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Trailer Insurance in Ankeny IA & Des Moines IA

We all know how important it is to keep our vehicles insured—in fact, except for New Hampshire, having auto liability coverage is required by state law. However, that car insurance coverage doesn't always extend to trailers being towed behind your vehicle, so trailer insurance can be used to fill this gap.

Having this form of insurance is more useful than people may realize. According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, rear-end collisions are the single most common type of crash and account for roughly 29% of all incidents. This means that trailers are exposed to a high degree of risk, especially when drivers can't effectively see vehicles in the lane behind them.

As a driver, you want to keep your vehicles and passengers safe. There's only so much you can do to prevent a collision, but with the right coverage plan, you can ensure that you're not going to find yourself paying out of pocket if a problem occurs.

Trailers Covered By Insurance

Most trailers can be insured, regardless of whether they're being used for private or commercial purposes. Exceptions to this are rare, and are generally limited to trailers that are considered too high-risk to insure. If you're unsure whether your trailer qualifies for coverage, call Doubleday Insurance Agency and ask for more information.

Trailer types that are usually covered include:

  • Horse trailers
  • Camping trailers
  • Car trailers
  • Boat trailers
  • Cargo trailers
  • Bicycle trailers
  • Semi-trailers
  • ...and many others

What's Covered

Most plans for trailer insurance include, but do not require, all of the following:

  • Liability Coverage: This form of insurance covers costs associated with property damage or bodily injury done to other people. Your existing vehicle liability coverage may or may not extend to your trailer—if not, this will need to be purchased separately or added to the main coverage.
  • Collision Coverage: If your trailer is damaged during a collision, this policy can help pay for repairs (regardless of whether or not you're at fault).
  • Comprehensive Coverage: This part of trailer insurance deals with damage to the trailer. Damage can come from many different sources. Fire, severe weather, vandalism, and water damage are among the most common uses for this coverage.
  • Contents Coverage: If your trailer is being used to carry and store personal items (clothes, furniture, etc.), this policy can help replace them in the event they're stolen, damaged, or destroyed. For especially large shipments, you might consider cargo and freight insurance.

Please be aware that trailer insurance is not the same as commercial trailer insurance, which is designed for vehicles being used for business purposes (including the transport of products) and covers different liabilities.

If you have a trailer that needs insurance, call Doubleday Insurance Agency today to find out the specifics of the coverage and begin protecting your investment.

 

1. "Compulsory Auto/Uninsured Motorists." III. April 2016. Accessed April 18, 2016. http://www.iii.org/issue-update/compulsory-auto-uninsured-motorists.

2. "Analyses of Rear-End Crashes and Near-Crashes in the 100-Car Naturalistic Driving Study to Support Rear-Signaling Countermeasure Development." Naturalistic Driving Studies | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 2007. Accessed April 18, 2016. http://www.nhtsa.gov/DOT/NHTSA/NRD/Multimedia/PDFs/Crash Avoidance/2007/Analyses of Rear-End Crashes and Near-Crashes (DOT HS 810 846).pdf.

3. "Commercial Trailer Insurance | DMV.org." DMV.org. Accessed April 18, 2016. http://www.dmv.org/insurance/types-of-commercial-trailers-to-insure.php.

