We are warning motorhome owners to watch out for low bridges and barriers after a string of accidents have left owners with substantial damage to their motorhomes.
Our claims team has seen a six fold increase in motorhome insurance claims for accidents of this sort since 2005 with the average cost of a claim being £2200.
How high is your motorhome?
With the average motorhome reaching 2.8 metres in height – a metre taller than a large 4×4, owners can often come unstuck when it comes to driving under low bridges or car park height restriction barriers.
Motorhomes are so car-like to drive these days; it’s easy to forget the height of the vehicle you are driving.
Some owners have claimed that they have had difficulties calculating their imperial to metric measurement conversions – this becomes a big problem when travelling around Europe with measurements quoted in metric units.
To help motorhomers avoid unnecessary damage, we have devised a simple sticker which can be placed on the sun visor, out of sight until needed, and filled in with your motorhomes height, width and length dimensions in both metric and imperial units.
It’s a simple and effective way to help you and your motorhome avoid roof damage.
Most low bridges and barriers will have the clearance height displayed and these simple stickers quickly allow you to check that your motorhome will fit underneath, meaning you don’t have to run the risk of damage.
Want to get a hold of one of these handy stickers? Simply complete our online request form and we’ll send one out to you free of charge!
Note: All details correct at time of publication but may be subject to change.