bringing a Hymer back from Germany - any companies willing to insure?

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  1. D.ten

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    The dealer will provide 3rd party but i'd like to get fully comp if possible. does anyone have any suggestions as to which companies if any would do this. The van would not yet be registered in the UK.

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    Ask the dealer if you could pay the extra
     
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    tried that, said no :(
     
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    I have insured some odd bods in my time that no one seemed to want to insure. Camptons have always sorted me out.

    http://www.campton.co.uk/
     
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    cheers will try em now...
     
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    no joy with campton, must be registered in the uk first.... although on the off chance i just phoned AIB insurance (the banner is at the top of this thread) and they said yes :)... not getting too excited as they are phoning back with prices which may be astronomical....
     
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    Damn, that is unusual. I am surprised they don't to be honest. Glad you are sorted though.
     
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    from what i have surmised, companies can do it but generally dont want to. the thought of driving back a £36K vehicle on 3rd party is not something i want to do.... im getting more risk adverse the older i get - ive even given up basejumping...
     
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    1000's drive back on 3rd party and survive to tell the tale:)
    Depending on where it can be less then 4 hrs. Alternatively get company to drive to port for you. Should cost approx 400€ again depending on where it is. Company's have drivers delivering vans all over....
     
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    Aib did my ins from France(aprox £350 for a full yrs cover me ans bob to drive) and also did mitchs from spain covering him/ sam and me for full yr again aprox 500 ish
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    There is no legal reason that the insurance cannot be on the chassis number alone. It is just that they A) don't want the aggro ,B) someone is twisting arms to ensure they don't do it.
    No problem here insuring anything on a chassis number when re-matriculating & with no time limit.
     
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    I believe that Safeguard will insure it on the VIN number
     
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    cheers all for the advice, Aib have done it fully comp with unlimited windscreen (£3000 replacement for the hymer :eek:) for £540 per annum , only restriction is that the cover is initially only from Germany to MOT place (home), once the MOT is done it kicks in for the year... 3 named drivers as well
     
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    That's very expensive cover for the year!

    Get it in writing re full comp on export plates..
     
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    yes but only from when you hit UK soil...its very unusual to find a UK insurer doing it, why I suggested getting in writing..they can say what they want on the phone:censored:

    there is a dutch company that does it and one other apparently, considering Ive imported 9 in over 20 years and 3rd party fine with me..
     
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    How can you say it's expensive at 540 for a full yrs cover when you gave a suggestion of paying someone 400 euro just to deliver van to a port
    Mine only cost me £350 for the full yr with unlimited WS cover -I could have saved about 25 quid with only £1000 WS cover which although a little more than I normally pay considering FComp cover from France to UK 2 drivers and the rest of yr cover I did not think it too bad -I will look for cheaper ins next year ;)
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    BTW mine was covered on vin /plus French plates
     
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    When I imported mine I found out that the law had been changed to permit this, but insurance companies chose not to do it. I would beware anyone saying over the phone that they will, as invariably they just sell standard products offered by the underwriters. Get it unambiguously in writing and you're safe, but not before. In the end I paid the dealer to drive it to Calais on their insurance with me riding shotgun, then I took over to squeeze it through the ticket barriers and onto the train :)

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    @Terry where did I say 400 was reasonable I drive myself total waste of money imo £350 a year much more like it. I pay 400 and live in London. Lenny brand new hymer costs under 300
     
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    NFU did it for me fully comp on the VIN from the moment I paid the invoice, I understand that they only do it for existing clients however.
     
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