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Old 12-09-2017, 12:11 AM   #1
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a skooli for a german wheelchair man

Hello everybody
I'm in a wheelchair and I'm from Germany
i bought a blue bird bus built in 2006 in east troy wisconsin and would like to bring it as a RV on the street. i have a permanent address of friends in louisiana and arkansas.mein proplem is i can not find any insurance because i am german. no insurance no title. by my friend in arkansas I can keep the bus and convert it to a RV. how do I go? please help a wheelchair person to live his dream.
Thank you for your help
sorry for my bad english
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Old 12-09-2017, 01:32 AM   #2
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First and foremost, welcome to the forum.

For insurance, I contacted Progressive Commercial (it is *NOT* the same as Progressive Personal). Tell them you want "Commercial Vehicle for Personal Use", give them the relevant info and do not mention anything about conversion. Mine runs about $60 a month.

Good luck.
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:00 AM   #3
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I have progressive as well all the others wanted to see the finished vehicle. Now progressive has my 5 cars too. Nationwide should have made me happy now they're off the jokey vendor list.

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Old 12-09-2017, 08:05 PM   #4
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I can see that "no American address, no American driver's license" = "no insurance". Tough, but I would guess there's no easy way around it. Do you have resident alien permit ("green card")? Is you Louisiana friend willing to be the owner of record?

I personally love to see a wheelchair accessible skoolie hit the road.
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Old 12-10-2017, 03:01 PM   #5
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thanks for your respons.i try to contacht Progressive Commercialbut i have no much hope because in german
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Old 12-10-2017, 03:14 PM   #6
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I never had any luck contacting Progressive directly.

Finally I contacted a local independent insurance agent, who deals with many insurance companies, and told them I needed a "commercial policy for private use." They had not heard of this policy previously, but they did find it on their Progressive site menu. They said they learned something new that day.

Most of us have had better luck contacting independent insurance agents, because they deal with numerous insurance companies.

Best of luck to you.
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