Colorado is a wonderful place to own a recreational vehicle. It is home to some of the most picturesque RV parks in the country. From Ridgeway State Park to Roosevelt National Forest, this state has a lot to see and do. If you are among the many Colorado residents who own a recreational vehicle, you can protect your investment and your finances with a suitable RV insurance policy.
A local independent agent can help you find a competitively priced policy that meets all of your coverage needs. Find an insurance agent near you to start comparing customized quotes.
What Is RV Insurance?
An RV is defined as a motor vehicle or trailer that provides living quarters. A typical RV includes a sleeping area, kitchenette, and bathroom.
RV insurance is designed specifically to cover recreational vehicles ranging from camper trailers to motorhomes. This insurance can be customized to meet your specific coverage needs depending on what type of recreational vehicle you are insuring and how you use it. It provides a hybrid of home insurance and auto insurance for those who both drive and live in their recreational vehicles.
Is RV Insurance Required in Colorado?
In Colorado, RV owners are required to have, at a minimum, liability insurance coverage in the event that they cause injuries or property damage to others while operating their RVs as vehicles.
In some cases, you may be able to simply add your RV to your existing auto insurance policy. This would meet the state’s liability insurance coverage requirements, but it may not provide all the coverage you need. If your RV is in an accident or catches fire while you are cooking, your auto policy will not be able to provide coverage for damage to the contents in it.
That is why it is a good idea to invest in a separate RV insurance policy when covering your recreational vehicle.
How Much Does RV Insurance Cost in Colorado?
Insurance costs for RVs can vary significantly according to a number of factors including:
- The type of RV you are insuring (fifth-wheel trailer, pop-up camper, caravan, motorhome, etc.)
- The value of the contents kept inside the living quarters
- The number of miles you drive the vehicle each year
- The amount of time you spend living in the vehicle each year
- Your driving record, claims history, and credit score
The only way to find out how much an RV insurance policy will cost is to request and compare a few customized quotes. A local independent agent can make comparison shopping easy by acquiring a variety of quotes on your behalf.
What Does RV Insurance Cover?
RV insurance is a hybrid of auto insurance and home insurance. This is because RVs can be used in both capacities. You can expect an inclusive RV insurance policy to provide the following:
- Auto liability coverage: RVs are larger and heavier than most vehicles on the road. Because of this, if you are involved in a collision while operating your recreational vehicle, the resultant damage and injuries can be significant. The auto liability portion of your RV insurance policy will help to cover third-party injuries and property damage if you are at fault for an accident.
- Personal liability coverage: Some people opt to live in their RVs full-time. If you use your recreational vehicle as your primary residence, you will want to have the same personal liability protection you would get through a homeowners or renters insurance policy.
- Vacation liability coverage: If you live in your RV only while traveling, vacation liability coverage can provide additional liability protection if you are responsible for property damage or injuries while staying in an RV park. An example would be if your parked RV somehow starts rolling and hits another RV.
- Contents coverage: Many people keep a lot of property in their RVs, particularly if they own one of the larger varieties available. Contents coverage can pay for damage to items inside your RV if they are lost or damaged due to a covered event such as a fire, high winds, or a burglary. This coverage includes all the appliances and furnishings in your RV as well as your personal items such as clothes and electronics.
- Collision coverage: This can provide coverage if your RV is damaged in a collision while you are out on the road, even if you are at fault.
- Comprehensive coverage: This can provide coverage if your RV is damaged while it is parked. Covered non-collision events include wildfires, falling tree limbs, floods and tornadoes.
- Towing and roadside assistance: Most RVs are rather large and require specialized towing if they become disabled while out on the road. By adding this optional coverage to your RV insurance policy, you can rest assured that a roadside service call will not set you back financially.
Where Can I Find the Best RV Insurance in Colorado?
If you are looking for the best RV insurance policy to meet your coverage and budgetary needs, look no further than a local independent insurance agent. There are currently 252 independent agencies located in Colorado, so it should be easy to find an agent close to home.
Discover the many benefits of having a local insurance professional on your side. Contact an independent insurance agent and start comparing customized RV insurance quotes today.