It was a long ordeal but finally it's official. I have real insurance for Blunderbuss!
I'm not sure what the root cause is, but something about MA law makes insurance companies mighty uncomfortable around skoolies.
I knew that the $400/yr Progressive RV insurance I got online wasn't going last long. Another thread on this forum advised me to that. It was however enough to get the vehicle registered as a camper.
In the weeks that followed I must have called/emailed a dozen insurance companies and agencies. I found that being honest and direct about the bus chassis from the start eliminated quickly the businesses that wouldn't be able to fulfill a policy. I made sure they checked their commercial insurance options as well.
Finally, one agency pulled through! A. Gordon Inc.
got Commerce Insurance to write me a quote. A few emails and adjustments back and forth, some snowstorm delays, and we had a deal! About $1200/yr for 500k/1M liability insurance and some comprehensive in there too. Bit steep maybe but I don't care. INSURED! Yeuss!
This post is for those in MA who've had trouble finding insurance. These guys did it. Good luck to ya!
PS: Should I cross-post this to "Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters" forum? Somewhere there was a looong thread about insurance or registration in different states but I can't find it.