Comfort Insurance Investigate DIY Motorhomes

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Comfort Insurance have offered some advice on what to avoid when converting a vehicle to a motorhome due to the fact that it is so difficult to pin down exactly what a "good conversion" is as a result of the fact that there are so many variations of what can make a good motorhome conversion.

    Therefore, they have stated that their biggest concern, as motorhome experts and insurers, is whether there is evidence of poor gas installation. The reason given for this is that a poorly thought-out installation is not only unacceptable to insurance companies, but it is also a significant danger for the motorhome users. As a result of this, Comfort Insurance has stated that, as an insurer, they require evidence that the electrical and gas installations have been given a suitable certificate of safety.

    Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/09/28/4298727/comfort-insurance-investigate.html#storylink=cpy
     
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  2. Jamwitt

    Jamwitt Funster Life Member

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    This is to protect the owners as well as us funsters who maybe be park up next door,gas leaks can be a danger to us all not just the owners ! :thumb:
     
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    Yep, that's a fair one!

    There are some right abominations on the road described as 'motorhomes'.
    It is all about safety, that should be the primary concern. One only has to look on Ebay at the vast selection of vehicles described as motorhomes to see that not all of them can possibly have gas and electrical installations that meet the relevant safety standards.:Angry:

    Conversely, there are some very good self-builds out there. Their owners should be congratulated for a job well done and their consideration for their own and everyone else's safety.:thumb:
     
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    Its not just selfbuilds that can have dangerous gas systems. I never did understand why we in the UK have no system of annually checking gas systems in motorhomes.
    The Germans have there's tested regularly by law. If you rent a house here in the UK the landlord has to have an annual gas check done, yet motorhomes are exempt regardless of age. Can you imagine the state of the gas and electrical systems on some of the classic motorhomes and older touring caravans we see trundling around.
     
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