Even the best-maintained recreational and towing vehicles experience wear and tear. It’s part of life on the road, and a sign of a well-loved RV!
Just like most insurance policies, wear and tear isn’t something covered through Outdoorsy, nor is it available through the renter’s security deposit.
Here’s an outline of what qualifies as wear and tear:
- Dings, dents, and scratches to the exterior of the RV that are 3 inches in diameter or less (excluding windshields);
- Weathering or deterioration to awning fabric;
- Tire sidewall cracks or deprecated tread from use over time;
- Any mechanical or suspension component unless it’s caused by an impact with an object (e.g. engines, transmissions, brakes, exhaust systems);
- Windshield cracks originating from a neglected chip that has increased in length or severity over time or after successive trips;
- Dry, cracked, brittle or loose weather stripping, roof vents, and exterior components due to weathering and age;
- Peeling or nicks to window tint.
As an RV owner, maintaining your vehicle’s mechanical integrity is a key part of your success. Well-maintained RVs help deliver the best experience for renters, which leads to better revenue for you and your rig!