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Awning stolen - which insurance do you have?

Ray Cali

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Following on from my previous thread, concerning my stolen awning.
I am considering switching insurance companies from Comfort, which uses Aviva. Aviva are insisting I fit a tracker and Comfort are going to increase my premium from £486 - £665. I have 8yrs no-claims at present.

So the question is should I stick with Comfort or switch, if so what insurance company do you recommend?

Thank you
 
Peter Roberts

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Following on from my previous thread, concerning my stolen awning. I am considering switching insurance companies from Comfort, which uses Aviva. Aviva are insisting I fit a tracker and Comfort are going to increase my premium from £486 - £665. I have 8yrs no-claims at present.

So the question is should I stick with Comfort or switch, if so what insurance company do you recommend?

Thank you
Im just wondering what difference a Tracker will make if someone nicks your awning? Surely a Tracker is fitted inside the van and not inside the awning. Or is it they think you are now a target.. Really just an excuse to increase the premium..
 
WelshGas

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Following on from my previous thread, concerning my stolen awning. I am considering switching insurance companies from Comfort, which uses Aviva. Aviva are insisting I fit a tracker and Comfort are going to increase my premium from £486 - £665. I have 8yrs no-claims at present.

So the question is should I stick with Comfort or switch, if so what insurance company do you recommend?

Thank you
You could try Caravan & Motorhome. I had a claim for a £17500 caravan, some years ago that was a right off, hit by a coach on the motorway some years ago. Replaced with the new year model and an apology that it took so long, 5 weeks, but they had to wait for it to be built. Renewal premium went up by £10.
I'm still with them for the California, paying £403 for upto 20k miles/year.
 
Ch1pbutty

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We are with Justkampers insurance who use various brokers. Costs us approx £300 basis 10,000 miles a year, incl uk/euro breakdown cover, camping gear etc, 8years NCB & Protected NCB ; Had to claim due to panel damage (scraped a gatepost), Claim was handled very quickly. This year premium only increased by £50 so stuck with them.
 
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Ray Cali

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Im just wondering what difference a Tracker will make if someone nicks your awning? Surely a Tracker is fitted inside the van and not inside the awning. Or is it they think you are now a target.. Really just an excuse to increase the premium..
Yes, they say that the van could now be stolen, which I agree is a poor excuse to increase the premium. The van was not tampered with, so if they were going to steal the van, they would have done it and removed the awning in a safer place.
 
BeagleMum

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Following on from my previous thread, concerning my stolen awning. I am considering switching insurance companies from Comfort, which uses Aviva. Aviva are insisting I fit a tracker and Comfort are going to increase my premium from £486 - £665. I have 8yrs no-claims at present.

So the question is should I stick with Comfort or switch, if so what insurance company do you recommend?

Thank you
Insurance is a minefield, we are with Aviva they never asked us to fit a tracker.
 
BeagleMum

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Yes, they say that the van could now be stolen, which I agree is a poor excuse to increase the premium. The van was not tampered with, so if they were going to steal the van, they would have done it and removed the awning in a safer place.
That’s a pathetic excuse, any of our vans could be stolen.
 
jeff

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You could try camping and caravan club I currently pay £300.00 that's for 5000 mile a year. You might have to become a member but pretty sure they will give you a quote first
 
2into1

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I don't know if our postcodes up North hurt us. When comparing with others I always pay more with a couple of small dodgy postcode areas close to me. Also not having access to another vehicle adds an added layer of complication (I mean expense!), as does needing some business use... And then I'm left hand drive....

The bargain price of Cali insurance starts from the assumption they are holiday / leisure vehicles. Much obvious deviation from that starts limiting your options.
 
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