Post by Don Ricardo on Sept 12, 2007 23:04:43 GMT 10
Interested to see the results of your search for insurance. As you may remember, I went through a similar process for our van in June.
What I find weird (and we've commented on this before) is that the answers you get - and the policy you set up - seem to depend so much on which operator you get.
You mention that GIO would only insure caravans less than 30 years old. When I rang GIO, they were happy to insure our caravan and have it listed on the policy as a "1949 Don 140". The operator was quite clear that the '1949' meant that the van was nigh on 60 years old. I have it insured for an agreed value of $9,500 including annexe at $2,000 and $500 contents. Excess of $100. Total premium of $206.15, which was less than half my previous premium, so I was very happy.
As Reddo suggested some time back, I sometimes wonder if there would be value in a group of V V'ers visiting some of the top brass (or middle level bronze ;D) in the various insurance companies to explain the V V phenomenon to see if somebody is willing to put together a consistent policy offering for V V's. Maybe that sounds too much like a 'club' activity, but I still wonder...
What do others think? Ray may have some comments about the potential value of such an enterprise.
In any case, glad to hear that AAMI played ball with you.
Last Edit: Sept 12, 2007 23:14:01 GMT 10 by Don Ricardo
Gday, I had similar troubles a while back to insure the Franklin (and it's only 40 odd years old). I had car insurance with Shannons and was told they would only insure caravan if it was used for shows only. Pity Shannon's won't introduce caravan insurance acreoss the board, it would be well in line with what they did for car enthusiasts. I expected CIL to be fine but they couldn't help (perhaps it means Caravan Insurance 'Limited').
I too found AAMI were helpful and well priced and happy to insure my van. If someone wanted to volunteer to approach Shannon's I would definately support it with letter, email or whatever. I have too many commitments already to take it on myself.
Last Edit: Sept 12, 2007 23:26:54 GMT 10 by tinnie
Been thinking about this reluctance of insurance companys to insure old vans.
I wander if it is because the old vans have....... Highly contancerous metho stoves No fire extinguisher No fire alarm Made of very combustible material Run on tyres and wheels of questionable ancestory . Rely on antiquated mechanical brakes to make them stop . Less than "cutting edge technology" means of coupling to the towcar