Caravan and Motorhome Breakdown Cover

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 for 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 with 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. 350 days travel in Europe & no quibble repatriation
    We've increased the number of days you can spend travelling in Europe as well as giving you more options when you breakdown.

Not a Member of The Camping and Caravanning Club?

Join Arrival today and get a year's FREE Club membership**

Or call 0333 202 3033

Join Arrival

Already a Member of The Camping and Caravanning Club?

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

Or call 0333 202 3033

Join Arrival

Compare RAC Arrival Breakdown Cover

What does RAC offer that the others that other major providers don't? The best in market breakdown cover in UK & EuropeFind out more.

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
We'll try to arrange a hire vehicle with tow bar3 Yes No No
Flat tyre on your caravan or motorhome? We'll help you find a replacement4 Yes No No

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 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 

4 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 

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


For the summer of 2018 we’ve launched new features available with Arrival breakdown – designed with caravan and motorhome owners for caravan and motorhome owners

Changes to Arrival UK Breakdown cover:

  • Hire car with a tow bar: With Arrival Onward Travel*, we’ll arrange a hire car with a tow bar whilst your vehicle is repaired, if you breakdown whilst towing.
  • Tyre replacement support for your caravan or motorhome: If your caravan or motorhome has a puncture, we’ll send a patrol to fit your spare or if you’re not carrying a spare we’ll help to source a replacement and arrange for it to be fitted.
  • Snow, mud and flood recovery: When it’s safe to do so we’ll recover your vehicle, caravan, trailer or motorhome if it’s stuck in snow, mud and flood water.
  • Misfuel: If you top up with the wrong fuel we’ll drain & flush the fuel system, top you 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.
  • Leisure battery replacement support: If your leisure battery fails we’ll help to source a replacement and arrange for one of our patrols to fit your new leisure battery. Your new leisure battery will come with a 2-year RAC warranty and a battery charger.

Changes to Arrival European Breakdown cover:

  • Travel in Europe for 350 days: We’ve increased the number of days you can spend travelling and be covered in Europe.
  • No quibble repatriation: If your vehicle cannot be repaired by your planned departure date, we’ll cover all costs to get your vehicle home.
  • More choices with European Onward Travel: Alternative accommodation or tow to a local campsite and alternative transport, as well as enhanced limits to keep you mobile whilst your vehicle is repaired.
  • £150 towards labour: We know the cost of repairs in Europe is higher than the UK, so we’ll cover up to £150 towards labour to help get your vehicle repaired.
  • Increased cover in the UK before you depart: Including a hire vehicle for 23 days to allow you to continue your journey or the option of both accommodation and alternative transport whilst your vehicle is repaired.
  • Misfuel & snow, mud & flood recovery also available in Europe.

You’ll still benefit from Arrival's unique benefits:

  • 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.
  • Arrival follow-on recovery: With Roadside & Recovery we’ll tow your caravan or trailer to a second destination, up to 75 miles from the vehicle.
  • Arrival Return: With Recovery if you break down, we’ll take you to your UK campsite and back home again if your vehicle can’t be repaired.

And if you’re not already a member of The Camping and Caravanning Club, join Arrival today and you’ll get a year’s free membership worth £45** 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 breakdown cover does not cover large caravans and motorhomes#. It will also not tow you and your caravan back home after your stay.
Q. Will you tow my caravan as well as my car?
Yes, we will tow both, and your caravan will be recovered if it cannot be towed.
Q. If I breakdown on holiday will you take me and my caravan back home after my stay?
Yes if your vehicle can’t be repaired before you return home we’ll take you, your vehicle and your caravan back home.
Q. Are there any length, width or weight restrictions?
No, not with Arrival breakdown cover.
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.
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 RAC for assistance even if you're not driving it at the time.
Q. Will you attend if I'm the passenger?
Yes, provided you’ve got personal based membership.
Q. Am I charged for callouts?
No, we won’t charge you for any callouts.
Q. Will you cover my vehicle?
Yes, but vehicle based membership is only available by calling us.
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. 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.
Q. How far will you tow my car and caravan?
We’ll tow you anywhere within the UK^^.
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 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 23.04.18. 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 Camping and Caravanning Club membership subscription is worth £45. 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 anytime.

^ £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.

^^ We will not transport your caravan or trailer to a destination further than 75 miles from your vehicle.

# Standard breakdown cover only covers caravans or trailers 7.0 metres long including a tow bar and 2.55 metres wide.

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.

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