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Old 04-29-2019, 02:26 PM   #1
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Where do we get insurance around Dallas

Anyone know of insurance companies with agents in North Texas that insure commercial buses for private use prior to being gutted for conversion?
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:35 PM   #2
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I have seen discussion of Farm Bureau for bus insurance in TX. You might give them a try.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:38 PM   #3
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If you having problems;then pay through the nose to Nationwide for awhile and then others will like.
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:49 PM   #4
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Has anyone had trouble getting commercial for private use policy on a bus with no seats?
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Old 04-30-2019, 11:19 AM   #5
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Has anyone had trouble getting commercial for private use policy on a bus with no seats?

I have talked to many insurance agencies in this Texas area, many of them did not even ask about seat removal? prior to not finding an insurance provider. At this point I am thinking there are many Skoolies on Americas roads without Insurance. I was quoted a commercial policy for a year that was more expensive than a good bus.
So we can own the bus but no money left for that expensive insurance.
After the bus is TITLED as an RV in Texas, I am assuming there would be no issue but wouldn't bet on it.
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Old 04-30-2019, 11:21 AM   #6
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Just determined the Texas Farm Bureau will not insure a bus vehicle.
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Old 04-30-2019, 11:28 AM   #7
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I don't know much about Texas - except that I "Don't Mess with Texas" - I was in Florida - and I was able to insure my Bus during conversion through Allstate. It took some time - but I paid $280 yearly for liability. It's down to $228 yearly.
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Old 04-30-2019, 12:13 PM   #8
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Just determined the Texas Farm Bureau will not insure a bus vehicle.
I wish that I could remember which member posted the info on Farm Bureau in TX. Maybe they will chime in and let you know how he managed it.

I am beginning to appreciate how lucky I have been with State Farm. Over 20+ years I have insured three buses with them in four different states.
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Old 04-30-2019, 01:23 PM   #9
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I wish that I could remember which member posted the info on Farm Bureau in TX. Maybe they will chime in and let you know how he managed it.

I am beginning to appreciate how lucky I have been with State Farm. Over 20+ years I have insured three buses with them in four different states.
State Farm here as well (in NH). Ours is still registered and titled as a Bus, and we have a Commercial for private use policy with them. Not a bad price, about $350/yr I think.
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