Homiesinheaven wrote:you dont have the option of buying insurance directly from them anymore? if it's because you already mentioned BM (tisk tisk) maybe tell them your plans changed and you're going camping in Tahoe instead. clean the RV up including engine before returning it and i dont see how they would know you went.
johninchina wrote:Just to follow up... sadly did not find any solutions here or on the internet as a whole. We spoke to countless companies, including trying to work out a solution with the RV company, but really got nowhere and it looks like we're just going to lose the reservation - and our deposit - and have to start all of our planning from scratch (after booking our RV in February). What a horrible shame.
The most helpful company we spoke to was an insurance company called MBA, which does at times offer "Personal RV Rental Insurance" but they must have some sort of an agreement with the RV rental company.. and they explained the reason why small RV rental companies just prefer to not get involved and leave the responsibility to the renters.. even if it means losing business.
So here is what we learned:
1) If you are renting an RV, and don't have your own car insurance, you can only rent an RV from one of the largest national operators.. which tend to be the ones that also hate burning man and lead to the majority of the horror stores here (last year we rented with cruise america, meticulously cleaned the thing and like others we were charged $1500 IN ADDITION TO LOSING OUR DEPOSIT.. to "replace the entire air conditioning system").
2) If you do have a car, but you have Geico insurance, you're also out of luck.
Captain wrote:It's very very hard to clean up an RV after burning man without the renter knowing. In my experience they need to be professionally cleaned.
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