In the last year or so, the number of people holidaying locally in caravans or motorhomes has significantly increased. The insurance brokers have noticed it, and it is doubtless that the caravan parks and travel agents have noticed it too. It seems that in an attempt to save money, the masses have opted against forking out for expensive holidays abroad. Official figures suggest that 5,000,000 more holidays will be taken in Britain this year.
Figures from the National Caravan Council state that over 1.5 million caravan fans are regularly using a combined total of just over half a million caravans across Britain. As well as this, bookings at the Camping and Caravanning Club have risen by a huge 21% in the last year. So it’s pretty safe to say that caravan manufacturers aren’t complaining about the recession!
However, one thing that all of this means is that the roads are going to be getting busier this summer and taking more and more punishment from people driving up and down the country to and from their holiday destinations. All this will be combined with the beating that the roads took over the harsh winter. Everyone has noticed the big potholes that have sprung up.
There have been times, when out on my bike, I have wondered if I might see a little kangaroo head sticking out from one of those pot holes. I am sure they will be causing damage to cars, caravans and motor caravans. Indeed I wonder whether they will actually cause accidents.
It’s not compulsory to buy insurance for caravans, but advisable. You wouldn’t pull any other important belonging behind your car, or leave it unattended in a park without insuring it, would you? There are, I’m informed over 30 motor caravan and caravan insurers, so it feels like the specialist advice is available to those willing to look for it. My advice would be to ask a broker to help you. In a recent survey conducted by well respected magazines brokers came out as the most competitive for price, and it’s good to be able to ask questions and get proper advice… from a human.
If you are looking for caravan insurance, your best bet is to have a broker secure you the best deal that they can as many of them have long-standing relationships with the insurance companies and so can get you the caravan insurance for a much cheaper price.