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Old 11-21-2018, 06:08 AM   #91
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I currently have a for-personal-use commercial policy on my BUS, no seats. It's about $550 per year for liability.

I didn't remember the details of what they asked, so I ran through the online quote process again. There were no questions as to the nature of the bus, other than seats/no seats and if it had a wheelchair lift.

The quote came back good and there were no issues. Again, it didn't ask about conversion, and I answered all questions truthfully.

There is hope...
That's the route I go with.
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Old 11-25-2018, 03:32 PM   #92
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Yes going to an agent is the KEY!
My experience was the opposite with my short bus. I think I talked to about 12 agents - maybe that wasn't enough, but I was in a bit of a hurry. At least half of them dismissed me outright, then the other half all said it wasn't going to be an issue. To their apparent surprise and mine, it was, and they couldn't get me the coverage. The only way I got covered was to call progressive directly on the phone.
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My experience was the opposite with my short bus. I think I talked to about 12 agents - maybe that wasn't enough, but I was in a bit of a hurry. At least half of them dismissed me outright, then the other half all said it wasn't going to be an issue. To their apparent surprise and mine, it was, and they couldn't get me the coverage. The only way I got covered was to call progressive directly on the phone.
Maybe its harder to find a policy in your state/area.
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Old 12-14-2018, 05:21 PM   #94
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Today I talked with an agent from Allstate in California (initially I talked to one in FL) and they are able to write policies for school bus conversions both professionally and home grown.

As an example:
2007 IC CE300 costs $100 and change per six month policy for 100/300 LIABILITY ONLY

Add Comp/Collision to that by a "professional" ( I've done several home remodels and building projects) with a $45K value after conversion (self-valuated) and the COMP/COLLISION policy for six months goes to just under $300 inclusive of liability.

The FL agent's contact info is:
Kelly Newsome

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Phone 352-326-9300
Fax 352-326-3931
Email kellynewsome1@allstate.com

The CA agent's contact info is:
Joe Lehr
707-546-3700
JOELEHR@allstate.com

NOTE: They are full aware that this bus is registered in VT as a MH with a CA address.
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