According to a new survey of more than 1,000 RV (recreational vehicle) drivers by the Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, the most common mistakes made by RVers are:
- driving off with the steps extended,
- backing up into a post or other stationary object,
- misjudging the amount of overhead and/or side clearance space,
- not connecting the tail lights correctly, and
- running out of fuel.
A full 2% admit to mistakenly driving off and leaving a passenger behind at a campground, rest area or other stop while traveling in their RV. The person left behind most often? A spouse or significant other; pets and grandparents are least likely to be left behind.
The majority of RVers surveyed (53%) spend a month or more RVing each year and 42% travel more than 500 miles per trip.