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Old 05-09-2019, 09:09 PM   #21
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Oh and Allstate (said in deep voice) sent me a email saying sorry we had to cancel because the VIN says it痴 a Box Truck. Total BS. I registered it this morning and there are a zillion versions of the 2001 GMC Savana the town hall had to scroll through and I知 think they didn稚 even find the right one. Thanks for the help.
Did they ask you what it was at town hall?

What is it registered as now?
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Old 05-09-2019, 11:06 PM   #22
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The VIN on these shows up as "unfinished", sold to custom finishers like Starcraft, Federal Coach, Champion etc

and yes more of these medium-duty units got built out as box trucks than skoolies or shuttle buses.
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Old 05-09-2019, 11:09 PM   #23
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I'm looking for a 8.1L gasser btw if anyone comes across them, any body style but shorter the better.

Usually 4500 or 5500, the bigger ones are often forestry trucks would be nice, but pricey AF.

4WD would be a dream I think hen's teeth, need to convert that myself, but they say Rocky Mountain school districts ordered some.
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:44 AM   #24
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AIS insurance emailed me this morning and said a couple of my photos were “cut off” but they’d submit them and see what happens. They then asked for the VIN and a pic of my NH Drivers license. So I sent a pic of reg with vin on it as well as a pic of my NHDL. Then added more pictures of the bus. I also added that I’ve been driving fire trucks and ambulances bigger than that bus for two decades without issue if it helps. She stated my application has been submitted and she will advise me as soon as she hears.

I told my history of driving big trucks to Allstate when they emailed me back today and they asked if I had a CDL, as it may get me a discount if they can find me a policy via outsourcing it. Unfortunately I explained that in NH firefighters don’t need a CDL as we aren’t commercial, so I don’t.

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Old 05-10-2019, 10:33 AM   #25
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AIS insurance emailed me this morning and said a couple of my photos were 田ut off but they壇 submit them and see what happens. They then asked for the VIN and a pic of my NH Drivers license. So I sent a pic of reg with vin on it as well as a pic of my NHDL. Then added more pictures of the bus. I also added that I致e been driving fire trucks and ambulances bigger than that bus for two decades without issue if it helps. She stated my application has been submitted and she will advise me as soon as she hears.

I told my history of driving big trucks to Allstate when they emailed me back today and they asked if I had a CDL, as it may get me a discount if they can find me a policy via outsourcing it. Unfortunately I explained that in NH firefighters don稚 need a CDL as we aren稚 commercial, so I don稚.

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If they don't come through, our State Agent in West Lebanon should be able write you a policy.
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Old 05-10-2019, 11:52 AM   #26
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Did you try asking the progressive commercial line for a personal use policy? i got that for mine a few months ago.
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Old 05-10-2019, 12:11 PM   #27
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Progressive lady said anything that was ever anschool bus is out! But what I’ve learned is a lot goes on who answers the phone. So if this place fails me I will try CFPU again with them
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Old 05-10-2019, 12:19 PM   #28
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Progressive lady said anything that was ever anschool bus is out! But what I致e learned is a lot goes on who answers the phone. So if this place fails me I will try CFPU again with them
I'm not trying to be annoying here but are you sure you called the Commercial section of the company? I had to ask to be transferred when I called. I was up front with the agent and he said its no problem. I also have no plans to do a full RV conversion which may have an effect.
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Old 05-10-2019, 12:48 PM   #29
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I'm not trying to be annoying here but are you sure you called the Commercial section of the company? I had to ask to be transferred when I called. I was up front with the agent and he said its no problem. I also have no plans to do a full RV conversion which may have an effect.
I think you'll find at the end of the policy term Progressive will not renew you. They are done insuring anything based off a school bus. I believe they are cancelling everyone who is on a payment plan right away but let existing paid in full policies to expire. They would not add my TC2000 to the policy on my Genesis 2 weeks ago.
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Old 05-10-2019, 01:35 PM   #30
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I think you'll find at the end of the policy term Progressive will not renew you. They are done insuring anything based off a school bus. I believe they are cancelling everyone who is on a payment plan right away but let existing paid in full policies to expire. They would not add my TC2000 to the policy on my Genesis 2 weeks ago.
I guess I'll find out next April...
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