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Old 02-12-2013, 05:34 PM   #1
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How to get insurance in Alberta

Hello all

I am new here and i have been planning to buy and convert a skoolie. However, answers in how to get insurance proving elusive. I called the AMA (who i have insurance with) and they said they won't insure until the conversion is completed by a professional with matching documentation AND proof of value by an appraiser... *sniff* it's staring to sound complicated and expensive. Is there any one who's gotten good results with insuring their skoolie recently in Alberta? Canada?
Any suggestions for insurance companies to try that work for canada too? GMAC is not available in canada.


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Old 02-13-2013, 09:21 AM   #2
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Re: How to get insurance in Alberta

It pays to shop around....... Check with other Insurance companies....
just food for thought..
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:05 PM   #3
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Re: How to get insurance in Alberta

Im in Ontario, when I got the bus a only could get insurance from 1 company and they gave us a year to convert in, then I had to get a inspection done on the propane system, then a appraiser to look it over. then I got another quote and a lower price for my insurance. They day I bought it I regestered it as a motorhome before i drove it home it still had the seats in it and still yellow. I think that i would ask them if they just need inspections and the appraisal.
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im in SK. yay gov't insurance. licensed as a motorhome. only needs a bed + either a sink/stove/fridge in it. I have a bed and fridge.
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Re: How to get insurance in Alberta

Try a different agent, and tell them nothing more than you have to. Don't tell them your plans. Just insure it as is.

My old home town agent would not insure me. I moved a hour away, same company, different agent, in and out for half the cost, insured as a motor home.

Some agents will use anything you say or tell them to try to increase what they can charge you. They are in it for profit.

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Re: How to get insurance in Alberta

Hello, I just got a bus and am in Legal, AB and am having the same issues. Did you ever get coverage?
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Hello, I just got a bus and am in Legal, AB and am having the same issues. Did you ever get coverage?
Do you have other units insured with them?

My bus is still insured even though it's not driving at the moment. With all this, I'm afraid to pull the insurance off of it.


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Re: How to get insurance in Alberta

I didn't seem to have a problem. I phoned my regular agent and gave them the info over the phone. I had them forward a copy of the insurance to the registry office. The registry office transferred it into my name and at the same time registered it as an RV. The registry is Sylvan Lake Registries. This is the second time I've dealt with them in two months and both times they have gone above and beyond for me....I highly recommend them. I will travel the 1/2 hour so I get their customer service again.
While my insurance agent is the same one I've been using for over twenty years and they have me insured thru Wawaneesa, I won't say who they are...just because.
I also agree about phoning around, there was a lot of difference between quotes when I phoned around 25 years ago after first moving into Alberta.
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I didn't seem to have a problem. I phoned my regular agent and gave them the info over the phone. I had them forward a copy of the insurance to the registry office. The registry office transferred it into my name and at the same time registered it as an RV. The registry is Sylvan Lake Registries. This is the second time I've dealt with them in two months and both times they have gone above and beyond for me....I highly recommend them. I will travel the 1/2 hour so I get their customer service again.
While my insurance agent is the same one I've been using for over twenty years and they have me insured thru Wawaneesa, I won't say who they are...just because.
I also agree about phoning around, there was a lot of difference between quotes when I phoned around 25 years ago after first moving into Alberta.
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What's the insurance broker in Sylvan Lake?
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I have my bus insured with comprehensive only with Wawanesa. So I can't legally drive it. My broker says once I finish camperizeing it, they will not insure it. I hear a company called "The Personal" will do camperized busses. Please keep us posted with what you find.
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