Our Location

Doubleday Insurance Agency

110 SE Grant St, Ste 203
Ankeny, IA 50021
Main office: 515-325-8405
Toll free: 888-464-3367
Fax: 515-964-0654

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

Our Providers

Testimonials

I’ve never had a problem that Doubleday couldn’t solve.
- Terry Hager, Polk City, IA
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your professional handling of both my personal and business insurance needs. Your prompt and courteous attention to my needs have been a real asset in the growth of my business. Thank you!!
- Michael Lucas
We were pleased the way you helped us on our home owners insurance. Saved us several hundred dollars. Thanks to Rose for all of her help.
- Leo & Catherine Lukes
It’s all about service. A phone call and you know whatever the problem or request, it’ll be taken care of. Saving money is only the beginning. Saving time and energy with prompt customer service is the ultimate.
- Harold Kahler, Ankeny, IA
We were very happy the way your staff took care of us when our van, parked in front of our home, was hit by a drunk driver and totaled. One of your staff came right away and had a check for it the next day. We have our home insured with you too. We are very happy with the efficiency of your staff.
- Bernice Keyes, Des Moines, IA
Eva and I couldn’t believe how well the fire claim we had went with your agency. We never had even one problem.. It was devastating but you made it so much easier for us. AND, you saved us $700 on our auto insurance too when we changed from Progressive!
- Clair Wepel, Ankeny, IA
I can’t remember how I was fortunate enough to discover Doubleday Insurance when I moved to Ankeny 8 years ago. From the beginning Chris (and later his entire family) took me under his wing like a protective older brother. Chris has handled all of my insurance needs professionally and promptly with courtesy. It’s great peace of mind to know I can call Chris (or his Dad, Lew) anytime with questions knowing I’ll be warmly greeted. I’m confident they are genuinly interested in my welfare and not just after a commission check. Thanks Doubledays!!!
- Phyllis Wininger, Ankeny, IA
Not having the best record, Doubleday Agency was able to help us in our insurance needs. Friendly, helpful and always willing to check other areas. Rose had a smile every time. Thanks for helping us in insurance. My parents always said you were the best!!!
- Rob & Tammy Pieart, Polk City, IA
We saved 71% on our home insurance with Doubleday and saved money on our auto too! We are sending them referrals of our friends and relatives so that they can save too. Since they are Independent Agents I’m sure of a very competitive rate always.
- Randy Grogan, Des Moines, IA
On the way to TN for a family vacation a deer ran out in front of us. I called and Chad answered the phone and the first thing he asked was about the family. After assuring him all was okay with us he then took over asking questions regarding the Van. He reassured me everything would be good again – and it was! Thank you for caring about my family.
- Deb Stock, Pleasant Hill, IA
Lew, we had a claim in July where we lost our roof and had a lot of damage to our home. Work has been completed and the check is on its way to us. Just wanted you to know we felt we received great service. We are so thankful to have you as a local agent that we know we can count on. It’s just reassuring to know you will take care of us and you are not an 800 number in another state with no real contact person. Thanks for all you do and for the peace of mind we have with you as our agent.
- Diane and Dave White, Maxwell, IA
I’m late in getting this note off to you, but we were extremely satisfied with our service and adjustor on the storm water backup in our basement. Great quick service from your office also.
- Shirley Ballard, Ankeny, IA
Thanks so much Lew. I will never forget your kindness to me when I had my accident in Alabama. I was so frantic, you were so calming, and I bothered you on vacation, I think you were in Spirit Lake at the time eating dinner. But you took the time to help me, and told me step by step what to do. I had never had or been in an accident before, it was so frightening for me. For you, it was just business, but for me, it was way more than that. Thanks again to your whole agency, Chris and Kim for being so helpful as well.
- Bev Shafer, Des Moines, IA
I was hit in downtown Des Moines and was clueless as to what to do. I called Chris, my agent, and he personally drove to the scene of the accident and handled everything for me. That personal touch and caring really makes it 100% worth staying with an Independent Agent. Thanks, Chris!
- Jena Skaar, Ankeny, IA
Pat Capehart recommended you to be my Insurance Agent. She was very happy with you when she needed your assistance for her claim. I'm glad she gave me a good reference. I'm glad to be your client.
- Carmen Murguia, Ankeny, IA
Chris is always available and respond to our questions/requests as soon as he can. Doubleday is like a family to us after 16 years working with you. I have all of mine insurance with you. You try to get the most competitive price.
- Lang D., customer since 1999
We really like the friendliness and knowledge of all of you. We also really like that you have our best interests in mind.
- Jerry M., customer since 2013