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Old 10-28-2016, 11:02 AM   #41
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Insurance on 19

I am looking into insurance for my 19, due in April '17. Spoke to my current insurance co, The Hartford (AARP insurance), and was told that they would not insure my trailer if I lived in it, (will be full timing). Also, they don't cover contents.
So I will need a different company. Has anyone else who is full timing had a problem getting insurance? Maybe I shouldn't have mentioned that I'll be living in it Any info/recommendation would be appreciated!
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Old 10-28-2016, 11:06 AM   #42
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Maybe I shouldn't have mentioned that I'll be living in it Any info/recommendation would be appreciated!
If you did that, you are effectively uninsured.
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Old 10-28-2016, 11:17 AM   #43
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Yeah, that's what I figured. So, who insures full timers?
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Old 10-28-2016, 03:15 PM   #44
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Yeah, that's what I figured. So, who insures full timers?
Hi: curru... I'd try Good Sam. Alf
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Might want to talk to that Escapees Club. The one with mobile home parks around the U.S.
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Old 10-28-2016, 04:27 PM   #46
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Might post the question on either the rv.net full-time forum or the Escapees forum at rvnetwork.com
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Old 10-28-2016, 05:05 PM   #47
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Might want to talk to that Escapees Club. The one with mobile home parks around the U.S.
Escapees, yes... but those are RV parks, not mobile home parks. Quite different - mobile homes are not RVs (they are not used for travel).
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Old 10-28-2016, 05:13 PM   #48
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This may make some member gasp, but I wonder if Good Sam could help you? I say gasp, because of the amount of junk mail received from Camping World...
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Except I know folks that live in "Park Models" in one of those Escapee parks. To me a Park Model is a mobile home.
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Escapees, yes... but those are RV parks, not mobile home parks. Quite different - mobile homes are not RVs (they are not used for travel).
I believe Norm and Ginny (FGRV) have a mobile home type structure and their trailer in one of these parks.
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Old 10-28-2016, 05:20 PM   #51
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Bobbie - I'm a State Farm Agent and you will need year built, manufacturer (Escape) and model (15A). Your agent will then be able to look it up. Of course the vin is needed to complete the application.
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I believe Norm and Ginny (FGRV) have a mobile home type structure and their trailer in one of these parks.
They mentioned it was a Park Model.
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Old 10-28-2016, 08:44 PM   #53
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Except I know folks that live in "Park Models" in one of those Escapee parks. To me a Park Model is a mobile home.
There's the confusion. A mobile home is moved - by specialty commercial haulers with a permit for oversize load and equipment to lift and carry it - to the residential location, and although it may be moved again most never do; they don't even have axles or a tongue left attached to them now. Traditionally, a park model trailer is too large and awkward to travel with, but can be towed as a trailer whenever desired; once parked, it is left intact and able to move again if desired.

Although some properties may contain both types of unit, and the lines between the types are very blurred (such as by park models that are too wide to be towed routinely) they are distinct.

Escapees is for RVs, not factory-built houses. A park model is extreme for an RV park, but I'm not surprised they're allowed in many of these places, where spaces are large and long-term leases are available.
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Old 10-28-2016, 10:09 PM   #54
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Park Model trailers are designated for recreational use, and also get registered as a trailer. The also must be less than 539 sq ft.

I had looked into building on a bunch of years back, mainly to use as a cabin at our land, but ended up getting a 19 instead.
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Old 10-28-2016, 10:24 PM   #55
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Poutine, I say.
I was suggesting a potential source of information on insuring a trailer for full-time living.
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Old 10-28-2016, 11:32 PM   #56
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I was suggesting a potential source of information on insuring a trailer for full-time living.
Yes, and I think Escapees is a good suggetion
What's needed is insurance for a full-timer in an RV (such as an Escape, or a park model trailer); that's different from home insurance (even for a mobile home), so it helps to be clear about what is being requested from a source of insurance.
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Old 10-29-2016, 12:38 AM   #57
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There are several companies that sell full-timer insurance and Escapees has some discussions on their forum about it. Or you can just call them and they will tell you a few.

Classifying as a Park model may have a great deal to do with the sewage and/or gray water situation, not what we use for our trailers.
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Old 10-29-2016, 10:58 AM   #58
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Thanks for all your replies/suggestions. I looked at the Good Sams website, good stuff. Will check out Escapees too, and make some calls next week.
This forum has been wonderful for getting info, and chuckles. Thank you all for your posts, they have been, and will continue to be, very helpful as I'm working on my build sheet.
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Old 11-15-2016, 12:38 AM   #59
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Good Sam / Progressive offers 5 years full replacement value, and I agree I've not seen an American insurer who offers a longer term. After 5 years it's insured for the exact purchase price.
I went to the Good Sam website, and navigated thru to RV insurance... and did a quick estimate ...... although it'll be a bit inaccurate as they had the American 'Escape" trailers listed.... completely wrong models and company...

but got a rough estimate, for replacement, and with good deductables, and it was a very competitive price, compared to what my non-replacement (so..... depreciating) coverage was thru my usual insurance company...

i'll have to call Good Sam, and get an accurate estimate, but I'm impressed so far.

The website I ended up on had the company name "national general" as a part of the URL - not Progressive. I wonder if there was a company name change, or ... ?

and i'd have to specify dual solar panels, etc, to get complete coverage..... maybe give the insurer a copy of the build sheet..... to make sure i was 100% covered...

and

i did read a very happy post from someone here, recently, who had 100% replacement Good Sam, and had their Escape totalled in a recent flood.

any other good or bad experiences with Good Sam RV insurance?



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Good Sam Insurance is a broker. They can sell insurance from several different carriers. I suggest to talk to one of their reps for more detailed information. There may be more than one replacement value option.
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