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Old 11-08-2019, 03:52 PM   #21
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If you want to be able to insure and drive the bus, then there are some problems. I don't know about all carriers in VA but I do know the one I can do skoolies with won't do full timers, a roof raise or woodstoves in the bus.

I'd say get the land/barn, finish out part of the barn as your residence, keeping some of it partially finished like an attached garage to park the bus in. Then you could get the barn/liability covered as well as the RV covered (both literally and with insurance).
Would something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Dickinson-Mar.../dp/B007PS3GGU qualify as a "wood stove" for the purposes of killing RV insurance? It's technically a "solid fuel heater".
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:59 PM   #22
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Would something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Dickinson-Mar.../dp/B007PS3GGU qualify as a "wood stove" for the purposes of killing RV insurance? It's technically a "solid fuel heater".

Most likely it would but I'll run it by an underwriter to be certain. Kerosene and space heaters would most likely be the same. There are propane heaters you can get, I've seen them in mobile homes and they have been okayed by carriers.
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Old 11-09-2019, 06:54 AM   #23
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Love the idea of having some land for the Skoolie! We're starting our build over in Camarillo early next year and will be looking for somewhere out of the way and safe to park our bus, a bit of farmland that somebody doesn't mind us parking on would be ideal but eh, needle in a haystack eh!

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Old 11-09-2019, 07:53 AM   #24
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Old 11-09-2019, 08:47 AM   #25
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Most likely it would but I'll run it by an underwriter to be certain. Kerosene and space heaters would most likely be the same. There are propane heaters you can get, I've seen them in mobile homes and they have been okayed by carriers.
Are the diesel air heaters generally okayed for RVs? Like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Happybuy-Moto.../dp/B07L86FQ5S
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:52 AM   #26
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Would something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Dickinson-Mar.../dp/B007PS3GGU qualify as a "wood stove" for the purposes of killing RV insurance? It's technically a "solid fuel heater".
My insurance company told me: "no wood burning appliances"
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:14 PM   #27
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Are the diesel air heaters generally okayed for RVs? Like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Happybuy-Moto.../dp/B07L86FQ5S
Those are okay, I have one going in mine.
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Old 11-10-2019, 04:16 PM   #28
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My insurance company has no issue with my Webasto coolant heater.

Best thing to do is ask your insurance agent.
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Old 11-10-2019, 04:26 PM   #29
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My insurance company has no issue with my Webasto coolant heater.

Best thing to do is ask your insurance agent.
Not a coolant heater, it's a diesel air heater.
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Old 11-10-2019, 04:34 PM   #30
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Not a coolant heater, it's a diesel air heater.
I understand.

That is why I pointed out what I am using. Both are diesel fired heaters. One heats liquid for radiant heat and pre-heating the engine. The other heats air.

My insurance company is tolerant of diesel fueled heating appliances but not OK with wood burning appliances.
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Old 11-12-2019, 11:29 AM   #31
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The woodstove is not okay, the other one would be acceptable.
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