A fresh approach to caravan insurance
You might be a seasoned tourer or thinking about getting your first caravan – either way, insurance is essential if you’re to enjoy your passion without worry.
That’s where Ripe comes in. With over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry, this is a company that understands just what it means to be a caravanner and how to help you get the most from your adventures.
The approach is simple and refreshing. Ripe offers unpackaged insurance so you peel away the elements you don’t need and concentrate on those you do. Think of it like a menu – there’s some things you really want and some not so much, so you’ll only ever pay for what you need.
Simplicity is the key and using Ripe’s website makes it easy and quick to get what you need. Whether it’s an initial quote or you’re looking to buy insurance, you’ll have more time to plan your next great escape. Jargon in the world of insurance can be overcomplicated, so Ripe has taken that all away and made it super easy to understand exactly what you’re buying. If you’re not sure, just give the team a call.
John Woosey, Founder and Managing Director of Ripe, says: “We’ve made the process of buying insurance on our website as easy as possible for our customers, but for those who would rather speak to someone, you can call us and we can help walk you through the process. You’re not just a number to us and you won’t get lost in the system. The team in our call centre are a close-knit bunch and if you want to ask for the same person you’ve already spoken to, you can.”
In the event you need to make a claim, you can call the dedicated claims team who will guide you through the process. They understand this can be stressful and can give you the reassurance you need.
All policies are underwritten by Aviva to give you that extra peace of mind and Ripe is rated as excellent on Trustpilot with customers repeatedly mentioning how simple it is to take out cover, the easy-to-use website and the great value for money.
People often don’t like to talk about money, but at a time when people are more price conscious than ever, good value is key. Ripe’s prices are competitive and there are discounts of up to 50% to be had without compromising on the level of cover. The Best Price Guarantee means that if you find a cheaper deal within 14 days of taking out a policy, Ripe will refund the difference. As an added bonus, if you recommend your friends and they take out insurance*, you’ll get £20 cash for each friend you refer. So, you can buy the kids all the ice cream they could dream of or put it towards your next caravanning gadget or accessory.
John adds: “Always read the reviews and shop around. You don’t want to cut corners with your insurance – we know how important your caravan is to you. Finding the best cover for the best price should be your number one goal. With our savings of up to 50%, that’s the first box ticked. The discount is applied for things like driving experience, your caravan’s security features and location of your caravan. There are even great savings available for members of caravan clubs, too.
"We cover touring caravans aged up to 15 years, which were purchased new, on a new for old basis. If you own a static caravan, lodge, cabin or chalet, we cover up to 10 years on a new for old basis, or market value basis if over 10 years old, which we know is important to caravan owners. Even if you get a quote from us, you’re not committed to buying and we’ll guarantee you the best price with excellent customer service.”
Ripe has always been in the business of protecting your passions and as a specialist insurer, it has worked hard to understand caravanners and provide them with excellent cover. So if you speak to the team on the phone, you can be assured that you’ll be advised by someone who understands. The company also offers boat and cycling insurance so if you’re into your outdoor activities, you can protect all of your passions in one place.
Ripe recently conducted a survey which questioned 1,000 UK consumers and found that lockdown has resulted in a shift in the way people in the UK think about holidays. Nearly 40% of Brits say lockdown has made them more likely to take an annual staycation and 36% will consider booking an annual UK trip in the future. A further 28% of people want to continue the slower pace of life on their next trip and 29% of people said that lockdown has made their family unit stronger. These statistics all highlight the changing perceptions of caravanning in the UK, and the potential for a long-term trend towards staycations and the way of life they bring.
While this is great news for the UK holiday industry, it brings about additional risk for caravan owners with the greater number of caravanners on the roads and in holiday parks. More than one in 10 of survey respondents said they worried about theft and damage to their caravan. Theft is just one example of what could go wrong.
So whatever type of caravan you have, insurance is critical to make sure your pride and joy has the right cover, at the right price for you. It’s not impossible to have both, and with Ripe making it so easy and quick for you to buy insurance, you can be free to relax and focus on making memories with your loved ones.
Once you’ve sorted out your insurance, the biggest worry you’ll have is whether or not to pack your wellies. Sadly, we’re yet to find a company that will pay out if it rains…
To find out more and receive savings of up to 50% off today, visit Ripe Insurance