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RV Lifestyle Blog

What are the Different Classes of RVs?

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 @ 09:04 AM

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Tags: Horse Trailer Insurance, Fifth Wheel Trailers, Different Types of RV, Stationary Travel Trailer, Other Insurance: Auto, Boat, Home and More

8 Great RV Storage Solutions

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 @ 11:08 AM

Even the most spacious of RVs and seasoned RVers struggle with space.  RV living can require some creative thinking when it comes to storage, but don’t start downsizing until you’ve read these RV storage tips!
 
  1. Maximize Wall Space- Use tacks or putty on the inside of cabinet doors to create space for papers, maps and magazines to hang.  These items will be kept out of sight keeping your RV looking clean.    
  2. Under the Bed- Create storage under your bed.  This is a great place to store extra linens, books or other items.
  3. Add Shelves- Rubber-covered metal shelves can help you maximize your storage space.  Most RV cabinets are tall on the inside and leave wasted space above. By securing the legs of shelves to the cabinets, additional storage space is added.
  4. Nest your Kitchen Ware- Nesting your kitchen items inside each other is a great way to save space.  Stack your pots and pans inside each other and stack all the lids on top.  Fitting your kitchen supplies together gives your more cabinet storage for other items. 
Need help downsizing?  Declutter your RV by following more organization tips
 
  1. Rectangular Storage and Boxes-   It’s important to group like items together so you stay organized on the road.  Rectangular baskets and storage items help save space by fitting next to each other nicely.   
  2. Roll your Clothing- Instead of folding or hanging your clothing which takes up space, roll up your T-shirts and pants into tight bundles to help stretch your wardrobe room!
  3. Driver Side Storage- Adding a small rack that fits on the wall of the RV under the driver side window is a great way to house items the driver commonly needs.
  4. Adding Rear Storage  - Platforms off the rear of your RV are another handy space to store any necessary items that don’t have a home inside your RV.
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Tags: Horse Trailer Insurance, Fifth Wheel Trailers, Different Types of RV, Full-Time RVing

Does Specialty RV Insurance Protect Me Better?

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Thu, Mar 15, 2012 @ 09:03 AM

You shouldn’t spend your time and money finding the RV of your dreams without getting the proper RV insurance package to protect it!  Your “home away from home” should have the best protection available.

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Tags: Medium Duty Truck Insurance, RV Insurance, Horse Trailer Insurance, Fifth Wheel Trailers, Different Types of RV, Full-Time RVing, Stationary Travel Trailer, Other Insurance: Auto, Boat, Home and More

5 Tips for Insuring your Horse Trailer with Living Quarters

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Fri, Feb 17, 2012 @ 14:02 PM

  1. Usage: Make sure you clarify with your agent how the trailer will be used. Will you be transporting your own animals, or do you occasionally transport horses “for hire?” By being clear about your usage, your agent can make sure you are getting the best possible rates for your horse trailer, and may be able to find you additional discounts. 
  2. Liability: Many auto insurance companies will insure a horse trailer with living quarters the same way they would insure a utility trailer- with no liability coverage unless it is hitched to an insured auto. Since your horse trailer also serves as your temporary living quarters, make sure you ask your agent about specialty coverage that would protect you if someone is hurt in your RV or at your campsite. 
  3. Contents: Review your policy to make sure you have adequate coverage for the belongings and tack you’ll be travelling with. Specialized personal effects coverage is available to cover your expensive equipment and belongings when you hit the road. 
  4. Roadside Assistance: Some towing/roadside assistance providers may not be equipped to handle horse trailers, and even the providers that are can be extremely costly. You may be eligible for a towing package through your insurance policy that specializes in towing RVs and trailers, and getting them back up and running when a disablement occurs.  You may even qualify for a discounted rate by combining your roadside assistance package with your insurance policy.
  5. Total Loss Replacement: Many horse trailers with living facilities may qualify for full replacement in the event there’s a total loss. Considering that a brand new trailer can run upwards of $100,000, this valuable coverage will make sure your investment is protected at claim time. Ask your agent to see if you qualify.
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Tags: Education, RV Insurance, Horse Trailer Insurance