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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

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We are recognised throughout the outdoor leisure industry for our great insurance deals on camper vans, coach built motorhomes and professionally converted panel vans.

Unlike a large number of other insurance providers, we specialise in the insurance of self build motorcaravans, offering a FULL self build quote and buy online facility. Why not get an online self build quote today and see just how much you could save.


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.

Recommended suppliers & services

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  • Agent Fiamma Motorhome accessories
  • Alternators, Starter Motors , Repaired, rebuilt locally. Parts supplied by mail order. Located in Cornwall near Davidstow contact by e-mail.
  • Arc systems For Carver heating spares
  • Battery Megastore Batteries
  • Bespoke Foam Supplies – Foam cut to any shape or size 30+ various grades to choose from extra polyester wadding available extra stockinet covers available. Contact Chris Tuda on 07894 244031 for all your foam requirements and more.
  • C.A.K Tanks ltd Tel 0870 757 2324 for a free catalogue for all your water tank and pumping solutions.
  • CFS Fibreglass Supplies Established in 1974, offers a complete nationwide mail order service for glass fibre materials and supplies, in any quantities large or small.
  • Conrad Anderson UK Suppliers and fitters of in-car electronic systems, cruise control systems, satellite navigation systems, reversing camera systems and reversing radar systems
  • Convert Your Van Makes interiors for vans of all sizes and are happy to create bespoke furniture units. Good quality workmanship and materials and friendly service.
  • County Battery Services Leisure vehicle batteries
  • Custom Graphics Vehicle graphics
  • D&F promotions Skillets! And other cooking equipment Tel: 01953 789175
  • Dave Newel Leisure A high quality service to leisure vehicle owners
  • East Yorkshire Caravan SalvageCaravan breakers
  • Energy Solutions A wealth of information and electrical products.
  • Express Caravan and Motorhome Parts Specialise in surplus and bankrupt caravan and motorhome builders stock. There is a 10% member discount (increased to 15% on orders over 500) If you have any more questions regarding items in stock, please do not hesitate to contact Craig Sanson on: 01226 751651 Mobile: 0787 2640720 Express Caravan and Motorhome Parts, Workshops Rear of Knollbeck Caravans, Wath West Industrial Estate, Derwent Way, Rotherham, S63 6EX
  • F M Caravans Ltd Tel:01482 823330
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  • Finches Truck and Rop Shop Telephone Camborne 01209613252 mobile 0467360394. They are fair honest and highly skilled. If you live in Cornwall and need help these people are at the top of the list. They specialise in big camper services and break downs. HGV capability and one off fabrications from brackets to top fuel dragsters.
  • Frost Auto Restoration Techniques Ltd Tools & equipment for the classic car restorer, competitor, and craftsman : oils, painting, plating, rust, polishing, bodywork, workshop machines, mechanical, books & videos and more. UK agents for Millers, Por15, Eastwood, One grand, Dinitrol. Call now for a free catalogue 01706 658 619
  • Goodwin Plastics All tanks are constructed of 6mm or 9mm virgin grade polypropylene depending on size, over the years we have made many different shapes.
  • Harrison Locks Harrison locks are members of the master locksmiths association (MLA), and started Harrison locks in 1981; they have developed a wide range of locks for the motor caravan and caravan industry after converting there own van.
  • Haynes Publishing Workshop manuals for your project vehicle
  • I.E.M. Services I.E.M. Services are based in Poole, Redruth, Cornwall, and have been trading for 15 years. We have built our reputation on supplying quality electrical products at extremely competitive prices
  • IH Campers Ready made campers for sale
  • JDS Metaltech
    Suppliers of Rock ‘n’ Roll beds as well as Cushions and seatbelts, offer members 10% discount on their products. Contact them at  or email:
  • Keyline Graphix Vinyl sign manufacturer
  • Kustom Interiors A great site for ready made interiors for VW vans
