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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-10-2011, 08:13 Thread Starter
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hiya-calling all romahome owmers.....
i have just bought a bedford rascal romahome..tshe is lovely ...but i have wo questions -most importantly-
.i am having a problem getting insurance
- any reccomendations?
and secondly i have no instructions as to how to put the awning together-can anyony help with that?
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Welcome to the forum May.

Why are you having problems getting insurance?

If you give us a few details, there are experts on here who will be able to advise, but without a lot more information it's impossible to offer sensible suggestions.

Get it sorted - there's still some nice weather left to enjoy the van before winter sets in.

Dave

P.S. I've moved this to the Romahome forum. More chance of informed replies there.
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hi zebedee..thanks for your response
re ins: probably because im completely green about campers particularly old ones and didnt know its a specialist area..what ive got is a 1988 bedford rascal romahome. AA quoted me on-line but put it as a pick-up, so had to cancel- they dont insure campers..another broker said he'd be in touch! ha.ha i need cover now!

as an experienced tenting camper i thought the awning wouldnt present a problem, but i was so wrong-none of the poles are methodically marked to match up and i dont really know what its supposed to look like and how it fits to the side of the camper-or is it supposed to go on the back? so im all at sea..was going to tackle that today but its raining where i am!

where's the romahome forum?
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You're in it!!

Can't help you with the awning, but others will for sure.

As for the insurance, we use Safeguard. They are not the cheapest, but are more "all inclusive" than some, and have a very good reputation. Some of the "cheaper" ones come out more or less the same when all the non-optional extras have been added on - especially if you go abroad a couple of times a year.

You have paid your subscription so you have access to the search facility. Have a browse - there's loads on here about insurance.

Click on the little magnifying glass, as shown in the image below. It works better!

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Welcome to MHF.

You can get into, and search, the Romahome Forum by hovering your cursor on 'Discussion' at the top of the Home page, then when the menu drops down, clicking on Enter Motorhome Forums. Then you have to scroll down a long, long, way and you'll find that Romahome is a sub-forum of Panel Van Conversions.


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Useless with Awnings, but try Comfort insurance. We have found them to be very good over the last couple of years.
Enjoy your rascal
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Welcome to the Forum MayBlossom. When I had a problem I found these people to be very knowledgable and helpful. Hope that you get sorted soon. www.campton.co.uk/
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Hi MayBlossom, there are specific motorhome insurers. "Ordinary" car etc insurers get all confused when you start talking about habitation stuff (the bit you live in) so check out the Insurance Companies specifically set up to deal with MH insurance and you should be OK. Some speak highly of the Caravan Club insurance. We have it this year and had safeguard last year. Ring round a few and see what they can offer.

Best of luck with it

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P.S. useless with awnings - they are a law unto themselves. However, someone on here will know

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Hi mayblossom,

Welcome to MHF, you are in the best place for help and information

When you had the awning out was there a label anywhere, it would give an idea of what type of awning it is.
Is it canvas or nylon?
Any chance of a picture of the parts of it?

Hope you get the insurance sorted soon

Enjoy
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awnings and insurance

thanks everyone for your help- following up insurance suggestions shortly. as for the awning it is canvas, quite bulky and there are 6 corner pieces in the pole bag- i only got it out in my street where there isnt enough room to open it out fully, so further investigations will happen asap (weather permitting). i am busy measuring up for new interior soft furnishings at the mo.
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