Air assist rear suspension and insurance company

Dec 6, 2011
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South Wales
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Coach built Adria
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Since 2007
Have recently fitted rear air assist to our Ducato. I am about to tell the insurance company, i would be interested if anyone has retro fitted air assist and what comments or if there have been any changes to insurance costs.

PS; i am with Comfort ins

thanks
Phill
 
Jan 24, 2012
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Somerset
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Hymer b694sl
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Since 2012 + Caravanner for 20+ years
We had semi air fitted, told comfort and they were fine, no charge.
Not sure if they give same response to a diy fit.
Same with weight uprate, no charge
 
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Phill D
Dec 6, 2011
6,532
9,589
South Wales
Funster No
19,136
MH
Coach built Adria
Exp
Since 2007
We had semi air fitted, told comfort and they were fine, no charge.
Not sure if they give same response to a diy fit.
Same with weight uprate, no charge
I have had an mot last week and specifically asked for it to be checked and added to the invoice so maybe that will help.
Thanks for your reply

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tonka

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Done it on 2 past vans and advised insurance, no extra premium.
My understanding for the reason to notify them is : you have an accident, if the modification is notified and is damaged then it will get replaced / repaired.
 
Apr 30, 2018
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Adria Matrix 670SL
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Had it fitted about 18 months ago, informed the insurance company (Devitt) via the CMHC no extra premium.
 

Justyn HARRIS

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I would get written confirmation from your insurance company not your broker. That they WILL PAY OUT for your extra fitted and modified equipment.. I guarantee you will be dissatisfied with the reply. Also check the percentage off reimbursement if any.. just my thoughts as an ex Insurance loss adjuster..
What you think you might be covered for I guarantee your NOT!
 
Oct 20, 2015
1,550
2,211
Europe
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39,680
MH
PVC
Have recently fitted rear air assist to our Ducato. I am about to tell the insurance company, i would be interested if anyone has retro fitted air assist and what comments or if there have been any changes to insurance costs.

PS; i am with Comfort ins

thanks
Phill
I informed Comfort 2 years ago. They made a note on my file, No change of premium.

Edit: should have read the last post from Phill D before I posted!
 

Minxy Girl

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Since 1996 we've had Elddis, Swift, Rapido, Rimor, Chausson MHs and Autocruise & Globecar PVCs
I would get written confirmation from your insurance company not your broker. That they WILL PAY OUT for your extra fitted and modified equipment.. I guarantee you will be dissatisfied with the reply. Also check the percentage off reimbursement if any.. just my thoughts as an ex Insurance loss adjuster..
What you think you might be covered for I guarantee your NOT!
That's a good point - when we bought our Carthago I insured for the full value plus the additional bits and bobs including rear semi-air, solar panels, alarm etc.

Whilst the insurance may make a note of stuff added after the policy has been taken out that's usually just so the owner can't be accused of modifying the vehicle without telling them and thus voiding the policy but it does NOT normally add the extra cover required for the cost of replacement of the new items.

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weebill

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Oct 1, 2014
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Advised Comfort when I had full air fitted. They issued new policy document increasing the sum insured by the cost of the installation at no extra charge
 
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