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Does RV Insurance Cover Awning Damage?


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Does RV Insurance Cover Awning Damage?

An RV awning extends the square footage of an RV’s living space. It provides an adjacent covered area that is both shaded on hot days and sheltered on rainy days.

However, we never leave the RV awning out at bedtime or when we are leaving the campsite for any real length of time. Wind can sometimes come out of nowhere. It doesn’t take a lot of wind to twist, rip, and destroy an RV awning.

Even with judicious care, RV owners can easily be caught off guard in the event of sudden high winds. Fortunately, RV insurance can come to the rescue.

Types of RV insurance

As a permanent fixture on your RV, your RV awning is covered by both collision and comprehensive coverage.

Collision Coverage

Whether you are parked or driving, collision coverage covers your RV including your RV awning in the event of a multi-vehicle accident, usually when you are at fault, but in some cases, it extends to when there is another driver who is at fault.

Comprehensive Coverage

Comprehensive insurance coverage covers single-vehicle accidents and incidents that are considered to be out of your control. This may include driving under a branch that was a little lower than it looked, ripping the precious awning off. It also includes high winds, falling trees, or even a vandal damaging or stealing your awning.

Between collision and comprehensive RV insurance coverage, your RV awning is fully covered against many perils. However, your insurer will still expect you to take reasonable care to ensure your awning doesn’t get damaged including performing regular maintenance. It’s best to check with your insurance provider to learn more about what exactly is covered under your specific policy.

Find cheap RV insurance online

You can start with policy shopping from an online provider like RVerInsurance.com. RVer Insurance Exchange offers free quotes for RV Insurance, Health Insurance, even Extended Warranties.

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Lynne Fedorick

Lynne lives, travels and works full time in the R-Pod 180 with 3 pointers and 1 small but vital corgi mix named Alice. Lynne began full time RVing as an experiment in 2019, but she quickly fell in love with the convenience, freedom and minimalist lifestyle offered by full time RV living. Lynne is a professional dog trainer, offering mobile and online dog training services through her website at www.mydoggeek.com. You can read about her travel adventures on her blog at: https://rpodadventure.wordpress.com/

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  1. single senior widow. 2 small pups. Seriously contemplating a new life style of r ving. Looking into all that needs to be learned. Any helpful hints? Love the new 19ft. italian made winghamm 540. Love it. Looks perfect for my needs. What is the cost of insurance yearly for this rv? Thank you for any advise you can give me. Pat Hyer

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