S75 Overland Truck Build

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Re: S75 Overland Truck Build

Postby DaveS » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:25 pm

Jeez - what a shock. Hope all goes well for you, Ralph - very best of luck.

(Thought... worst case scenario could you get a scrap RB44 with an existing V5...)

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Re: S75 Overland Truck Build

Postby Ivan C » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:31 pm

That's a real bummer.
As I understood it, cat A and B were parts only so you are unlikely to be able to retain the original identity - though you do say that dvla issued a V5c, which they should not have done.
I think Dave is tight when he suggests another "identity" as the best/simplest way forward.
I don't think dvla can make you crush it, just prevent you taking it on the road.
Best of luck,
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Re: S75 Overland Truck Build

Postby ralph » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:34 pm

I think that they issued the v5c before the law changed and if I hadn't tried to re register it as a motor home I would have been OK.
I am hoping I will be able to apply for a new vin and an IVA to get it on the road. Buying a scrap one with a v5c would be easier but finding a scrap S75 would-be a problem I think.
Will see how it goes with the insurance company tomorrow.

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Re: S75 Overland Truck Build

Postby DaveS » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:13 pm

Wasn't suggesting a S75, just an RB44. Changing the registered chassis length etc shouldn't be a material issue... but hopefully you won't come to that. Good luck mate.

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Re: S75 Overland Truck Build

Postby ralph » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:12 pm

Good news the insurance company that wrote it off, the NFU, are sending an engineer on Wednesday to inspect / assess it and hopefully change it to a cat C write off.
I spoke to my insurance company first, to cancel the insurance policy (i declared it hadnt been written of ) and they said they had never heard of anyone re categorising a write off after the 14 day appeal period so when i called the NFU i thought no chance of them looking at a claim from 5 years ago but they couldnt have been more helpful. So fingers crossed my initial panic will have been for nothing and it will be re-categorised and get a V5C as planned.

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Re: S75 Overland Truck Build

Postby Geomorphologist » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:16 pm

Everything crossed for you.

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Re: S75 Overland Truck Build

Postby Ivan C » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:11 pm

ralph wrote:Good news the insurance company that wrote it off, the NFU, are sending an engineer on Wednesday to inspect / assess it and hopefully change it to a cat C write off.
I spoke to my insurance company first, to cancel the insurance policy (i declared it hadnt been written of ) and they said they had never heard of anyone re categorising a write off after the 14 day appeal period so when i called the NFU i thought no chance of them looking at a claim from 5 years ago but they couldnt have been more helpful. So fingers crossed my initial panic will have been for nothing and it will be re-categorised and get a V5C as planned.


Good News you are dealing with NFU - they are an excellent company
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Re: S75 Overland Truck Build

Postby ralph » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:19 pm

NFU called this afternoon and then emailed the following:
Following our conversation earlier, I am writing to confirm that the MIAFTR entry that was placed on the above vehicle has been removed, following review of the vehicle damage and its current condition.
We had originally valued the vehicle in 2017 and deemed a category based on the damage as described by our insured and the understanding the salvage of the vehicle had been disposed of.
The claim for damage was not presented to us until three years after the claim had been reported. We had paid the claim in good faith that the information we had been told was accurate and therefore that a Category B marker would ensure that the vehicle would be treated as salvage only, as the insured had indicated.
Having now seen the vehicle, we are satisfied that given the historic significance of the vehicle and the fact that the cab unit is the only area of impact which has now been entirely replaced, that a salvage category is not necessary. Further, that the sale to you by our insured in 2014 was on the basis that it was a repairable prospect and that those repairs have in fact taken place and to a high standard.

So my initial panic was for nothing.
I think I will be insuring it with the NFU by far the best insurance company I have dealt with.

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Re: S75 Overland Truck Build

Postby ralph » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:24 pm

Unfortunately I go overseas to work in a couple of weeks so it won’t be on the road this year but at least I know that it will be by next year and can start planning it’s maiden trip.
I am thinking if all goes well scotland for a couple of months followed by Morocco then a trip to Mongolia in 2021. Getting a bit ahead of myself but everyone needs a dream/ plan.
I just hope I like driving it and the back doesn’t fall off at the first corner.....will be a very nervous drive when it goes for its mot :D

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Re: S75 Overland Truck Build

Postby DaveS » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:14 pm

Great result, Ralph - and as you say, NFU more than went the distance on customer service. My insurance is up for renewal soon and will definitely look at them, even just based on this. Hope this is a sign of good things to come for the S75. Nice one.


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