Caravan rego and insurance

Submitted: Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 19:32
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Hello, I've got a small new van to pick up from Qld soon and will need a Qld permit to bring it back to NSW..

What I would like to know is if the insurance companies have a problem insuring it while only on a permit ??

If so, how have others solved this problem ??
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Reply By: tg123 - Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 19:51

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 19:51
I'm picking up my new camper/ van from Qld in April & want to head north for a few months. Advised by rego dept here in Sth Aust I have to bring it back here to be inspected B4 it can be registered!! Solution: talk to your manufacturer/ supplier - bet they can get it reg'd in Qld for you then just do whatever it takes to transfer it to NSW rego at your leisure.
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 20:19

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 20:19
Already asked our RTA about that !!.....if I get it regoed in Qld, I'll have to pay AGAIN in NSW, plus a blue slip, and 14 days to do it..plus I can't rego it in Qld as I don't live there !!

As it stands, I bring it back on the permit, get a blue slip, pay a application fee ??, then rego ( aprrox 300 )
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 20:24

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 20:24
You may just have to have it delivered unregistered to your address by car carrier, it may not be ideal but probably most practical.. $1000???? Michael
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 20:28

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 20:28
Just thinking, by the time you drive up and organise and pay for a permit, stay somewhere (van park) and come back, it may probably work out the same to have it delivered. Ring the van manufacturers, they organise delivery all the time, they will know the cost then and there for you to make a decision on which way you go!! Michael

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Follow Up By: Gronk - Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 20:32

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 20:32
I'll tow it home uninsured before I pay $1000 to have it delivered by a truck..

Surely others have done something similar ??
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 20:59

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 20:59
It might be $500, 'Im surprised you hadn't already asked them.. Michael
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 21:14

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 21:14
I would still be in the same situation.....even if it got delivered...it would still be unregistered , so insurance problem would be the same.....unless they delivered it to my door ( very unlikely )
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 21:18

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 21:18
Gronk,
get a permit to relocate it from QLD. Department of transport. Supplier of van should help you out.
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Follow Up By: aboutfivebucks (Pilbara) - Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 22:11

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 22:11
in my experience car carriers don't comprehensively cover your vehicles.
they cover loading and unloading (which is where most damage occurs) but not damage while in transit.

ive done a bit of this lately with a number of vehicles and its frustrating to say the least.
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 21:31

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 21:31
Hi Gronk,

I ordered my van from Queensland but I live in WA. All you need is a garaging address in Qld, you do not need to live there. I simply used a mates address and he signed the appropriate forms - it can even be a caravan park if you stay there more than 3 days (apparently, never went down that path so cannot vouch for accuracy of that info).

All rego and license papers in my name and sent to my WA address by QLD rego dept. Once back in WA, took off the QLD license plates and went to local license centre for WA plate and form to get refund of Qld rego. Never went over the WA pits as a) was in my name and b) was less than 12 months old from new. All above board and what is done in these circumstances.

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Reply By: Shaker - Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 21:34

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 21:34
Your insurer will have no problems with you bringing the van back with a permit. Just double check the permit requirements in both States, then you will have nothing to worry about.
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 21:58

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 21:58
Will give the ins company a ring soon and make sure....if thats the case, then problem solved.....
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Reply By: Member - Gary J (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 11:22

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 11:22
Hi Gronk,
I don't suppose you bought an Odyssey? :)
Your insurance company should be OK to cover the van, as long as you give them the VIN number, etc.
Cheers Gary and Deb
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 16:10

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 16:10
Nah mate an Adventure Trek AT10..
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