Ahhh... RV and motorhome travel. But, as you are relaxing, have you made sure you have adequate motorhome or trailer insurance? Yes, it is a nice convenience to motorhome travel or trailer travel because you get to take along the comforts of home. While camping or just RVing, having the comfortable luxuries of furniture, cookware, TV's, and even a cell phone and computer access right at your side makes for a nice vacation. Unfortunately though, by forgetting to review their motorhome insurance and trailer insurance coverages, many RVers don't take the time to adequately insure all of those comforts.
You Do Need a Separate Motorhome Insurance Policy or Trailer Insurance Policy
A common practice for RV owners is to insure their RV under their current auto policy instead of purchasing a separate motorhome insurance policy. But too often the owner does not take the time to read what and how much is covered under their auto policy. In many instances, RV’s covered under auto policies are not adequately covered.
Don't Forget that Personal Property Before Your RV and Motorhome Travel Plans
RV owners often hesitate to buy RV insurance for their personal property because they think that the personal property in their RV will be covered under their homeowners‘ policy. This is true, but again, coverage on personal property is limited when the property is kept somewhere other than the “residence premises.” Often the limit in a standard policy is very low and the usual policy deduction would apply.
You May Need to Search for a Specialty Trailer Insurance or Motorhome Insurance Company
To insure proper and adequate coverage, a RV owner should add a separate RV insurance coverage to their current auto policy. If the RV owner’s insurance carrier does not have this type of RV insurance coverage available, there are insurance companies that specialize in RV insurance coverage. Usually the cost is minimal, especially compared to the alternative of finding out the RV and it’s possessions are not covered after a disaster happens.
For more information, or to obtain a quote, contact the personal lines department at The Jacobs Company today.