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unable to insure on chassis number for brand new van

I was somewhat disappointed to find that although MHF insurance quote was very competitive, they are unable to insure on a chassis number. Problem brand new van for collection 01/03/2012 dealer needs a cover note to register the van and obtain a reg number, no insurance no number MHF insurers cannot issue a cover note without a reg number. Cart or Horse??
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Aviva are a big company. I think the brokers are giving you the wrong answer, they should refer your query to the company. It's a funny kind of insurance which will never be able to cover a new vehicle, Alan.
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Re: unable to insure on chassis number for brand new van

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I was somewhat disappointed to find that although MHF insurance quote was very competitive, they are unable to insure on a chassis number. Problem brand new van for collection 01/03/2012 dealer needs a cover note to register the van and obtain a reg number, no insurance no number MHF insurers cannot issue a cover note without a reg number. Cart or Horse??
I don't remember a problem when I bought my new van. The dealer had a list of numbers from which I could choose one. I chose one and got a cover note for it and the dealer took it to the DVLA office. They issued a tax disc and authorisation to make up number plates and the V5c arrived a week or so later.
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Re: unable to insure on chassis number for brand new van

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I was somewhat disappointed to find that although MHF insurance quote was very competitive, they are unable to insure on a chassis number. Problem brand new van for collection 01/03/2012 dealer needs a cover note to register the van and obtain a reg number, no insurance no number MHF insurers cannot issue a cover note without a reg number. Cart or Horse??
I don't remember a problem when I bought my new van. The dealer had a list of numbers from which I could choose one. I chose one and got a cover note for it and the dealer took it to the DVLA office. They issued a tax disc and authorisation to make up number plates and the V5c arrived a week or so later.
I did exactly the same when I purchased my new van, dealer gave me 5/6 registrations to choose from, selected 1 and insured from there, the insurance company (Safeguard) sent certificate to dealer who then taxed the van for me.

Ask your dealer to do same.

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As Ray and Keith said, dealers are allocated blocks of numbers from which you can choose so as to enable you to insure the vehicle. At least that is what I have always done with every new vehicle that I have purchased. Unless the rules have changed it seems very odd that your dealer can't do the same.
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Hi i have just contacted Aviva who no longer insure motorhomes but refereed me to Comfort, they cannot issue a certificate on a chassis number, back to the Dealer Glossops who inform me that they cannot register a vechicle to obtain a number plate without a certificate of insurance. i am with SAGA and have had my current van insured with them for the last 4 years, I have been trying to get a quote from them since Saturday but still no quote, one of the questions is am I used to driving similar size and value units er they insure my bigger heavier longer and at new more expensive one now??
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I have done the same as the others for both cars and motorbikes.

The dealer has had a list of registrations numbers which I have picked from. I can then get the insurance and provide them with the cover note/insurance cert.

The dealer can then register the vehicle and tax it
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Sorry weldted Glossops may be having a laugh.
In thirty years of purchasing new cars , bikes , commercial vans I have always been allocated or chosen a reg number first so that I can get an insurance cert.

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I second above, this is your dealer being a pain not the insurance, they should be able to provide you with a choice of registrations, the insurance needs to go against this as this is what will identify your vehicle on the road for all the ANPR cameras and databases used by the Police and DVLA on roadside checks.

The only other way your vehicle can be driven without a number plate is on trade plates by a dealer and then they need to insure it.

Alternatively buy yourself a nice personal one from DVLA and give the insurance those details, get the dealer to put it straight on the vehicle, they start at £250.00.
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I have done it both ways, very odd they just like making life difficult, Alan.
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