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Edmonton’s Recreational Vehicle Insurance Specialists

From RVs and motorhomes, to ATVs and boats, Go Insurance is here to help you make sure all your recreational vehicles are insured and ready to use. Enhanced policies can cover you for different uses and risks.

Whether you’re riding, hauling, or storing your recreational vehicles, a Go Insurance representative can set you up with an affordable and flexible plan. Call us today to learn how much you can save by bundling your policies.

Our Go Insurance specialists can help you find insurance for your:

  • RVs, motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, and tent trailers
  • Boats and boat trailers
  • ATVs and accessories

ATV Safety Tips

ATV Safety Tips

ATVs are meant for having fun, but as with any motorized vehicle, they can be dangerous. Most ATVs lack the safety features of road vehicles such as seatbelts, roll bars, airbags, etc. As a result, riding an ATV without taking the proper precautions can cause serious damage, injury, or even death.

The statistics on ATV deaths in Alberta paint a chilling picture.

  • From 2005 to 2015, there were 145 ATV-related deaths in Alberta (an average of 14 deaths per year)
  • Many ATV deaths were the result of head injuries
  • 77% of people who died of head injuries after an ATV accident were not wearing a helmet.
  • 16% of ATV deaths were among children under 16 years old

Protect yourself by riding safely, and following a few guidelines.

  • Wear the right gear to protect yourself in case of an accident or spill. ALWAYS wear a helmet, as well as goggles, long sleeves, long pants, boots, and gloves. Remember, the more exposed your skin is, the more at risk it is.
  • Carry a cell phone for emergencies, or if you will be out of range of cell service, carry a radio or satellite phone.
  • Ride an ATV that’s right for your age, size, and weight.
  • ATVs are vehicles, not toys; riders under 16 years of age should always be supervised.
  • Take a hands-on course to learn how to ride safely.
  • Know the laws for ATV use in your area, and always obey them.
  • Never drive an ATV while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Know your equipment. Read the user manual, perform and record regular maintenance, and get any mechanical issues checked out right away.
  • Learn basic first aid in case of minor injuries, and what to do in more serious emergencies.
  • Only ride in daylight.

Have fun and stay safe while ATVing!

Boat Safety Tips

Boat Safety Tips

There’s nothing quite like kicking back on the water and cruising along the top of the waves.

Whether you’re an avid fisher, enjoy tubing and watersports, or simply like to cruise around and enjoy the scenery, there are always risks while aboard or operating a boat. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to stay safe while you’re out on the lake. Brush up on your boater safety and stay in the know with some tips and guidelines.

Whenever you’re on a boat make sure to:

  • Ensure the driver of the boat has a valid Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), which is mandatory for operating a pleasure craft with any type of motor. Consider taking an additional boating course so you’re fully educated and prepared.
  • Follow all rules for the body of water you’re on, and obey all signs.
  • Never operate a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Ensure there are appropriate safety and flotation devices aboard for all passengers, such as life jackets, in case of an emergency. Always wear a lifejacket while on the water, even if you know how to swim.
  • During watersports, always use a spotter, and make sure everyone understands the hand signals.
  • Check the weather before heading out to make sure you won’t be caught in a storm. If the weather turns while you’re out, head to shore as soon as possible to play it safe.
  • Designate someone as a skipper, in case there’s an emergency where the driver can’t operate the boat.
  • Always play it safe! Boating accidents are common, but often avoidable.

Hauling Tips For Trailers

Hauling Tips For Trailers

Save money and stay safe with a few tips from your happy to help Go Insurance team.

The first few times towing a trailer are enough to make even a seasoned driver’s heart beat faster. Towing a trailer safely– whether it’s a toy hauler, boat trailer, or RV – requires a shift in your driving style.

A few hard-earned tips and tricks from the experts will help you feel more confident behind the wheel with a load on the back. If you’re towing a trailer for the first time, don’t learn these lessons the hard way!

Before you go:

  • Ensure the vehicle you are pulling a trailer with has a load capacity for the trailer and equipment you’re hauling. Check your manual for the tongue weight and maximum weight capacity.
  • Do a walk-around inspection of your vehicle, trailer, and hitch every time you make a stop. Check that all the lights are working properly.
  • Check your tie downs before leaving, and stop after a few kilometers to recheck the straps and tighten accordingly. As things are jiggled around, straps will loosen.
  • Check your brakes before leaving, and leave extra room between you and the vehicles around you while driving, as the extra weight will make braking take longer. Use the four second rule to leave enough room between you and the vehicle in front of you.

Save money while towing by:

  • Checking your tire pressure regularly. Well-inflated tires will help you get better gas mileage.
  • Dumping all your water tanks before travelling. Refill the fresh water tanks once you arrive at your destination.
  • Slowing down for better fuel economy. It could save your life, as well as your wallet!

If you have other questions or needed further information about any of the points below, please give us a call at 1.780.448.2298.

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