Self Build Campervan Insurance

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Key aspects to a self build or motorhome conversion 

The ability to design a be-spoke one off motorhome empowers you to create your vision of campervan living. It is a popular path for many in the UK. Your final creation can be budget and functional or luxury with lots of gadgets and gizmos, it is totally your choice and there in lies the UK appeal to self builds. 

Because it is popular you need not suffer mistakes that your predecessors have made in their self build endeavors. We will outline what you need to do so that you can avoid common pitfalls and have a mostly headache free motorhome self build experience. During all stages it is important to have self build campervan insurance should an unfortunate event like theft or fire occur.  

Like building a house it is crucial to fully specify your and your family living requirements and ensure these are catered for during the design phase. Spending time at this stage will pay dividends as discovering problems during the build will lead to a significant increase in costs. These costs could have easily been avoided with the proper planning upfront.  If you have an engineering or software development background you will already understand the significance of getting the design and requirements stage right.

Make sure that van conversion qualify to obtain a self build campervan insurance policy

Self build campervans and motorhomes whilst costly and time consuming are popular, especially for those that know what they want and can create a design that can be implemented. They may do part of this themselves as a hobby or source it out to a professional coach builder or a mix of the aforementioned.

At the design stage it is important to be aware that build stipulations have  been set down by the UK government that need to be met. Without these you will not qualify for self build motorhome insurance, for full details of these please click here. Below we have highlighted some of the key requirements that you must adhere to.

  • Must have a sliding side door or an outward opening rear or side door.
  • The bed must be a minimum length of six feet and must be secured to the vehicle walls/floor.
  • Must have at least one side window.
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    Should have a wardrobe or cupboard.
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    There should be an eating area for diners to sit round a detachable or fixed table, with permanently secured seating which must be available for use at a table.
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    All gas cooking facilities should have a remote fuel supply with gas supply pipe that is permanently secured to the vehicle.
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    Must have a gas or electric hob, or microwave. The gas or electric hobs should have a minimum of two cooking rings. The microwave oven must have a power source.
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    You also need to contact the DVLA and register your self build as a motorhome, a V5C will be issued, keep this current as it can and will be asked for if a claim is a made.

Lastly when you have your self build insurance in place bear in mind that it is not over, if you make any changes these must be approved by the DVLA and your broker. Whilst it may seem daunting if you view it is a guide then it will help you create a dream self build  campervan that is functional and safe.

After putting in all that effort and time to create your dream self build you need to make sure that you get the correct level of self build campervan insurance. Similar to static caravan insurance policies do vary from broker to broker so as with most things it just makes sense to comapre all the available options. We can assist by providing multiple quotes for your self build motorhome. How? Simply select get Quote and spend a few minutes to complete an online inquiry form. Your insurance requirements will then be shared with a panel of UK select brokers, who in turn will provide you with a personalised quote. The quotes will be compiled and order and presented to you to enable easy comparison of the options available to insure your self build campervan.

During the building process, when the vehicle most likely not to be in use, it is critical to have the right type and proper level of self build campervan Insurance cover in place at all times. Any conversion process will require an investment in terms time, effort, and money. For these reasons, it is important that you make sure the coverage you have in place reflects the cost of your investment. Think of it like this should you need to make a claim, you don’t want to discover that you will be substantially out of pocket with no route for compensation. 

Throughout the entire conversion process, there are a number of things that could go wrong and It’s always good to know that your campervan insurance will cover for example accidental damage or theft of essential electrical equipment. 

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