Two Insurance Claims with Club 4×4; My Review
Article from 4wdingaustralia You know what’s amazing? 3 months off work with a 4WD and camper trailer travelling the Coral Coast, Pilbara, Kimberley and Northern Territory. You know what’s not amazing? Getting part way through the …
Article from 4wdingaustralia
You know what’s amazing? 3 months off work with a 4WD and camper trailer travelling the Coral Coast, Pilbara, Kimberley and Northern Territory. You know what’s not amazing? Getting part way through the trip and having two at fault insurance claims within two weeks of each other.
Our Dmax at Cable beach
To say I was peeved would be an understatement. Looking back now, I can kind of see the funny side, but I wasn’t a happy bloke in the moment. The first, and last accident I had prior to this was about 8 years ago and it’s never a nice feeling.
As many of you would know, we partnered with Club 4×4 a few years back after swapping 4WD insurance on our 80 series Land Cruiser over to them. They covered our highly modified Land Cruiser up until we sold it and then moved to the Isuzu Dmax we have now.
They also cover Our camper trailer, and I’ve had positive things to say about them in the past. However, you can’t really review an insurance company until you’ve had to make a claim. Now, obviously this is not something you wish for, but the whole point of insurance is they are there for when a bad situation occurs, and to rectify it as seamlessly as possible.
Our 4WD and camper trailer, insured with Club 4×4
After a week of driving from Perth to Broome (and enjoying some great spots along the way), we were soaking the laid back atmosphere up and enjoying a lot of time on Cable Beach. I’d promised Sarah fish and chips one evening so we headed out from the caravan park to pick some up.
On the way, I pulled off the road at the bank to get some cash out. I jumped back into the car, put it in reverse and rolled back just enough to clear a little scooter in front of us, to pull back onto the road. Bang. Instantly, I knew I’d messed up. Someone had pulled in behind me while I was out of the car, and I hadn’t noticed. There were about 6 car bays behind me, all empty when I arrived, and someone had chosen to park right behind me.
With a sinking feeling, I pulled forwards half a metre and jumped out, to see the damage.