Inventory Professionals Write How-To Guide for RV Contents Inventories

Camping trailers, fifth-wheels, and motor homes contain more personal belongings than most realize; this book with templates assists with creating an inventory of all items.

Avon, IN, July 18, 2014 --( Camping has gained popularity over the years, but the amenities have drastically changed. Most campers don’t sleep under the stars with just a sleeping bag or in a little pup tent as in years gone by. Now the majority purchase camping trailers and fifth-wheels that offer many of the comforts of home. Another segment of the camping crowd are the full-timers, many of whom have sold their house and now live in a motor home, traveling across the country. All RVs are filled with a lot more belongings than just a sleeping bag, and the full-timers most often have all of their earthly belongings with them in their motor home.

This encouraged the founders of Nationwide Inventory Professionals, Mike and Cindy Hartman, to author the book, "RV Contents Inventory." Just like a house or apartment, the owners must have a thorough inventory of the items in their RV so they can determine the amount of contents insurance they need. Additionally, this comprehensive list will help them receive an equitable insurance settlement after a loss.

Setting the stage to show the importance of having an RV inventory, the book includes this opening: Consider enjoying your day away from your campsite, only to return and find that your camping trailer, fifth-wheel, or motor home had been burglarized. Or possibly it, along with all your belongings, was damaged or destroyed by fire or a natural disaster. Your emotions are raw. Fear! Anger! Frustration! Sadness! The first and most important thing, of course, is that everyone is OK. Then, with assistance, you find food, clothing, and a place to stay. Your immediate needs for you and your family are met…now what??

This how-to RV inventory book discusses what happens next when it comes to filing an insurance claim. Also included is a section on insurance basics for recreational vehicles, a detailed how-to process for recording their belongings, and templates to assist with the documentation.

RV Contents Inventory is the third inventory how-to guide written by the Hartmans; the others are titled Home Inventory – A Guide for Homeowners and Renters and A Business Guide to Asset Inventory.

An ebook version is available online in the National Inventory Certification Association Book Store at Paperbacks can be purchased on Amazon.

About the Authors
The Hartmans' interest in the home inventory industry was developed as a result of their personal experience with the insurance claim process and knowing the resulting potential financial loss after a burglary, fire, or natural disaster.

Hartman Inventory ( was established in 2004 to provide professional inventory services. After years of improving and streamlining their service, the couple established Nationwide Inventory Professionals. This premier Business Package and Licensing Agreement (similar to a franchise) provides the tools required to begin and grow an independently owned inventory company. (
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