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Old 12-07-2007, 09:49 PM   #11
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Re: Anybody live in BC in Canada?

yes it is expensive for insurance here in bc the icbc conglomorant is very good at gouging its residents while making huge dollars i like oregons rates
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Old 03-01-2009, 06:49 PM   #12
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hi, thats not all your problems, any vechile from another province has to go thou a DOT inspection, and you know what thats means!!! EVERYTHING must work, tires, ball joints, glass, exhaust, lights, ect ect. so if you can fine a address there and insure it for a yr before you come to bc, at least you get a yr. good luck lefty
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:43 PM   #13
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Re: Anybody live in BC in Canada?

Got our insurance at 600 for the year with co-operators. It was a real bitch to find a company to insure us!! Co-operators would only do it if we switched everything over to them!!
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:23 PM   #14
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Re: Anybody live in BC in Canada?

Just wondering where you got yoru insurance in AB. We are just in the process of trying to get ours registered and licenced.
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:36 PM   #15
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that sounds about right, i was quoted and i quote

"1,000,000$ liability, 1 year as a motorhome - 1255$
200,000 liability, 1 year as a motorhome - 1095$
+18$ plate fee"

"1,000,000$ liability, 1 year as a private coach (bus) - 1553$
2,000,000$ liability, 1 year as a private coach - 1573$

this is having my bus valued at 5000$ CAD

also was told it would need to pass national safety code and provincial inspection if it was used as a "bus"

seems impossible for a 1959 hahaha

here are some attachments you might find useful.






keep in mind, this is for an old bus that is BC registered already.

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Old 05-16-2017, 03:41 AM   #16
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800 a year expensive in BC ?

my 350 CAD car cost me 1200 CAD a year.

That is ICBC and the Government private bank for you.
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Old 05-16-2017, 03:51 AM   #17
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800 a year expensive in BC ?

my 350 CAD car cost me 1200 CAD a year.

That is ICBC and the Government private bank for you.
@ 23 i drive a 400$ jetta and it costs me 1000/year.

even though icbc has a monopoly, it doesnt hurt to shop at different insurance stores, iv gotten different quotes. just dont wait too long, rates going up inevitably.

icbc also offers a 5% discount per year of claim free driving—up to a maximum of 40 per cent. You usually have to ask though, maybe even jump through some hoops. i found out through a friend and it was worth it!
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Old 05-26-2017, 11:06 PM   #18
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Just got back from insurance broker.
I registered my Alberta bus in BC.
When I bought the bus I paid for it, no taxes.

When I registered it I owed taxes on it 420.00. Prefect number lol

Found out I need inspection before I can insure it, I knew that.
After inspection and repairs it has to be insured as a "commercial vehicle (bus)" ouch. Even with seats out. 😣
There is no time limit on the conversion though.
Saga continues

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After inspection and repairs I've been told I just have to convert the bus and it can be retitled.

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Old 06-10-2017, 05:21 AM   #19
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Currently my bus is registered as a "commercial passenger carrying bus" it can not change until it is converted to a rv. I can not insure it until it passes inspection. A quote at 5 million liability, 1000.00 deductible. Cost for commercial passenger carrying bus 2400.00 yr...OUCH

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