INSURING YOUR VACATION OR SECOND HOME

Insuring Your Seasonal, Vacation and/or Secondary Home

 

Risk Management Home Owners Insurance Bogle Agency Insurance Bergen County NJAs with any home, vacation or second homes need to be insured. The risks are different, so the coverage may have different costs than primary home insurance. Before you invest in a vacation or second home, you should be aware of the cost to insure it.

Since you don’t spend as much time in a vacation home as in a primary residence, the danger of theft, vandalism, or damage such as fire or burst pipes are a greater risk. If you plan to rent out the vacation home, there may be cost.

Bogle Agency Insurance personal lines specialists are always ready to advise you
about the risks and costs involved with insuring your vacation or second home. We also represent the leading carriers, like for instance Chubb who specialize in these kinds of property risks

 

Factors That Impact The Cost Of Vacation Home Insurance

 

LOCATION

Where the second home is located makes a difference in insurance cost. If it is in a flood, or earthquake-prone area you will need to consider coverage.

TYPE OF PROPERTY

Whether your vacation home is a stand-alone house or a condo or townhouse makes a difference. If the vacation home is a condo and is maintained by a homeowners’ association providing some security, your insurance cost may be lower. The age and kind of building materials used for the house may also be factors considered for your vacation home.

EXTRA AMENITIES

If your vacation home has a pool or maybe a hot tub there can be added risk. Additional liability
insurance may be something to consider.


How You Can Save Money on Second Home Insurance

You can be judicious and choose a location with lower risk – a little farther from the beach, for instance.

By insuring the vacation home with the same insurer that provides coverage on your primary residence may lower cost. This is known as “bundling” policies.

You can install an alarm system – one that detects both fire and break-ins and this might lower the cost.

Of course, we can also shop around for the best quote on your vacation home insurance.

Talk To An Insurance Expert

Bogle agents are available to give you sound advice on the best coverage and best prices for insuring your vacation home. Our aim is to make the insured have peace of mind about coverage, for the lowest cost. Call us today at (201) 939-5378, or come in for a consultation at 200 Stuyvesant Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE AND WHO NEEDS IT

What is Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

 

What is Covered Under Business Liability Insurance? What Isn't?Workers’ Compensation Insurance is a type of insurance that provides medical and wage benefits
to people who are injured or become ill at their job. It is mandated by the
state and the benefits vary by state. All companies that have more than one employee must have
workers’ compensation insurance. In the state of New Jersey all employers are required to have
workers’ compensation coverage for their employees.

 

Who and What is Covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

 

Understanding who and what is covered by Workers’ Comp is important. First, to be covered by
Workers’ Compensation Insurance you must be an employee. If you are self employed, you are not
considered to be an “employee” and you have to buy your own workers’ compensation coverage.
The firm you work for must have a Workers’ Compensation policy in place. The illness or injury
must have occurred while on the job. If you work for a firm that has an unsafe environment
it is incumbent upon you to make sure there is a Workers’ Compensation policy in force.

Of course, all business owners need to know whether they need a Workers’ Compensation Insurance
policy in place. Talking to a professional insurance specialist will help you to know what type
of coverage you need.

 

What is Considered An Unsafe Working Environment?

 

When an employee is not able to perform duties because of dangerous physical conditions in the
workplace, that is considered an unsafe environment. There are many factors, but things like
exposed wiring, broken equipment, hazardous materials, or asbestos cause unsafe conditions.
Studies have found that among the most dangerous jobs in America are:

1. Fishers and related fishing workers

2. Logging

3. Airline pilots and flight engineers

4. Construction and Roofing

5. Refuse Collection and Recycling

6. Structural Iron and Steel Workers

That’s only a sampling, there are many more jobs that are performed in perilous environments.
Of course, any job can be unsafe if it is performed in unhealthy or dangerous surroundings.

