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will broad
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Hi, thanks for letting me join the forum. I am hoping to buy a splitscreen camper whenever we get over this virus. Im just needing advice on what to look out for. I have seen so many with varying prices, would 30,000 pounds buy a decent one? im not wanting a rust box nor am I wanting a concourse winner. Im worried about handing over shed loads of cash and getting a van full of filler and fibre glass.
What is the cost average of insurance, does an expensive one mean expensive insurance?
Thanks.
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Hi
Insurance is relatively cheap in my opinion but Select a classic insurance policy but get a agreed value for the
Policy. The club provides a valuation service which is worth having. If you get a bus for 30k and it’s valued at that your well protected

I use Footman James but there are several others


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Welcome Will

Insurance is fairly cheap, sub £200 with european breakdown cover and agreed value, the club offer a valuation service to members that is recognised by most insurers. RH Insurance used to be the insurer of choice but were taken over a couple of years ago, Footman James as mentioned above and Classicline Insurance (https://www.classiclineinsurance.co.uk/) who I switched to this year are both good and CL offer members a discount. Good level of cover, european breakdown and agreed valuation with a report and 6 photos.

£30k will get you a solid bus, no doubt one of the knowledgeable members on here would be happy to come along and give an opinion on anything you want to take a look at. Glance through the buses for sale thread and ask away!

Membership of the club is £31, access to various discounts at suppliers and insurers, regular club magazine, AGM weekend in May (covid permitting) and we're a friendly bunch who like to chat about buses....... https://www.ssvc.org.uk/join/

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You don't have to wait till you've bought your split to join the club. It's probably the best way to find out what it's really like to live with one.
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will broad
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Hi Thanks for the replies. I have seen a couple of splitscreens but they have got a sliding side door, I thought only bay window buses had them?
Yes I will be joining the club.
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I read somewhere that sliders were an option from mid ‘63 and were available on pretty much anything from panels to sambas. There are quite a few around and a dedicated Facebook page too if you’re on there. As others have said, £30k is a great budget. My advice would be don’t be afraid to ask and don’t dive in with the first one you view. There’s a goldmine of information in both historic posts and peoples knowledge on here so I’m sure it’ll see you right :)
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Do any members keep their vans on the drive? I have been looking into security before I lash out on a van, I have been looking at the stolen thread and a bit worried about it on the drive.
I have seen this Disklok that goes over the steering wheel that looks good. Plus maybe a wheel clamp.

https://saundersonsecurity.co.uk/disklo ... -lock.html
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