PLease Help: Insurance for a 6 month + trip

Discussion in 'Continental Touring' started by marionheck, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. marionheck

    marionheck Deleted User

    HI there,

    New here. I am off to go to france for around 6 months and having rung the people i insure my van with (merc Vito) they will not insure me for longer than 3 weeks.

    So can any one suggest any insurance companies that will insure me for 6 months in europe.

    Many thanks

    Dave
     
  2. itexuk

    itexuk Read Only Funster

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    Try Saga, I think their European cover is for 12 months.
     
  3. Forestboy

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    Safeguard insure our RV for 360 days a year abroad if needed inclusive in the price. We tend to go abroad for 3 months at a time no problems at all and includes full European Breakdown Recovery.
    Shop around.
    Good Luck :thumb:
     
  4. marionheck

    marionheck Deleted User

    tried safa - they are for over 50's only. I am 28. thanks for the help - any others?
     
  5. marionheck

    marionheck Deleted User

    Just tried a few more and one of them recommended that i use the normal green card cover of 3 months which normal insurers offer - then cover the remaining time with a french insurance company when over there.

    Any one tried this - is it possible to insure a UK vehicule registered in the UK in france?

    this is turning out to be a bit of a nightmare!

    Many thanks

    Dave
     
  6. marionheck

    marionheck Deleted User

    safeguard said they will not insure me as they only do 90 days... a bit strange.

    has anyone tried taking the three months with one company then going to another company and thakign there three months?

    Cheers

    Dave
     
  7. yodeli

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    Hi!


    Send me a PM with your details (name of insurance, the car you have..etc.. )and i'll check that for you, with insurance companies


    Amicalement

    Frankie:Smile:
     
  8. Stephen & Jeannie

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    Caravan Guard....it also includes getting you home if needed ,(ie an accident)
     
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    NFU will give 365 cover all EU countries , outside EU are quoted extra.
     
  10. yodeli

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    Hi!

    Marionheck, i phoned to different insurance companies. I had only negative replies except for one (one of the most important on french territory). The lady told me that she would check all details to be sure she would give a proper answer. So, she's going to phone back, tonight or tomorrow morning . She said as well that she would answer to all the funsters 's questions. So this is the right moment to ask .

    Marionheck, will you have a civil responsability insurance while in france? And what about your motorhome insurance? Are the cars you want to insure supposed to travel in the motorhome? Or is someone going to drive one of them? Are you coming only with the cars and no motorhome?and so 2 cars drivers and no motorhome? Is the french address yours or someonelse's address?
    I don't need all the replies just now, as she told me , once i have all the answers to all her questions ,i'll have to call her back and then she'll be able to say if it's possible and the price of it.
    BTW are you in a hurry?


    Amicalement


    Frankie:Smile:
     
  11. Forestboy

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    Checked my Safeguard policy all I have to do if away for more than 3 months is inform them as I've done in the past and I'm covered. Vehicle must be UK based UK taxed and MOT'd mind you I'm over 50 so it might be an age thing. Good Luck it'll be worth once you're on your way.
     
  12. yodeli

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    I'm afraid it won't be possible for you to have a french insurance while in France . The answers are all the same: as long as your you have an english registration you can't subscribe for your car/camping car.
    The "MAIF" proposes you in case you need one a "responsabilité civile" warranty.
    That's all they can do for you.



    Amicalement


    Frankie:Smile:
     
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