It is what motorhomes were designed for, extended trips to foreign climes without a care in the world. However, what happens if your holiday plans are derailed? What happens if you are at the extremes of Europe’s borders and are left stranded without little hope of making it home? We have policies which have been designed with the motorhome in mind, and which will keep your holiday on track should the worst happen.
Our European motorhome breakdown cover will ensure you’re not left stranded in the event of a breakdown, or if your motorhome is broken into or stolen. Whether you require breakdown cover for a single journey in your motorhome within Europe or plan on travelling to the edge of the Continent and back multiple times, both our single and annual multiple trip policies will provide cover for a wide range of events. With the support of our assistance partner, you can be sure any problems with your motorhome will be dealt with quickly, ensuring the minimum disruption to your journeys plans.
Read more about our Single trip or Annual trip breakdown cover, or use the form at the top of this page to generate an insurance policy quote for your motorhome.
Want to know more about driving your motorhome in Europe? Read our guides to specific countries, and ensure you understand the different rules and regulations for driving in Europe.
Our European motorhome breakdown policies offer excellent all round levels of cover, designed to prepare you for a range of eventualities. With either single trip or annual insurance for your motorhome, we can help you get back on the road. For example, if your motorhome requires roadside assistance while in Europe, our breakdown cover can make sure you are towed to a local garage, given a replacement car or even provided with overnight accommodation. Alternatively, our policies can support you if your motorhome is stolen, or if you require legal funds.
Book for immediate cover
Many breakdown providers will not provide assistance in the first 48 to 72 hours after a policy has been issued in order to combat potentially fraudulent claims. This is not ideal if your need is genuine and your on your way abroad. This could then result in you potentially driving around Europe uninsured until this "no claim" period has passed.
If you need to "book and go", our Eurobreakdown policies will provide instant cover provided you have not left the UK and you have not had an incident and intend to claim.
Whenever you book online or via the call centre, the policy certificate, wording and emergency contact details are emailed to you instantly.
Everything that you require for emergency assistance during your trip will be contained within these emailed documents.
No callout limits per trip
The Eurobreakdown policies set no limits on the number of times you can call for assistance during your trip. So if you need help, call and we'll provide whatever assistance is required to get you and your motorhome on your way again in the shortest possible timeframe.
Area of European breakdown cover
You are covered in the direct journeys between your home and your international departure point from the UK and on into Europe until such time as you complete your journey back to your home address in the UK.
For the purpose of defining the area of cover, Europe is defined with 3 areas:
Area 1: Travel only to the following: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
Area 2: Andorra, Austria, Canaries, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, lceland, ltaly, Liechtenstein, Madeira, Monaco, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City.
Area 3: (Rest of Europe): Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia.
A standard motorhome is defined as being:
7 metres or less in length
3 metres or less in height
2.3 metres or less in width
Weighs 3.5 tons or less
Max motorhome occupants
Our policies cover up to 8 passengers including the driver. Assistance will be provided to each individual for onward travel to their destination including the option for car hire or local accommodation costs if they lose the use of their motorhome for more than 8 hours.
Max motorhome dimensions
If your motorhome needs recovering from the side of a road and to be taken to a garage or a safe storage area then it will need to be winched onto a recovery vehicle. In order to do this safely we need to ensure that the overall maximum dimensions of any motorhome recovered are: 8 metres or less in length, 3 metres or less in height, 2.3 metres or less in width and 3,500 kg or less in weight. Anything longer may cause instability and cause a potential accident.
Towed vehicle length
If your caravan or trailer needs recovering from the side of a road and taken to a garage or a safe storage area then it will need to be winched onto a recovery vehicle. In order to do this safely we need to ensure that the overall maximum length of any towed vehicle recovered is 8 metres or less. Anything longer may cause instability and cause a potential accident.
24/7 emergency European breakdown cover support
Following an incident either in the UK or abroad which results in you needing assistance you have unlimited access to an English speaking call centre with multi lingual translation assistance services. Support services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the centre is open all year round.
UK breakdown assistance before the trip
In the event of a breakdown occurring in the United Kingdom to the insured vehicle within the 7 days before your journey begins (but not before the date your policy was issued) we will do the following;
- • Arrange assistance at your home or the roadside and recovery to the nearest repairer (if required).
We will also arrange and pay up to the amount shown in the benefits schedule for a replacement vehicle if;
- • your motorhome cannot be repaired or recovered prior to the start of your journey, or
- • your motorhome is stolen within 7 days before your journey begins (but not before the date your policy was issued) and not recovered or replaced prior to your journey
Did you know?
You don't have to pay up front for any road side assistance and our policies don't have any excesses. (3)
If your motorhome has a breakdown
The policy will arrange and pay for labour and call out charges involved in providing roadside assistance and in making your motorhome fit to either drive or to arrange for your motorhome to be taken to a garage or safe storage area after the event.
If your motorhome is in an accident
The policy will arrange and pay for labour and call out charges involved in providing roadside assistance in arranging for your motorhome to be taken to a garage or safe storage area after the accident if it is undriveable.
If your motorhome has caught fire
The policy will arrange and pay for labour and call out charges involved in providing roadside assistance in arranging for your motorhome to be taken to a garage or safe storage area after the fire.
