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08-21-2012, 01:44 PM #1
GPS and Radar Detector covered by insurance?
My truck was broken into on the weekend and a bunch of stuff was stolen.
Including my Garmin GPS device and Escort Radar Detcetor which were mounted to the windsheild with suction cups.
My vehicle insurance and home insurance are under different insurance companies.
The Vehicle Insurance company does not want to cover these items as they are not "hard wired" into the vehicle and thus they feel are "personal items" and should be covered by my home insurance.
The Home Insurance company does not want to cover them either because they are "used in the vehicle" and thus they feel it is not a "home item".
Anyone else have experience with something like this?
Or suggestions what I should do or say to get the Home Insurance to cover the items?
2012 Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab 4.8L 4x4
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Black billet grill inserts
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08-21-2012, 03:42 PM #2
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Sorry to hear about this But this is where you have to read the Fine print.. Where was your truck parked? Was it home? Some Co's will cover it some won't go over everything on the Policy..08 Z71 Avalanche Mods to date: K&N CAI,Hellwig Swaybars and End Links, Corsa Sport Exhaust, Superchips Programer,IPCW LOF & 3rd brake light and tails, AMI Gas door,Show Hooks and Door locks, Enkei Wheels, with Pirelli tires, StreetScene Bowties, Grant Steering wheel,Muth signal mirrors,SSBC Big Brake kit,Huskyliner Mug gards,Floor mats and Hood shield, McGard Lug nuts and locks,Bedrug, Cervini's Ram Air hood,35watt HID Fog lights, Sylvania bulbs all around ZXE's Highs and Lows, WhiteNight Back up lights,Sirius and HD Radio, SnugTop painted and on, PerryCraft Rack system with Kayak and Bike Holder, Tempress Boat Hatches.... New Bilstein shocks on the way... New Mods coming soon..... X
08-25-2012, 01:59 PM #3
08-25-2012, 02:40 PM #4
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Whats your deductable? It might not be worth it in the end to claim them if you'll only get a few $$ back after the deductable and higher insurance rates.
08-25-2012, 07:03 PM #5
08-26-2012, 02:15 PM #6
I'm sorry to learn of your expensive lesson. A few takeaways for you on this: it is best to have your home and vehicle policies with a single insurer to avoid this kind of finger-pointing ... and it's best to hard-wire everything into the vehicle in a concealed fashion so that not only do you not have things screaming 'steal me' ine the vehicle, but you also don't have concerns about your gadgets being 'personal items' as opposed to 'vehicular items'.
08-27-2012, 01:07 PM #72006 Vortec Max 1500
-Custom Tune (389HP 440 Ft/lbs Trq - Dyno'd) | Volant CAI | Magnaflow Dual-in/out Exhaust w/3" stainless pipe tips | Fully Built Transmission w/ Red Eagle Clutches & Kolene Steels w/ Corvette Servos and Stage2 Shift Kit | 35K Tranny Cooler | Mobil 1 | Royal Purple Rear Diff
-Spray-in Bed Liner
-Premium Sound w/lifetime Satellite Radio | Leather | Sunroof | Heated Seats
-Limbstriping from USING the truck (those are badges of honor)
08-27-2012, 08:51 PM #8
isnt this why all those commercials advertise insurance "bundling" LOL2000 Chevrolet Silverado
4.3L V6, 2WD, Single Cab
Poweraid TB Spacer
Flowmaster 10-series exhaust (dumped)
LS-1 Dual Electric fans
Head Unit: Alpine
Speakers: 6.5" Boston Component set, 4X6 Infinity Kappas
Subs: 2-12" Kicker CVT's
Amps: Alpine-M1000 (subs), Alpine MRX-F65 (Speakers)
305/70R16 NITTO Terra Grapplers
16" PROCOMP 7089's
2" leveling kit
3" Fabtech Spindle Lift Kit
Front/Rear-Bilstein 5100 shocks
HELLA FF-75 Aux. Reverse Lamps
35W HID Low Beams
RECON LED smoked roof cab lights
HELLA LED taillights and 3rd brakelight
Hawk HPS Brake pads
Russell braided steel brake lines
Powerstop-red powdercoated brake calipers
Powerslot Cryo brake rotors
08-28-2012, 12:26 PM #9
Yeah....live and learn. I also found out 1 of the deductibles would have been waved had they been bundled together.
This is the first insurance claim I have ever had to make.....and I won't be claiming anything it looks like b/c both deductibles are $500 and the total damages are $335 for the window and $500 for the lost items (not counting the $500 radar detector that neither will cover).
I will be bundling my insurance in the future.
Thanks for the tips guys....I will be doing as Surreal mentioned in the future and getting a Double DIN GPS / headunit.
Last edited by UpsetProps; 08-28-2012 at 12:28 PM.
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