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Old 08-04-2016, 12:30 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of insurance companies that will insure a bus conversion in California? Progressive said they don't.

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Old 08-04-2016, 01:20 PM   #2
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Old 08-04-2016, 02:36 PM   #3
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Nation General Insurance... You will need to send pictures to show it was professionally done or done NICE! Not lawn chairs and 2X4 table... Good Luck!
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Old 08-04-2016, 02:40 PM   #4
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Sorry my bad... Make that National General Insurance. Google it.
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Old 08-04-2016, 08:11 PM   #5
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Old 08-05-2016, 12:18 PM   #6
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Good Sam said no to short bus

Well, Good Sam said they don't insure short school bus conversions. They will however, only insure full size buses. I will try the other insurance company suggested and cross my fingers. Any other suggestions would be very helpful.

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Old 02-26-2018, 02:02 PM   #7
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What did you end up going with?
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Old 02-26-2018, 02:13 PM   #8
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Do you have it registered as a motorhome yet? I have heard you don't tell insurance companies it is a bus but a motorhome as long as you get a title that says so. Mine is already labeled a motorhome so that is what I will it under. But I haven't gotten that far yet so not really sure. Just thought I would throw that out there. Please correct me if wrong.
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Old 02-26-2018, 02:38 PM   #9
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Do you have it registered as a motorhome yet? I have heard you don't tell insurance companies it is a bus but a motorhome as long as you get a title that says so. Mine is already labeled a motorhome so that is what I will it under. But I haven't gotten that far yet so not really sure. Just thought I would throw that out there. Please correct me if wrong.
Yes I successfully registered as a motorhome via the Vermont method in another thread here.
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Old 02-26-2018, 03:16 PM   #10
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I know when I am searching for insurance, Some companies have "other" listed under manufacturer. So I choose other and put in my info. My bus is a 1987 GMC Thomas, so that is basically the info I give without specifically saying it is a school bus. But I have not settled on insurance and am still getting quotes so I am not sure if they are going to require more info or anything else. Progressive is simple and you can get it for under 300 a month depending on the type. But they won't bundle RV and auto which is ridiculous.
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