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Old 03-30-2017, 07:25 AM   #1
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The new guy is looking at buying a Chevrolet G2500 cutaway and is looking for insurance. Yes it used to be a school bus. Look at them all run. Will ANYBODY insure my bus?
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Old 03-30-2017, 08:29 AM   #2
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The new guy is looking at buying a Chevrolet G2500 cutaway and is looking for insurance. Yes it used to be a school bus. Look at them all run. Will ANYBODY insure my bus?
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:08 AM   #3
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Old 03-30-2017, 10:13 AM   #4
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Old 03-30-2017, 11:20 AM   #5
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Well after 14 hours on the phone National General will insure my bus. They are ok with it being a bus and know I am going to gut it. Next step getting it titled as a MH? Stay tuned.
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Old 03-30-2017, 12:03 PM   #6
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Well after 14 hours on the phone National General will insure my bus. They are ok with it being a bus and know I am going to gut it. Next step getting it titled as a MH? Stay tuned.
Don't bother with MH title. You've already got ins.

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Old 03-30-2017, 01:12 PM   #7
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Old 03-31-2017, 05:22 AM   #8
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Old 03-31-2017, 10:34 AM   #9
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Don't bother with MH title. You've already got ins.

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Things vary by state but you may look into insurance and registration costs for commercial vs motorhome.

For me, here in WA, registration is cheaper for a motorhome. A little cheaper for the short bus and MUCH cheaper for the Bluebird. Insurance will be much cheaper on both as soon as I am able to switch from "commercial vehicle for personal use" to motorhome. The short bus is currently $332 a year and will be less than half that as a motorhome.

Just something to consider before making the final decision.
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Things vary by state but you may look into insurance and registration costs for commercial vs motorhome.

For me, here in WA, registration is cheaper for a motorhome. A little cheaper for the short bus and MUCH cheaper for the Bluebird. Insurance will be much cheaper on both as soon as I am able to switch from "commercial vehicle for personal use" to motorhome. The short bus is currently $332 a year and will be less than half that as a motorhome.

Just something to consider before making the final decision.
Hard to find anyone to insure a converted "MH" school bus here in FL.
Good Sam will do it, but as far as I can tell thats it.
Leaving it as is means Progressive and Allstate are easily obtainable.
You're right though- stuff varies from state to state.
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