Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-12-2019, 07:06 PM   #1
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: NW Florida
Posts: 51
Year: 2001
Coachwork: International
Engine: DT-466
FLORIDA: Insurance agent recommendations

Hey all,

Wondering if any of you Florida folks have insurance agent recommendations for post-conversion skoolies. We registered as a motorhome today, and got turned down by Good Sam today because they don't like our wood stove. It's safe and we followed code for heat shields, and distance to combustibles, and stuff like that. They just apparently think it's safer for us to travel around with an explosive tank of propane rather than a few non-explosive logs. And they don't care that it was going to be a liability only policy... anyway. I digress.

There's a whole other thread about it.

Now I'm looking to see if any of you have any specific agents with any other insurance companies who are experienced in working with skoolies and might not give us such a hard time. Any suggestions?
Beeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2019, 08:14 PM   #2
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 1,100
From a past thread
> Kelly Newsome, all state agent for 18 + years. Her number is 352-326-9300. Email:*kellynewsome1@allstate.com.*
john61ct is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2019, 09:20 PM   #3
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Satellite Beach Fl
Posts: 16
Year: 2001
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freightliner
Rated Cap: 65
Kelly will be at skoolie swarm this weekend talking to people
Sdferrell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2019, 12:01 PM   #4
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: NW Florida
Posts: 51
Year: 2001
Coachwork: International
Engine: DT-466
What's skoolie swarm?
Beeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2019, 12:12 PM   #5
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 19,070
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freighliner FS65
Engine: Cat 3126
Rated Cap: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beeb View Post
What's skoolie swarm?
A get together in Brooksville this weekend.
__________________
.
Roll Your Own Build Thread
EastCoastCB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2019, 02:47 PM   #6
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: NW Florida
Posts: 51
Year: 2001
Coachwork: International
Engine: DT-466
Quote:
Originally Posted by john61ct View Post
From a past thread
> Kelly Newsome, all state agent for 18 + years. Her number is 352-326-9300. Email:*kellynewsome1@allstate.com.*
DUDE!!! THANK YOU!!! We just got off the phone with Kelly. We are now insured and paying half of what Good Sam was going to charge us! Great recommendation!



Beeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2019, 04:12 PM   #7
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 1,100
no worries, happy to help
john61ct is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2019, 06:44 AM   #8
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 19,070
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freighliner FS65
Engine: Cat 3126
Rated Cap: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sdferrell View Post
Kelly will be at skoolie swarm this weekend talking to people
That's pretty cool!

I just hope this isn't one of those things that becomes commercialized. Like those tiny house sales events.
__________________
.
Roll Your Own Build Thread
EastCoastCB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2019, 06:49 PM   #9
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 13
I called Kelly as well and it was a wonderful experience. She was very helpful and competent. I shared with her exactly what I had going on an what my plans were for the future and she gave me exactly what I needed at very reasonable cost!
jonbobshinigin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2019, 10:14 AM   #10
Mini-Skoolie
 
TravelingTales's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 32
Is Kelly still available to this day? From the sounds of it this is who I need to contact!! Good thread!


Whoops was reading join date from people and thought it was post date. I see it's recent! Thanks! New here lol
TravelingTales is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2019, 10:17 AM   #11
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 19,070
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freighliner FS65
Engine: Cat 3126
Rated Cap: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by TravelingTales View Post
Is Kelly still available to this day? From the sounds of it this is who I need to contact!! Good thread!


Whoops was reading join date from people and thought it was post date. I see it's recent! Thanks! New here lol
Give her a ring.
__________________
.
Roll Your Own Build Thread
EastCoastCB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2019, 10:29 AM   #12
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 13
Yes

Yes she is, I just got off the phone with her in fact!
jonbobshinigin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2019, 10:44 AM   #13
Bus Geek
 
brokedown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Posts: 2,552
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC2000 FE
Engine: Cummins 5.9
Rated Cap: 72
Kelly was at the Skoolie Swarm 2019 even, she's all about skoolies! And she says she can help with any state, not just Florida!
__________________
Keep up with us and our build!
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter
brokedown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2019, 05:37 PM   #14
New Member
 
Wild_Sunshine Bus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Tampa
Posts: 4
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: BlueBird
Engine: T444E Diesel-195 HP
Rated Cap: 42
I NEED to call Kelly. Do they insure a pre-conversation?
Wild_Sunshine Bus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2019, 06:02 PM   #15
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 13
Yes. Iím currently building my bus now and need to drive around town a bit. She got me covered! Once Iím on the road and itís complete, I can change it.
jonbobshinigin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2019, 05:42 PM   #16
Mini-Skoolie
 
outnabowt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Bay Area CA and Crystal River FL
Posts: 39
I just got off the phone with her. I checked State Farm (who I have been with since 1986), progressive, and her (Allstate). She quoted a 10th of state farm and a third of progressive. I was shocked at how easy it was.
__________________
Alex
2003 Collins E450 6 window. 7.3 auto
outnabowt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2019, 05:49 PM   #17
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 1,100
Can she cover other states or just Florida registered?
john61ct is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2019, 06:36 PM   #18
Bus Geek
 
brokedown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Posts: 2,552
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC2000 FE
Engine: Cummins 5.9
Rated Cap: 72
Kelly told us she could probably insure for any state Allstate covers.
__________________
Keep up with us and our build!
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter
brokedown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2019, 04:00 AM   #19
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 1,100
sweet thanks, she's got an underserviced niche there, hope she makes a fortune
john61ct is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2019, 08:28 PM   #20
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 6
New here. been lurking for a few....

Kelly was awesome. Still to this day. She was sweet and extremely helpful. When I say lurking m, I mean on and off for a few years. Picking up new to me found bus from auction site with insurance card in hand! Kelly in combination with this post was a true blessing. Thank you all that are apart of this thread. Also, FIRST TIME POSTER!
Flyp is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
agent, florida, insurance, motorhome, wood stove

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×