Motorhome Facts Forum banner
1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,237 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I am planning on buying my father's French registered van from the South of France. My problem is that nobody will insure me for the drive to Dover. I'm fine from there. I have tried Adrian Flux and a range of specialists but nobody wants to know.

What have others done, chance it on a motorway for 48 hours ?:confused:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
11,523 Posts
I am planning on buying my father's French registered van from the South of France. My problem is that nobody will insure me for the drive to Dover. I'm fine from there. I have tried Adrian Flux and a range of specialists but nobody wants to know.

What have others done, chance it on a motorway for 48 hours ?:confused:
Does your father still have insurance?

I understood (from on here) that French Insurance covers the vehicle not the driver, so if that covers you to Calais you can then insure it from Dover.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,693 Posts
I am planning on buying my father's French registered van from the South of France. My problem is that nobody will insure me for the drive to Dover. I'm fine from there. I have tried Adrian Flux and a range of specialists but nobody wants to know.

What have others done, chance it on a motorway for 48 hours ?:confused:
If you are buying off your father,and his insurance is still active, then French insurance lets all drivers over 25who have held a full license for more then 12 months and having no drink driving convictions, drive the vehicle all the way into England as its part of the EU

They insure the vehicle NOT the drivers per se check with your dad

and obviously NO you should not take a chance for a minute never mind 48 hours

good luck Regards David
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,237 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Thanks David and Cabby,

I am waiting to find out if Dad is still insured. If not I suppose I will have to look into temporary French cover. That'll be fun.:serious:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
923 Posts
We did this from Germany and used the previous owner's insurance to cover us. In fact, he left it in place for a month to give us plenty of time to get it home, get it though test etc.

If the rules are the same in France -ie vehicle covered, not driver then you should be fine. Good luck
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,693 Posts
Thanks David and Cabby,

I am waiting to find out if Dad is still insured. If not I suppose I will have to look into temporary French cover. That'll be fun.:serious:
just get it insured through your father, then you will be able to drive it to england and then use it for up to 6 months in the UK on its french registration and insurance before you have to change it over to comply with the law

Daffodil
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,693 Posts
He's still insured and so am I under that policy. 3rd party only but that's fine. Thanks for all the quick replies.
that is why I joined this site and long may it last

Its a pity some folk want their CAKES and also to eat them in select little groups

Just saying but really pleased you are sorted now have a safe trip
:wink2:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
35,835 Posts
.......... Its a pity some folk want their CAKES and also to eat them in select little groups

:wink2:
Careful Daffy. I thought that at the moment there was a kind of truce?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,693 Posts
Careful Daffy. I thought that at the moment there was a kind of truce?
Sorry

erne I am confused by that statement,

Was that an actual acknowledgement that I had had unfair disproportionate problems with certain members from another forum ,and there had been a concerted attack on me, but now it has or can be stopped for a while as long as I heed the Warning
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
35,835 Posts
Not doing it here see you in the Bar, I'll answer there, Alan.
 
  • Like
Reactions: daffodil
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top