I know it was foolish, but I tried to get insurance through my normal company, State Farm. My agent is super nice and with the right amount of coaching could possibly be turned to the skoolie side. But no dice. She said she would continue to work on it for me, but because it was a former school bus, it was considered unsafe and "too top heavy". WTF?
We transport our CHILDREN in these things to school on a daily basis because they are one of the SAFEST vehicles to do so! Just a sorry excuse by SF to avoid something different.
So on Friday I called our favorite ... GMAC ... received a quote, then was told at the last minute that, "Oh, wait, we have a new process and your bus will have to be approved by our underwriters before I can finalize this. It shouldn't take long. I'll call you back in an hour."
So I waited. And the end of the day turned into the weekend.
So yesterday I finally called them back. It appears the bus actually was approved Friday. Yay!
After one more little moment of suspense as the other agent tried to get the VIN into the system, we finally prevailed and the bus is officially paid up for 6 months of liability insurance (apparently the only kind they will sell to a non-professionally converted skoolie).
So today is DMV day!
All I can say is, I'm bringing a book