I could be wrong on this but I think that insurers would/should conform
with the Department of Motor Transport designations ... the identified
model designation is a "Transporter"' or "PVW", which is short for
"Panel Van with Windows". The fact that it is a syncro model and that
the Transporter has been tailored to a camper is entirely irrelevant. As
long as the approved Tare Weight and Gross Weight is within the
Departments vehicle compliance for a VW Transporter, then there is no
other determinant and the insurers should treat it accordingly. If I
were you, I'd approach the insurers and simply state the details as
proscribed on the Registration Certificate. End of story.
Having sorted the first bit above, then the main interest the insurers
would have is the condition of the vehicle and negotiate an agreed value
for insurance purposes. To that end, they may decide to inspect the
vehicle as part of that process. Hope this helps.
As for covers, I totally agree. Transporters MUST be treated with
respect and only be exposed to the elements when being used. Over time,
you will be rewarded with a well preserved syncro if always garaged when
not in use. The opposite alternative is very problematic.
Cheers and good luck.
--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> Hi again,
> Thanks for your various welcomes. It seems there's a concentration of
Syncro owners in
> inner city Melbourne!
> I wonder whether any of you have any tips re insuring our Syncro. Tony
rang RACV today,
> our usual insurer, who couldn't even find T3 Syncros in their
database. They proceeded to
> say that they are unable to insure rare vehicles, such as this,
(because of difficulties re
> parts, apparently). Any leads on where to turn gratefully accepted.
> One other query while I'm at it. We are unable to house our Syncro
under the carport in
> our backyard because she's too high, as we suspected. I've never been
precious about cars
> (our daggy old Camry lives out in the street), but I'd like to offer
her some protection from
> the elements to ensure that we get maximum life out of our exotic
holiday on wheels. Any
> feedback on whether campervan covers are any good? I checked some out
on the Net, but
> I'm not sure whether they really protect the paintwork and inhibit
rust (does it get too
> hot/damp underneath?). Can't think of anyone with spare garage space,
> Thanks for your input,