So suggestions for insurance (qld) and how I go about getting a DIY setup insured?
Yes insurance it is a bit of a minefield.
CIL will insure homemade vans and another name for homemade is custom built.
10 years ago before you could get your van insured and is probably still the case now you needed the van weighed, gas ticket and electrical ticket in some states plus proof of cost to build then registered first then take it to someone to get it valued. Some caravan yards have people that will do it and some don’t want to know you. I think it cost me about $50.00 to get a valuation done. They usually try and place a value on your van similar to a van they sell with a similar setup.
Once it is registered and valued you can then get an insurance quote. There are very few companies that will insure a homemade van, I did have a couple of other insurance company names but have lost the list. I did move my insurance to GIO after a couple of years being insured with CIL but originally GIO would not insure a homemade van but once it was insured with another company they would take it on if you had house and car insurance with them.
So you may need to drive around a bit to get the van weighed to get it registered then to get it valued and then finally insured and the insurance company will not give you a cover note for a van that is not registered.
Just to make OT happy, I still like your plumbing and ‘S’ bends!
I have rented vehicles overseas with HEPVO valves and still had some odours coming back from the grey water tank never had this happen with an ‘S’ bend. Also best to keep as much plumbing inside as possible as anything under the van will soon or later get damaged.
I have the shower drain via its own homemade water trap into the grey water tank and the kitchen sink and the bathroom sink all drain separately into the grey water tank so you have no issues with back feed.
Keep up the good work,