Almost 20% of Britons will enjoy a camping holiday this summer as the popularity of ‘staycationing’ continues, regardless of the wettest summer for 100 years. For the caravan owners, it takes regular maintenance and comprehensive financial protection to keep up with the dramatic climate changes.
July 2012 was the coolest July since the year 2000 but with temperatures reaching 31oC in parts of the UK, there were some pockets of tropical weather to enjoy. However, for the wetter areas in the country, bookings were down as caravan owners were confronted with flash flooding.
With the unpredictability and extremity of the modern climate, it is more important than ever for caravan owners to protect their investments. After a very dry start to the year, the weeks between April and June saw record breaking amounts of rainfall in the UK*. Such a dramatic climate change can be indefensible and unfortunately, coastal holiday parks are often vulnerable to flood damage.
Reparation costs are just the beginning – profit loss is a major threat to caravan owners. Thankfully, any loss of hiring charges (up to a set amount) can be covered by your insurance and with the best policies – alternative accommodation is often provided.
Frozen food cover and lock replacements are included too – again, up to set amounts. By speaking with a broker, you can outline exactly what your caravan needs to be protected against and the expert will go on to negotiate a fair price for that protection, on your behalf.
The British weather can take its toll on a caravan over time and any long term damages could result in an accident inside. Safeguard yourself against legal fees with public liability and personal injury insurance too.
The beauty of sourcing a caravan insurance quote from a broker is that all these areas can be covered under the one policy – for one price.
A boost in caravan holiday bookings was recorded by the Wales Tourism Alliance in the final week of July – after the worst of the floods. With the right level of protection, caravan owners in the country can ensure their property is still around to enjoy these mini-booms between the unpredictable storm clouds.
*According to the Met office, the rainfall count in June was recorded at 145.3mm – double the average set out between 1971 and 2000.