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  • Published on Aug 30, 2020
    WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF RVS?

    WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF RVS?

     
    The question isn't which type of RV is best, but which is best for you? When we first looked at buying an RV, I made the common mistake of thinking that the different "Classes" of RVs meant that you had to have a specific type of driver's license. Luckily because of the internet, I was able to do some research, and I learned what they were before I headed to the DMV to upgrade my driver's license, ha-ha. You DO NOT need a special permit to drive an RV. Below are the different types of RVs, so you aren't confused like I was. One important thing to note, these are just RVs. There are other fantastic options in the form of Travel Trailers, 5th wheels, and Toy Haulers that we will be highlighting in another blog post.
    With any RV, there are many variations in size, features, and cost. These are generalizations of the different types.
     

    Class A:

    The big, boxy RVs that look similar to a bus is Class A's. Owning one of these is like owning a lovely home, except you can take it to scenic locations. These are the most common among Full Time RVers. Because of their size, once you get to camp, you're pretty much stuck. Most Class A RVers tow a car behind for access to local towns and adventures.
     

    Some common traits of Class A:

    1-4 slide outs, which can expand up to 14 feet wide.
    Large flat screens with bumping surround sound.
    Washer and Dryer
    Spacious and comfortable bedroom
    Lots of underneath storage space
    They can comfortably sleep the entire family
    An endless list of optional upgrades
     
     
     

    Class B: 

    These are the compact motorhomes that are vans. These have definite benefits and are great for the solo or couple travelers that want to head into cities or places that a large RV can't. These are fantastic for "Stealth" camping because you can't tell if it's just a van or if someone is camping. I was surprised to find out that per square foot these cost more than a Class C. The downside is it's a tight living space and doesn't offer the amenities of the other types of RVs.
     

    Class C:

    A Class C has the truck front end with the living section in the back. Generally, the size ranges from low 20 ft to around 35 ft. These are great for giving you comfortable living space with some great amenities. You won't have all the bells and whistles as the Class A, such as washer/dryer, heated ceramic tile floors, etc., but the cost will be lower. Storage space is plentiful but by no means excessive. These typically have slideouts and offer a reasonably comfortable living space for being so mobile. Though these are smaller, they naturally can still sleep up to 6 people and are fantastic for weekend warriors or for someone interested in getting into smaller, secluded, and more enjoyable campgrounds with the ability to fit the entire family still.
     
     
     

    Summary:

    If you're looking for stealth camping, go with a Class B. If you need space and amenities, Class A is the right choice for you. If you want a mix between the two, go with a Class C. This is oversimplified; however, the best way to help you decide is to test them out yourself.
     

     

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