 

Talk to an Insurance Professional about Workers’ Compensation Insurance

 

Whether you are an employer or an employee you need to be covered by Workers’ Compensation
Insurance. If you are an employer you need this coverage to comply with the law, as well as
to be covered for employee mishaps. If you are an employee you need the coverage to compensate
you when you are unable to work. Bogle Agency Insurance has been offering a complete line of
insurance options for employers and employees for many years. Let our knowledge and experience
serve as your guide to the coverages you need. We are ready to answer any and all questions
regarding Workers’ Compensation Insurance. Give us a call at (201) 939-1076, or drop in for a
consultation at 200 Stuyvesant Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ.

FACTORS THAT CAN AFFECT LIFE INSURANCE PREMIUMS

What Are the Factors that Affect Life Insurance Premiums?

medical practice insuranceAlthough there are many factors that affect the price of life insurance, the most prominent ones are age, health and lifestyle. Risks to these elements of your life are always considered when determining premiums in life insurance. Your age, existing medical problems or habits that are injurious to your health are viewed as risks and will affect premium cost. If eligibility for life insurance is a concern, talk to a New Jersey Insurance specialist. They will explain the differences in policies, and talk about the risks you have that will affect your cost.

 

Personal Habits That Affect Life Insurance Premiums

 

Smoking is one of the most adverse habits that affect life insurance premiums. Excessive alcohol consumption and other overall risky behavior are also major factors. Purchasing a life insurance policy when you are young will be less expensive than when you are older. Certain health concerns such as high cholesterol, obesity, and any existing medical issues will affect the determination of eligibility and price.

 

Details That Affect Life Insurance Premiums

 

Life Insurance cost is affected by the length of coverage. Usually a longer term is going to cost more than a shorter term. A longer-term policy takes into consideration the probability of death within that period of coverage and the premiums will be higher. Other factors affecting life insurance premiums are gender or occupation. A Bergen County Insurance Agent can discuss the factors in your life that will affect the premiums of life insurance with you.

 

What are Life Insurance Options?

 

NJ Life Insurance options include:

Whole Life Insurance

Whole Life Insurance covers you for the rest of your life. This type of Life Insurance provides death benefits and additional cash value which grows during the life of the policy. Usually you must qualify with a health examination. It takes a number of years for a cash value to accumulate. Whole Life Insurance can cost more at first, but will eventually save you money if it stays in force for a long time.

Term Life Insurance

Term Life Insurance provides only death benefits, and pays only if you die within the term limits of the policy. This is the most affordable Life Insurance option. Term Life is purchased for a certain time period – 5, 10, 15, or 30 years, which is a “term”.

Combined Term and Whole Life Coverage

This type of policy combines the ability to build lifelong value, while supplementing certain specific times of your life (such as during children’s education, when you have a mortgage, etc.) with the protection of a term policy.  Combined Term and Whole Life coverage offers the best of both worlds.

 

Call Bogle Agency Insurance for guidance

 

Bogle Agency Insurance is an authority on Insurance in Bergen County and throughout all of New Jersey. Get in touch with us today to learn about Life Insurance and the factors in your life that will affect premiums. Our agents are knowledgeable and are able to answer all of your questions in this regard. Our team will ease your mind about the Life Insurance options that are available, and the cost involved. Helping you choose the right Life Insurance for yourself and your family is our main concern. Call Bogle Agency Insurance at (201) 939-1076 or come in for a consultation at 200 Stuyvesant Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ.

Small Business Owners and Automobile Risks

Automobile Risks Small Business Owners Should Know About  

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Bogle Agency Insurance advises our commercial clients, large and small, about how to protect themselves from potential risks and unforeseen events.

Accidents happen on a daily basis; if you don’t have the proper fleet automobile coverage your business could be vulnerable to losses.

 

What Automobile Risks Should Small Business Owners Know About?

 

1. Employees using personal vehicles to carry out company business.

Many times there is a need for one of your employees to pick up supplies, or lunch, or a visiting business colleague. That person uses their own personal vehicle. If they have an accident in the performance of these duties, your small business may be liable.

