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Can anyone whose had an LPG conversion please give some feedback on how or if it affected their insurance? thank

 

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It didn't affect mine at all 

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It usually doesn’t affect the cost at all. Some companies may charge an admin fee as they like to do these days, and some may request copies of documentation from the conversion. However I have heard of the odd insurer refusing to cover LPG cars so best to check first. 

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As the others have said, no problem whatsoever. In fact, More Than even used to give a discount for LPG but they don't do that anymore, although they do still cover LPG cars.

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OK thanks, that's mostly reasuring, who was it would not cover? 

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On 4/13/2019 at 7:34 AM, Greer said:

Can anyone whose had an LPG conversion please give some feedback on how or if it affected their insurance? thank

 

There are a few companies that won't insure you but they are few and far between. My insurance co did not make any difference. They just wanted to see the invoice and they were happy. Ignore any mention of the installation co having to be a member of UKLPG They are a nothing company who like to think they are government-appointed trade association, they aren't and there is no such thing. 

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Hi.

If you need any help with insurance at all then please feel free to drop me a line. The vast majority of our schemes have no issues with an LPG conversion.

Regards,

Dan.

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RH Specialist Vehicle Insurance

Cheap car insurance for LS430. You'll need a garage for your car. 

No effect on insurance on LPG. 

I'm paying a higher price for my 2003 LS430 LPG'd at £480 a year. 

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On 4/13/2019 at 12:17 PM, Greer said:

OK thanks, that's mostly reasuring, who was it would not cover? 

I heard that Hastings Direct don't cover them, but I read that on a forum and haven't confirmed it myself so take what I said with a pinch of salt. Most likely you'll have no issues with insurance. 

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As far as I know the only issue with LPG is that you cannot take any LPG convesion under the Channel, has to be via ferry.

My brother in law used to have LPG a few years back and said that we the  only pain he had.

 

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22 minutes ago, Cotswold Pete said:

As far as I know the only issue with LPG is that you cannot take any LPG convesion under the Channel, has to be via ferry.

Yes, that's true, although I've never understood why, knowing that they let caravans and camper vans on with gas bottles.

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5 hours ago, Herbie said:

Yes, that's true, although I've never understood why, knowing that they let caravans and camper vans on with gas bottles.

I imagine it’s due to the little regulation LPG conversions have. A proper install won’t really pose any danger, but all it takes it one idiot who did his own install using a garden hose pipe to ruin it for everyone. 

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Herbie, How would they know you had LPG if you did not tell them? I've only ever bought a ticket & surely they don't want to know anything about the car technology!? I'm not even sure it would come up anyway. Do you know if it's actually >illegal< or simply against the carriers rules?

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33 minutes ago, Greer said:

Herbie, How would they know you had LPG if you did not tell them? 

When you have the conversion done you must inform DVLA who then change the V5 (log book) from 'Petrol' to 'Petrol/LPG' or 'Bi-fuel' or something like that (we haven't got our LPG RX300 anymore so I can't check) but LPG is definitely mentioned.

When you book your ticket you have to give your registration number, so they get the info from what's held at DVLA.

I don't know if it's illegal but it's definitely against the carrier's rules and they do check. I assume that you'd be refused permission to board but whether they could take it any further or not I don't know.

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44 minutes ago, Herbie said:

they could take it any further or not I don't know.

abandon you in the tunnel if they find out enroute :Jumpy:

sorry it's my amusing streak appearing

Malc

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OK....not got a conversion done yet anyway

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