Gateway Insurance

Pre-Season Checklist for Boats & RVs

Apr 4, 2016

Start the season off right! Review these tips before you even leave the storage facility.

  • Remove covers and inspect the entire vehicle to ensure everything is in good working order. Take your boat to a qualified marina for a detailed inspection.
  • Make sure tires have the proper air pressure
  • Check fluid levels and make sure there are no leaks
  • Before starting the vehicle, check under the hood for any animals or birds that may have nested
  • Check all batteries and cables. Replace batteries in smoke detectors.
  • Test headlights and brake lights.
  • Be sure the replace boat plugs before putting in the water.
  • Ensure state certifications or registrations are up-to-date.
  • Review your owner's manual, or take the vehicle to a dealership or service location to make sure it's ready.
  • Review your insurance policy for the optional specialized coverages you may need, such as Roadside Assistance, Emergency On-Water Towing (Boat) and Vacation Liability (RV), just to name a few. For more information on these or other coverages, call us today at 707-446-9864.
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