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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 23-09-2021, 15:54 Thread Starter
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Insurance at 80 ........

A few months ago I reached my 80th birthday and my Motorhome Insurance is due in about three weeks.

My present insurance company have just rung me up and given a quote for the next years insurance.

They mentioned that my age had now tipped me over the 'edge' with regards to some Insurance Companies who wouldn't insure drivers of my age - but they would with a slightly higher premium.

Is there anyone else over 80 who has had a similar experience and which Company did they use to get the best price ?

I usually like to try and find a cheaper option than my present Insurer but don't want to waste too much time trawling for insurance as it cuts down on my naps.

I realise we may have different levels of health and mobility but any sensible input from you would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 23-09-2021, 16:53
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Van is insured with my wife who is a bit younger. Fortunately we have always shared ownerships and insurances so have swapped and changed over the years.
However, our joint yearly Red Pennant insurance (Caravan Club for vehicle and health) went from 300 to +900....not renewed but will bite the bullet, after some research, next year.
May well sell the van and use B&B or self catering around Europe.....Want to stay on the road, as apposed to air, as a car is now getting a bit more important for my wife's mobility.
Luckily I have never had any restricting health problems.....just age!

Apart from the CC figures not much help but do hope you get sorted.

I try and state simple facts in a nice way.

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Gosh, Keith, I'm really surprised to hear you're 80! I think a Keith, in my head, can't be any more than about 56!
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Have you tried Saga Keith? They get excellent reviews on ?Which. I think NFU get good results too. I rang them once but got so fed up with the long winded, chatty, salesman that I found I did not want to repeat the experience and went elsewhere. Lovely guy if you feel a bit short on conversation
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Wow, I also thought you were just a kid still, attitude is everything.

Saga is expensive but might be just the one for you now, also give Adrian Flux a try.
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