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Old 01-22-2019, 10:05 PM   #1
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Where to get skoolie insurance?

Hi all,

I called Geico today for a quote on a bus conversion insurance and they don't cover it.

Where could I get insurance for a 1968 GM Coach that has already been converted?

Thanks!
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Old 01-22-2019, 10:29 PM   #2
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Progressive. I think some have found it easier to go through an independent agent, who will most likely end up at Progressive, and not through Progressive directly.
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:10 AM   #3
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Hi all,

I called Geico today for a quote on a bus conversion insurance and they don't cover it.

Where could I get insurance for a 1968 GM Coach that has already been converted?

Thanks!
try good sam
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:24 AM   #4
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im going through this rigmarole right now.

Allstate shot me down but called me back later and said they can see if they can underwrite it with a different company.

The bus was previously insured byt the P.O through Allstate and she said she had no trouble with them.

I used to have progressive, but my local Allstate agents are seriously so friendly and pleasant to work with I'd be hard pressed to switch or try someone different.

I'll let you know because i have to be insured by tomorrow.
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Old 01-23-2019, 10:07 AM   #5
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We just got a quote from Safeco through our agent. If we bundle our homeowners insurance with our auto, the bus portion of the policy is $120/yr. We saved some money on our homeowners, too. It probably helped that I am a licenced contractor and carpenter for 35 yrs and my son is a professional van converter, so I can say the bus is "professionly converted".
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Good Sam does not do bus conversions. If you go to them, don't tell them it's a bus, just say RV, but they are probably going to figure it out because they ask way too many questions.
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We just got a quote from Safeco through our agent. If we bundle our homeowners insurance with our auto, the bus portion of the policy is $120/yr. We saved some money on our homeowners, too. It probably helped that I am a licenced contractor and carpenter for 35 yrs and my son is a professional van converter, so I can say the bus is "professionly converted".
I've heard other people use Safeco too. Unfortunately they don't operate in my state. But since I have a shortie that is built on a Ford Econoline chassis I am insured as a van through Liberty Mutual (switched from Progressive).
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Old 01-23-2019, 10:27 AM   #8
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I ended up with progressive through an independent agent.

Classified it as a covered flatbed hauler and had me insurance in 30 minutes.
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Good Sam does not do bus conversions. If you go to them, don't tell them it's a bus, just say RV, but they are probably going to figure it out because they ask way too many questions.
Well here in FL good sam insures converted school buses, coach buses, rv's, motorhomes etc.
its progressive who state "we do not insure converted school buses".
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Well here in FL good sam insures converted school buses, coach buses, rv's, motorhomes etc.
its progressive who state "we do not insure converted school buses".
That's weird because I called Good Sam's national number; they had no idea what state I lived in or anything because we never got that far. I asked them specifically if they cover converted school buses and the answer was a very decisive "No." I asked, "Not even if it's titled as an RV, since you are advertising RV coverage?" And they again said no. I don't think they operate in MA anyway so it didn't really matter for me. Otherwise i would have asked for a supervisor and gotten into it, because they sure SHOULD.
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