Campervan Breakdown Cover – Peace of Mind in the EU

A beautiful evening in the Orkney Islands A beautiful evening in the Orkney Islands

A Campervan trip through Europe is a liberating, exhilarating and adventurous experience and lets you fully appreciate the freedom of the open road. Not everyone if a fully qualified mechanic however, which means that for ultimate peace of mind on the road, it’s highly recommended to ensure you’re covered for any mechanical difficulties and European breakdown cover is essential for your peace of mind if you are planning to travel this way and savour some of the most scenic driving routes in Europe.


Life on the Open Road

Life on the Open Road


Travel with ease for less:

Campervans are about the size of a large van, you don’t have to tow anything like a caravan for example, so maneuvering a campervan through a busy city centre or down a single track road to access a hidden away gem of a beach is far easier than perhaps a caravan trip would endure.  Campervans are like little hotels on the road – they can usually sleep four to five people easily, some can sleep up to ten!  They come with a kitchenette, beds (some permanent, some fold away during the daytime) lights, a washroom and often a shower.  Often under the seats there are fold out spaces that will add an extra room of space.  You can stay at most campsites and hook them up to the site’s electrical supply to save on the battery.  It is a wonderfully simple way to travel around Europe, even celebrities are jumping on the campervan bandwagon these days!


A beautiful evening in the Orkney Islands

A beautiful evening in the Orkney Islands


Protection is key:

European breakdown cover is a service offered by AA and it is valid in all of the European Union countries.  It offers roadside assistance three hundred and sixty five days a year, twenty four hours a day, if your vehicle breaks down.  Their control centres are equipped with high-tech computers that can pick out technical problems very quickly, combined with access to over 40,000 specialist agents all helping to rescue thousands of stranded holiday makers each summer.  AA boasts that they are able to fix eight out of ten at the point of breakdown without having to take it to a garage, getting you back on the road in no time at all, or, if it’s a more serious repair, they can offer to make alternative travel or accommodation arrangements whilst the car or the caravan is fixed!  If you’re based in the UK, you can also download an app for your iPhone or Android mobile device.  If you buy the gold or silver membership this also allows you to find the cheapest gas, gives you information about traffic, finds you the best parking space, and allows AA to find you quickly through your devices GPS signal. You will soon be the master of the road.


So with one simple annual membership fee you are covered in case disaster strikes on your vacation.  You don’t have to worry about your vehicle breaking down and you know that if anything goes wrong, help is a short phone call away.  So you can save your Euros for that fantastic pasta in Rome, Italy or the Paella in Barcelona, Spain or pick up a new wardrobe in Paris, France.


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