28 Jun 2021
Campervaninsurance.ie FAQ’s< back
Our team have got together at campervaninsurance.ie and have looked at the most commonly asked questions asked of us on a day-to-day basis by our customer and put together what we hope is a comprehensive list of everything you might want to know. If you have any other queries, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be more than happy to answer your questions.
Q.What are the height restrictions on Campervan for getting Campervan Insurance with Campervaninsurance.ie?
A. The internal height of the campervan must be at least 6 feet/ 1.89 metres to qualify for the Stuart Insurances campervan policy. Pop up roof campervans will qualify.
Q.What’s allowed in terms of additional drivers / named driver / open drive with campervan.ie?
A. At campervaninsurance.ie we have 2 options for the basis of driving;
- The Insured and up to 2 other family members can be named drivers. The Insured must have another main vehicle in their own name e.g. private car with a full 5 year no claims bonus on that other main vehicle. All drivers must have full licences and have a minimum of 5 claims free driving years and be penalty points free
- Open Driving where any drivers aged 25/70 with a full Irish/ EU licence can drive. All drivers must have full licences and have a minimum of 5 claims free driving years and be penalty points free. Again the Insured must have another main vehicle in their own name e.g. private car with a full 5 year no claims bonus on that other main vehicle
Q. What modifications can affect my insurance with campervaninsurance.ie ?
A. Many minor modifications are perfectly acceptable and will not affect your insurance. It is important that you keep your campervan for use and design as only a campervan. To be sure, please refer to Stuarts for clarification on any modifications to your campervan
Q. What price can I expect to pay for campervan insurance with campervaninsurance.ie and in general what would impact or increase this cost?
- Most campervaninsurance.ie customers pay €345 for fully comprehensive cover which includes breakdown assistance and up to 30 days foreign travel within Europe for the Insured and up to 2 named drivers.
- We also have a popular Open Drive option that generally costs €425 for full comprehensive cover covering driver aged 25/70 with full licences and are at least 5 years free of claims, convictions and penalty points.
NOTE: The Insured must have another main vehicle in their own name e.g. private car with a full 5 year no claims bonus on that other main vehicle.
Q. Will the cost of my campervan insurance be lower if I am member of a campervan or motorhome club?
A. Campervaninsurance.ie allow discounts for full members of the following clubs; IMCC, The Gathering and the ICCC
Q. Will the cost of my campervan insurance be impacted I have a left hand drive ?
A. At Campervaninsurance.ie we accept Left Hand Drive Campervans and motorhomes as standard, therefore there is no additional cost to your insurance
Q. Can I pay for my campervan insurance in instalments / direct debit - what are the options?
A. We require payment in full for the first year of insurance. After that we have an option of paying by 10 monthly instalments.
Q. Post brexit are campervans and motor homes fully covered in NI?
A. Republic of Ireland residents can still take their Campervans to Northern Ireland for holiday post Brexit and cover will remain in force there
Q.What cover is there if I need repatriation from the UK or Mainland Europe?
A. The Campervaninsurance.ie policy cover provides repatriation cover for up to €500 as standard with no additional charge to your insurance premium. For higher repatriation limits we recommend that people talk to the AA.
Q. Campervan & Motorhomes CVRT - what is required for a motor home / campervan?
A. CVRT queries are a matter for the Dept. of transport – they have a great website with online chat available – please see https://www.cvrt.ie/en/Pages/default.aspx
Q. What is an SQI and why would I need one?
A. For Campervans that have been converted from commercial vehicles, we require an Engineers report which has been completed by a suitably qualified individual (SQI) – this is any suitably qualified member of SIMI.