Back in 2003 Caravan Guard hit the headlines when a cow fell off a cliff onto one of its customer’s caravans on a holiday park in North Devon. Now ten years later we have dug into our caravan insurance claims archives from recent years to produce an infographic counting down from large common claims statistics to the most bizarre events suffered by our customers. You can click the infographic below to see a high quality version.
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Let’s start with the less bizarre caravan insurance claims and look at how the numbers add up…
In recent years, Caravan Guard has replaced 1,092 awnings which, when laid flat, equates to enough material to cover over seven football pitches!
Caravan insurance proves its worth whenever nasty bumps or scrapes happen. These kinds of insurance claims may not seem like much at first but the repair costs can quickly mount up. For example, if you add up the cost of damage caused when 376 customers claimed after driving into their driveposts, you would have enough money to buy 31 brand new Bailey Unicorn Valencias – not exactly pocket change.
Tyre blowouts are another common cause for claims amongst customers, in fact if you were to stack up each and every blown out tyre claimed for like a tube of polo mints, you would have a pile taller than over six double-decker buses.
Even caravan insurance claims aren’t safe from bad weather and even worse football skills
Hailstorms are another growing pain for caravan and motorhome owners but there was one particularity bad hailstorm in June 2012 (yes, June!) that caused over half a million pounds worth of damage…a classic case of not-so-great British weather.
Hailstones aren’t the only culprit for caravan claims though as damage caused footballs and golf balls meant that 25 caravans needed repairing.
Saving the best – and weirdest – caravan insurance claims for last
On to more peculiar claims now – gunshot damage! Yes, in recent years Caravan Guard has repaired seven caravans damaged by gunshots, thankfully no one was hurt.
Staying on the crash, bang, wallop theme; we’ve also handled insurance claims for firework damage and have twice received claims for damage caused by space hoppers!
And finally no weird and wonderful claims story would be complete without an animal or two. A total of three caravans were damaged by flying pheasants and one (very tasty looking) caravan was even chewed by a horse!
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