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Old 08-24-2017, 02:32 PM   #1
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Insurance In Florida Problem!

Hey Everyone,

So I've just purchased a 1997 International, seat will be removed by tomorrow, and it has ceiling lights already, the bus is Located in Miami. I've gone through an insurance broker in Orlando for an Commercial Insurance for Personal use and I was quoted $2795 because supposedly Progressive has been starting to charge more for school buses.

Has anyone got a broker they could recommend?


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Old 08-24-2017, 02:42 PM   #2
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Hey Everyone,

So I've just purchased a 1997 International, seat will be removed by tomorrow, and it has ceiling lights already. I've gone through an insurance broker in Orlando for an Commercial Insurance for Personal use and I was quoted $2795 because supposedly Progressive has been starting to charge more for school buses.

Has anyone got a broker they could recommend?

Kind Regards,

Anne
Just got an insurance with State Farm. Same situation. Only $360 for 6 months. And they are aware I am doing the conversion on my own. I will change policies once I am complete. The rep will come take pictures and it is as simple as that. Suggest you walk into their local office and not call.

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Old 08-24-2017, 02:56 PM   #3
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Hey Everyone,

So I've just purchased a 1997 International, seat will be removed by tomorrow, and it has ceiling lights already. I've gone through an insurance broker in Orlando for an Commercial Insurance for Personal use and I was quoted $2795 because supposedly Progressive has been starting to charge more for school buses.

Has anyone got a broker they could recommend?

Kind Regards,

Anne
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Old 08-24-2017, 02:58 PM   #4
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That's way too much!

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Old 08-24-2017, 02:58 PM   #5
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Yeah, spoke to Mark. He said it would be 1k less if it was in Orlando, that's still $1795 which is still the most expensive I've seen on here!
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Old 08-24-2017, 03:00 PM   #6
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Thanks Brokedown! Shall I say you referred me? if so What's your name! ha
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Old 08-24-2017, 03:19 PM   #7
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I dunno it sounds like he may have been the one to give you that high quote already? If so don't mention my name cuz I"m paying like $700something a year right now!
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Old 08-24-2017, 03:22 PM   #8
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Yup it's Marc Grossman. Are you based in Miami? When did you get insured?
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Are you a US citizen, or have a residence here? are you a FL resident?
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Old 08-24-2017, 09:04 PM   #10
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I am not a US citizen. I have an apartment here but no Resident Visa.
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I am not a US citizen. I have an apartment here but no Resident Visa.
Could that be why its so pricey to insure?
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Old 08-24-2017, 09:29 PM   #12
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According to Mark it's because I'm in Miami, and because progressive have started to charge more for school buses!
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Hey that sounds like a good enough reason to leave Miami to me!
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interesting i just renewed my 2 busses a month or 2 ago. and the rate was LESS than last year . I pay about $950. for 2 busses full coverage.. maybe ohio is less, although I had to tell them that the busses do get parked in florida quite a bit. (or did last year)..

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Florida insurance prices are much higher than I paid elsewhere.

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Old 11-22-2017, 06:32 PM   #16
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any updates on the progress with insurance for your bus in miami?
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Old 11-22-2017, 07:24 PM   #17
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Unfortunately got stuck with paying that but oh well just an obstacle! if anyone is looking for a place to change their title from bus to RV in Miami contact me! I was in and out in 30 min with licence plates as well and that's because there was a line!
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Its free at any FL tax collector office.
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Old 11-23-2017, 06:41 AM   #20
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Ah, I'd read about a few people having some problems with it even with the right paperwork as the staff would get confused. I must of read it about Miami and not Florida in General. Was just trying to point them to a tax office that new about it and was quick.
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