2. Hiring non-company individuals to perform driving duties.

Maybe you need something or someone to be picked up from the airport. You hire a driver to make the pickup, using their own vehicle. An accident occurs and the item to be picked up is damaged, or the person to be picked up is injured. Your small business may be liable.

3. Accidents causing damage or injury that occur with the use of company-owned vehicles

Your small business is probably covered in this case, but is it? Proper automobile insurance coverage is available and good professional advice is essential. Business owners must talk to an experienced agent to get the coverage they need.

4. You hire part-time employees to perform certain tasks.

In the performance of these tasks, that part-time employee has an accident using their own automobile. There are so many people engaged in today’s “gig economy”. These are people who for some reason prefer the flexibility of “gig” or free-lance one-at-a-time jobs. Many times these “gig” workers aren’t properly insured and your small business may end up being liable.

 

What Kind of Coverage Do You Need?

 

All businesses need insurance coverage for company-owned automobiles. Large businesses usually have “fleet” coverage, but small businesses sometimes overlook automobile insurance. Small businesses have as much auto risk as large businesses. Whether your small business owns vehicles used in the performance of company tasks, or you hire outside help for automobile transport, you need proper insurance coverage. These coverages are available and can be tailored to your specific needs. This is why all small business owners need to talk to a professional insurance agent. An experienced agency such as Bogle Agency Insurance has the knowledge and expertise to advise you.

 

Small Business Automobile Insurance Advice from Bogle Agency Insurance

 

Bogle Agency Insurance has been in business since 1919. Advising individuals and businesses has been our focus and we will help you get the coverage you need for your Small Business Automobile Insurance. Call Bogle Agency Insurance today at (201) 939-1076, or come in for a consultation at 200 Stuyvesant Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ

What Do You Know About Wedding Insurance?

What Do You Know About Wedding Insurance?

Wedding Protection Insurance Plans | Bogle Agency A wedding is probably one of the happiest and most important occasions in one’s lifetime. When you plan a big event you want to make sure things go smoothly and you won’t have the responsibility of a very expensive disaster. Wedding coverage takes away the worry of being in an exposed situation. Things can go awry on the day of your wedding, even though your planning has been meticulous. Wedding Insurance is available to protect you against unforeseen issues.

Bogle Agency Insurance is ready to discuss Wedding Event Insurance for your big day – contact us anytime!

What Can Go Wrong?

Here are some possible problems you might face before a wedding:

  1. Professional Vendor Issues – the place you booked for your wedding reception has closed, the photographers that came highly recommended didn’t show up or the band you were counting on broke up. Sometimes these things happen at the last minute, leaving you with no alternatives.  
  2. Property Damage – Broken furniture or fixtures at the wedding venue, smashed valuable gift items or the wedding gown is ruined – these are unforeseen and devastating.
  3. Stormy Weather – Bad weather ruins the plans for all planned outdoor activities.
  4. Health Problems – One of your relatives got sick, your best man had an automobile accident or the bridesmaids all get the flu. These things are rare, but they do happen.
  5. Second Thoughts – one of you decides to call the whole thing off! Again, not common, but it does happen.

What Do Wedding Insurance Plans Cover?

Wedding Insurance can cover:

  • Cancellation
  • Postponement
  • Lost Deposits
  • Additional Expenses
  • Photography
  • Gifts
  • Attire
  • Liability

Bogle Agency Insurance Offers Help With Wedding Insurance

Need to protect your important wedding event against disaster? While coverage differs in price and options, Bogle Agency Insurance is ready to discuss your unique needs and to help steer in a direction for best and most affordable coverage. We have been in the insurance business for 100 years, our experience is unmatched!. Please call Bogle Agency Insurance at (201) 939-1076 or stop in and visit us at 200 Stuyvesant Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ.

New Jersey Business Property Casualty Insurance Coverage

New Jersey Business Property Casualty Insurance Coverage | Bogle Agency Insurance


New Jersey Business Property Casualty Insurance Coverage | Bogle Agency Insurance

Understanding the types of Insurance a business needs in New Jersey is important for owners of, as well for entrepreneurs just getting into, business. Like any, Business Property Casualty Insurance Coverage is for the unexpected. Getting started with the right business Insurance coverage avoids surprises and financial crisis. A business with coverage for the unforeseen can be the difference between success and failure, but what is necessary isn’t always obvious.

