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What are RV classes? | RV Classes Explained

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Exploring the RV World!

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Has the RV life ever interested you? If you have ever wanted to travel across the country, then getting an RV may have entered your mind. However, you may be overwhelmed by all the different names for RVs! These classes are simply a way for dealers to categorize thier RVs and help you understand them as well.  There are Class A's, Class B's, and Class C's, and that's just the beginning. There are also non-motorized recreational vehicles like Travel Trailers, Toy Haulers, and Fifth Wheels. 

Class A Motorhomes

Big...and Roomy

I work for a RV Dealer in Florida and am new to the RV industry, so thought I would do a little bit of research on RV Classes and what they are.

Ever thought of living in a mansion? Then the Class A is for you! These motorhomes look a lot like greyhounds. When you first step in, you will be greeted by a good sized living room. The driver's cab has a huge window that makes it easy to see. The RV altogether can measure as long as 45 feet!

Most living areas have plenty of room to enjoy the entertainment center or to have guests over! In the back, you will generally find an master bedroom suite complete with a queen or king sized bed. Some have a master bathroom as well.  Some of these RVs even have laundry machines! The bathrooms are also full size with glass shower.  Many manufactures put entertainment systems on the outside of the RV as well. Many of these RVs have as many as 3 slide outs, giving you much more room!

Many of these are expensive, but if you can find a good used one, it could be as low as $50,000.  But, you may pay millions if you want maximum luxury. 

These RVs are for serous RVing. But you get what you paid for!

This is a Class A...it's Massive!

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The Class C

Perfect in Size

Need lots of room, but not too much? The Class C may be the right choice! The chassis for these vehicles are made both by Chevy and Ford. They are like oversized mini-vans. The benefits in fuel and size economy, compared to the Class A, is something to consider. The Class A may be bigger, but fuel is expensive and a motorhome that size is bulky.  The Class C also have a section over the cab that usually has a bed or room for storage.

This is not a full-time living  option for a family, but may work for the smaller family or single person. However, if you are a big family, you could still comfortably go on a vacation or road trip.  The length in these are about 20 to 30 feet long.

The bed, kitchen, and living room are all pretty close to each other. This motorhome will require less work to maintain and make it easier to park in those tight places! If you are looking for a Florida RV, this motorhome may be an option for you!

Class B Motorhome

Class B Motorhome

Small, but effecient!

This Class B is the smallest of all the classes, but it still provides good space for the right person. These can have a similar chassis to the Class C, but with less head room and no "over-the-cab" option.  Even though it doesn't have as much headroom as the Class C, it does provide more than the normal mini-van. If you don't have kids or are single, then this is for you! These guys are small, but they can still run expensive, some as many as $100,000.

Everything is close together inside of Class B's.  You might bump into something if you turn around. If you are a couple, you should sleep comfortably.  It's not recommended for long term living, but more for vacation. If you're hoping for an RV life, I would recommend something a bit bigger.

By now, you should have a better idea of the different RV classes. We haven't even covered Travel Trailers, Toy Haulers, and Fifth Wheels! If you are in the market for an RV, there are many Florida RV Dealers to choose from. Comment below if you have anything to add! I'd love to here from you and what you think of the RVing life!

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