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Insurance etc for a campervan?



 
 
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Old January 10th 08, 12:53 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans,uk.rec.caravanning
Jerry[_4_]
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Default Insurance etc for a campervan?

I have now acquired my first camper (luton 4 berth) on transit
chassis.

Presumably joining Camping and Caravan Club would be a bonus as I plan
on visiting plenty of UK sites/CLs.

My existing RAC breakdown/recovery automatically covers the camper,
and for an extra 85 I can get an upgrade to 1 years Euro cover
(subject to being CCC member)

Insurance. Currently with NU but I should I be using a camper
specialist like CCC for the best benefits?

Any other tips etc?

Thank you.
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Old January 10th 08, 01:05 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans,uk.rec.caravanning
Andy R
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Default Insurance etc for a campervan?


"Jerry" wrote in message
...
I have now acquired my first camper (luton 4 berth) on transit
chassis.

Presumably joining Camping and Caravan Club would be a bonus as I plan
on visiting plenty of UK sites/CLs.

My existing RAC breakdown/recovery automatically covers the camper,
and for an extra 85 I can get an upgrade to 1 years Euro cover
(subject to being CCC member)

Your existing RAC cover may not cover you for something the size of a camper
but buying it through CCC removes the size limits.

Insurance. Currently with NU but I should I be using a camper
specialist like CCC for the best benefits?

CCC are hard to beat for comprehensive level of cover but if you want it
cheap go to CIS, they cover it as a van so the goodies you get with CCC like
contents, camping equipment etc isn't covered.

Rgds

Andy R


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Old January 10th 08, 05:14 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans,uk.rec.caravanning
David Klyne
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Default Insurance etc for a campervan?


"Jerry" wrote in message
...
I have now acquired my first camper (luton 4 berth) on transit
chassis.

Presumably joining Camping and Caravan Club would be a bonus as I plan
on visiting plenty of UK sites/CLs.

My existing RAC breakdown/recovery automatically covers the camper,
and for an extra 85 I can get an upgrade to 1 years Euro cover
(subject to being CCC member)

Insurance. Currently with NU but I should I be using a camper
specialist like CCC for the best benefits?



Or perhaps the Caravan Club who have an even greater choice of campsites and
also do vehicle insurance and their Red Pennent European service is second
to none.

David - Milton Keynes
www.caravantravels.co.uk


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Old January 10th 08, 07:49 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans,uk.rec.caravanning
tony[_3_]
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Default Insurance etc for a campervan?

Try Safeguard for a quote,they specialise in motorvans and their cover
includes 365 days abroad without notification,AA recovery in the UK for all
motorvans and European recovery for vans up to ten years old, there is no
limit on length or weight provided you inform them prior to recovery that
your vehicle is more than 7 metres and they can send the appropriate
recovery vehicle.
Tony
"David Klyne" wrote in message
...

"Jerry" wrote in message
...
I have now acquired my first camper (luton 4 berth) on transit
chassis.

Presumably joining Camping and Caravan Club would be a bonus as I plan
on visiting plenty of UK sites/CLs.

My existing RAC breakdown/recovery automatically covers the camper,
and for an extra 85 I can get an upgrade to 1 years Euro cover
(subject to being CCC member)

Insurance. Currently with NU but I should I be using a camper
specialist like CCC for the best benefits?



Or perhaps the Caravan Club who have an even greater choice of campsites
and also do vehicle insurance and their Red Pennent European service is
second to none.

David - Milton Keynes
www.caravantravels.co.uk



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Old January 10th 08, 07:50 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans,uk.rec.caravanning
PM
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Default Insurance etc for a campervan?


"David Klyne" wrote in message
...

"Jerry" wrote in message
...
I have now acquired my first camper (luton 4 berth) on transit



Or perhaps the Caravan Club who have an even greater choice of campsites
and also do vehicle insurance and their Red Pennent European service is
second to none.

David - Milton Keynes
www.caravantravels.co.uk


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I was about to write virtually the same mail David has just written.

I am, after almost 20yrs, dropping my Camping & Caravanning Club membership
this coming renewal: the sites are nowhere near as good as the Caravan Club
sites for a motorcaravanner who uses the van all year round both in number,
dsitribution and quality of buildings, facilities etc and the Camping Club
discriminates against people like my wife and I who often move forwards one
night at a time, by declining to accept bookings for less than two nights at
weekends in the summer. In addition the Camping Club has a policy about
bookings/refunds which is now absurd whereas the Caravan Club "trusts its
members" - who are not always trustworthy[!] -to turn up or to cancel the
booking: no deposit required.

I don't like the way the Camping Club is going: it is becoming "commercial"
with statics and bungo-lodges whereas the Caravan Club remains resolutely in
service of members who tour. It is ironic: we joined the Camping Club some
years after joining the Caravan Club and found it truly to be "the friendly
club", whereas the Caravan Club was a little starchy in those days,
especially towards people like us in a camper van. Now the Caravan Club,
with far more hard-standings, which tend to be bigger and level, is of far
more use to us.