Best to consult with a NJ Insurance agent on the various Business Property Casualty Insurance Coverage types in order to be sure the business is protected from day one!

What Types of Business Insurance Will the Business Need?

  • Worker’s Compensation Insurance – protects employees under state laws, provides medical care, death, disability and rehabilitation benefits for workers injured or even killed on the job
  • Errors and Omissions Insurance – liability insurance that protects companies and their workers against claims of inadequate or negligent professional work
  • Property Insurance – insures against damage to buildings, its contents and/ or a loss of income due to loss, such as fire
  • Vehicle Insurance – covers physical damage to, as well as liability coverage related to the use of, company cars to commercial trucks
  • Business Interruption Insurance – compensates for income lost during a period of restoration to repair or restore physical damage to defined property
  • Umbrella Insurance – catastrophe coverage meant to pick up where business auto liability, general liability or other liability coverage are exhausted

These are obvious types of Business Property Casualty Insurance coverage the business may need. Other options exist, for example, if the business manufactures a particular product there may be a need for Product Liability Insurance. Likewise, if it is a home-based business extra coverage on a homeowner’s policy may be necessary. The important thing is to be covered by the right New Jersey Business Property Casualty Insurance package.

One incident can wipe out a small business when coverage is not there. Because of this, taking the time to evaluate the needs of the business can save it down the road. As a reputable Bergen County Property Casualty Insurance Agency we will provide the knowledge to get the proper coverage in place.

Lyndhurst NJ Business Insurance Agent!

Contact the team at Bogle Agency Insurance today and learn more about local NJ Business Insurance options. We welcome the opportunity to customize a package based upon unique needs of the business. Let our knowledge and experience serve as guide, Bogle Agency Insurance will inform you about Business Insurance in Bergen County NJ an beyond!

The Pros & Cons of High Deductible Health Plans

The Pros & Cons of High Deductible Health Plans | Bogle Agency Insurance

The Pros & Cons of High Deductible Health Plans | Bogle Agency InsuranceIt’s no secret that Health Insurance costs have skyrocketed in the past decade. Before, it wasn’t unheard of to receive premium health insurance package from your employer. Today, things are a bit different. As healthcare costs increase, so do the costs that employers face. Naturally, employers have been forced to cut costs resulting in lower-tier health plans for their employees. Additionally, some employers may not offer health plans, so you may find yourself looking for individual coverage. Regardless of the offerings, one of the most important considerations for Health Insurance shoppers is costs. In the past, we’ve covered some tips to help you save money on Health Insurance. A High Deductible Health Plan is one of the best ways to save money on insurance, but it’s not right for every individual.

What is a High Deductible Health Plan?

Oftentimes, these lower-tier Health Insurance plans are High Deductible Health Plans or HDHPs. HDHPs are Health Insurance Plans that have a higher deductible than traditional plans. Deductibles are the total out-of-pocket costs that an individual will pay before Health Insurance begins taking over the costs of health care. High Deductible Health Plans offer lower premiums, but more health care costs for the individual upfront.

When Is A High Deductible Health Plan a BAD Idea?

High Deductible Health Plans are not built for those who frequently experience medical conditions or who have chronic illnesses. In the case of a chronic disease like diabetes, High Deductible Health Plans can increase your total health care costs and prevent you from receiving the care you may require in the event of an inability to pay. For conditions like diabetes, your healthcare is imperative to your everyday life and anything blocking your access to medication or care can create negative effects to your health for the rest of your life. In this case, High Deductible Health Plans are not recommended.

Additionally, older adults who are on various medications and frequent specialists physicians such as cardiologist shouldn’t consider an HDHP. Because all office visits, tests, and medication will be out of pocket until you reach your deductible, you will most likely end up spending more out of pocket than a higher premium, lower deductible plan.

