Insurance & where to get it

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Who do you insure with?

Adrian Flux
3
18%
Aviva
0
No votes
Budget insurance
0
No votes
Campton
4
24%
Caravan and camping club
2
12%
Crusader
3
18%
NFU
2
12%
Safeguard
1
6%
other
2
12%
 
Total votes : 17

Re: Insurance

Postby Oly » 06 May 2016 14:32

Just insured my pick up & camper with Camptons, hassle free excellent service, fantastic price, (£500 cheaper than NFU) highly recommend to anybody looking for insurance.
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Re: Insurance (who sells it)

Postby Toshbins » 27 May 2016 10:48

Our camper arrives at the end of June, so I've been looking at insurance. As with others on this thread, I've come up against a complete lack of knowledge and/or interest. Current insurers (Elephant) were friendly, but ultimately declined to insure the camper, and what's more disappointing, weren't prepared to continue to insure the truck with the airbag suspension fitted.
Campton have given us a good quote, so we look likely to go with them. They do require a tracker though, bearing in mind that the demountable is new.
Anyone else got experience of trackers and could recommend?
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Re: Insurance (who sells it)

Postby zildjian » 28 May 2016 07:52

If you haven't already asked, it might be worth a call again (Richard is always in Saturday mornings) and ask who they typically see used for this service,
that said I've not once heard of a demountable (camper only) being stolen in UK, difficult and involved to move, small market to sell through
either way We'd be interested to hear what the insurance industry suggest
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Re: Insurance (who sells it)

Postby Alexd » 28 May 2016 17:30

Toshbins wrote:Campton have given us a good quote, so we look likely to go with them. They do require a tracker though, bearing in mind that the demountable is new.
Anyone else got experience of trackers and could recommend?


so is that tracker on camper, or pickup?
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Re: Insurance (who sells it)

Postby Toshbins » 29 May 2016 14:42

Alexd wrote:
Toshbins wrote:Campton have given us a good quote, so we look likely to go with them. They do require a tracker though, bearing in mind that the demountable is new.
Anyone else got experience of trackers and could recommend?


so is that tracker on camper, or pickup?


From the conversation, I had taken it to be the camper - but when I get the quote in writing we shall see. Nolan asked the same question, so maybe its the truck.
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Re: Insurance (who sells it)

Postby Gary W » 31 May 2016 18:40

zildjian wrote:If you haven't already asked, it might be worth a call again (Richard is always in Saturday mornings) and ask who they typically see used for this service,
that said I've not once heard of a demountable (camper only) being stolen in UK, difficult and involved to move, small market to sell through
either way We'd be interested to hear what the insurance industry suggest


Sorry to say they do get stolen. We had a brand new Tischer stolen from under our noses back when we imported them. Terrible for the customer, who had to wait an age for another, but even worse for us as our insurers at the time dug out some clause showing there was no theft insurance cover whilst on its jacks. If f I ever catch the bast**d.....

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Re: Insurance (who sells it)

Postby zildjian » 31 May 2016 18:56

Well thats a first for most if not all of us on here then I have to say,

might imagine the difficulty involved in stealing it and then moving it on, still
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Re: Insurance (who sells it)

Postby Gary W » 31 May 2016 19:40

zildjian wrote:Well thats a first for most if not all of us on here then I have to say,

might imagine the difficulty involved in stealing it and then moving it on, still


The Police reckoned they used a lorry with its own little crane rather than a pickup. Apparently they found lorry tracks so who knows. All I know for sure was that the £25k in today's terms that little episode lost me was sorely missed over the following years.

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Re: Insurance (who sells it)

Postby zildjian » 31 May 2016 20:19

Stupid thing about using a hiab on a truck is it inevitably crushes the roof at top of wall anyway as the weight of camper is more than enough to pull the straps or chains diagonally inwards up to the hook
so its bound to leak even if its tarted up for sale

might well be another (unfortunate) first for you Gary can I ask who the insurer was at that point?
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Re: Insurance (who sells it)

Postby Toshbins » 02 Jun 2016 14:42

Camptons have come back to me. It is the Demountable that needs the tracker.
Looking online, some caravan manufacturers fit 'Tracker', while the Caravan Club and Caravan and Camping club promote 'Cantrack'. The Cantrack is simpler - you basically forget all about it until the camper is stolen, The "Tracker' needs switching on and off the whole time, but then does have a motion sensor to trigger tracking as soon as it is moved.
Don't know if anyone else has either one fitted?
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