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Old 04-08-2019, 01:14 PM   #1
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No More Progressive Insurance

So I'm trying to insure a bus I'm trying to buy and add it to my existing bus policy. I just got this reply back from my independent agent:



I wanted to send you this email because I wanted it to be in writing(unofficial/official).



I just spoke with a customer service rep, her manager and a supervisor with Progressive. Iíve been told that they no longer write converted school buses!! I will not be able to help you on the bus you are trying to purchase.



I know you feel like your getting the run around but I want to make sure you are/or are not covered. I donít want there to be a ďgrayĒ area that we spoke about in our earlier phone conversation. Progressive will not cancel the current policy you have because they rely on us(the agents) to notify you of any change or unacceptable risks when we(the agents) are informed of the situation.



I would find coverage elsewhere for both vehicles if I were you.



Progressive gave me two contacts for companies that will cover the converted RVís. We donít have contracts with either of the two companies below.



Americaís Choice Insurance Company

855-758-3385(I googled this company and they have a section under their recreation tab for RVís.)



American Adventure Ins Co

888-930-3680
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So will this be for all of Progressive's "Commercial for Personal Use" business?
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Progressive hasn't knowingly insured converted buses since I've been in this hobby. Some get by for a while but ultimately get that letter.
Have you tried an Allstate agent?
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Old 04-08-2019, 01:24 PM   #4
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So will this be for all of Progressive's "Commercial for Personal Use" business?
My existing policy with Progressive is a liability policy, not called CFPU. As I read it my policy will be good for the duration but not renewed at the end. I'm now being told my existing policy required the seats be removed. This sucks because I doubt I'll get rates as low as the $171/yr i'm paying now.
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My State Farm policy in the Atlanta area added my "commercial vehicle for personal use" with no questions. When I moved to Oregon, my new agent did the same. When I got retitled to motorhome, they had no problem giving me a "motorhome" policy, and my cost dropped to $70 for 2 years. I even called and verified the new price was not an additional cost.


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My existing policy with Progressive is a liability policy, not called CFPU. As I read it my policy will be good for the duration but not renewed at the end. I'm now being told my existing policy required the seats be removed. This sucks because I doubt I'll get rates as low as the $171/yr i'm paying now.
Sorry to hear bout your issue, that sucks.

My commercial/personal policy was $800 a year. Changed the title to MH and called a local allstate agent. Now its $168 a year.
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Old 04-08-2019, 01:51 PM   #7
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Sorry to hear bout your issue, that sucks.

My commercial/personal policy was $800 a year. Changed the title to MH and called a local allstate agent. Now its $168 a year.
I think after initially being told by State Farm that they would not insure it during conversion, but would after it's completed, they did come up with a quote in the $800 range like you mention Charlie. But the other place quoted me $171 for the year. $800 for an add on vehicle is more than all my other insurance combined that costs me $48/m. I'm sure I can get it registered as an RV and insure it through State Farm, but if it isn't converted they won't pay a claim. Fortunately for me I can't pull the wool over my agents eyes as they want pics of the conversion before writing the policy.
I called American Adventure and they said they will only insure it as a completed professionally built RV. They had no option for a policy during the build process. Waiting for the other company to call back.
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I think after initially being told by State Farm that they would not insure it during conversion, but would after it's completed, they did come up with a quote in the $800 range like you mention Charlie. But the other place quoted me $171 for the year. $800 for an add on vehicle is more than all my other insurance combined that costs me $48/m. I'm sure I can get it registered as an RV and insure it through State Farm, but if it isn't converted they won't pay a claim. Fortunately for me I can't pull the wool over my agents eyes as they want pics of the conversion before writing the policy.
I called American Adventure and they said they will only insure it as a completed professionally built RV. They had no option for a policy during the build process. Waiting for the other company to call back.
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I think after initially being told by State Farm that they would not insure it during conversion, but would after it's completed, they did come up with a quote in the $800 range like you mention Charlie.

DANG! $800?

I think they wanted under $200 (like $180ish) a year from me.
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progressive never insured converted busses..(at least not in recent years) they will insure unconverted busses.. when I out my last bus on they asked "its staying a bus?" of course for me its easy as the answer is yes.. but I think any mention of converting it and you are history with them..
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progressive never insured converted busses..(at least not in recent years) they will insure unconverted busses.. when I out my last bus on they asked "its staying a bus?" of course for me its easy as the answer is yes.. but I think any mention of converting it and you are history with them..
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That was my understanding when I got my existing policy. I was clear with the agent I needed some coverage during the conversion. Now I'm getting the impression I would not be covered if the seats were still in it. Don't many here have Progressive policies and their conversions?
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I had a commercial policy through progressive on my short bus. The new bus costs me less than half as much for an RV policy through Kelly@Allstate. No grey area.
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Just got off the phone with Americas Choice and they want nothing to do with it either.
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Just got off the phone with Americas Choice and they want nothing to do with it either.
Well there IS a guy on this forum who sells insurance in GA and says he can get your skoolie insured.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f18/i-...-ga-22233.html
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Well there IS a guy on this forum who sells insurance in GA and says he can get your skoolie insured.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f18/i-...-ga-22233.html
HamInTn offered me a policy, and while his full coverage rate was reasonable, just over $1K/yr, his $677/yr for liability only was $506 higher than what I'm paying. I would also have to have my other vehicles with him also. I won't take any of my business from State Farm.
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HamInTn offered me a policy, and while his full coverage rate was reasonable, just over $1K/yr, his $677/yr for liability only was $506 higher than what I'm paying. I would also have to have my other vehicles with him also. I won't take any of my business from State Farm.
Try calling Kelly. She's nice to talk to even if you don't get insurance.
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My State Farm policy in the Atlanta area added my "commercial vehicle for personal use" with no questions. When I moved to Oregon, my new agent did the same. When I got retitled to motorhome, they had no problem giving me a "motorhome" policy, and my cost dropped to $70 for 2 years. I even called and verified the new price was not an additional cost.


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Do you have the contact info for the Oregon agent?
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:41 PM   #18
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I have full coverage through American family. Ive had my bus insured with them for four years
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My Statefarm agent in Gray GA covered mine from day 1, demolition through out the build for about $65 a month.
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