DIY or Home Converted Camper Vans
Insurance is provided by Coast, who are able to arrange cover for home converted self build motorhomes and campervans at the same rate as professional conversions and purpose built motorhomes.
In order to qualify for this cover the camper van must be fully converted to a motorhome or campervan at the time cover is incepted and you must be able to provide an “Engineers Report” which can be undertaken by any MOT garage. The engineers report must be received by Coast within 14 days of the vehicle going on cover. This is a very strict requirement and failure to provide the report in time will result in cancellation and time on risk costs being incurred.
A fully converted DIY motorhome or self build campervan must have all of the following permanently built in:
- A built in bed
- A wardrobe
- Cooking facilities
- A seating/dining area
- Housing for water storage
The base vehicle must be a UK or European Union manufactured van.
If you can comply with these requirements and your motorhome or campervan is fully converted and you can provide an engineers report within 14 days of cover being incepted then you can obtain an instant on-line quotation by clicking the button at the bottom of the page or telephone 01892 784059 during office hours for an instant quotation. Please note that there are some other important limits listed alongside. It will save you time if you check these before going on to our quotation system.
You can download an Engineers Report form in .pdf form here (112K). Take this along to any MOT station and ask them to undertake a visual check and complete the form for you. This should cost no more than £50.
Changing the classification on your V5C
In addition to our requirements the DVLA expect you to send in your V5C with photographic evidence of the conversion. This is a legal requirement and not optional, full details are available here: V5C reclassification
For further information call Coast on Freephone 0800 614849 during office hours.