 

When is a High Deductible Health Plan a GOOD Idea?

A healthy, younger adult with no history of medical conditions or genetic predisposition to diseases can benefit from a High Deductible Health Plan for a few reasons, specifically costs savings. A healthy adult who isn’t currently on medications and doesn’t expect to be in the near future can save thousands of dollars in monthly premiums with a High Deductible Health Plan. Because these plans increase the up-front costs, monthly premiums are typically lower than Low Deductible Health Plans. Since you don’t expect to use much of your health care, you can save a tremendous amount of money while still insuring you have coverage in the event of an unexpected illness.

High Deductible Health Plans are also eligible for an HSA, or Health Savings Account. This savings account allows you to save pre-tax income into an interest-bearing account to help cover your out-of-pocket expenses. Because High Deductible Health Plans can help lower not only your insurance costs but also your employers, many offer matching contributions to HSA accounts.

How Do I Decide Between a High Deductible and a Low Deductible Health Plan?

Shopping for Health Insurance can be tiresome. It is extremely important to evaluate your yearly medical costs and compare these with your Health Insurance quotes. Health Insurance Agents, like those at Bogle Agency Insurance can help you find a plan that not only saves you money but provides the coverage and care you need. Whether you’re shopping as an individual or as an employer, the Bergen County Health Insurance Agents at Bogle Agency Insurance can help! Contact us today to learn more!

 

New Jersey Business Liability Insurance: What’s Covered? What’s Not?

What Is (And Isn’t) Protected Under Business Liability Insurance?


NJ Business Liability Insurance

Business Liability Insurance covers the basic risks associated with conducting business. Liability coverage refers to general items and not specific to unique business activities. Every business needs coverage but it is equally necessary to understand what coverage each plan offers and whether it is enough for your specific industry. Your Lyndhurst NJ insurance agent will be invaluable in determining the individual needs of your business. Not having the right kind of coverage, or lack of coverage may leave your business vulnerable to lawsuits and potential bankruptcy.

What Is Covered By A General Business Insurance Policy?

A general business insurance policy covers your business, your employees and yourself from lawsuits involving the business. Whether your business is being sued for an injury sustained in your place of business, caused by an employee or as a result of your product or service, Business Liability Insurance will cover it. Business Liability Insurance can also cover things like copyright infringement.

Business liability insurance helps to mitigate the risk of losing money, or your business, due to legal action, whether that be from personal injury, property damage or intellectual damages. However, as with all other policy types, Business Liability Insurance has caps that may not cover the entire amount due. This is why it is important to have a risk assessment performed prior to choosing an insurance policy.

What Is Not Covered By Your Business Liability Insurance Policy?

A common misconception is that General Business Liability Insurance covers employees injured on the job… it doesn’t. New Jersey law requires business owners to have Workers Compensation coverage. Additionally, professional errors such as negligence, malpractice or misrepresentation will not be covered by a general Business Liability Insurance policy. Lastly, events such as car accidents, intentional acts and product failures that would be typically covered by a warranty are not covered by general business liability insurance. As a result, you may want additional coverage for any of the items not covered by your policy.

In addition to circumstance-specific policies like Workers Compensation and Car Insurance, it is important to evaluate the potential costs of damages following an accident. Business Umbrella Insurance is a policy that helps to pay any leftover amount in a lawsuit that is not covered by Business Liability, Workers Comp or Commercial Auto Insurance. This extra coverage helps to prevent major loses and even bankruptcy in the event of a large, substantial insurance claim.

Additional Insurance Coverage For Your Business May Include:

Business owners should have a solid understanding of what is included and not included with insurance policies. An experienced NJ insurance agent is instrumental in ensuring that you have the information and the coverage your business needs to be protected.  Furthermore, take the time to evaluate your insurance annually.  Your business changes over time, ensure your coverage is keeping up with these changes.

