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Old 12-07-2009, 09:24 AM   #1
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Insurance in mexico -- help

It seems I can not get insurance on my airstream in Mexico as it is over 20 years old. Does anyone know of a way around this? I am leaving in 3 weeks and had no idea that the age of our rig would be uninsurable in Mexico.

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Old 12-07-2009, 09:36 AM   #2
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Insurance in Mexico

Did you try Sanbourn Insurance of Mexico. This is one of the oldest companies in Mexico and very flexible. As a matter of fact they usually have agents along the U.S. Mexico border crossing cities willing to make arrangements usually within a day or two of entering Mexico. There web site is:

Sanborn's Mexico Insurance - Mexican Auto Insurance
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:41 AM   #3
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thanks -- on the phone with them as I write this -- fingers crossed!
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Mexico laws require that you buy liability insurance, and it doesn't make any difference the age of the RV. RVs over 20 years old cannot be insured for collision.
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:27 AM   #6
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They are going to try to do a "Work Around". I have had to send photos and the bill of sale (we bought it in June) to prove it's value...we shall see. Do these people not know what a CLASSIC is??

Funny thing is, we traded our 2004 for the 1988 airstream and we feel as though it is so luxurious compared to our 2004. We thought we were being diligent getting a "non-Flashy" trailer for Mexico. I never thought I'd have a problem with insurance on it.

Hey, anyone else on their way to Mexico? I have seen many other types of RV's in Mexico but I have never seen an airstream.



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Old 12-07-2009, 01:35 PM   #7
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FANTASTIC NEWS -- we just got FULL Coverage for our 1988 airstream in Mexico. Sanborn worked around it because it was an Airstream -- I am thrilled because everyone else flat out told us NO. It is defiantly more expensive, but in my books, worth the peace of mind. We had to produce a bill of sale to prove the value as well as send photos, but this "more than 20 year old rig" is fully insured to travel in Mexico. Thanks for everyone's help!
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:11 PM   #8
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Sorry but I don't understand?Are you required to have more than your plate insurance when traveling in Mexico?Has this something to do with the length of time you are staying or just required for any amount of time? Is insurance also required for your TV or is just your plate insurance(vehicle registration)enough?
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The only insurance that is recognized in Mexico must be purchased from an official Mexican insurance agent. You must obtain Mexican insurance if you plan to drive over the boarder. The consequences of not having Mexican insurance include confiscation of your vehicle and possibly incarceration.
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Canadian insurance policies do not include Mexico.
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Old 12-07-2009, 05:24 PM   #11
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Thank you.Good to know.
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Contento todo trabajó para usted. ¡Disfrute de su viaje!
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:01 PM   #13
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We have used Sanborn many times. Have never taken a travel trailer, but used them for a motorhome, car with a box trailer carrying motorcycles, a van with the same trailer and motorcycles, the motorcycles, and five or six camping trips in our dune buggy.

I'm not too surprised that they would take care of you. We have had to use them twice for claims. Once for damage due to a hurricane that came through San Felipe and sanded the front of the van, and once when a drunk left the road and impaled his car on the back of the motorhome doing extensive damage and putting my wife in the hospital here in the US. All was paid in short order with no problem whatsoever.
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If you need insurance when traveling to Mexico... I suggest you contact "Leclerc assurances"... 1-800-567-0927.
Leclerc Assurances - - Introduction

They may be able to help you!
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