Ex Ambulance 5000kg Van Temporary Insurance? (1 Viewer)

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Hi all, I've just purchased an ex-ambulance van, to turn it into an MH. On V5 the revenue weight is 5000kg GROSS. The dealer delivered it to my driveway but when I started to look for temporary insurance to take it to a garage for some internal changes, it looks like all temp insurance sites have a limit of vans up to 3500kg. Where do you buy insurance for heavier vans?

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Apr 3, 2018
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How about Lifesure.. Used to be called MCIA....Motor Caravan Insurance Agency!

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Terry

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Can't remember ;)
AIB will insure your van as a van being converted to a Motorhome !
They used to allow you 12 weeks to get it done to a liveable standard then you were insured as a MH for the remaining year.
Once you have finished get an agreed value on your van 👍😉
 

Terry

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See if the garage has trade plates, be cheaper to have them collect it?
Why would you do that? Would you not want your van insured as you convert it ?
It needs to be insured as both a van and getting converted / adding value as you go
 

Emmit

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This will cost you money but;
How about downplaying the van to 3500kgs.
You can then insure it, convert it at leisure, then uplate it back to 5k and tell dvla and the insurers that it's a motorhome (or van with windows)

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Jul 6, 2009
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The OP stated that he wanted to insure it to take it to be fitted out, not suggesting that he does not want to insure it continually. But if you ok at most police’s whilst someone such as a garage has it in their care and control your own insurance does not cover it
 
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The OP stated that he wanted to insure it to take it to be fitted out, not suggesting that he does not want to insure it continually. But if you ok at most police’s whilst someone such as a garage has it in their care and control your own insurance does not cover it

See what cover the converter has while the van is in their possession.
 

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