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Offline NathanE

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New owner planning camper conversion
« on: April 20, 2018, 02:31:08 pm »
Hi Folks,

I'm new here having just agreed to buy a U1550 mog to convert into a camper.  Looking forward the joys of ownership!

First challenge insurance - let me know any tips!

All the best

Nathan

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Re: New owner planning camper conversion
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2018, 08:36:01 pm »
Hi Nathan and welcome along.

Sounds like you have taken on a nice challenge for your self 👍. Stick some pictures up of you get time, it's always nice to see how people get on with there projects.

As for insurance, I think there all as bad as each other 😂. Mine was always insured through business but I'm fairly sure NFU cover mogs  (saying that, they didn't know what ones was when I rang my local branch😂)

Cheers, casto
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Re: New owner planning camper conversion
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2018, 09:02:08 am »
Thanks Casto,  will do as soon as I pick it up. 

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Re: New owner planning camper conversion
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2018, 06:20:32 pm »
Hi Nathan lovely chassis the 1550 was classed as the best offroad chassis at the factory for many years, I have a camper and find that Adrian flux very good.
What is it registered as at the moment ?
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Re: New owner planning camper conversion
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2018, 10:10:38 pm »
Currently agricultural.  But not sure why as it was a cherry picker previously, now just flat bed.  I'll try flux, they used to do one of my other cars. 

Thanks for the suggestions.

All the best

Nathan

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Re: New owner planning camper conversion
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2018, 07:07:33 pm »
Hello again folks.

I'm excited to say that I've been making progress on my project over the last few months even though it's been very slow - mainly of the planning kind working out the design for my camper box and details like integrating diesel heating into the engine coolant system etc. 

I'm pretty close to having some work done on the vehicle by Atkinson Vos including installing said heater, spare wheel frame, extended fuel tank etc. etc.  it will be exciting to get this done and take delivery of the vehicle after lots of months.

However I am having a complete nightmare finding insurance and I really need to reach out for any help people can give.  I have tried all the usual suspects, flux, nfu, towergate, etc.etc. and nobody is able to quote for a domestic policy for the vehicle. 

So this is a big (desperate?) reach out to anyone who has managed to get a social domestic and pleasure policy, or a camper van conversion policy on a mog  - particularly one less than 20 years old - to say please could you PM me and let me know who has covered you so I can try to find a solution.  If you wanted to speak to the Atkinson Vos folks to check my credentials I'd be very happy for you to do so. 

At the moment it feels like my only other option will be to lock the vehicle in a shed until 2020 when I will be able to get a vintage policy from flux (as long as their rules don't change).  This would be super sad as I'm just itching to take it our for a little run!

Yours in hope

Nathan

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Re: New owner planning camper conversion
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2018, 02:53:47 pm »
Hi Nathan,
Good luck.... It sounds like Im running a few months behind you with my own conversion.
Mine is currently with ACPrice being brought up to MOT standard having been off the road for 11 years.  My intention is to get it road legal as a Private HGV class and then plan the camper conversion in the spring.
Id be interested in your thoughts/plans/conclusions regarding things like:
- Requirement for a turbo
- Fast or super-fast axles
- Twin fuel tanks
- Camper body construction type
- Where to fit a radio in the cab
- and lots lots more.

Ive just delved into the Haynes manual on building an off-road camper which Im finding poses all the right questions with some useful advice.... https://haynes.com/en-gb/build-your-own-overland-camper

Hope you get insurance sorted.  Id just assumed from posts on here that it wouldnt be too problematic.

Got any pics you can post?  Where abouts are you located?

Dan.

 

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