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Old 12-21-2010, 05:50 AM   #1
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Insurance question

Our son wants to buy our extra car or RV which he has been using so far . Once the registration is transferred to his name, will he need to buy separate insurance too, or can he still be added to our insurance policy? He lives with us.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:52 AM   #2
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I woul think if the car is in his name the insurance has to be too.Your insurance is for your vehicles not his.
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:19 AM   #3
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Call your insurance company and pose the question to them...they're the only ones who can accurately answer that question.
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:55 AM   #4
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If you are smart, you will have the vehicle registered in his name and make him get his own insurance policy.

A friend of mine had the same situation and his kid got in a wreck. The other party sued and my friend almost lost his house because the policy coverage didn't go as high as what they were suing for.

The insurance agent advise was to get a separate policy for any kids that still live under your roof.
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:59 PM   #5
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Always have your 18+ year old kids have their own insurance and their vehicles in their name solely. Kids still do silly things and you want to be clear away from any troubles that an accident can cause.
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:05 PM   #6
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You can have as many vehicles as you wish under one policy as long as the driver(s) for each are correctly identified, but I strongly recommend that he have his own policy. For your protection.
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:34 PM   #7
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My kids had their own vehicle insurance since they were 16. I did buy them a car, but put it in their name.

But that was around 30 years ago.
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:23 PM   #8
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The other party sued and my friend almost lost his house because the policy coverage didn't go as high as what they were suing for.
A GREAT reason to have umbrella insurance!
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:12 AM   #9
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I have found in reading many insurance company policies, they all vary in levels of coverages. The lowest price may not be the best for you. As someone said earlier, have your agent define the coverages. As you have seen from all the advertizing insurance companies are doing, they want your business. The average RV owner usually has 4+ other policies with his insurance company

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Old 12-26-2010, 07:50 AM   #10
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The average RV owner usually has 4+ other policies with his insurance company
As a Full timer I am way below average.
I only have 2 vehicle policies. And they are with 2 different company's. That both cover 3 different vehicles.
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The figure of 4+ includes Homes and Boats. I got this information from many of the actuaries who set insurance cost.
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Old 12-26-2010, 09:07 AM   #12
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Liability insurance is relatively cheap, and anyone driving a 15,000- 25,000 lb (Plus) vehicle should have as high a limit as their insurance company provides. You hit just one new Lexus with some people in it, and the tab will be quite high. The umbrella policy mentioned previously is also a good idea. And a second comment ... His car, his policy!
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Old 12-26-2010, 09:29 PM   #13
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Keep it seperate but ask...

In the current economy the person with the cash is in power...

By all means insure that the son is completely seperated legally from you, but check with multiple agents to see if there are "family" plans that offer discounts to seperate family members residing in same household with seperate coverages.

It costs nothing to ask, but might bear fruit.

Be sure to ask about possible issues with lawsuits relating to the fact that son is living in your household, a good lawyer might still be able to go after your home.
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:04 AM   #14
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If he lives with you, you can add him as an additional driver on your cars and be added as one on his car, and keep all cars under one insurance policy. This would be the cheaper way to go I guess. However, this would also mean that incase he does some damage to the car, your auto insurance rates would also rise as a consequence. Go with what others say and let him buy his own insurance.
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