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  1. vito61

    vito61 Well-Known Member
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    Any one had trouble with tanks in van causing insurance difficulties? Just called Alexander Swann (window cleaning insurance specialist), who won't even quote if tank is not professionally installed and baffled. Other brokers are starting to get a bit jumpy over the tank installations as well.
     
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  2. rcproperty

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    you will find that on each company, everything need to be fitted in professionally for it to be covered on the insurance.
     
  3. vito61

    vito61 Well-Known Member
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    So you are saying that everyone that fits a tank into their own van is not covered, their vehicle insurance is nul and void?
     
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    Rubbish, each insurer is different.

    I called & told mine that I'm putting a tank in & they said that's fine- no change to premium or anything.

    Of course, the tank itself won't be covered for theft or anything, but neither is anything in your van unless you have special cover for it, which I take out separately, it's called goods in transit cover.
     
  5. vito61

    vito61 Well-Known Member
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    Just taken out insurance. Told them I was a window cleaner, will be using vehicle for window cleaning. Tank in vehicle is not a modification as I am using existing load restraints/'d' rings. No particular issues at all. I think Alexander Swann has come under the spell of ionics as they offer a fully kitted out Ionics van if you are in an accident. Sounds fine, but just Ionics trying to dictate game. I notice that both businesses are based in Swindon. All my opinion of course.
     
  6. vito61

    vito61 Well-Known Member
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    I do take tank security very seriously. I met another window cleaner a few weeks ago, he had a 1000 ltr tank held in by a thin load strap hooked, hooked I tell you! onto part of the inside of van. No chance of it stopping movement. The hook itself would've just straightened out.
     
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    I told my insurance company i will be carrying a tank full of water up to 400litres they were okay with it...... And if your tank is not fitted in an its just strapped with van ratchet straps then that is not a modification..... thats just carrying good around :)
     
  8. rcproperty

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    no not saying that, its just something that alot wil say or try and get out of if anything bad happens.
    take it you havent seen a crash with a van that hasnt got a pro fitted tank??
     
  9. AAAndy

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    Hi there,

    I don't drive myself but a friend of mine does and he was telling my the other day he got his Van Insurance from www.ivaninsurance.co.uk.

    Might be worth a punt?

    Hope this helps.

    AAAndy
     
  10. vito61

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    I had a conversation with the insurance brokers,Gladiator, today (trying to sell me extra insurance) and I raised this issue of tanks in vans etc. Apparently the company they put me with, Ageas, are happy to insure vans with tanks up to 650 ltrs. As mine is a 350 ltr it didn't flag up as a problem.

    Thought you might like to know.

    Pip pip.
     
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