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Old 05-05-2017, 01:35 PM   #1
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insurance in Ontario Canada??

hello all
I'm working towards my first schoolie. Have 2 I'm looking at.
Anyone out there with recent insurance success in ON Canada??
with gratitude,
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Old 05-05-2017, 06:25 PM   #2
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hi and welcome.
where about's are you?
for insurance try co-operaters i'm with all allstate but they don't do bus anymore
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Old 05-05-2017, 08:01 PM   #3
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I recently bought a bus in Ontario! I had a difficult time with insurance. They wouldn't insure me until I converted it into an RV but I couldn't convert it into an RV until I got it to where I was going to work on it but I couldn't drive it until I had it insured and registered! Anyway, I got it towed which was quite expensive since it was 50 km away. I've just started working on it and once it's an RV I'll get it insured.

I'm not sure who you should go with, I tried the cooperators but they weren't very cooperative and didn't call back so I just towed it.

I would suggest paying the current owners/sellers to drive it to wherever you'll be working on it before they take the plates off. For me the plates were already off so I wasn't going to risk driving it and getting a huge fine and insurance price spike.

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Old 05-06-2017, 09:55 AM   #4
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hello Brendan,
Thank you for taking time to share that. Too bad this insurance thing is such a pain in the butt. They'll have to come around, I have a sense that the 'bus conversion' movement will only grow.
I don't have my bus...yet. So your info is great, because it helps me to know
that I'd best secure a long term place to work on my bus.
My plan/hope was to visit family & friends as I was converting the bus. But that may prove to be challenging because of the niggly insurance rules/fine print.
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Old 05-06-2017, 10:00 AM   #5
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hi and welcome.
where about's are you?
for insurance try co-operaters i'm with all allstate but they don't do bus anymore
gbstewart
hi there,
I'm in Sudbury area. I haven't heard anything good about Cooperator's. Quite ironic that they maintain that name with their reputation...
From what I've read, you've been blessed with a relatively smooth insurance experience. Maybe I'll give Allstate a go.
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Old 05-06-2017, 07:09 PM   #6
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Happy to help!

Yeah, it is too bad it's so hard to find in Ontario. It seems like it's pretty easy in the States, GMAC seems like they're good. My parents insurance broker found me some insurance that I'll go with if I can get my bus RV worthy within the 60 days that an insurance quote lasts. I forget what company she said would insure me but I'll let you know later on once I start paying for it.
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hi there,
I'm in Sudbury area. I haven't heard anything good about Cooperator's. Quite ironic that they maintain that name with their reputation...
From what I've read, you've been blessed with a relatively smooth insurance experience. Maybe I'll give Allstate a go.
ya I got lucky with insurance , but then again I have a lot insured with them, on the co-operators web sit they list bus conversions
Sudbury , nice area we pass threw there quite a bit during the summer.
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so people in canada cant just go get a bus and cruise it around as a daily driver like we do here in the states?
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so people in canada cant just go get a bus and cruise it around as a daily driver like we do here in the states?
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you can, but its harder to get insurance in Ontario then any other province, it seems insurance companies can make there own rules, and our f$%king Ontario premier lets them walk all over them.
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Old 05-09-2017, 11:42 AM   #10
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ya I got lucky with insurance , but then again I have a lot insured with them, on the co-operators web sit they list bus conversions
Sudbury , nice area we pass threw there quite a bit during the summer.
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yes, lots of rocks and water....right up my alley.
my fur babies and i could do without the black flies (no see ems) though!
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