Podcast 218 explores campground safety, liability

This week’s guest is Irene Jones, an agent with Marshall & Sterling Insurance Company, who is responsible for business development.

The company is an insurance brokerage firm that got its start way back in 1864. Today, is the 30th largest insurance company in the country and specializes in working with carriers who are intimately familiar with campground operations.

In the interview, she offers tips on how to ensure that campgrounds are working with the right carriers – and those are defined as firms that will pretty much allow them to do anything as long as safety measures are in place.

We also talk about some of the most commonly-overlooked problems when it comes to insurance coverage, and those include under-insured buildings, and cyber insurance as it relates to hacking the personal information of customers.

We also talk about considerations to ensure that dogs don’t pose a huge liability, and she mentions the new trend of using drones at campgrounds.

She closes by describing some of the training that Marshall & Sterling provides to campground staff, not just regarding insurance, but steps to take to improve safety and reduce liability.

Many insurance companies don’t truly understand the nature of the campground business or its guests. As a result, they are very likely to impose unnecessary restrictions on the businesses.

That’s why it is essential for campground owners to work with insurance companies that are intimately familiar with campground operations and people who like to camp.

All campground owners should take some time now to reassess their insurance coverage and potential liability – before the busy camping season gets underway.

More information is available at www.campgroundandhospitalityinsure.com.

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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