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Old 03-17-2017, 06:48 PM   #1
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Insurance thru AIS dirt cheap!

Thats right, scored a liability policy thru AIS insurance today for $125/year. Called the guy, explained I was converting a Ford van-based short bus to an RV, explained what I was doing and explained that it would see very limited on-road use. Played up that it's just a Ford van like they use for LOTS of the Class-C's out there...and only as big as a small one. Gave them the VIN and they wrote the policy based on that. I don't even have WA plates on the thing yet...and they still insured it.

Anyway, this was painless and dirt cheap, so I thought I'd share the info. YMMV. Here's the guy I talked to:

Sean Eldrige
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800-319-0424 Ext. 78709
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Old 03-17-2017, 06:52 PM   #2
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Good score. That is cheap. I thought mine was pretty cheap at $400.
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Old 03-30-2017, 08:47 AM   #3
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Thats right, scored a liability policy thru AIS insurance today for $125/year. Called the guy, explained I was converting a Ford van-based short bus to an RV, explained what I was doing and explained that it would see very limited on-road use. Played up that it's just a Ford van like they use for LOTS of the Class-C's out there...and only as big as a small one. Gave them the VIN and they wrote the policy based on that. I don't even have WA plates on the thing yet...and they still insured it.

Anyway, this was painless and dirt cheap, so I thought I'd share the info. YMMV. Here's the guy I talked to:

Sean Eldrige
AIS Sales Representative
800-319-0424 Ext. 78709
I just called them and they said no way on a 2000 Chevy cutaway?
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Old 03-31-2017, 01:37 PM   #4
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$839 for 6 months on an 84 pax. One speeding ticket and one stop sign ignored in the past 3 years.
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Dude, $839 for six months? I hope there's more than the bus on that policy. I just reenlisted with my second year on Progressive's commercial policy at $334 for a year. The first year was about $400. It is just a liability policy.
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Old 03-31-2017, 02:11 PM   #6
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Dude, $839 for six months? I hope there's more than the bus on that policy. I just reenlisted with my second year on Progressive's commercial policy at $334 for a year. The first year was about $400. It is just a liability policy.
Nope just bus and just liability.

Called Progressive a month ago for a quote. $900 for 6 months. Ok expensive as hell but whatever. At the end of the call I asked if they do transit policies. Now I have a bus and call them back. Somewhere I mentioned RV. They won't insure it. Call back for a different operator. They record and keep notes. They won't insure it even tho I had a quote before. Aholes!!

Call the AIS number, they'll insure it. They emailed the docs to me. Progressive is the underwriter. Even has their logo on it.
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Old 03-31-2017, 02:20 PM   #7
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They "recommend" a $300,000 liability policy so I'm guessing that isn't the lowest policy. I've got the policy to get home with. I'll see about changing it later.
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Thats right, scored a liability policy thru AIS insurance today for $125/year. Called the guy, explained I was converting a Ford van-based short bus to an RV, explained what I was doing and explained that it would see very limited on-road use. Played up that it's just a Ford van like they use for LOTS of the Class-C's out there...and only as big as a small one. Gave them the VIN and they wrote the policy based on that. I don't even have WA plates on the thing yet...and they still insured it.

Anyway, this was painless and dirt cheap, so I thought I'd share the info. YMMV. Here's the guy I talked to:

Sean Eldrige
AIS Sales Representative
800-319-0424 Ext. 78709

daaaaaang I've definitely got to call your guy...
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$839 for 6 months on an 84 pax. One speeding ticket and one stop sign ignored in the past 3 years.
I have a decent amount of coverage for 600 a year from Progressive.
No tickets in years.

Yeah, folks, NEVER tell Progressive anything about converting. They DO NOT INSURE CONVERTED SCHOOL BUSES.
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when i started with state farm - liability only was $45/ year. my mopeds cost $80/ year. 3 years ago i bumped up to comprehensive and collision and now that just over $1k a year with a $2000 deductible
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