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Adrian Flux Insurance Services
Adrian Flux Insurance Services are pleased to continue their association with the SBMCC and all those connected with the club.
As a longstanding supporter of the SBMCC we would welcome your enquiries in respect of your vehicles and we are able to offer up to 15% discount on policies for Club Members.
We welcome all modifications, Imported Motorcaravans, young drivers and convicted drivers.

In addition we cover partially-converted Motorcaravans and free legal expenses cover – up to £50K worth of legal expenses in the event of a non-fault accident. Our policies can include European cover for up to 90 days free – in some cases 12 months!

Why choose Adrian Flux Insurance Services?

At Adrian Flux Insurance Services our comprehensive Self-Build motorhome cover has been designed to give you great value for money.

Our Motorhome Policies provide the following:-

  • Up to 15% discount for SBMCC members £2000 worth of personal effects covered
  • Free Green Card up to 60 days/Annual available if required £1000 worth of cover for gas bottles, awnings and generators
  • UK and European breakdown cover available from £85.00

Please click on the web banner for a quotation


Caravanwise offer motorhome and campervan insurance for self build motor caravans both during conversion, for 90 days and when completed. They offer comprehensive insurance that can include commuting to work and for motor caravans under £5000 in value you can choose to insure it on a Third Party Fire and Theft basis.

  • Fully comprehensive campervan insurance
  • Third party fire and theft available
  • Awnings and camping equipment up to £3,500
  • EU cover for 180 days
  • Alternative accommodation
  • Club Member discounts - including for SBMCC members
  • Imported motorhomes and DIY campervans based on imported vans including Japanese
  • Trailer towing liability cover
  • Limited mileage policy - Lower premiums for lower limits

Instant Motorhome Insurance Quote.

DIY Motorhome Insurance

Telephone free on 0800 328 2084 during office hours.

Mon: 9am - 6pm
Tues, Wed, Thur: 9am - 7:30pm
Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 12noon

The Caravanwise Motorhome policy is based on Highway's specialist vehicle policy and it has certain features that make it a good choice for anyone undertaking the conversion of a panel van or mini bus into a motorhome and it continues to be a good choice after conversion.

Most motorhome policies are very restrictive for DIY builders. They need you to have completed the conversion before you can get cover, they will not insure ex mini buses even if the passenger seats have been removed and they won't cover many imports, especially Japanese vans. The Caravanwise, Highway Specialist vehicle policy is different.

Unlike many policies this one can provide cover for 90 days during conversion. So you can drive the vehicle before the conversion is fully completed.

Vans that are currently designated as a mini bus on the V5 can still be covered provided that the passenger seats are removed. In other words as soon as you start conversion and make it no longer possible for the vehicle to be used as a mini bus then cover can start. Then you have 90 days to get the conversion completed.

Caravanwise welcome Japanese imported vans used for DIY conversion into campervans.

Third party fire and theft cover is available for campervans up to £5,000 in value and the policy is a limited mileage one which means that if you do less miles you pay a lower premium.

One requirement that you need to be aware of and be prepared to do is as follows. If you install gas for cooking or heating then this must either be done and certified by a qualified engineer, or a safety certificate from a qualified gas engineer must be obtained. This makes sense and for most builders would be seen as vital anyway. It is also a requirement that the V5 is re-designated as "Motor Caravan" within the 90 days. This means that your conversion has to be done to a standard sufficient to pass the DVLA requirements for re-designation.

Caravanwise have been in this area of insurance since 1998 and have recently re-entered the motorhome insurance market in the UK. They previously had a significant presence in the DIY motorhome insurance market and have considerable experience and expertise in this important segment of motorhome insurance.

More details are available on their website DIY Motorhome Insurance or by telephoning free on 0800 328 2084 during office hours.

If you are doing a complete bespoke DIY conversion or converting a Van using a kit Caravanwise are well worth considering.

Highway Insurance is part of the Liverpool Victoria group of companies. Founded in 1843 Liverpool Victoria, which also trades as LV=, is the UK's largest friendly society and a major provider of insurance and financial services products.

Caravanwise Limited
100 Ringwood Road, Walkford, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 5RF
Tel: 01425 280078
Registered in England Company No.3560388

Caravanwise Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA Register number is 304081.

Caravan Breaker

  • Caravan breakers Wales
  • M Pascoe caravan-mobile home breaker Cornwall, 07833614647
  • The Caravan Panel Shop (replacement caravan parts)
  • Salvage Caravans Mike at Salvage Caravans in Rochford near Southend, sells complete modern damaged caravans as well as new and used caravan parts ideal for self builders. They offer 10 % discount to SBMCC members on production of Membership card/number.
  • Wheal Rose Coach Works Scorrier Cornwall 01209 820429 07901 963536

Useful websites and reference

Club Links

Motorcaravan Club of Ireland
Motorhome Facts
Practical Motorhome
World of Motorhomes

Wild Camping For Motorhomes
A very useful site that is well worth a visit.