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Old 12-09-2015, 01:46 PM   #1
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Is Short Term Transportation Insurance Available?

So, after months of research on Skoolie we finally found and bought our bus! Problem is, we are in MI, and the bus is in FL. Does anyone know of any short term transport insurance that we could get for, say, 24 - 48 hours to drive our baby home? We have found RV insurance options, but they need proof that the conversion has been done. We just need to get from Point A - B so we can start the conversion. Any help (quick help) would be greatly appreciated!
I am really looking forward to putting up a build thread!
Thanks.
-Brandan
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Old 12-09-2015, 02:02 PM   #2
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If you're just looking for a 1 week piece of paper to keep you legal you can do what I did and go to progressive online and get an RV policy.

Things to know before you do this:

1) Progressive doesn't insure school bus RV conversions
2) They will sic the lawyers on you if you try to file a claim
3) They will not pay if you crash
4) It's just a pricey piece of paper to keep the government happy
5) They will drop you quickly (I got dropped in 21 days, some people get dropped quicker than others, but everyone gets dropped eventually)


I ended up getting a commercial policy through progressive for during my conversion. Once my conversion is complete, I'll get the title changed over to RV and get an RV policy.

Read this thread: http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f18/pr...ions-9325.html
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Old 12-09-2015, 02:25 PM   #3
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Thank you Austin, I had read that thread. I was curious as to whether there was a different option than that. We will probably end up doing what you did!
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Old 12-13-2015, 02:55 PM   #4
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Check with your existing auto insurance - many auto insurance policies cover any new-to-you vehicle for a short period of time after purchase.
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Old 12-13-2015, 07:34 PM   #5
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So, in calling our current State Farm insurance agent we have discovered that our new bus is automatically covered under the current regular auto policy for 72 hours from the date on the Bill of Sale. This will allow us to get the bus back from FL and park it. It will likely be parked for the next 6 months as we fulfill the conversion then we can start the equally difficult task of finding Skoolie RV insurance.
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