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This has been the subject of several threads in the past but is worth an update. So if you are getting better prices than these please post details here.
I use the Caravan Club and pay £52 for Caravan Value £1500, contents £500 and equipment £500, but you have to be a member of the CC which is a further £35 per year. But they have some of the cheapest prices for cross channel ferries so a net insurance cost of £75 ish.
I got a quote for the same caravan value and equipment and contents from Shield Total Insurance and it was £78.30.
With the prices of good Safaris increasing so quickly I will need to increase the Caravan value this year and will post my revised quotes when I get them at the end of June.
Brian Miller Group Founder 1978 Safari 15-4 and 1970 Volvo Amazon
I think I have dealt with Drewe continuously since the late eighties; around a quarter of a century.
What is particularly relevant about them for Safari owners is that they offer a Classic Caravan policy; alright it is more expensive than a standard policy, but they can write it on an Agreed Value basis (they will require a photo of the caravan as evidence that it is - apparently - well cared for and in good condition), and if parts need to be specially made as a result of an insured incident they will pay for this.
I find it worthwhile, and on the two occasions that I have had claims - one for a gas locker lid lost while towing and one for a badly gouged side panel - they settled quickly and courteously and efficiently, and raised no problems about paying to have the parts specially made.
I don't give my premium details, but only because any insurance quotation is essentially personal; it will depend on where you live and on your pattern of use and on your claims record, as well as on the vehicle itself. So any quote that I (or indeed anyone else) might give could be very misleading.
But if my description of the cover sounds interesting, ask them for a quote.