Schedule A Meeting With Your NJ Insurance Agent Today

Contact our team at Bogle Agency Insurance today and make an appointment to evaluate your New Jersey business insurance needs. We welcome the opportunity to look at your current policies and determine whether there are any holes. Let our knowledge and experience serve as your guide to New Jersey business insurance, helping you understand what is protected under business liability insurance as well as what isn’t.

Risk Factors

Everyday Risk Factors That Can Affect Your Homeowners Insurance Policy

By: Bogle Agency Insurance
Date: 06/16/2019

Risk Management Home Owners Insurance Bogle Agency Insurance Bergen County NJ

Did you know that the risk factors that you present to your home owners insurance can have huge effects on the premiums you pay? It’s true! Risk Factors, by definition, are the characteristics and factors that increase the likelihood of a claim being filed. These can include everything from the condition of your home to your financial standings. In order to save as much money as possible on your home owners insurance policy, you need to not only be aware of your personal risk factors but also how to lessen the risks that insurance companies see! Below, we describe ten of the most influential risk factors that can affect your home owners insurance policy’s premium. If ignored, these factors can cost you thousands of dollars a year in coverage.


The Most Common Risk Factors For Home Owners Insurance

  1. Your Deductible
    One of the most commonly known factors that can affect insurance premium prices is the deductible. An insurance policy deductible is an amount the policyholder will pay before insurance covers repairs or reparations. This is not a way for insurance companies to save money but rather a risk management factor that has been proven to reduce negligence on the policyholder’s side. The idea behind deductibles is a monetary way to increase awareness of potential risk in hopes to mitigate negligent behavior. Naturally, a higher deductible means a lower premium!
  2. The Cost To Rebuild or Replace Your Home
    Another commonly associated risk factor with homeowners insurance is the overall value of a home. Like car insurance, the more expensive the item you are insuring becomes, the more the insurance company would need to pay out in the event of damage. Contrary to popular belief, the value the insurance company decides upon is not the same as the market value provided by the tax association.
  3. The Condition of Your Home
    Unlike car insurance, the condition of your property is a major concern for homeowners insurance policies. Damages to parts of your home such as a roof or foundation are not just costly repairs, these damages can cause catastrophic failure if not fixed promptly. When it comes to pre-existing damage to your home, insurance companies may charge more for a premium due to the potential for costly claims in the future. Some companies will even deny your application if the roof or foundation is not up to code!

The Most Surprising Risk Factors For Home Owners Insurance

  1. Your PETS?!
    Yes, your pets may cause your homeowners insurance rates to increase! Certain dog breeds are considered more dangerous and liable than others according to insurance providers. While this characteristic may not apply to your fur child, it is simply based on a statistical analysis performed by insurance companies.
  2. How Close The Home Is To A Fire Station
    Another shocking risk factor that insurance providers take into account when calculating your insurance premium is the travel time between your home and the closest fire station. According to the Insurance Information Institute, Household fire claims make up over 25% of property damage claims in the past 10 years. While using safety precautions to prevent household fire damage is extremely important, neglect is not the only cause of household fires. Your proximity to the fire station may be the difference between having to build a new home or simply remodel the kitchen.
  3. Your Credit History
    Yes. Unfortunately, credit history is a factor in even your insurance rates. Aspects like your payment history, current debt, and length of credit history are all considered when calculating your premiums. The thought behind this is not just to see whether the policyholder will be able to pay their premium each month but also to reduce the risks of fraud.

Risk Management Is The Most Effective Way To Reduce Homeowners Insurance Premiums

Simply put, making sure you are doing all you can to reduce the risk of a claim will help to lower your yearly insurance costs. Bogle Agency Insurance experts in Lyndhurst NJ can help you discover any potential risk factors you face before you are hit with a large insurance premium. Although some risk factors are easier to fix than others, it is important to know what these risk factors are so you can work on them and continue lowering your premiums over time!

