Protect your RV against pests and roof issues

Adventure 2 min read

When you go in for an RV repair, most of us know the basics—change the oil, replace the battery, and check the tire pressure. But every now and then, surprise damage creeps up on us.

At Progressive, we’ve found customers don’t expect to have pest problems or roof maintenance issues keep them from gathering around the campfire. Fortunately, preventing or resolving these issues is simpler than you might think.

Stop uninvited guests

No, we can’t get rid of nosy campground neighbors, but we can help you avoid critters like mice or other rodents. RVers and Progressive Life Lanes bloggers Katie and Eric from Mountain Modern Life say to stuff steel wool in every nook and cranny of your RV’s entrances. The texture will keep the rodents scurrying away from your travel home.

Have rooftop security

If you don’t have solar panels on your RV’s roof, chances are the top of your RV is out of sight and out of mind. But unless you want to turn your RV into a water park, it’s best to make regular roof checks a habit. Many manufacturers require bi-annual roof inspections for the RV warranty to remain in effect.

Get just-in-case coverage

If either of these problems comes your way, don’t panic. Progressive Product Manager Matthew Jacobs says the insurance company is the first to roll out protection for both. Pest Damage ProtectionTM, will cover damage caused by nondomesticated animals and vermin. Meanwhile, Roof Protection Plus® will repair or replace a vehicle roof with issues caused by damage or wear and tear. This also includes protection for other parts of the vehicle damaged by the roof’s malfunction. Both protection options will be available in many states and can be added to standard Comprehensive and Collision coverage. Vehicles must be properly maintained. Coverage begins 30 days after purchase.

When it comes to RV maintenance, it’s best to prepare for the unexpected with a thorough RV inspection and coverage to fall back on, even in the off-season.

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