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Old 01-15-2015, 05:38 PM   #15
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There is the Victron inverter with GPS that uploads position to the Victron site and you can log in with a smartphone app. A Nice side benefit for those looking for an inverter upgrade.
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Old 01-15-2015, 06:28 PM   #16
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Has anyone tried those devices that clamp onto the wheels ?
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:53 PM   #17
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I am about to get an expensive trailer. But worrying about theft is something I'm not going to do, nor am I going to take any extraordinary measures. I use a tongue lock and that should be enough when traveling. If I was going to put it in storage, I'd probably string a long chain thru the wheels. Beyond that is just kind of excessive considering the low risk. If you are insured, you are only protecting your deductible, not the full value of the trailer. So how far would you go to protect $250? $500? $1000? Spending a few hundred dollars a year to protect a $500 deductible, that odds are, would never be used, just seems excessive to me.
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Old 01-16-2015, 05:53 AM   #18
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Makes me wonder what the payoff from your insurance would be. Non fiberglass trailers depreciate very fast, think they pay heed to the real value of fiberglass?
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Old 01-16-2015, 08:24 AM   #19
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A very good point.... In the event of a theft of ones trailer, thinking that the deductible will be all one is out might be a bit over confident.


Unless one has "Full Replacement Value" or a "Stated Value" policy, many have learned that travel trailers in general, and molded fiberglass trailers in particular, are not well appreciated by insurance companies.


And, in the example of a "Built to Order" new FGRV, the possibility of a years loss of use waiting for a replacement would prompt me to take a few extra steps for protection as well. It's more than just the money.....
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Old 01-16-2015, 08:38 AM   #20
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Agree with you, Bob. And for those of us with much-loved used trailers, there is the difficulty of even finding a comparable replacement at all.
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Old 01-16-2015, 08:56 AM   #21
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you know...it would be nice if the insurance companies would use the same valuation as the tax guys. the former depreciates coverage rapidly and the latter tends to keep the value up as long as possible. coincidence? i think not.

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Old 01-16-2015, 09:37 AM   #22
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Makes me wonder what the payoff from your insurance would be. Non fiberglass trailers depreciate very fast, think they pay heed to the real value of fiberglass?
In my experience the insurance companies do not know the resale value of a fiberglass trailer vs a sticky and will want to depreciate your trailers value by about 10% a year. Each year they ask and I just say nope! :-)

I have a Stated Value policy. Which means in the event of a claim for the trailer I will need to prove its value is what I have declared it to be. Was advised by my insurance agent the best way to do that is to keep copies of any sale ads etc that I might see for the same year/make trailer with same options etc. About every six months or so I go through the for sale and sold section of the Fiberglass- rv-4sale and copy & paste ads along with any photos into one document on my computer. Also keep records of all updates/repairs along with receipts and keep current photos of the trailer inside and out.
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