viewing a motor home this weekend

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  1. John and Cheryl

    John and Cheryl Read Only Funster

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    Hi Off to view a motor home this weekend :thumb: it’s a long way to go but we have made up our mind about the type we want (at last) so happy to drive and stay over night in hotel to see the right one.
    I’m harmed with Jims check list and the tyre guide, great stuff to have.
    Is there anywhere that I can get insurance for a day to test drive it? How do others get on with test driving if buying private? I checked and my car insurance will not cover me to drive it.

    Any advise welcome
     
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    Hi, good luck with it hope all goes well, I would give Comfort insurance a ring, they may be able to advise you.
     
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    Tried them but they only do 12 mounths and I must owen the Motorhome but thanks anyway
     
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    insurance

    CARAVAN GUARD LIMITED
    New Road, Halifax, HX1 2JZ

    UK Broker Awards Winner 2010
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    Office: 01422 396 777
    Fax: 01422 396 800

    Email: info@caravanguard.co.uk
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    These guys do 30 days free cover.

    Philk
     
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    we were just forced to use this company as our insurance company decided not to open on Sundays

    https://www.tempcover.com/

    very helpful and send the certificate to you via email

    we used the phone option, very quick and simple.

    Nick
     
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    Thanks Nick tried them but they said they dont do motorhomes
     
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    Found a company that will cover you for a day at around £28:thumb:
    Its www.dayinsure.com for anyone that has the same problem as me
     
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    Glad you are sorted, saved your link, as you never know.

    Nick
     
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    Jeez !!! they sure know a good thing to be doing...

    I know its for one day cover but that's an annual premium of £10,220. :Eeek:
     
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    Hi John your right but if I find it drives like a bag of nuts it will have saved me 25k so well worth it for me just paid £10 to get a report too so its started to cost me money and I have not even bought it yet :Eeek:
    But better to be safe than sorry later :thumb:
     
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    Make sure you run it from cold and also get it up to motorway speeds.
    Dont be frightened to test everything out, all the water, gas,12v and 240v options.
     
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    Thanks for the advise jezport, Ill do that. Downloaded the check list so will be very busy.
     
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    So very, very true....money well spent, especially the HPI report.

    if you go ahead, make sure you read the HPI terms and conditions fully....


    HPI themselves admit they do get their reports wrong from time to time and the fee includes insurance against this happening and will refund the vans cost.


    you need to get the
    serial/document number of the CURRENT logbook to activate the guarantee....
     
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    I'll bet that if their time and materials was properly costed to issue a 1 day cover they would be working for nothing. Or don't you value the time of their employees, the rent, the rates, the telephone, the stationary ... not to mention the actual liability they are insuring?

    How much would you charge for an hour of your time ?

    Personally I think £28 quid is dirt cheap for that sort of service and can't possibly be equated to an annual premium of £10,000 ....
     
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