Window cleaning in a Van/Defender/Pickup??

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by sportline, Dec 4, 2013.

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what to do?

  1. stick with the van and just pay up

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  2. buy a defender

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  3. buy a pick up (ie. warrior)

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  1. sportline

    sportline Newcomer
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    Hi all

    I brought a small window cleaning round (1 day a week) using the pole feed system. It came with a van, but I know van insurance is very expensive last quote I did was £1500 (feels like a killer as I’m only paying 350 on the focus ST)

    Anyway was thinking I need something that can hold a 500 litre tank (so half a ton), would it be cheaper to have a defender or a pickup truck? Or would the insurance be just as much as I am using it for business?

    Was thinking a defender or pickup truck as I will be able to use my no claim bonus plus can still use as a normal car when tank is empty… i know it will cost a little more to start with but long term gains could be better?


    And ideas?
     
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  2. RiceRocket

    RiceRocket Well-Known Member
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    I reckon the modification of adding a tank will push up the insurance anyway. Have you tried getting a quote from a van insurance company that'll "mirror" your NCB?
     
  3. sportline

    sportline Newcomer
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    any you can recommend? the van is a Peugeot Expert
     
  4. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    Best you shop around for a better quote for your van as I pay about the same for both my van and car (approx £250 per year each).
     
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    Smurf Banned
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    Try A-plan (brokers) as I'm inured with Ageas through them for my old berlingo van.
     
  6. RiceRocket

    RiceRocket Well-Known Member
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    Also Adrian Flux & Aviva have been recommended around here.
     
  7. Newbie cleaner

    Newbie cleaner Active Member
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    Im with octagon there fairly decent.
     
  8. sportline

    sportline Newcomer
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    Thanks guys i will check them out
     
  9. Midlands_Cleaners

    Midlands_Cleaners Active Member
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    whhhhhaaaaaaaat im paying over 1,000 a for my van insurnce! time o look around me thinks
     
  10. Andykarlaxxx

    Andykarlaxxx Forum Addict
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    U live in the midlands lol, ruff round ther ismt it? Thats y u will be payin loads, my insurance is same try 1800
     
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