Back On The Road After A Fire (1 Viewer)

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Don Hooley

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Dec 20, 2014
18
14
Liverpool England
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34,527
MH
Hi top
Exp
Since2008
Hi I just thought I would let people know that I may be getting my Bailey motor home back on Wednesday. This is the Motorhomes that went on fire on November the 25th last year while on a rally at Southport. It seems such a long time to be with a motor home and cannot wait to get on the road again. The only problem now is getting suitable insurance. My company will not insure me again as a result of my 'poor claim history'. I did point out that I have not a motor claim of any sort for over 30 years. I was told the company had a policy that if anyone made a claim for over £8.000 then they would not be re insured. Anyone know of a reliable company. I was with a broker called Stavelyhead
 
Nov 6, 2013
3,201
234,010
East Sussex
Funster No
28,906
MH
Hymer B574DL
Exp
Since 2011 (tugger for 20 before that)
Hi Don,
Glad to hear your long wait is coming to an end. (y)
Sad to hear of your experience with Staveley Head as I am with them too :Eeek:
 

Jaws

LIFE MEMBER
Sep 26, 2008
23,864
73,625
Thetford Norfolk
Funster No
4,189
MH
C class, Chieftain
Exp
since 2006 ( I think ! )
Although some people knock them, I and several of my friends and family are with Scenic.
I have found them extremely helpful over a period of years

Glad you at least getting the road under your wheels again !! (y)
 

scousebird

LIFE MEMBER
Apr 18, 2012
11,124
368,088
South East Kent
Funster No
20,628
MH
Bailey
Exp
March 2012
Glad to hear your getting your MH back.

we've got our MH & car insured through a Broker called Advance. Give them a try 01793 522542
 

scotjimland

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Jul 25, 2007
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11,670
Funster No
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MH
None
A list of 37 Motorhome insurance companies compiled by long term travelers MagBaz

I use Comfort ..

http://www.magbaztravels.com/content/view/565/147/


INSURANCE AGENTS & WEBSITES


Name of Insurance Agent


Website

Adrian Flux

http://www.adrianflux.co.uk/

Aplan

http://www.aplan.co.uk/

Basildon Insurance

http://www.academyinsurance.co.uk/

Big 4 Insurance http://www.bromwichinsurance.com/
Brentacre Insurance http://www.brentacre.co.uk/
Camping & Caravanning Club(Clubcare Insurance Services)

http://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/

http://www.clubcareinsurance.co.uk/

Campton Insurance Brokers

http://www.campton.co.uk/

Caravan Club

Link Removed

Caravan Guard Insurance

http://www.caravanguard.co.uk/ and
www.caravanguard.co.uk/motorhome_insurance

Caravan Wise Ltd
(Motor Caravan Wise)

http://www.caravanwise.co.uk/

Carole Nash Insurance
Link Removed

Comfort Insurance

http://www.comfort-insurance.co.uk/

Coversure
http://www.coversure.co.uk/

Downunder Insurance Services

Link Removed

Footman James & Co

http://www.footmanjames.co.uk/

Frank Pickles
http://www.frankpickles.co.uk/

HIC http://www.hertsinsurance.com/
Insurance Choice http://www.insurancechoice.co.uk/
http://www.icbreakdown.co.uk/
Insurance Factory (formerly 'Insure MotorHome'.
Link Removed

Insure MotorHome (see new name: 'Insurance Factory' above).
Link Removed

Lifesure (see MCIA)
Lynbrook Insurance Ltd

http://www.lynbrookins.co.uk/

MCIA (Motor Caravan Insurance Agency Ltd)

http://www.lifesure.co.uk/

Mobile Homes Insurance Svce
(see warning note below)

BROKEN LINK

Motor Caravanners Club Ltd
(click 'Useful Links' then 'Insurance')

http://dev.motorcaravanners.eu/

Motorhome Direct Insurance
http://www.motorhomedirectinsurance.co.uk/

MTC (Motorhome Ticket Club)

http://www.ferrytickets.net/

NFU Mutual

http://www.nfumutual.co.uk/

Park Home Insurance Services Ltd

http://www.parkhomeinsurance.com/

Premium Choice http://www.premiumchoice.co.uk/
Safeguard

http://www.safeguarduk.co.uk/

Saga Services Ltd

www.saga.co.uk/motorhome

Scenic Motorhome Insurance
http://www.scenicinsurance.com/

Shield Total Insurance Ltd

http://www.shieldtotalinsurance.co.uk/

Sureterm Direct
http://www.sureterm.com/

Towergate Bakers

http://www.towergatebakers.co.uk/

Whittlesey Insurance

http://www.whittleseyinsurance.com/

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Carol

LIFE MEMBER
Oct 2, 2007
14,095
113,064
North Wales.
Funster No
519
MH
A class
Exp
18 years s Motorhome (33years caravans)
Good to hear you are back on the Road, good luck with your Insurance.(y)
 
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Don Hooley

Free Member
Dec 20, 2014
18
14
Liverpool England
Funster No
34,527
MH
Hi top
Exp
Since2008
It was great to get away on a rally last weekend after all this time without our van. Going on a rally on Friday, then off to the Motor caravanners national rally in Anglesey on the Thursday foe bank holiday weekend, then off to Croatia for 7 weeks on June the 9th. It all looking good.
 
Apr 19, 2008
1,949
2,927
Kent coast Hythe
Funster No
2,211
MH
Rapido fiat based
Exp
brought first van 16 yrs ago
Good to hear your back into the travells again after your event. Good luck with no more mishaps.
 
Aug 7, 2007
669
608
Dundee
Funster No
73
MH
Elddis Autoquest 195
Exp
since 1975
Hi Don, sorry to hear about your fire ! can I ask what happened ? where did it start ? reason for asking was that last year we almost had a fire in our Bailey Approach 740 (2014)
I wakened up during the night a smelled smoke, looked about but could not find anything (it was 4,40 am) so went back to bed.
When I did get up I went to put the kettle on but had to electric ! thought the thing had tripped, checked both the van and the supply all was ok !!
So investigating further discovered that the 240v /battery charger unit was badly burnt where the wires to/from the control box RCD and the now external 12v charger mount on top.
Fortunately there was a fully qualified electrical engineer on site who inspected it on my behalf and he condemned as the worst case of bad wiring that he had ever seen, joints wre note soldered, bare end wire where it had been cut back to far and the top had melted wire and sever burning to the consumer R.C.D. housing.
I called Bailey in the UK who after some persuasion from myself and the guys at Cleveland motorhomes sent a replacement to me in Spain ( we were only 2 weeks into a 3 month stay)
The electrical engineer fitted and tested it for me, he also gave me a written report condemning the very poor quality of the RCD unit and the wiring.
Glad that you have it repaired and are now "back on the road"
 

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