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Old 07-29-2014, 05:07 PM   #43
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Well, that answers the question I was going to post... not... maybe... confused...!

Just finally registered my trailer in Washington. (Do you know Washington state wants 9% sales tax on a "luxury item" like a travel trailer even if it was purchased in 1970 new and you've already paid tax on it? Luckily my original bill of sale had a low amount on it.) Anyway, I'm checking into changing my insurance to here but then wondered what just liability would be, and the agent told me it is covered by the car's policy. (I didn't ask her if that included when it was not attached to the car- but they don't put liability on the trailer itself anyway. So if a neighbor kid breaks in to the trailer and blows himself up with the propane there is no coverage- unless homeowners covers that.)

I was only paying $43 a year in California but probably that was $2500 in insurance and if I do it now I'll go for $4000 if I can (prices have gone up.) Still likely to be about $25 a year here, with a $500 deductible.

So... worth it? I suppose so if it turns out to be that cheap.. I'll ask her if I have to go ahead and prove value in a more detailed way (I sent her comps but they were asking prices- hard to get proof of selling prices other than eBay) if I have a claim.

Anything else to consider?

I would definitely insure a more expensive trailer- just not sure it is worth it for one I can afford to replace.
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:38 PM   #44
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Cool Insurance

There is a guy who advertises on local TV touting liability insurance only. You are covered driving any car. However, what he doesn't say is that the car is not covered.

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Old 07-29-2014, 07:30 PM   #45
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My trailer is fully insured year round at a cost of 120.00 per year.

In winter it is left parked in a trailer park that had a rash of break ins this past March.
Very little was taken but the window lock broken the screen cut open, the blinds were torn out and the window was left open.
The water damage seems to be the big issue as the inside wall is soft now.

Finally just got the quote and the insurance adjuster was in to check it out.
Somewhere between 1600-1700 in damage and should get the go ahead from ICBC the insurance company here in BC this week.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:38 PM   #46
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You know the risks, you take your chances. It's really pretty simple. Are you willing to risk all your permanent assets?

I'm a hot rodder. You don't even want to know what I pay in comprensive premiums (theft). But then again, I own a (couple) of 50-60 year old vehicles where the manufacturer only built < 10,000 of the models.

BUT STILL.. what is YOUR comfort level? There is no perfect answer. It's really between YOU and your insurance company, PLUS where you travel.

Don't we all wish this was simple?
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:58 PM   #47
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Smile Fire Department run charges.

For you who are shocked by the FD daring to charge:

Fire department to charge $100 for medical calls not requiring transport | Fire Chief

I found that with a little search on DuckDuckGo.

Here is another:

http://www.thelancasternews.com/cont...ge-wreck-calls
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:25 AM   #48
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My trailer insurance was added to my home insurance policy for an additional $240/yr and covers full replacement value of the trailer. This insurance policy specifically mentions the $35k purchase price of the trailer.
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:18 AM   #49
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My Boler is covered by my car insurance when I am towing plus I have a separate policy that covers it when in storage or not being towed. The policies would only cover the value of the Boler that I originally paid for it ($4,000), the only way they would insure for more is with an appraisal. I recently found a Vintage Vehicle Appraiser who did appraise the Boler, I had to do a lot of the research to help find comparators pus I had very complete documentation of all my expenses. The insured value of my Boler is now considerably higher, the insurance company increased the coverage without question and without raising my premiums.
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:05 AM   #50
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I got a quote- it's about 1% of the value with a $500 deductible. I asked a couple of questions about it- a) what if someone rear ends the trailer (un or underinsured or hit and run? and b) what if it is stolen while unlocked (hitch lock?) No answer yet. Keeping in mind that liability is covered by the auto policy- I'm still undecided.
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:56 AM   #51
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I think I pay 50 bucks a year for my scamp 13 insurance. Pretty sure if something happens to it they'll depreciate it's value like a stickie trailer. Then I'll just come on here and print out pages of classifieds to show how they maintain and even appreciate in value.

TT insurance is not required in NY, but I got it anyway.


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Old 08-04-2014, 08:51 AM   #52
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I added my 85' scamp onto my auto insurance policy with progressive. It's covered to $6000 with a $50 deductible. My premium only went up $38 per year, that's $3.16 per month. Well worth it in my opinion.
Solarscamp13 I'm looking to get coverage with progressive as well. I'd live my premium to only go up 38 bucks. What coverage did you exactly get? Thanks
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:02 AM   #53
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The company we are with charges $78 a year co-op for ours liability ect.
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:44 PM   #54
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I sell RVs for Camping World of Fayetteville, NC. You can call Good Sam Insurance to get a quote. They are very competitive and offer specialized insurance for RVs. I get quotes for all of my customers and approximately 7 out of 10 times, GSI is less expensive than their current company and offer more coverage.

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Old 12-26-2014, 06:52 PM   #55
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I have had State Farm Insurance on my 82 13ft. Burro (Burrito!) since I bought it in 98 or 99.. I pay $28.00 A YEAR!!! I once contacted other insurers & they wanted a fortune! I use to have home & car insurance with them also, but all I have now is Burrito! Check with them! They list it as 8ft., & I questioned them... they said no problem as long as they have the vin#....
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Old 12-26-2014, 07:15 PM   #56
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I pay $28.00 A YEAR!!!
That's not useful information without knowing what you are insured for. I pay $220, but that is for full replacement insurance. If my trailer were to be stolen, they would replace it with a brand new one. My deductible is low and I have coverage for contents etc. etc.
I think you should read your policy and see just what you are getting for $28.
I don't know of any insurance company that runs as a charity.
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