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#11 Optimistic Paranoid

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 11:15 AM

I'll let you know how the claim goes, just very apprehensive about using USAA after this

 

Well, I suggest you spend a few minutes reading this web page, it's the best explanation I've seen on the various kinds of RV insurance you might need:

 

http://www.rv-dreams...-coverages.html

 

Over at Escapees, they recommend a few independent insurance agents who specialize in RV insurance and can offer you policies from a number of companies.  Might be worthwhile to talk to these people and get some quotes for comparison:

 

https://www.blueskyc...com/auto/rv.php

 

http://www.millerrvinsurance.com/


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#12 rustyshackleford55

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 02:55 PM

We use USAA for everything - except camper insurance. They don't do that as you have found out. We have Progressive just for our camper. Less than $100/yr. 

USAA actually owns progressive, they initially tried to steer me there but said since its "attached" to the truck its under the truck coverage


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#13 Ronin

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 11:01 PM

Too many insurance agents will tell you that your camper is covered which is true as far as liability is concerned : specifically, bodily injury or property damage. If you want coverage for damage to your camper you have to have comprehensive and collision coverage on the camper and the camper should be listed as an item on your auto policy showing what the deductible is. Some companies do not offer this and should tell you that you would need a separate RV or Motorhome policy as Taku has done. 

For those of you who have asked your agent if your camper is covered for physical damage and you don't see it listed on your policy I would send them an e-mail confirming that they said it was covered. If damage were to happen and your claim is denied you can go after your agent's Errors and Omissions insurance. Anything that your agent says about your policy becomes an expressed warrantee of coverage, so cover your self by having a paper trail.


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#14 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 12:09 AM

I just rechecked my auto policy.

Listed after all the vehicles. Has it's own info.

I agree if unsure talk to your agent.

As said earlier I have on record a photo of truck/camper,

which the agent placed in my file.

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 05:08 AM

I have had USAA Insurance for almost 50 years. My FW Hawk is insured by Progressive through USAA. There seems to be a problem with the terminology they use for truck campers, I called Progressive a few weeks ago to make sure they understood exactly what I was insuring. They assured me they knew. I have never had any problems with USAA, just great service. I believe the policy actually refers to it as a RV.
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#16 windy

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 05:31 AM

What norrisd said x2
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#17 Optimistic Paranoid

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 12:41 PM

I have had USAA Insurance for almost 50 years. My FW Hawk is insured by Progressive through USAA. There seems to be a problem with the terminology they use for truck campers, I called Progressive a few weeks ago to make sure they understood exactly what I was insuring. They assured me they knew. I have never had any problems with USAA, just great service. I believe the policy actually refers to it as a RV.

 

Part of the terminology problem might come from the fact that MOST state motor vehicle departments don't consider a truck camper as anything more than cargo carried in the back of your truck, just like any other cargo.  No Title, Registration, or Plate needed.


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#18 rustyshackleford55

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 07:50 PM

Update here: USAA is still trying to figure out how to cover the roof of my 2018 four wheel camper from hail damage. The issue as 'optimistic paranoid' said is that the camper was treated as cargo and doesn't have its own policy. I think I'll eventually get this straightened out but I have added a policy from progressive in the mean time as I'm NOT confident USAA would cover serious damage. The policy was $300 a year


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Posted 31 July 2018 - 09:40 PM

Update here: USAA is still trying to figure out how to cover the roof of my 2018 four wheel camper from hail damage. The issue as 'optimistic paranoid' said is that the camper was treated as cargo and doesn't have its own policy. I think I'll eventually get this straightened out but I have added a policy from progressive in the mean time as I'm NOT confident USAA would cover serious damage. The policy was $300 a year

I have USAA and this is exactly what my Rep told me, that since the camper is not permanent install (aka which would make it an RV and which USAA doesn't cover) it's covered as Cargo at the times I would be using the camper...

Now I've never had to make a claim but this is what USAA explained to me...


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#20 Optimistic Paranoid

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 10:07 PM

I have USAA and this is exactly what my Rep told me, that since the camper is not permanent install (aka which would make it an RV and which USAA doesn't cover) it's covered as Cargo at the times I would be using the camper...

Now I've never had to make a claim but this is what USAA explained to me...

Now, in the fine print, is there anything about a maximum amount that they will pay for damaged "cargo"?


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Rule #1 For Wandering The West: DON'T FEED THE VULTURES!

I Don't Like To Make Plans.  They Cause The Word "Premeditated" To Get Used In Court.

My Body Is A Temple!  Ancient, Falling Apart, Probably Cursed . . .





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