GEICO says an RV is not just a vehicle but a lifestyle

Washington, D.C., Nov. 18, 2014 – Who needs the hassle of selecting airline flights, waiting in security, choosing a rental car and checking into a hotel room? When you have an RV, you can just pick up and go anywhere you want. With RV popularity on the rise, GEICO says an RV is not just a vehicle but a lifestyle.

"RVs offer the freedom and flexibility to roam across America to any destination whenever you are ready to go," said Tom McNicholas, GEICO's RV general manager. "As your home away from home, they are an excellent way to spend time with family, visit great destinations and connect with a growing legion of other RV enthusiasts."

According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association's June survey, RV sales are up 9 percent from the previous year. By the end of 2014, sales are projected to top 350,000 units sold, the most since 2008, with Baby Boomers making up the majority of RV purchases.

The rise in RV popularity can be attributed to factors such as affordability compared to other forms of vacation travel and access to a growing number of new RV resorts and parks that offer upscale amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses and high-end health spas.

McNicholas notes that RV manufacturers have done a good job to create vehicles catered to people in every stage of their lives.  "From temporary living quarters to travel, recreation and camping, there is an RV to suit nearly every taste and budget."

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GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 15 million private passenger customers, insuring more than 24 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

Using GEICO's online service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.

GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.

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