Car Transporter/Trailer - Kent to Bucks

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  1. brucemillar

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    Does anybody know who can trailer a SWB Pajero from Kent - ME9 7QP to Bucks this week please?

    Drop me a PM if you can help please.

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    Is it currently road legal ?

    Do you have breakdown cover with onwards relay ? :devil:
     
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    It is road legal and I do have breakdown cover with relay. Just not sure how I stand there as I want the car collected from a garage where it currently sits (with the engine partly dismantled) and moved to another garage for repair.

    Do I just call up and say it has broken and needs recovering to address xx? That is not a lie. Do I have to mention that it has already been in for an repair?
     
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    I have a reliable guy who might - I'll pm you with number. He's normally reasonable.

    Just remembered, when I shipped my 420 SE up to SPX in the furthest reaches of darkness which even the dragons avoid, I used UShip for quotes. I happened to luck out with a driver just starting out and got a really good quote (Cotswold Transportation IIRC).
     
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    I rather think that , at best , you'd need to be 'economical with the truth' ...

    Suppose you'd collected it from the first garage and it had conked out after a short distance ; having lost all confidence in the first garage , you'd now like it taken to this other one ...

    It would need the engine back together so it could plausibly have been driven a short distance ; or you'd broken down and attempted to fix it yourself before giving up and calling the recovery service .....

    Some might feel that , having paid for breakdown cover over a number of years and not using it , that such a strategy was just getting something back that they'd paid out for :dk:
     
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    Speak to them.

    Their detailed Ts & Cs might exclude what you're asking for - in which case no argument. But if the car *needs* to be moved to be fixed then you might ask how is this any different from it breaking down on your driveway and *needing* to be moved - but not the nearest repair centre but one of your choice which is a bit further away.
     
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    FWIW, the AA wanted to charge me £150 to recover my 211 from a nearby MB workshop to a trusted indy - probably about 20 miles in total. They told me that relay and recovery were for on the road breakdowns only.
     
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    Speak to Istvan at Bristoltrailer, used him loads of times, mention John from Camberley, he will look after you, 07551 626736
     
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    Thank you everybody for your help. I got the best quote from a chap local to me. He is also (it turns out) a friend of a friend so is trusted and reliable.
     

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