Flag terms and conditions page 14
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 17
 
17 Misfuel support in Europe
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival terms and conditions page 12
Red Pennant Source: Not specified in terms and conditions
Green Flag Source: Green Flag terms and conditions page 21
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 22
 
18 Running out of fuel in Europe
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival terms and conditions page 12
Red Pennant Source: Red Pennant terms and conditions page 21
Green Flag Source: Green Flag terms and conditions page 7
AA Source: Not specified in terms and conditions
 
19 Expense limit for journey continuation
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival European Breakdown Schedule 
Red Pennant Source: Red Pennant terms and conditions page 7
Green Flag Source: Green Flag terms and conditions page 14
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 18
 
20 Campsite fees covered if you breakdown 120km away from your destination
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival terms and conditions page 12
Red Pennant Source: Not specified in terms and conditions
Green Flag Source: Not specified in terms and conditions
AA Source: Not specified in terms and conditions 
 
21 Repatriation
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival terms and conditions page 10
Red Pennant Source: Red Pennant terms and conditions page 12
Green Flag Source: Green Flag terms and conditions page 18
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 19
 
22 Hire vehicle whilst vehicle repatriated 
RAC Arrival Source: Arrival European Breakdown Schedule 
Red Pennant Source: Red Pennant terms and conditions page 7 
Green Flag Source: Green Flag terms and conditions page 18
AA Source: AA terms and conditions page 21
 
RAC Arrival terms and conditions here
Green Flag Mayday terms and conditions here
AA terms and conditions here
Red Pennant terms and conditions here
Green Flag Euro Plus terms and conditions here
AA Annual multi-trip terms and conditions here