A motor home may be your home away from home, or it may be your permanent home. More and more people are choosing to make a motor home their residence. These motor homes are often expensive and full of valuables. Consequently, having them insured properly should be a priority for owners. Understanding the problems that require insuring motor homes is also important.
Like any motor vehicle that is driven on the roadway, motor home owners must have liability insurance.
Motor homes are susceptible to the same types of accidents as cars. The big difference is that motor homes are larger and can inflict far more damage. Also, families frequently travel with friends and relatives in the motor home. This means that more people can be injured in the event of an accident. Owners need to buy sufficient liability insurance to cover themselves and others if an accident happens. Evaluate the amount of assets that you have that can be at risk if your motor home causes a major accident. The property loss to others can be substantial before factoring in personal injury possibilities. Potential lawsuits can come from many directions. Your financial health can be put in severe jeopardy without good coverage. You need high liability coverage to make sure that you have full protection if the worst were to happen.
Collision insurance has to be a part of your motor home package.
You will need to be able to repair your vehicle and possibly your home after an accident. Determine what level of deductible you would be able to absorb and still afford to repair the motor home back to driving and living condition. Because the value of many motor homes is above $200,000, do not expect this part of your insurance to be cheap. Higher deductibles may save you significant dollars each month, but you will need to have enough reserve funds to cover this amount. It may prove to be easier to buy a policy with a lower deductible than to raise larger sums from personal savings to make repairs.
You need protection from acts of nature.
A comprehensive policy will take care of this. However, with motor homes, you have to also deal with the possibility of animal damage because of parking the motor home in a wilderness area. The likelihood of damage from tree limbs falling or even vandalism can increase due to where the motor home may be parked while traveling. Make sure that your insurance will cover all of these risks.
Since you will be using your motor home as housing from time to time, you need a policy that will furnish you with a place to stay after an accident when you are away from home.
Most people do not worry about this type of insurance when traveling by car because they have lodging built into their travel budget. Motor home travelers expect the motor home to fill this role. If they lose this option, travel finances can become a problem quite quickly. In some instances, insurance companies will even provide a replacement motor home to drive while repairs are being completed.
Systems on the motor home need to be insured if possible.
Heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, water and sewer systems can fail and leave you with big problems. Good insurance will help with these problems in the same way that good homeowners insurance will cover them. This type of coverage is usually a package that can be added to the policy. It is a good idea to at least consider it when insuring your motor home.