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Old 09-21-2016, 01:27 AM   #11
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:27 AM   #12
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So are you saying that you don't have insurance on your bus, or that it is insured as something other than an RV?
My Bus in BC is insured as a 1 ton truck because it is similar to a express/savana van but I had to go to a small Insurance broker to get it done because ICBC's big chain of insurance brokerage wanted me to convert it first before getting insurance since insurance for heavy vehicles is more expensive so they wanted me to get a business/school bus insurance for $27.000 a year to drive from the previous owner to my house and since is a minimum of 3 months insurance they wanted me to pay $3000 to do that and I paid $3500 for the whole bus.....ICBC is the worst in Canada.

Basically what I did is not illegal but it is not well defined and it usually requires a check from ICBC that checks for the seats being removed, attachment holes to be covered and weight to be reduced and then they will do the same thing of insuring as a truck but if you say that you already did that you can get it insurance before that, knowing you have to do it right away, and after that once the conversion is done you can get RV insurance but for that an ICBC inspection is required to visually inspect for the minimum of RV appliances/facilities required.

I hope that helps but do not compare ICBC with any other province and take them as the worst example in Canada.
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Old 09-21-2016, 06:59 AM   #13
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So are you saying that you don't have insurance on your bus, or that it is insured as something other than an RV?
I am currently working on my bus. The insurance was to drive it home and to get it inspected.

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Old 09-21-2016, 04:52 PM   #14
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My Bus is insured as a pickup 3500HD because is the same body length and is based on a cargo van and is 21.5 feet long so at least length wise is legal to park in the street but height is not.

Basically if you have a different body style bus not base on a cargo van you will have to insured for the day packed, convert it to minimum expect to be changed to Recreational vehicle and then get the RV insurance.
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Old 09-25-2016, 05:01 PM   #15
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welcome , I just got back from a 7 day trip in the bus, and I read your message you sent me about insurance, so far the only company I heard is CO-Operators that will insurance a skoolie, they will wont it converted , toilet, kitchen, etc, most likely they will have it inspected, with this info you can then have mto register it as a motor home.
btw what part of Ottawa are you in? we where just near deep river, go there lots.
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Old 09-25-2016, 06:53 PM   #16
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Hi! I am from Canada too, living in Quebec and plotting and scheming to move back out to BC with a skoolie. Look forward to hearing more about your adventure!
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