If your motorhome has been stolen
If your motorhome has been stolen and the breakdown cover provider believes that it will not be recovered in less than 8 hours, then they will arrange for you, your party to be transported by any means suitable including car hire to your destination and then return you, the principal driver to the motorhome after it has been found.
If your motorhome has a flat tyre or wheel issues
Following an issue with a tyre or wheel that you cannot fix yourself then the assistance provider will either provide roadside assistance or arrange for your motorhome to be taken to a garage or safe storage area after the incident. Your motorhome must be fitted with a spare tyre or other such system such as foam injection or run flat tyres so that the roadside assistance team can provide help. You must also be in possession of all the relevant equipment including security locking nuts in order that the wheels can be removed.
Loss of Keys
The policy will arrange and pay for labour and call out charges involved in providing assistance to gain entry to a vehicle following a lock out or a loss of keys.
In addition the policy will also pay for courier costs if required if replacement keys are not available locally. (1)
Paying your Garage bill (Gold level of cover)
Following the recovery of your motorhome from the roadside following an electrical or mechanical failure the policy will pay up to £500 towards parts and labour costs in a garage in order to fix your motorhome. (4)
Costs we pay if there are no spare parts for your motorhome
We will help arrange and pay to send the spare parts, including keys that are lost or stolen, to a specialist repairer, if your motorhome breaks down in Europe and the parts that are needed to repair the motorhome are not available locally. (1)
Costs to repair theft damages
If any other person other than you or your party damages your motorhome in the course of a theft or attempted theft then the breakdown provider will pay up to £100, in order to repair this damage. (1)
Local accommodation costs
Following the loss of use of your motorhome following an event and if the breakdown cover provider believes that your motorhome will be out of use for more than 8 hours and provided your have not been offered alternative travel costs or vehicle hire, then local accommodation will be paid on a per day basis of £45 per person per day (£30 Bronze) whilst the insured vehicle is being repaired. The maximum claimable amount per person is £450 (£180 Bronze) and the overall maximum claim limit for the group is £2,000 for Gold, £1,250 for Silver and £600 for Bronze.
Onward travel including car hire
If the breakdown cover provider believes that your vehicle will be out of use for more than 8 hours it will arrange for you, your party to be transported by any means suitable including car hire to your destination and then return you, the principal driver to your motorhome after it has been repaired (provided you have not chosen the alternative accommodation option).
Getting your motorhome home
If following an event you cannot use your motorhome and it cannot be repaired in the time to make your original planned return to the UK, the breakdown cover provider will arrange to take your motorhome to your home address or to a repairer of your choice in the UK. * Note the maximum amount payable is limited to the vehicles current market value. (1)
UK car hire if your motorhome is left abroad
In the event that you return home without your motorhome because it is being repatriated, we will pay up to the amount shown in the benefits schedule for necessary car hire expenses in the United Kingdom until your motorhome is repaired and returned. (1)
Costs we pay to pick up your motorhome from abroad
If you have left your motorhome abroad for repairs and have returned to the UK and you choose to return to pick up the motorhome rather than wait for it to be repatriated, then the breakdown cover provider will pay expenses for you to collect your motorhome in order to allow you to continue with your return journey.
Spanish bail deposits
The breakdown cover provider will advance to the driver a maximum limit shown on the policy wording for a guarantee or deposit for bail which the Spanish Authorities may ask for to avoid the insured vehicle or driver being held because of an accident involving the insured vehicle. (1)
If noone can drive the motorhome
If there is an accidental injury, sudden or unforeseen illness or death which means no one can drive the motorhome, then the breakdown cover provider will provide alternative transportation for your motorhome and your party back to the UK. During this return journey the policy will pay for accommodation expenses. (1)
The breakdown provider will pay up to the amount shown in the benefits schedule for legal costs for legal action if an insured event occurs during your journey.
If it is necessary for you to attend a judicial hearing for an offence, or alleged offence, covered under this policy, we will pay for necessary travel costs (but not board and lodging) for you to attend such a hearing up to the amounts shown in the benefits schedule. (1)
Assistance for your caravan or trailer if it breaks down
The breakdown provider will arrange and pay for labour and call out charges involved in roadside assistance and in making the caravan/trailer fit to drive or arranging for the caravan/trailer to be taken to a garage or safe storage area after the event.
Trailer or Caravan taken to UK if it can't be fixed
If following an event you cannot use your caravan/trailer and it cannot be repaired in the time to make your original planned return to the UK, the breakdown cover provider will arrange to take your caravan/trailer to your home address or to a repairer of your choice in the UK. * Note the maximum amount payable is limited to the caravan/trailers current market value. (1)
(2) Based on like for like cover. Terms and Conditions apply
(3) In certain autoroutes in some European countries you must use the official SOS boxes at the side of the road in order to arrange initial recovery because the roads are privatised and we are prevented from assisting on them. Any costs incurred for recovery from the autoroute can be claimed back from us. Sorry but that applies to all UK operators as well as ourselves.
* Price for existing customers based on a 9 year old vehicle, travelling for up to 18 days on Bronze Cover.