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Rnclayton
 


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RAC Tyre cover - UPDATE spacesaver help please

Anyone had to do a call out on this?

How does it work?

Got a small puncture, but just trying to sort out some time for me to do it.

TIA

Called RAC out this morning 11:30.Thye arrived at 4, after me calling again.

Space-saver put on. RAC has authorised replacement tyre. However I can only use ATS or Halfords.

Halfords cannot do anything until Monday.

Didn't get through to all the local ATS before they closed. The ones I did either didn't have the tyre, or did have the tyre, but not the capacity. Didn't help, that one store said that 255/55/19 was an obscure size.....

Main issue. I am taking the tin tent to Swindon on Friday, and bringing home its replacement.

I don't want to, BUT can I do this with the space-saver if necessary. Obviously speed restricted to 50. This would involve a 45 mile each way journey inc 20 miles on M4.
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Rnclayton
 


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Any help/advice appreciated.
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Anyone near you that can lend you a wheel with a tyre on it? As long as stock size will be the same rolling circumference as your other 19”ers and a lot better than a skinny spare.
   
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Rnclayton wrote:
Any help/advice appreciated.


Cancel the policy. On a serious note, you can borrow my spare if that helps. I live near Bath.
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How much is the insurance? A full size spare from a D3 will be around £100 with a tyre on it. It would save you a lot of grief and would allow you more flexibility.

First jobs I did on my D4 when I bought it, removed the locking wheel nuts and replaced them with standard ones and ditched the space saver for a full size spare.
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Ah, forgot D4’s were only 19s. Embarassed Embarassed

Yep, cheap D3 rim & tyre from Fleabay for next time. And bin yer lockers, if already not done so. Whistle
   
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TigerRecovery wrote:
How much is the insurance?


£1.20 per month for up to 4 tyres per year at £150 each.

Hadn't had the spare off, and honestly though it looked like a full size.
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Hi,
unless this has changed in the last couple of years it IS legal to tow on a space saver,

your choice if you do or not but when I was in a company car part of our business spec was a Full size spare as it is preferred but when legal got involved to confirm a space saver was acceptable but on a safety ground they still went the full size route

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Have checked. It is legal to tow with a space saver.

There is no distance limit, just speed.
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Moo wrote:
Rnclayton wrote:
Any help/advice appreciated.


Cancel the policy. On a serious note, you can borrow my spare if that helps. I live near Bath.


Thanks Moo. Will keep that in mind.
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No probs. Just let me know. Thumbs Up
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Sold - D4 HSE (Known as Gerty)

No longer the Old Buses original owner Sad
231,000 miles and counting
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D4 Face lifted
Still original injectors and turbo
V8 Front brakes
BAS Remap, Allisport Intercooler and deCat
EGRs blanked
T-Max split charge
Hanibal Expeedition rack
Prospeed ladder
Duratrac tyres
IID BT
BAS FBH control 
 
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FINALLY, all sorted.

Been a bit of a b*ll ache, but done.

Apart from the limited companies (ATS & Halfords), once I could get a booking and a tyre in stock it was straight forward.

£24 per year for up to £600 worth of tyres ( 4 x £150) it was worth it.
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Looks interesting, but RAC say:-

Quote:
We’ll pay for replacement tyres if you have accidental, malicious damage or puncture to your tyres, from £6 per month or £72 per year


If you breakdown and the cause is related to accidental damage, malicious damage or puncture to one or more of your tyres we will send help to support and get your tyres repaired or new tyres to replace.
We'll provide...

A repair on the tyre or
A replacement tyre through our tyre garage network
Cover up to £150 per tyre for 5 tyres per policy year


Source:- https://www.rac.co.uk/breakdown-cover/breakdown-extras

How do you manage to get £24 p.a. ?

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Phoned up to complain about my renewal price.

Ended up paying overall £10 less than last year, but got tyre cover for £2pm and Battery cover for just under £4pm.

Don't expect them to honour that at the next renewal, but will try. Thumbs Up

Plus been a member for over 10yrs, and probably only called them out 6-7 times, until this year.

Twice already.
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