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Old 05-10-2017, 08:04 PM   #211
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I have read every post of this thread. Please let me know if I actually got it all straight, or correct me where I am wrong.

But first, my specifics:
I live in NC. I am going to buy an older school bus (early 90s) from out of state, most likely. The school bus will have all the seats when purchased, and it will probably be 40' long. My bf and I aim to convert it over the next 6 months, and then hit the road and live full time in it. We want liability insurance, not comprehensive.

Based on the other posts, it seems like I need to get a Progressive Commercial policy to drive the bus home. I should expect that they will eventually cancel the policy and even if they don't cancel it, I will still need to eventually get RV insurance once I can get the bus converted and registered as an RV since Progressive would deny any claims once it is converted?
Lizbitz,

I would suggest that you contact your current insurance carrier and ask some questions.

For many of us, our existing auto policies automatically extend to new purchases. I have leveraged this for 3 bus purchases. That got me 15 days to drive it home & pull the seats. Then I was able to get permanent coverage through State Farm.

Best of luck on your quest!!

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Old 05-10-2017, 08:12 PM   #212
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I have read every post of this thread. Please let me know if I actually got it all straight, or correct me where I am wrong.

But first, my specifics:
I live in NC. I am going to buy an older school bus (early 90s) from out of state, most likely. The school bus will have all the seats when purchased, and it will probably be 40' long. My bf and I aim to convert it over the next 6 months, and then hit the road and live full time in it. We want liability insurance, not comprehensive.

Based on the other posts, it seems like I need to get a Progressive Commercial policy to drive the bus home. I should expect that they will eventually cancel the policy and even if they don't cancel it, I will still need to eventually get RV insurance once I can get the bus converted and registered as an RV since Progressive would deny any claims once it is converted?
GO THROUGH A LOCAL AGENT!!!!! you won't be cancelled if you AVOID the online application and go to a local agent.
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Old 05-11-2017, 04:47 AM   #213
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GO THROUGH A LOCAL AGENT!!!!! you won't be cancelled if you AVOID the online application and go to a local agent.
And use this site- Trusted Choice to find one, if you don't have one already.
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:33 AM   #214
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I have had National General (Good Sam) for 8 years. When I called, I told them it was a school bus - no problems. Called back and changed it to a MH when I was approved with a State Patrol inspection, and official title change - no problem. About $25/ mo.
I currently own 3 busses (2 MH titles, 1 bus title) They even let me swap which bus is currently covered under the policy, as 2 of the 3 usually sit and are not used.

I continually read about all the insurance woes, but for me, it was a very simple process (once I found American General / Good Sam)

If you go online, Good Sam even has a category under their roadside assistance policies specifically for Skoolies!
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:36 AM   #215
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I added my suv onto my policy with National Geeral when i got the bus insured. My suv was with geico. Had ticket 3 yrs ago . I am getting raped at$192.13 a month. Twice they never called back as they said they would. i complained and got the policy. NO! Towing and other things as well. Dominique stuck it to me because i complained about him. On June 6,2017 i will be a safe driver again and will go else where.
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:57 PM   #216
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If you go online, Good Sam even has a category under their roadside assistance policies specifically for Skoolies!
I just checked and couldn't find it, could you share a link please? That sounds SO COOL! Specifically for Skoolies???

Lizbitz67:
I have also just finished reading this entire thread, Ha, we were reading it at the same time..

I have Progressive right now on my van, but my local agent might not be helpful.... Or I mean to say, give some fight to help me out with insuring my skoolie when I buy it. I don't know, have yet to talk to her. Thinking about waiting and going to the DMV for a permit to drive it before I go to my agent to check, permit in hand, hopefully helpfully.

Then based on everything else I've read about, I'll look into insurance as an RV after conversion and registering with the state as an RV, (I should be able to meet the 4 of 6 Illinois requirements), with Good Sam, National General, or Nationwide. If they can't help me, might try AIS. Anyone tried them?

Also other local agencies in this area like State Farm might actually possibly be amenable to something like this. There's a guy in town with an apparently legal car that's like a little racecar with an open body. It's illegal to drive 4 wheelers/ATV's on the roads, but EVERYONE who has one in this town does it, no one cares, it's cool, it's just how things are here... lol So there's a chance they'll be potentially lenient. Or mb not. I'm very much a modern hippie lady to the new eye.

So, is that a decent assessment of the process I can expect to take on registering and insuring and driving legally?
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:00 PM   #217
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:15 PM   #218
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I just checked and couldn't find it, could you share a link please? That sounds SO COOL! Specifically for Skoolies???

Lizbitz67:
I have also just finished reading this entire thread, Ha, we were reading it at the same time..

I have Progressive right now on my van, but my local agent might not be helpful.... Or I mean to say, give some fight to help me out with insuring my skoolie when I buy it. I don't know, have yet to talk to her. Thinking about waiting and going to the DMV for a permit to drive it before I go to my agent to check, permit in hand, hopefully helpfully.

Then based on everything else I've read about, I'll look into insurance as an RV after conversion and registering with the state as an RV, (I should be able to meet the 4 of 6 Illinois requirements), with Good Sam, National General, or Nationwide. If they can't help me, might try AIS. Anyone tried them?

Also other local agencies in this area like State Farm might actually possibly be amenable to something like this. There's a guy in town with an apparently legal car that's like a little racecar with an open body. It's illegal to drive 4 wheelers/ATV's on the roads, but EVERYONE who has one in this town does it, no one cares, it's cool, it's just how things are here... lol So there's a chance they'll be potentially lenient. Or mb not. I'm very much a modern hippie lady to the new eye.

So, is that a decent assessment of the process I can expect to take on registering and insuring and driving legally?
https://www.goodsamroadside.com/rv/ra/enroll/

(to be clear, you need to be re-titled as an RV)

In the 'RV Type' choose 'bus conversion' I have a Blue Bird, when I got to the 'model' option, it did not give me the option for TC2000, so I left it blank and was able to proceed.
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:42 PM   #219
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https://www.goodsamroadside.com/rv/ra/enroll/

(to be clear, you need to be re-titled as an RV)

In the 'RV Type' choose 'bus conversion' I have a Blue Bird, when I got to the 'model' option, it did not give me the option for TC2000, so I left it blank and was able to proceed.
Thank you!!!

That's so awesome! Got the link saved! And I'm in Southern Illinois!
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Old 05-11-2017, 09:40 PM   #220
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I just went to Good Sam and signed up for a year. It's on sale. $114 for newbs only for the platinum coverage. I'm not licensed as an RV due to state insurance restrictions. This is a bluebird so I logged it as a Wanderlodge, which is actually 4' longer than my bus. They don't even ask for any vehicle information.

Anyway, it's on sale for four more days. The Platinum level covers trailers, motorcycles or anything you can put with a motorhome/conversion.
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