Recreational Vehicle Insurance | Bogle Agency Insurance

Getting Your RV Ready For A Summer ’19 Road Trip

Bogle Agency Insurance Tips For RV TravelThe many benefits of owning a Recreational Vehicle is the ability to go anywhere your heart desires and your pockets allow. With school winding down, warm weather becoming a daily experience and increasing daylight, your wanderlust may be nagging you. Lucky for you, you have a moving hotel room sitting in your driveway just waiting to hit the road and show you a whole new location. Whether you’re traveling to your regular campground or pioneering new land that you and your family have never seen before, your RV will get you there and keep you comfortable the entire time. Recreational Vehicles, however, are still vehicles. They need maintenance, service, and cleaning before you begin your trek. So, we prepared a checklist for you to use when getting your RV ready for your Summer 2019 vacation!

Tips For Getting Your RV Road Ready

 

  1.  Tires
    Arguably the most important part of any vehicle. Without tires, you’re going nowhere, and unfortunately, tires like to wear pretty quickly when traveling long distances. Before hitting the road, check your tires THOROUGHLY. Check for uneven wear, puncture holes, tread condition and depth, and lumpy areas around the sidewall. Nobody wants a flat tire during their road trip, but with damaged or worn tires, that may be the least of the problems you can face. Tire blowouts, although not as common as they used to be are one of the major dangers facing RV travel. Examining your tires is one of, if not THE most important factors to getting your RV ready for a trip.
  2. Water & Sewer Lines
    Aside from avoiding unpleasant smells during your trip, there are many reasons to check and service your water and sewer lines. A typical examination of the water system includes: checking the pumps to ensure they are working properly, flushing the lines to clean, checking for leaks, and checking that all flushing hoses are accessible and free of damage.
  3. Batteries
    Batteries lose their charge when not used for several months. Most RV owners know to keep a trickle charger on the batteries while stored, but if not checked on a regular basis, the charger may not have worked correctly. So, before you embark on your trip, check to make sure your battery is full of charge. If it’s not, consider replacing to avoid any potential breakdowns.
  4. Engine (RV & Generator)
    An RV is no different than a car when it comes to making sure your engine is in tip-top shape before a trip. Oil changes are needed whether you’ve driven the allotted miles or not. Over time, condensation can build up inside the engine of both the RV and the generator, which could cause engine damage to both. So make sure you get your oil changed before your trip. Along with the engine oil, all fluids should be checked for levels and condition. This includes Brake fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, engine coolant, and windshield washer fluid.
  5. Give Her A Bath!
    Nothing is better than stopping for gas and seeing your shiny RV sitting at the pump! Cleaning the outside will not only make your RV look like it belongs on the front of a traveler’s magazine, but it will help you examine the exterior for any damages you may not have noticed previously. Even in closed storage, RVs can become damaged by heat and weather, so while you’re washing the vehicle,  check all seams and window molding for tears or early wear. Cleaning the inside is important as well! While you’re cleaning, check to make sure all motorized extensions work correctly. Lastly, check to make sure you haven’t picked up any unwelcomed guest like rodents or bugs while your RV was stored. You’ll typically be able to see signs of both while cleaning your vehicle.
  6. Reevaluate Your Insurance Coverage
    Recreational Vehicles often carry a similar type of insurance as your everyday automobiles. This includes your typical collision, comprehensive, liability and uninsured motorist coverage. As with regular vehicles, your insurance rates are based on many different factors. This is why it’s commonly expressed that insurance coverages should be evaluated on a yearly basis. Recreational Vehicles are no exception. You could save money on your policy by speaking to your insurance agent. Something as simple as paying off debt could bring your premium down! Saving money on your RV insurance could add to your vacation budget, allowing you to go further and see more than last year!

 

Bogle Agency Insurance Offers Recreational Vehicle Insurance Policies

Bogle Agency Insurance is proud to offer insurance policies for Recreation Vehicles. Our Lyndhurst New Jersey Insurance Agents would be happy to walk you through a re-evaluation of your current policy to see if we can save you money while providing you the best coverage. Contact Bogle Agency Insurance to speak with one of our agents about your Recreational Vehicle Insurance Policy.