Cover without an alarm

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  1. Andrew gill151

    Andrew gill151 Funster

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    Hi, hopefully I should be taking delivery of my new Knaus motorhome by the end of this month and have it booked in with Vanbitz for an alarm, unfortunately there will be about a week when I will have the van but no alarm.
    I have spoken to Comfort insurance and the say this may be a problem and best case it wouldn't be covered for theft during that time, has anyone got any suggestions?

    Cheers.
    Andy
     
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    When I initially bought mine there was a requirement for alarm and tracker but they were fine with it not being dealer fit and gave me, from memory, 28 days to have it done. Once I had it booked in I gave them the date and they were happy.

    That was CaravanGuard.
     
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    Thanks Nick will try them, not confirmed insurance companies yet.

    Andy
     
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    we had that problem, originally we had our MH insured on my business fleet policy without any issues, went to a private policy last year and we had to have tracker and cat 4 alarm, didn't do it and we went a year without theft cover, fully covered apart from that, including breaking into it. Ours is kept very secure behind our house, (almost unnickable), on renewal value now decalred at £49K no alarm needed

    but I have since found out that vehicles are more easily stolen than I might have realised, using the data port some chassis can be started without keys apparently, had I know that I might not have ben so confident, thinking that hidden keys meant it couldn't be knicked o_O

    next on list to do when I am over the shock of the turbo bill (y)
     
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    Comfort gave us 30 days to get an alarm fitted.
    If it becomes a real problem just sleep in it on the drive.:)
     
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    Thanks all, climbing the wall now, great sunshine and no motorhome!!!
     
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    Dump Comfort. I spoke to our Insurers, Safeguard, and they told me that we had 30 days from collection to have the alarm fitted. Once fitted I just phoned up to confirm that it has been fitted. They said OK thanks and didn't need me to even send a copy of Eddie's certificate to them.
     
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