Problems getting insurance

Feb 28, 2015
71
177
Rothwell Northants
Funster No
35,262
MH
Class C
Exp
Since 2014
I moved back to the UK from France in September 2016. I have now brought my motorhome over to the UK and I am now trying to reregister it. I need to insure it using the VIN.
I tried Safeguard who are able to do this, but hit another snag. When I was living in France I changed to a French driving licence. I changed back to a UK licence in October 2017,mainly because employers won't take you on if you have a foreign one.
Safeguard won't insure you unless you have had a UK for at least a year. They wouldn't take into account that I had a UK licence for 36 years before moving abroad.
I then tried Comfort who were more sympathetic about the licence but don't insure on the VIN.
I have looked online at other companies and this licence problem comes up each time. I am thinking about going to a local broker but wondered if anyone had any other suggestions. Thanks in advance
 

Lenny HB

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Oct 18, 2007
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On the coast in West Sussex
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658
MH
Hymer B678 Dynamic Line
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Since 2008 & many years tugging
Scenic will insure on a VIN worth trying even though they are part of Safeguard, AIB will but double the premium for imports, could be a stop gap until you get it registered.
 

Wombles

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SW England
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A few years now
Try LV - they treat motorhomes as cars so not the best cover for possessions but will cover motorhome value & items fitted https://www.lv.com/car-insurance . If you do use them don't forget possible cashback via Quidco too so best to get a quote sent to you then go via quidco to complete online.

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Aug 18, 2014
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When I was living in France I changed to a French driving licence. I changed back to a UK licence in October 2017,mainly because employers won't take you on if you have a foreign one.
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You didn't have a Uk licence "for one year " but 36. The fact that you swopped it for another EU one does not enter the equation as on the EU licence it always remains as a UK designated pass.
The answer to " do you hold a UK licence " is always yes.

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John de Manche
Feb 28, 2015
71
177
Rothwell Northants
Funster No
35,262
MH
Class C
Exp
Since 2014
Went with Adrian Flux. They were recommended "off the record" by one of the companies that could not help.
Safeguard is part of the Swinton group who have an office locally. In retrospect,if I had gone to the office perhaps we could have got over the licence problem.
Thank you Gus for the info on the licence. I thought reregistering UK vehicles in France was difficult but doing it in reverse is proving more difficult lol.
 

Geo

Trader - Funster
Jul 29, 2007
11,673
13,802
Mansfield,Notts
Funster No
35
MH
Autotrail Tracker FB
Exp
45 +years with breaks
Had I seen it earlier I would have suggested that you answered 36 years to the how long question
as you simply complied with EU law and you were entitled to hold and not banned from holding a UK licence
 
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