Home > Motorhome insurance > Self build motorhome

Motorhome insurance

Policy documents

Travel-Insurance

Self build motorhomes

Are you looking for cheap self build motorhome insurance?  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.

When searching for insurance for your panel van conversion or campervan conversion, you may be surprised at the variety of related categories used to describe this specialist type of motorhome. 

It is important to find an insurance underwriter that has the experience, knowledge and understanding of the detailed steps and time involved to successfully complete such a DIY self build motorhome project.  At Shield Total Insurance, we can insure your vehicle as a motorhome from the onset of the policy, meaning no expensive engineer reports upon completion of the conversion, or complications when trying to amend the motorhome policy from a van to a motorhome.

For home converted vehicles we stipulate that the conversion must be completed within 120 days from the inception date of the insurance policy and have the following:

You will be required to:


On completion of the conversion, the vehicle must be re-registered with DVLA as a “Motor Caravan”. Failure to re-register the vehicle will lead to policy cancellation.

Any commercial vehicle that is in the process of being converted should be insured at the purchase price until the panel van conversion is completed.

You will then be required to advise what the new market value should be and provide supporting purchase receipts. An additional premium may be required and your Motorhome Insurance excess may increase depending on the revised market value.

Motorhome Insurance - purple