Erie Insurance, a Pennsylvania-based Fortune 500 insurer, released consumer tips on differences between RV trips and car trips.
The release is the latest in a series of direct-to-consumer connections from Erie Insurance. The company unveiled road trip tips earlier in the month. It hosted a blog post detailing RV buying tips as well.
“With so many people hitting the road in RVs for the first time, we want to make sure they are prepared,” said Jon Bloom, vice president of personal auto, Erie Insurance. “I know from personal experience that an RV is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and connect with friends and family, but it is a lot different than taking a road trip in a car. We want to help people enjoy their trip and protect the investment they’ve made in their RV.”
Being an RVer himself, Bloom said he learned important lessons about the differences between taking a road trip in a car vs. in an RV. Among the tips he provided are understanding the difference in drivability and visibility between RVs and cars. Although both require regular maintenance, he noted the different schedules an RV needs to maintain features not found in a car.
Other tips included finding gas stations large enough to accommodate RVs and considering umbrella insurance coverage.