Recreational vehicles are a fun way to enjoy spending time outdoors. These type of vehicles can include a travel trailer, fifth wheel, camper, camper trailer, campervan, Caravan, or motor home. Much like a car, one has to consider what type of insurance policy they should buy for their recreational vehicle. The purpose of recreational vehicle insurance is to protect yourself and your vehicle from financial and other losses that may result in the event of an accident or other unexpected incident. When it comes to finding the right insurance for your recreational vehicle, you want to be well informed so you can make the right choice.
Recreational vehicle insurance (RV insurance) is a contract between the RV policyholder and an insurance company. The policyholder pays a specified premium, and the insurance company agrees to pay for any related losses as outlined in the policy.
RV insurance usually covers three key areas: damage to your own vehicle including your personal property, public liability, and medical coverage. Collision and comprehensive insurance pays for theft or damage to your RV. Liability insurance covers your legal obligations to others in the event of property damage or injuries that they may incur. Medical insurance coverage pays for the medical costs that can include hospitalization, rehabilitation, treatments, and sometimes loss of wages.
Before purchasing insurance you should consider the following:
1) If the recreational vehicle is not merely a camper built for the back of a pick-up truck, and can be driven by itself, then insurance can normally be acquired using your auto insurance provider
2) You should ask the insurance provider what kind of collision coverage is being offered. For instance, if the vehicle is destroyed by a fire, will you be able to replace it at its current market value? You may be required to pay a higher premium for this type of coverage.
3) You should consider purchasing personal liability insurance that covers a personal injury claim resulting from a road accident, as well as an accident that may take place while you are parked. You have to be protected if someone is injured while using the vehicle or in the location of the vehicle. Some homeowner’s insurance policies will cover this type of situation, especially with motor homes, but you should definitely inquire about this type of coverage. A $1, 000,000 liability coverage is a good choice because you want to make sure that you are completely covered.
4) You should also ask if your policy provides coverage in the event of vandalism or theft. The amount for personal property damage coverage in a RV insurance policy can sometimes be low. If you have valuables, you should increase your personal property insurance coverage to an amount that will replace them if they are damaged or stolen.
5) Inquire about any discounts that may be available. Insurance companies will offer discounts for good driving, anti-theft devices, multiple vehicles insured, non-smokers, and much more.
6) Inquire about added benefits such as roadside assistance, emergency vacation expense allowance, 24-hour emergency claims, discounts for older and safe drivers, and incentives associated with installing a Vehicle Anti-Theft System.
7) Ask the insurance agent if the coverage will cover another country such as in Canada or the US. You want to make sure you are covered in the event of an accident in another country.
Buying Recreational Vehicle insurance does not have to be a difficult and expensive task. You just need to do a little research and ask the right questions. Your aim is get the most coverage at the best price. It is important to make sure that you fully understand the RV insurance policy before you make the purchase.