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Old 08-21-2018, 07:08:50 PM
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Can I get recommendations for an insurer for my hobby flatbed Volvo? The last lot I used was Elders, but I was paying more than 1k to insure a truck I was only driving a couple of times a year. Someone suggested vintage insurers but they also said that was only covered to/from shows, which isn't in line with what I'm doing.
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:10:37 PM
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All ours are with Shannans. But we haven't got a truck insured with them.
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Old 08-21-2018, 10:24:53 PM
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I use Shannons too, and they cover my Thornycroft without any reference to usage. Here in NSW we now have the 60-day logbook scheme which allows personal usage of 60 days in addition to club sanctioned events. Shannons made no changes to policy or price when this was introduced.
My other Shannons insured historically registered vehicles are tractors, and there are no issues with them either.
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Old 08-22-2018, 12:44:56 AM
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Lorry is covered by NRMA and was around the $600.00 mark for $11K value. No restrictions in any way. Each year when I see a Shannons rep at a Rally I keep meaning to ask them about this topic but always get sidetracked.
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Old 08-22-2018, 01:29:37 AM
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I'm sure I do not receive any favours from Shannons, but my truck is comprehensively insured for $12000 and the premium was $123.15 only. The policy does have 5 vehicles on it, the others being tractors up to $20k value, plus my daily driver, which is by far the biggest item. I checked on the previous year's cover, and even without the daily driver, the premiums for the historic items were much the same. And I have a Sydney metro postcode too.
Your figure of $600 seems a bit steep if you are only using it on club plates.
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:19:00 AM
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Sounds like I know who I'll be firing an email off to!
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+1 for Shannons, I’ve got most of my vehicles plus dads street rod, the rambler and mums daily driver and my more valuable iron under them in a joint policy with Dad and we pay $1907 for the lot. They also give a good discount if you have more than 7 items on the policy.
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Hello all
The sign of a good insurance company is when you make a claim.
I had fire and theft with RACQ for the daily driver years ago. Never again after attempting to make a claim after another person ran a red light and hit my car. Apparently it was my fault the lady ran the red light.

I had a rock hit the windscreen of the mighty old Pajero. I rang Shannons. She asked if it could be repaired. I don't think so was my reply. She asked if I could send a picture....so I did. She rang to see where I wanted the new windscreen fitted. I said where. Done and dusted I thought until I got a phone call from the lady the day the windscreen was been fitted.
She told me the was more damage then first seen. There was a dint in the pillar from the rock and it would take a few days to fix it. What dint was my reply to that. It's under the cover strip she told me. She assured me they would get it fixed. Not worth the bother I said.
I never forgot that. The installer rang them to see what to do and Shannons did not hesitate in trying to get it fixed.

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Looks like someone threw a rock at that windscreen, probably at the rodeo ?
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Maybe he was driving through Albany....
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No doubt Shannons will be at the rusty Iron Rally in a week and an bit so I will make contact and see the cost. Lorry is not on Club plates he has full NSW rego and is private rego as well which caused an issue for Oxley Insurance broker backed by Zurich. They would not insure Lorry with private rego. No reason just wont.
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There's the reason for the $600 - full private rego. If it is eligible (30+ years old), why not put it on historical rego and enjoy the freedom of 60 days a year of use for any purpose other than commercial, in addition to club events.
Shannons will be at the Clarendon Classic too.
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Lorry is not 30 years old as yet. But when he is if I do put him on "H" plates through the Club he could not get full NSW rego with out having an engineers certificate because the chassis had been cut to make the beaver tail. I know I may never want to put full rego on him but fro re sale value he is better off with full rego. Lorry is a 1991 year model.
I will look closer at this issue in a few years when he is eligible.
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