The money you spend in buying your recreational vehicle is an investment for a lifetime. Buying a good RV needs proper research that includes a good estimation of your wants and a great deal of market survey that helps you in zeroing down to a dealer that offers you exactly what you had been looking for. All this hard work and the money spent can be at stake with a sudden accident, act of vandalism, theft or any incidence that ends up damaging your RV.
That’s why RV insurance is vital. Insuring an RV not only covers you from potential damage risks but also lets you camp without worries. However, most RV’ers do not have a clear idea in regard to the various factors determining the price of a RV insurance cover. So before you go ahead with RV insurance, it is wiser to consider the various factors that affect the insurance rates.
The location of your RV, when not in use is a vital determinant of the premium rates. So if it is located at a place where it is more susceptible to damage, the premium rates are bound to increase. Some insurance companies also take into account the type of RV. Thus insuring a bigger RV with good utilities might be expensive than insuring a smaller one with less utilities. Moreover, drive safe to avail lower premium rates because your driving history is one of the major inputs that influence the premium you pay. Do consider the frequency of your travel. A full timer and a once-in-a-while traveler should go for different coverage. And yes, a good credit rating surely helps.
There are also some perks associated with some of the factors that bring down the premium rates considerably. A higher age is taken as a higher driving experience that might bring down the premium rates. A membership with a RV association sometimes offers you a discount on the premium rates. Owning a home and your marital status shows the level of your responsibilities which in turn can influence the insurance rates. Discounts on premiums can vary from company to company and so you should check out the applicable discounts with your agent.
Once you have opted for coverage, make sure you follow some simple steps for hassle free claims. Retain all the receipts and take clear pictures of your RV just before you camp out. In case of damage, take the post-damage pictures and also determine the cost of damage. Always keep the policy number along with the details of the insurance company handy. And more importantly, never ever try to fool your insurance company. There are experts in their business.
So, do consider the above points and insure your RV motorhome before zooming out with it.