Campervan Insurance for a self build van
I know campervan insurance is probably not the most exciting thing to write about, yet it is an essential requirement for owning a campervan. When I started my travel blog I made a personal vow to share our thoughts on products and places that we love, are passionate about, or that I think you would be interested in. It was that time of year when our campervan insurance renewal quote popped through our letterbox. I always dread this, as gone are the days when you are rewarded for loyalty and as such, I know we will need to spend hours searching the net and shopping around for the best deal before parting with a substantial amount of money in return for peace of mind and piece of paper. We have been lovingly converting our camper van for the last six years. It is still not complete but we have made so many memories and have picked up a few campervan tips with kids along the way. This year we enjoyed a brilliant France road trip not to mention some great camping holidays with kids.
Scenic contacted us to introduce their motor home policy to the Otis and Us team, and I was thrilled to learn more.
Self build campervan insurance: Our Criteria
We always look at our requirements each year prior to our search, as often they can change from year to year. Our main criteria is to look for self build campervan insurance. We then try to sit down and make a list of our needs and expectations before shopping around.
- A reasonable price
- Fully comprehensive
- Mr Otis and Us as the main drive and me as a named driver
- Business miles required
- Cover for a DIY VW T5 converted campervan
About Scenic insurance: insurance cover for a converted van
Scenic are specialists in caravan, motor home and campervan insurance, and can arrange policies tailored to fit your requirements. Scenic can arrange cover for most types of caravans, motorhomes and camper vans, including a converted van.
Scenic – Customer service
Mr Otis and Us deals with nearly all aspects of our camper van from seeking out specialists to help us with the conversion, arranging insurance, breakdown cover and planning for services and MOT. I won’t lie, I spend my time planning and scrapbooking ideas for our conversion, campervan storage, accessories and travel plans. So basically we make a great team.
Mr Otis and Us contacted Scenic over the telephone and the customer service was second to none. The advisor was professional, friendly, knowledgable and efficient, answering all of our questions and tailoring our insurance to meet our needs and requirements. It can be difficult to obtain insurance for a self build/ DIY camper van and I am pleased to say that Scenic met our needs. I was impressed that Scenic offer can arrange cover for a self build campervan, and Scenic offer options for European cover. Our insurance cover was extremely competitive with the added bonus that it included business miles for Mr Otis and Us and his day job. We also had another couple of questions regarding our cover, and called back to find a second advisor equally professional helpful and knowledgable. We were thrilled with our quote and all our requirements and needs were fulfilled…it can be difficult to find cover for a self build conversion. The experience was a pleasure and we were sent our documents and a booklet approximately a week after taking out the policy; this included the booklet policy details and paperwork.
Our Verdict: campervan insurance for a converted van
Scenic offered us insurance cover tailored to our specific needs and requirements. The customer service was excellent, the advisor answered all of our questions and provided a competitive quote that we were extremely happy with for our DIY converted T5 camper. Happy days.
Head over to Scenic online or call 0800 954 4724 for more information or to arrange a quote.
Converted Campervan Insurance: Update August 2019
We are due to renew and we have been really pleased with the service and cover. We plan to renew with Scenic insurance this year and also include the European cover.
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Disclosure: we were provided with insurance cover for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own