What RV type is right for you?

RV's come in a variety of shapes and sizes designed to meet the travel needs of the most basic camper to luxury accommodations. So many choices can make it tough to choose which RV is right for you. Here to help is our quick guide to finding the right type of RV for your lifestyle.

First, there are two categories of RV's: self-propelled motor homes and towable travel trailers or campers. Begin by deciding if you prefer to drive the RV or tow the RV when traveling. There are pros and cons to each, so the answer depends on personal preference.

Next, decide on size. RV's are classified into categories according to their general size and amenities, including:

  • Class A : Large and luxurious might describe these RV's. Ranging from 30 to 45 feet long and weighing between 15,000 to 45,000 pounds with the ability to sleep up to eight people, these luxury RV's may be customized to the specific desires of those who delight in seeing the countryside up close and personal without sacrificing quality or comfort.
  • Class B : These mid-sized motor homes tend to weigh between 6,000 and 10,000 pounds and range from 16 to 20 feet in length with the capacity to sleep 2 to 6 people. A popular size for retirees and small families, these RV's make travel fun.
  • Class C : Often called "mini motor homes," these smaller RV's emphasize convenience with "slideouts" and room for up to 10 people. Versatility makes these a popular and enduring choice of RV.

Towable RV types include:

  • Travel trailers: For the individual or couple who wants an all-in-one solution to travel and comfort, these travel trailers combine the best of both worlds into one easy-to-navigate RV. Easy to drive and even easier to relax in, travel trailers are a popular trend among those who like to just get up and go.
  • Folding camping trailers: An affordable recreational vehicle, "pop-ups" are known and loved among many children and families alike.
  • Fifth-wheel trailers: These are like travel trailers, but have an extension that sits over the tow vehicle, mounted with a wheel-like apparatus (hence, "fifth-wheel"). The extra space often serves as an additional sleeping area for guests.

When calling GEICO to obtain an RV insurance quote, be sure to mention your specific type of RV as well as any upgrades or customizations you may have invested in your RV.

The above-listed tips are for informational use only. Refer to your insurance policy contract for specific information regarding your coverages and for actual terms, conditions and exclusions. The above statements are general in nature and may or may not reflect the actual terms of your insurance policy.