The Caravan Club is following the soundest management principle of all, the
KISS principle - "Keep It Simple, Stupid"!

The Caravan Club is second to none in terms of its foreign touring service
and Red Pennant, if ever needed, is second to none as a European Rescue
service and there are no restrictions on length etc for campervans.

Malcolm



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Old January 10th 08, 09:04 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans,uk.rec.caravanning
Jules
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Default Insurance etc for a campervan?


"PM" wrote in message
news

"David Klyne" wrote in message
...

"Jerry" wrote in message
...
I have now acquired my first camper (luton 4 berth) on transit



Or perhaps the Caravan Club who have an even greater choice of campsites
and also do vehicle insurance and their Red Pennent European service is
second to none.

David - Milton Keynes
www.caravantravels.co.uk


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I was about to write virtually the same mail David has just written.

I am, after almost 20yrs, dropping my Camping & Caravanning Club

membership
this coming renewal: the sites are nowhere near as good as the Caravan

Club
sites for a motorcaravanner who uses the van all year round both in

number,
dsitribution and quality of buildings, facilities etc and the Camping Club
discriminates against people like my wife and I who often move forwards

one
night at a time, by declining to accept bookings for less than two nights

at
weekends in the summer. In addition the Camping Club has a policy about
bookings/refunds which is now absurd whereas the Caravan Club "trusts its
members" - who are not always trustworthy[!] -to turn up or to cancel the
booking: no deposit required.

I don't like the way the Camping Club is going: it is becoming

"commercial"
with statics and bungo-lodges whereas the Caravan Club remains resolutely

in
service of members who tour. It is ironic: we joined the Camping Club some
years after joining the Caravan Club and found it truly to be "the

friendly
club", whereas the Caravan Club was a little starchy in those days,
especially towards people like us in a camper van. Now the Caravan Club,
with far more hard-standings, which tend to be bigger and level, is of far
more use to us.

The Caravan Club is following the soundest management principle of all,

the
KISS principle - "Keep It Simple, Stupid"!

The Caravan Club is second to none in terms of its foreign touring service
and Red Pennant, if ever needed, is second to none as a European Rescue
service and there are no restrictions on length etc for campervans.

Malcolm




Well sods law, on cable this week, i have come accross the caravan
show...quite funny, lots of places in Europe, some of the campsites said
minimum stop in summer was a week...

guy foned with again with the camper today (the vw campervan) were off to
meet on Sunday and if both happy swop


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Old January 10th 08, 10:54 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans,uk.rec.caravanning
SidB[_2_]
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Default Insurance etc for a campervan?

Jerry said.....
I have now acquired my first camper (luton 4 berth) on transit
chassis.

Presumably joining Camping and Caravan Club would be a bonus as I plan
on visiting plenty of UK sites/CLs.

My existing RAC breakdown/recovery automatically covers the camper,
and for an extra 85 I can get an upgrade to 1 years Euro cover
(subject to being CCC member)

Insurance. Currently with NU but I should I be using a camper
specialist like CCC for the best benefits?

Any other tips etc?

Thank you.



I asked the RAC about any restrictions when I bought a camper and they
said - quote - "I confirm your vehicle will be covered if you are
within our vehicle specifications which as below.

Maximum vehicle weight 3.5 tonnes
Maximum vehicle length 5.5 metres
Maximum vehicle width 2.3 metres"

So you might just squeeze in?

As for insurance, apart from the Clubs there are some specialist
brokers who can come up with good deals - eg Comfort Insurance
(www.comfort-insurance.co.uk) - who also have special breakdown plans
on offer. They do online quotes, and in my experience don't hassle you
with spam!

--
SidB
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Old January 11th 08, 05:14 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans,uk.rec.caravanning
Jerry[_4_]
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Default Insurance etc for a campervan?

On Thu, 10 Jan 2008 13:05:04 -0000, "Andy R"
wrote:


"Jerry" wrote in message
.. .
I have now acquired my first camper (luton 4 berth) on transit
chassis.

Presumably joining Camping and Caravan Club would be a bonus as I plan
on visiting plenty of UK sites/CLs.

My existing RAC breakdown/recovery automatically covers the camper,
and for an extra 85 I can get an upgrade to 1 years Euro cover
(subject to being CCC member)

Your existing RAC cover may not cover you for something the size of a camper
but buying it through CCC removes the size limits.


I got it as an upgrade to my existing RAC recovery cover, although I
had to join CCC as well and provide the membership number to RAC to
upgrade. So the annual Euro recovery upgrade is 85 and that covers
any vehicle, any time and as often as you like.

Insurance. Currently with NU but I should I be using a camper
specialist like CCC for the best benefits?


CCC are hard to beat for comprehensive level of cover but if you want it
cheap go to CIS, they cover it as a van so the goodies you get with CCC like
contents, camping equipment etc isn't covered.


No I don't want cheap. I'll stick with NU until renewal and when the
paperwork arrives I'll be able to compare it with CC, CCC etc.

Thanks all for the help.


 



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