Insurance - BIG, BIG Thanks to ShiftZZ

Discussion in 'Motorhome Insurance General Discussion' started by GJH, May 13, 2011.

  1. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

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    We used to have the van insured (fully comp) with Saga but moved to NFU last year because they gave a better deal.

    Renewal came through a couple of days ago and, whilst we were expecting a bit of a rise, it was a shock to see they wanted £363 - as against £254 last year.

    I remembered that Dave had mentioned Frank Pickles so Jill rang them and we're sorted out for £197.

    So, Big Big Thanks to Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    NFU wont be getting my vote at renewal, either for the car or RV. :Angry:
     
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    The biggest problem with Frank Pickles is that it is almost impossible to get rid of the vinegar smell :Rofl1::Smile:
     
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    For interest sake - I was told a story a couple of days ago, that I have no reason to disbelieve - about the NFU and a buddy of mine with a coach-drivers licence (D Licence) who owns a 39ft RV weighing in at about 15 tons.

    This chap has never had an HGV licence but has owned a succession of 'heavy' RVs with the full knowledge of NFU who have never until now had a problem with giving him insurance. :Eeek:

    This year they emailed him to say that unless he had the 'proper' relevant licence for his RV then they could no longer insure him. Problem was/is they couldn't stipulate what the 'proper' licence was/is! :Doh:

    After a certain amount of 'argy-bargying' - their initial e-mail notification about not insuring him was withdrawn and he was told that the NFU could continue offering him insurance - now even more in the knowledge that he has a D licence and not a C licence!

    The Grey area becomes even more murky! :shout:

    Dick
     
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    I'd say its become abundantly clearer:thumb:
    There isnt a proper licence
     
  6. JockandRita

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    It is renewal time for us with NFU, and they have slapped another £90 on to the policy this year, despite no claims, and the MH being a year older and depreciating. :Doh:

    It looks like I've got some phoning around to do on Monday. :Wink:

    Cheers,

    Jock.
     
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    First call should be to the NFU asking why and telling them to review it or loose it - it does work in many cases
     
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    Hi Shane,

    I did that last week, and was reminded of the compensation culture that we live in, and that the dramatic increase in personal injury claims were to blame. :Angry:

    Cheers,

    Jock.
     
  9. GJH

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    Similar result when Jill phoned NFU on Wednesday.
     
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    Before I collected the 'van I popped into the NFU office round the corner and asked for a quote - they had all sorts of issues trying to classify it and in the end told me about £700 :Eeek:

    After picking myself up off the floor, I thanked them and went elsewhere.
     
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    Greetings sundance from a very windy wales. I wish i could take the credit for frank pickles but i cant, it wa another funster and if i could get on the web not using tgis i phone i would tell you who it was.

    If you feel so inclined you can buy us a beer and call it quits..


    Any news frpm france have they deported the other nutter?

    Shiftzz
     
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    i'm sure it was rainbow chasers who 1st mentioned fp.


    ShiftZZ
     
  13. nomadic

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    We tried Frank Pickles, but the policy quoted a very low sum for window replacement, something around £500 (I think) in a contract period, less an excess of £60.

    We asked if this could be increased, to £2000.00 via e-mail, still waiting for a reply, so we assume thats a "no"

    Just a small point, but could be expensive.
     
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    Hi Nomadic,

    We had a similar issue with Frank Pickles last year, when phoning round for quotes. They assume that every MH is a coachbuilt version, with Fiat/Peugeot/Iveco/Renault cabs and screens. They didn't believe me, when I quoted the price of a replacement Hymer front screen, from Peter Hambilton. :Eeek:

    Cheers,

    Jock.
     
  15. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

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    What a pity I'm an upright person - but I might have a can for you at Thetford :Smile:

    It's all gone quiet. Probably got himself holed up in the back of a long distance lorry to avoid the customs :Laughing:
     
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    A full can??


    Monsieur le bon bon le dump bruce is still in that french prison/asylum/bread shop/diy tattoo/hairdresser salon. I hear that laneside has asked for refugee status and a photograph of mrs sarkosi playing a bagpipe.



    All well here in sunny wales, got sunburnt.
     
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    Hi Jock
    A coincidence but we looked at a second hand Hymer today and I commented on the windscreen, deeply curved either end and holes in the bottom for three wipers to protrude, I said to the wife "that would cost a fortune to replace" just how much would a screen like that cost?
    Tony
     
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    Whatever gave you that idea? I said a can, never said owt about contents.

    I knew that photo of the famous Knobbly Knees wouldn't keep him happy for long.

    Ah, so that's the free prescription you get there.
     
  19. JockandRita

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    Hi Tony,

    Don't you mean "Panoramic" ?:Laughing:

    Apparently, about £2,500 - £3000 for a replacement front screen. I think that price may have included fitting costs too, which you wouldn't normally have to pay via your insurance windscreen policy.

    Cheers,

    Jock.
     
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    I think that price may have included fitting costs too, which you wouldn't normally have to pay via your insurance windscreen policy.

    A positive snip then? :Doh:

    And people wonder why insurance premiums go up when they themselves haven't had a claim ..........
     
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