Some basic Questions

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  1. Andy 01424

    Andy 01424 Read Only Funster

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    Well after a lot of thinking we have finally decided to by a motorhome -American RV more than likey a Damon Challenger,if not one of the many others but mainly a RV run with either a Cat or Cummins diesel,if possible we would like to know if either of those engines will on bio diesel? also the good old topic of insurance ,what i intend to do is use my max NC from my car if this is transferable?,i havent got round to phoning any insurance companies seems we dont own it yet ,so any ideas what we could be looking at for a lhd american import,and does anyone have any recommendations ..hopefully we are going to be at the Shepton Mallet show in sept as they have said they RV's will be there as down south there are not many sellers or buissness's near us ....any thanks for any help with this :thumb:
     
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    Excellent choice of first motorhome. hope you won't look back

    Work your way through this list (and website as its full of useful info about RVs)

    MagBaz Travels - 40 Motorhome Insurers

    Although only a handful insure RVs so its not too daunting

    Your prices are really going to depend on your personal circumstances, your NCD, how far/long your going to travel and also how open you wish to be with your insurer if your full timing!!

    Some pay only £300 per years whilst others (like me) pay upwards of £1200 as I'm travelling full time amongst other things.
    But my worst quote was £4600

    Enjoy
     
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    Thanks will follow some of these leads i have max ncd and clean licence,wont be doing many miles expect prob under 2k for the first year ,were planning a 3 week trip across France to Spain and back maybe next year,what has made me laugh is i have a chrsyler Voyager and partner wont drive it ,yet as soon as she got into buying the RV she wants to drive it!:Rofl1:
     
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    Hi Andy

    Good time to buy if going for an RV as lots on the market - don't be overwhelmed by the size and power thing - put your sceptical hat on as you would with any vehicle purchase - check everything works and look for any signs of damp - repairs can be expensive.

    Insurance - you will need to phone around as the assessment of risk and what comes in the package (eg European breakdown for your size of vehicle) varies. For example some will base it on your home postcode others where you store the vehicle.

    Names to try are Comfort, Safeguard and NFU.

    :Smile:
    Keith
     
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    Some Basic Quesions

    Hi Andy

    Welcome to the site, cant help ref RV as we are getting a 5ver. but we also live in Hastings so just wanted to say Hi.
     
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    Hi neighbour :thumb:
     
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    Hi Andy,

    We are near you although we do not sell RV's but I have a couple of nice A class's well suitable for full timing in.

    Peter
     
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    Hi Andy Towergate Bakers transferred the NCD from our Nissan micra to our RV, so yes some insurance companies will do it.

    Olley
     
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    Thanks Pete ,we have been out already and to uhmmm rivals up the rd :RollEyes:,and a few others,after seeing a few on Ebay Youtube,countless we pages ,decided on wanting an RV,good part is a lot of mechanical stuff i can do,if not i grab a friend who is a diesel mechanic:BigGrin: on the Plus side with the RV i also have loads of friends in the US so besides a whole Gearbox or engine i should be able to source parts,Olley if you dont mind me asking [you can pm if you like] whats your insurance bill for the Brave
     
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