DOC 2012 Insurance Survey Results
As you probably know, we are trying to reduce the costs of ownership for you (and us!).
Over 180 members have contributed to the 2012 'People-Power' DOC Insurance Survey. If you are paying more than £106 pa to insure your motorhome or £155 to insure your caravan you can save. We are not insurance experts and we do not have any connections to, or take money from, any insurers. However, we do own a Dethleffs caravan and motorhome and we have noticed that many insurers load against European manufacturers. Some, however, do not. 2012 members are sent a list of four to try first for motorhomers and five to try first for caravan-owners. Most of these are very well established and reputable, but one I have not heard of before and you should exercise your normal caution. Please be aware also that one is currently price-matching. If you save money, please let me know, it makes it all worthwhile.
ALSO PLEASE NOTE: Everyone is different. Some have older, some have newer 'vans. Also where and how it is stored is important. Please don't expect your quote to be exactly the same as our quotes!! Some insurers are better for older vans and others noticeably better for new. Why?? I really don't know, but that is why we give members a shortlist so that you can try each of them.
Hi Richard Thanks for the info. I've saved just over £330 by switching to (insurer on member shortlist) - almost didn't believe it but couldn't find reason not to insure with them. Reviews were good and underwriting by Aviva gives confidence.Safeguard (current insurers) didn't do a price match. many thanks Dawn
Hi Richard Many thanks for your recent email, were really pleased with the help we are receiving from yourselves. We followed up on your advise on the best insurers and slashed our best quote by over £340 (Sureterm quoted £581 & we took up a policy for £241) our subscription was a very wise investment.
Insurance costs a lot before you even turn a wheel. Ours is £550 a year through SafeGuard with Euro-Recovery.UPDATE: WE ARE NOW PAYING ONLY £311 FOR THE SAME PRODUCT!! STICKING TOGETHER HAS SAVED US £239 a year!! I was interested whether or not we could make savings. However, quality of cover is vital and different owners need different things. (We value Euro Recovery but new owners and those who only tour the UK don't need it). We have just obtained a quote like-for-like from one of our three recommended insurers and we have managed to save over £200. RESULT!
Over 180 of you replied - Thank you all. The results are interesting.
SAVE YOURSELF AN AWFUL LOT OF SEARCHING AND MONEY!!!!