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Old 03-02-2015, 10:38 AM   #1
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Florida-no insurance carrier

Looks like all the insurance agents send there stuff to progressive (Who no longer insures "anything that was ever a schoolbus").

not private or commercial ???

Something is going on.
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Old 03-02-2015, 10:41 AM   #2
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Have you tried an agent, or online?
I went through a local agent.
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Old 03-02-2015, 10:59 AM   #3
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Weird. My insurance is through Progressive, sub-contracted by USAA. I got mine a few years ago, so maybe I'm grandfathered in.

Have you tried not telling them it was a bus? When I got mine, all I said was, "International 3800," and that's what the title says, too. Of course, mine was registered as a motorhome in Tennessee when I bought it, so maybe that helped.
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Old 03-02-2015, 11:04 AM   #4
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My Florida title and registration is "MH" for motorhome. Dont miss a payment it looks like they are no longer wanting the business. I dont know.
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Old 03-02-2015, 02:59 PM   #5
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Ive been hearing something about NOT going the Mh title route to stay with Progressive.
IF its fully converted then Good Sam should be able to help you out.
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Old 03-04-2015, 11:29 AM   #6
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Don't know I have two at the momentOne. Commercial policy $3000 a year with Progressive
But that being way to much for me to keep I kept looking
Next one is one I just found on line with the General. It's a. Progressive policy
For non professional bus conversion at 450 for the year
So I'm waiting to see if it comes in the mail then I'll cancel the More. Expensive one
The general online I think is the way to go
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Old 03-27-2015, 04:21 PM   #7
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Ive been hearing something about NOT going the Mh title route to stay with Progressive.
IF its fully converted then Good Sam should be able to help you out.
If you leave it titled as a bus rather than a motorhome, don't you then need a CDL class B to drive it legally if it is over 26K lbs?
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Old 03-27-2015, 06:45 PM   #8
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Old 04-08-2015, 07:29 PM   #9
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Hey I am new to the community and just bought my first skoolie! Anyway if your in Florida go with Good Sam (underwritten by National general) they were so helpful. Purchased the bus in the morning called about 10 am... Had insurance by 3:45.. and Good Sam loves the Skoolies! The lady I talked to on the phone loved the crap out of my bus she kept calling me back telling me she was showing all her coworkers.
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:40 PM   #10
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Hey I am new to the community and just bought my first skoolie! Anyway if your in Florida go with Good Sam (underwritten by National general) they were so helpful. Purchased the bus in the morning called about 10 am... Had insurance by 3:45.. and Good Sam loves the Skoolies! The lady I talked to on the phone loved the crap out of my bus she kept calling me back telling me she was showing all her coworkers.
You must have bought one already converted.
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Old 04-09-2015, 05:57 AM   #11
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...The lady I talked to on the phone loved the crap out of my bus she kept calling me back telling me she was showing all her coworkers.
So, show us the pictures!
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:06 PM   #12
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Hi Guys, I've recently acquired a cherry 2000 Bluebird/Frieghtliner and am having trouble getting it insured as an RV in FL (or anywhere). I've called State Farm, Progressive, and Good Sam. Progressive says they won't touch a converted skoolie. GS will, but need to show them evidence that it's already converted, which isn't (seats are out). State Farm might have, but they won't let me use the St. Brendans Isle mail forwarding service address I gave them. Any other options out there? Worst case, I'll use a friend's FL address and go back to SF to see if that works.

[BTW, if you've done your conversion, GS will cover you, but DO NOT tell them you plan to live/travel in it full time, as they won't cover you for that.]

Any thoughts or suggestions?
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:24 PM   #13
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Unfortunately, you may have to see about getting Commercial for private use insurance, at least until its converted; Progressive will touch that (without having to sleep with Flo). Unfortunately, every state is different like I can't get GS (or FMCA, etc) without going through Progressive here in NJ (who drops you like a hot potato once they run the VIN.
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Old 06-01-2015, 03:01 PM   #14
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Thanks Scooter. Turns out, one of the FL DMV guys (very helpful and seemed knowledgable) asked If I had a CDL...when I said 'no', he said "good! That would make it harder for you to get it titled and insured as a motor home." So assuming he's at least half right, I'll try to avoid getting a CDL.
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:42 AM   #15
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Yes Progressive insurance is a trip
They will gladly take your money give you a Insurance policy and promptly cancel it
Me I had them put off its start date till end of June
Back in March so what do they do cancel it for the end of July
But me I got them because it did not go in to effect
So I get all my money back
Must keep an eye on Progressive insurance tricky bastards
How they get away with this bull is beyond me
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:47 AM   #16
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Now have a new one through good Sam with progressive
Time to see how that goes hope well
I can't afford the commercial policy on the bus 265 a month
Just got a 278.00 a year through good Sam but you know what they say about things that are too good to be true they most likely are not true
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:08 PM   #17
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Now have a new one through good Sam with progressive

Just got a 278.00 a year through good Sam but you know what they say about things that are too good to be true they most likely are not true
Are you sure it is Progressive that they used? I went good sam as others here and it was National General that underwrote it. So far so good at 6 months.
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:13 PM   #18
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Check Consumer Affairs site regarding poor ratings and complaints on The General. They are not the same as National General.

Top 77 Complaints and Reviews about The General Auto Insurance
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Old 06-08-2015, 08:35 AM   #19
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Yes the dreded progressive it is wish it had been a different company
But no it's progressive
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Old 06-08-2015, 08:46 AM   #20
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Are you sure it is Progressive that they used? I went good sam as others here and it was National General that underwrote it. So far so good at 6 months.
Same here I'm on yr 2 renewed back in Dec.
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