Guide to RV Insurance
Whether it’s your dream to roam the countryside in your RV or even if its parked permanently at your favorite campground, you need to make sure you are properly insured.
There are many considerations that must be taken into account when purchasing coverage for your recreational vehicle. For example, when you park an RV at a campsite, you may be responsible for the area surrounding your vehicle. If someone is injured, you could be liable. This makes insuring your recreational vehicle under its own specific policy extremely important; many of these things may not be covered under a standard auto policy.
In general, you have three options to insure against total loss:
- Market Value – Pays the market value of your RV at the time of the loss.
- Agreed Value – Pays the value selected at the start of your policy, regardless of the RV’s current market value.
- Total Loss Replacement – Pays for a replacement if your vehicle is a total loss. In most cases, your RV must be five years or newer.
Although insurance companies that specialize in RV insurance may offer different types of coverage, the standard policy typically provides:
- Personal content coverage
- Roadside assistance
- Emergency expenses
- Campsite liability
When purchasing coverage, you may also want to consider asking about the companion auto coverage that is usually available with most RV policies. The companion coverage can be written specifically for the automobile that you will be towing with your recreational vehicle.
The cost of an RV insurance policy can vary depending on the type of vehicle you have, the state you live in, the value of the vehicle, and other factors, such as how often the vehicle is used. The size of your deductible may also play a role. The higher you set your deductible, the lower your premium will be. Keep in mind, however, that should an incident occur, you will be responsible for paying the deductible no matter how high it is. Establishing a deductible that you can afford may be one of the most important aspects of obtaining coverage.
Before settling on an RV policy, take time to shop around to find the best coverage and rates possible. You may also want to inquire about discounts. Some insurance companies offer coverage discounts for:
- Anti-theft alarms
- Supplemental braking systems
- Anti-lock brakes
- Completion of a safe driving course
- Motor home club membership
Protect Your RV
Recreational vehicles are major investments and a dream come true for many people. These vehicles offer the freedom to get away from it all and explore the country. But, with the freedom comes responsibility. Protecting yourself and your investment with specialized RV insurance is part of that responsibility. If an accident occurs, this coverage will save you a great deal or money and heartache.
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