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Old 01-07-2015, 07:05 AM   #21
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insurance is always fishy!
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:48 AM   #22
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please tell us the name of the new insurance company and what are their requirements.

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Old 01-07-2015, 08:06 AM   #23
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I only know of two that will insure a school bus. Progressive and GMAC. Progressive won't insure it if its an RV, and GMAC won't insure it until it is.
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Old 01-07-2015, 12:34 PM   #24
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It's insured via Progressive as self-done bus motorhome conversion. At the moment, liability only BUT when I've completed it, I'll raise the coverage. If anybody asks, I paid a conversion company to do it ;) I found from a conversation with allstate that done yourself, they won't touch it. Bought as a motorhome, they will. Weird!
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Old 01-07-2015, 01:10 PM   #25
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The basics of my in bus toilet!



The in bus toilet cubicle!
Based on a few build/advice video's I have watched, you will want to bring the lip of the bucket up very close to the bottom of the seat... I think that things may escape otherwise.
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Old 01-07-2015, 01:38 PM   #26
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Good luck. Hopefully Progressive works out. Lots of folks get cancelled after a few weeks. I take it you did the online form?
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Based on a few build/advice video's I have watched, you will want to bring the lip of the bucket up very close to the bottom of the seat... I think that things may escape otherwise.
Things like Dragons, Orcs, Trolls, women with hairy armpits and Ogres?

Seriously... That's all covered - literally - with cat lit.
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:43 PM   #28
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Good luck. Hopefully Progressive works out. Lots of folks get cancelled after a few weeks. I take it you did the online form?
I did the online form then went to see an agent locally. Told him the story and showed him State Farms letter of the 23rd stating insurance would lapse on the 13th then the letter dated the 26th with the refund (which presumably means the insurance was null at that point) but which I did not receive until yesterday.

The agent said that he had about 30 companies to deal with and could sort out any problems but then though he was a "progressive" agent, he was independent and not tied to Progressive.
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Right now I'm working on removing the rotted plywood panels somebody put on the floor. Under the panels is a tarry paper type thing under which is galvanized steel. The paper stuff does not look like a carpenter thing.

The panel removed was rotted by seepage from the door on one side and by a leaky water heater on the other.

By the door will be the toilet. On the other side will be the bathroom. I think under those two areas, I might put plastic planks.
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:15 PM   #30
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I've replaced the front two passenger windows with aluminum paneling and replaced the remaining plexiglass window with a transplanted window.

Then... I took the bus to the store and bought some donuts.... First run in 3 weeks. It was amazing how far the wheels had sunk into the sandy soil in just 3 weeks!
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