Insurance

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One of the common misconceptions about owning a Bongo (or any grey import) is that motor insurance is almost impossible to get hold of. This may have been true once upon a time, but is now no longer the case, although many of the major insurance companies still refuse to insure “grey imports”.

Motor Insurance of any description depends on your personal circumstances. Is your postcode in a “safe” area? How long have you held your licence? Do you have any points on your licence? Is your vehicle parked on the street or is it garaged? Do you want to nominate a second driver? Will you use it on business?

If you have had kitchen units installed, then only firms who deal with Motorhomes will insure your vehicles. And if you have done the conversion yourself, then you will need a specialist insurer. Specialist insurers can be found on the Self-Build Motorcaravanners site here.

Generally speaking, if you live in a safe-ish area, and are quoted more than £400 fully comprehensive for insuring your Bongo, then shop elsewhere.

You should also check exactly what you are insuring. Firms such as Admiral (not listed below) will insure your Bongo, but when it comes to making a claim if your vehicle is stolen will pay out the current market value of the base vehicle only.

The following companies have been recommended by our members. We are always interested in hearing from others.

2Gether

468p X 60p Mazda Bongo

2gether motor breakdown covers all cars, vans, motorcycles and motorhomes including campervans up to 3500 kg GVW and not exceeding 27feet. 2gether can offer a bespoke solution if you fall out of this criteria. UK and European options available. See their website for further details.

A-Plan

Phone: 0845-071-1234

Established over 40 years, and now offering 10% discount for club members.

Adrian Flux

“I have just taken out insurance for my Bongo and my other car with ADRIAN FLUX. They specialise in classic cars, Japanese imports, Campervans/motorhomes and anything slightly unusual that can be a problem with other insurance companies. They are a broker and came up with very reasonable prices for my vehicles.”

Caravan & Camping Club

Phone: 01342-336610

Bongo campervans covered as long as you are a member of CCC.

Caravan Club


Phone: 01342-336610

Bongo campervans covered as long as you are a member of CC.

Caravan Guard


Phone: 0800-1488-400

Will insure professionally converted Bongos. No MPVs or home conversions.

Crowthorne

Phone: 0870 7702933

“I couldn’t recommend this lot highly enough, very impressed with them indeed – worth paying a few pounds extra c £20 for their professionalism & courtesy ” Will not insure converted Bongos.

Herts Insurance (Consultants HIC)


Phone: 08451 290290

Will only insure Bongos with a maximum of 7 seats. “Various schemes for covering your Bongo, especially for travellers with wanderlust, and it normally doesn’t matter what motorhome modifications have been made, where the owner came from or where in Europe they are travelling.” For a fee, will provide agreed value insurance.

Insurance Factory


Phone: 01926-460507

Will cover all types of Bongos. Cover includes discount for club members. European cover and unlimited mileage discounts also available. Talk to their specialist team and quote reference 0144-BONGO FURY.

Lifesure

Long established Japanese import specialists. Very popular with club members; one owner claims to have saved in excess of £200 by using Lifesure. Currently offering up to 15% discount to club members (can not be used in conjunction with any other offer). See their website www.lifesure.co.uk or phone 01480-504154 for a quote.

Mark Richards

Low cost Bongo insurance. Campervans accepted up to £12,500. Up to 10% Bongo Fury discount available (depends on individual circumstances). Contact the Japanese Import Dept on 01275-792270.

NFU Mutual

Phone: 0800-316-4661

Claim they will insure just about anything that moves. But if you live in town, look elsewhere.

Osborne & Sons


Phone: 0845-330-6001

Grey imports welcome. Must have alarm/immobiliser fitted. Business use and modified vehicles welcome. Mention “Bongo Fury” when asking for a quote.

Safeguard

Phone: 0845-330-6001

Grey imports welcome. Must have alarm/immobiliser fitted. Business use and modified vehicles welcome. Mention “Bongo Fury” when asking for a quote.

Sky Insurance


Phone: 0845-330-6001

Grey imports welcome. Must have alarm/immobiliser fitted. Business use and modified vehicles welcome. Mention “Bongo Fury” when asking for a quote.

Specialist Car Division

Phone: 01277
206911

Does exactly what is says on the tin, including conversions.

Stuart Collins

Phone: 01792-655562

Click here to visit the website.

One of the club members moved to Tuscany and found these Swansea based brokers who were happy to supply 12 months vehicle insurance and accident cover underwritten by AXA.

Trinity Lane


Phone: 01-288-1779

Dublin based. Cover NI and Republic. Campervans only. Ask for Keith Heffernan.