Not Motorhome Insurance But Can Anyone Help??

Discussion in 'Motorhome Insurance General Discussion' started by dazzer, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. dazzer

    dazzer Read Only Funster

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    Had a letter from my insurance company today telling me the policy on the American pickup I own is about to run out an that they done insure them any more :Eeek:

    Tried about 5 or 6 companies now and they are all telling me the same thing or giving extortionate rates :cry:

    Can anyone with an American Pick Up give me the insurance company contact details please. Never had this problem before :Angry:
     
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    try nfu louth branch
     
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    Whats happened there then Dazzer
    dont exactly see dozens of em on their roof:Doh: Are they getting knicked in any quantity, did they give a reason:RollEyes:
     
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    Insurance seems to be rocketing. I've been with NFU for years but this years renewal was nearly double last years. Shopped around but still up by nearly £200.:cry:
     
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    Probably a long shot cos I dont know if they "do" yanks but have you tried Chris Knot insurance? They specialise in 4X4's and the quote they gave me for a Kia Sorrento was litterally hundreds less than anyone else.
     
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    Did my Dodge with Sureterm
     
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    Always run my cars on my motor traders and still do, had three yanks on it until recently two pickups and the Vett still have the Vett, that policy is with the Royal.......might be worth contacting the AACI.......MCE do american 0844 338 6707.....footman James don't know the number......Classic line 01455 639000.......sis 01438 313251.....don't know what their prices are like but they all specialise in yanks.

    Hope this helps.

    Rick
     
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    They said the insurance company lost £380 million last year and have laid of hundreds of staff so now dont have the resources to do specialised insurance like USA imports :Doh:
     
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    Waiting for NFU to get back to me...been 2 days now :Angry:
     
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    Brilliant!!! Ill give them all a try tomorrow..many thanks for your help :thumb::thumb:
     
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    Hi Dazzer
    Not the same problem as yourself, I will be away for nearly 4 months when my car Insurance is due early March, I had my son in law on as a named driver which wasn't required for next year, I phoned up Elephant Insurance (Halifax) to try and find out my new premium as I will be away when its due, i mentioned that I would be away for an extended holiday, I was then informed I will not be able to renew my cover as I will not be in the country and they don't Insure vehicles that are not being used by anyone, so the only thing I could do is cancel the cover on renewal, I will garage the car and sort it out on return i have not heard of that one before. Pete :Angry::Angry:

    Just a word of warning for all
     
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    Hi Peter

    It is not unusual your house insurance will do the same if they know, and as you know insurance companys will worm out of everything they can.

    Most of them only cover up to 90 days out of the country.

    All the best Rick.


     
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    sounds like you did the online 'phone me back' option :Doh:

    pick up the phone and ring them....they should quote on the phone and even sell at the same time via credit/debit card.. :thumb:

    if your local branch doesnt help then try a different regional office
     
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    I did ring them (twice in fact!!!) but im still waiting for them to get back to me :Doh:
     
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    Hi Rick
    Thanks for you post, I know re household Insurance but I had never heard of car Insurance being withdrawn when not in the country for extended periods, like we all do when going to the continent, Reading the post on Insurance being now legal for vehicles that are taxed requiring Insurance I will SORN It before we go and stick it in the garage then sort it out later. Many Thanks Peter :thumb::thumb:
     
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    Have you had any luck Dazzer with insurance today?
     
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    Well , ive rang round every company suggested on this thread. Some dont do USA vehicles and those that do are going to get back to me in the next day or so :thumb:

    Glad im not in a rush for it!!

    Still no word from NFU, im amazed they were brilliant when i insured the RV last time.

    Ill keep you posted when they ring me back tomorrow (if any of them do :Rofl1::Rofl1:)
     
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    Hi Peter if you sorn it and put it in the garage, if you have household cover that will extend the 90 day rule you may be able to add the car to contents cover so at least you will be insured fire and theft.

    Insurance was so much easier in the US we used to leave the car in the garage for 9 months and reduce the cover to minimum which was equivalent fire and theft.

    Hope this helps Rick.
     
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