In the September
2005 edition of 'RoyalAuto' the RACV announced new benefits for
tow vehicle had to break down before you could get assistance
from the RACV often to the surprise of members who thought they
All that has
changed and, in line with most other States, Victorian caravanners
can now relax when they head off on their big trip knowing they
are covered if the worst happens and the van suffers a major
Here's what they
said in RoyalAuto:
Care Members have some new benefits to assist them when their
trailer or caravan has broken down. There is now no requirement
for the towing vehicle to have broken down to be entitled to
benefits. As long as the towing vehicle is covered by your membership,
RACV can help Total Care members in the event of mechanical breakdown,
accident or theft associated with their caravan or trailer.
The new benefits
of personal effects up to $275 for any one event per membership
for an accident) either to a maximum of 100km (in metropolitan
areas) or, in regional areas, to the nearest RACV Service Centre.
to a maximum of $100 for any one incident.
services to a maximum of $165 for any one incident.
equipment to a maximum of $220 per tow.
if the member is more than 100km from their home address, and
the caravan or trailer is at a place of repair as a result of
a breakdown or acccident, Total Care entitles the member to up
to 10 nights' accomodation at up to $110 per night.
and Roadside Care members also now get wheel change and limited
mechanical assistance for their caravan or trailer without the
towing vehicle having to have broken down.
For more details
on the benefits of Total Care, Extra Care and Roadside Care,
call 13 19 55, visit any RACV Shop or go to racv.com.au
are members of other State motoring organisations should check
with their own State to make sure they are covered before going
on a trip