Insurance

This page is co-sponsored by Lifesure, specialist Mazda Bongo insurers with over 40 years experience. Up to 20% discount available for Bongo Fury members (dependant on circumstance). Click here or phone 01480-504154 for a hard-to-beat quote.

This page is co-sponsored by 2Gether. We are specialists in grey-imports & campervans.Quote your Bongo Fury membership number for up to 25% discount. Unbeatable Camper Conversion Rates. All Bongos, Fredas and any Import welcome.


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”. For instance, if you use one of the price comparison websites you will find that “Mazda Bongo” does not always appear on the drop-down lists of vehicles. Having said that, some members have ended up insuring their vehicles with firms such as Direct Line, Aviva and Highway by using price comparison sites. It all depends who ends up processing your enquiry.

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 £450 fully comprehensive for insuring your Bongo, then shop elsewhere.

You should also check exactly what you are insuring. Some firms 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

Telephone: 01945 586220 (Insurance) or 01945 586220 (Breakdown Cover)

2gether do both vehicle and motor breakdown insurance. They cover all cars, vans, motorcycles and motorhomes  up to 3500 kg GVW and not exceeding 27 feet. 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. Specialists in providing cover for imported or modified vans.

Website here.

ADAC

You don’t have to use a UK based insurer, especially if you live elsewhere in the EU. Not at the moment anyway! German based ADAC Insurance will cover your Bongo, either as a motorhome or as a car.

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Admiral

Tel: 0333 220 2084

The Bongomaster himself uses this firm. They are not the cheapest, but have an excellent reputation for customer service. Very good rates if you have an extra vehicle to insure.

Website here

Adrian Flux

Tel: 0344 381 6502

“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.”

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Camping & Caravanning Club

Phone: 0800 124 4633

Bongo campervans covered as long as you are a member of CCC. Bongo Fury members have reported that if your vehicle is registered as a “Motorcaravan” on your log book then their rates are hard to beat.

Website here.

Caravan & Motorhome Club


Phone: 0345 594 0334

Bongos covered as long as you are a member of the club. Membership is reasonably priced. Campervans only!

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Caravan Guard


Phone: 0800-1488-400

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

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Crowthorne

Phone: 0844 209 8310

“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.

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Herts Insurance Consultants (HIC)


Phone: 0344 381 6530

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.

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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 Richard

Tel: 01275-792270

Low cost Bongo insurance. Campervans accepted up to £12,500. Up to 10% Bongo Fury discount available (depends on individual circumstances).

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Osborne & Sons


Phone: 0208-388-6000

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

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Safeguard

Phone: 0800 977 5953

Well established insurer of motorhomes. Grey imports no problem. Must have alarm/immobiliser fitted. Business use and modified vehicles welcome. Mention “Bongo Fury” when asking for a quote.

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Sky Insurance


Phone: 03303 331 251

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

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Stuart Collins

Phone: 01792-655562

Specialists in providing European wide insurance. 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.

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