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Picking up my first T4 tonight. A 1993/4 Caravelle with old Reimo conversion, 93K, some body work issues but otherwise perfect for what I need it for. Thanks for a great website, I have spent many hours browsing around on here.

A quick question.

I need to obviously insure the vehicle but when I go on many comparison websites when i put the vehicle details in it does not give me the option to say it has been converted into a camper? So it makes me question - can I class it as being converted? What is the process to formalise this? I have the original letter from the company that converted it many years ago so do i need to produce that to an insurance company?

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I can't help directly but you could do worse than give the following 2 companies a call and see what their advice is (for starters :D)

www.justkampersinsurance.com

www.adrianflux.co.uk

You may know already but Just Kampers deal with all things camper related especially all the VW variants and Adrian Flux deal a lot with modified cars and vans so I'd be surprised if they couldn't help.

Give it time and you should get a better response on here aswell T:
 

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hi there and welcome....personally i would suggest brentacre insurance,there advertisement is on here somewhere..
they quoted me a massive £470 less than adrian flux (which was my cheapest quote)..they even cover you for any mods you aint even started!!! most other companys give you 8 weeks (if i remember) to complete conversions...hope this helps.T:
 

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Picking up my first T4 tonight. A 1993/4 Caravelle with old Reimo conversion, 93K, some body work issues but otherwise perfect for what I need it for. Thanks for a great website, I have spent many hours browsing around on here.

A quick question.

I need to obviously insure the vehicle but when I go on many comparison websites when i put the vehicle details in it does not give me the option to say it has been converted into a camper? So it makes me question - can I class it as being converted? What is the process to formalise this? I have the original letter from the company that converted it many years ago so do i need to produce that to an insurance company?

I await your usual useful replies.

Thanks.
From my recent experience, you need to be calling the more specialist insurance brokers, rather than using the online comparison sites. Because of the varied types of conversions, its difficult for them to provide instant quotes online.

For my van and circumstances, HIC came out much better than the others. They will insure it as a camper, without the need for the V5 to say its a camper, so long as you have certain things in the van (sink, hob, bed etc.). They were open to a bit of haggling - I got them down a fair few quid and got agreed valuation included free.

As for formalising it as a camper, there are quite a few threads on the forum about this. Search for DVLA and you'll find some. Bascially, if you meer the requirements, send a letter, a few photos and your V5 to the DVLA and hopefully they will change it for you. I sent my docs in a week or so back and havent heard anything yet.
 

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also...comparison sites generally quote you more than going "direct"...something to do with paying for there advertising (apparantly I:).....:ILU:
 

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hi there and welcome....personally i would suggest brentacre insurance,there advertisement is on here somewhere..
they quoted me a massive £470 less than adrian flux (which was my cheapest quote)..they even cover you for any mods you aint even started!!! most other companys give you 8 weeks (if i remember) to complete conversions...hope this helps.T:

Thanks for all the replies already. Have just spoken to Brentacre who have quoted me £490 fully comp which I didnt think was too bad considering I cannot use my no claims as i need them for my car and thats me at 39 and my partner at 33. Wasnt sure about the no agreed valuation though as I know what insurance companies can be like!
 

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I can't believe it - Adrian Flu £229 fully comp, £100 xs! Classic motorhome insurance of some sorts?

Bargain me thinks unless there is any small print that is not favourable.
 

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Is there any science to what they base it on..! Adrian Flux quoted me £1200 and I was only allowed to do 5000 miles per year??!! what?! :confused: Brentacre quote £480 and I can make any mods i want at no charge.

Opted for NFU in the end worked out £10 cheaper when paying monthly and there office is only up the road - plus you deal with the same person each time! oh and they covered me for business too! Would recommend NFU but then they might work out more expensive for the next person. All about finding the company that likes YOU! Bloody sore ear ringing round them all though:eek:
 

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I've just a quote from adrain flux - far cheaper than brentacre/hic and reckon i can get it slightly cheaper as well by hassling.
£280 fully comp protected and can drive other cars 3rd party.
Self build conversion and will cover future mods
Will read the small print closely but looking very promising :D
 

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Yep I got my insurance on a camper scheme from Glynwebb. Fully comp with the missus drivin as well was £239 on 10k miles p.a.
If anyone want their no p.m. me and I'll oblige.:ILU:
 
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