  • ~ LED Lighting
    LEDCentre is offering a great range of low voltage (12V) energy efficient and cool running LED lights like MR16, G4 and flexible water proof strips ideal for motor caravan building. All our LED products come with two years UK warranty and shipped anywhere within the UK.
    In addition to any website discounts is offering extra 5% off to all SBMCC members.
  • Leisure Vehicle Windows Windows for leisure vehicles!
  • Magnum Motor Homes A source for all your components.
  • Magic Car Design ~ Dashboard kits
  • Malro ~ Furniture boards. lightweight 12mm & 15mm ‘Beech’ and ‘Pear’ faced furniture boards. Malro do not have a website, simply phone the owner, Ron Walker, 01922 628955
  • Marcle Leisure Online store equipment for the motorhome, caravanning and camping community. Maximum Impact Vehicle alarms & audio Tel: 01132 441448
  • MKM PlasticExtrusions Plastics manufacturer
  • Modern Plan Insulation Spray insulation
  • Murvi Motorcaravans Motorcaravan manufacturers
  • Mytyres.Net A good online source for your tyres.
  • N.R.Andrew & Sons Tel day 01209 821122 eve 01209 821397 for all your HGV lorry spares, breaking 7.5 tonne lorries daily and a nice person to deal with as well.
  • Noise Killer Acoustics Sound insulation
  • O’leary Motorhomes Motorhome parts & accessories,
  • Outdoor Bits Camping items
  • Odyssey Motorhomes Odyssey Motorhomes are suppliers and fitters of Seitz Windows. SBMCC members receive a 10% discount on production of your membership card/number.
    If you have a query relating to any of our products then please send us an email at and we’ll endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
    If you would prefer to contact us by phone, please call us on 07547 510444.
  • Paints 4 U Vehicle paint
  • Phoenix Reclamations Caravan & boat parts, cathode lights
  • Plastic Water Tanks Leisure vehicle water tanks
  • Point North Performance Fabrics mail order fabric for awnings and equipment.
  • Propex Heatsource Propex heaters can be bought direct from Propex Heatsource with a discount to SBMCC club members of 10%.
  • Roadpro For all your 12v electrical products.
  • RVOPS . Military equipment online shop – rvops provides military and outdoor clothing and equipment in the UK and tax free to qualifying BFPO (military) addresses.
  • 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.
  • Screwfix This company is one of the backbones of British builders and is an amazing source for all the hard to find bits that overlap from the building industry to the campervan self-builders.
  • Shoreline Marine are manufacturers of 12/24 Volt DC Fridges, Freezers and Solar Panels for use on Yachts, Cruisers, Canal Boats, Motorhomes, Horseboxes and Trucks. Our extensive product range offer solutions to individual customer needs.
  • Signs For Less Unit 10a Low Lane Ravensthorpe tel: 01924 496242 or: 07833 781865 email:
  • Smashgards Security film
  • Spray insulation Leisure vehicle insulation
  • Sterling Power Products A highly recommended company for electrical charging solutions.
  • Tanya Electrical Leisure vehicle and more
  • Taylormade Taylor made window blinds and insulators.
  • Towsure This Company started off supplying trailer bits but now carry one of the biggest stocks of camper and caravan accessories.
  • UK Moterhomes.Net A comprehensive source of information for the UK motor home user.
  • Vehicle Wiring Products A very good source for wiring components.
  • Vicarious Books ~ motorhome books
  • W. Mannering (London) Rubber & plastic specialists
  • Waeco International This is a use full site for fridge cooling systems and loads more.
  • Waudbys Camping and caravan accessories camping accessories.
  • World Of Camping Cornwall’s premier accessory shop for all your hard to come by bits and pieces. And the nice thing with this place is that the proprietor Rob Prisk is a confirmed self builder.

Caravan Breaker

  • East Yorkshire Caravan SalvageCaravan breakers
  • Caravan breakers Wales
  • Caravan-Breakers Info – Free Caravan Breaker and Caravan & Used Part Finder
  • 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

The Caravan ChannelThe Caravan Channel is broadcast on Information TV, Sky channel 166,
at 7pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Watch online at the same times, on our Information TV page
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.