If you’ve been in the world of RVs for a few hours, you know that RVs come in different sizes that are categorized into classes. And choosing one to fit your budget and needs is no easy feat. But for most RVers, class B motorhomes are a perfect fit. And Roadtrek is the go-to company if you’re looking to get yourself a class B RV. But perhaps before we go further, an explanation of the different RV classes might be in order.
RV Classes Explained
So what are the different RV classes? Is there a class that has more advantages than others? Let’s dig in and find out.
Class A Motorhomes
Class A motorhomes are the largest and most expensive RVs on the road. These are usually busses or trucks that are converted or custom built to serve the purpose of a luxurious motorhome. The major benefit of class A RVs is the space and luxury they afford you as the owner, but that comes at the expense of greater running costs. Class A motorhomes are more suited for dedicated travelers, and more especially those who choose to live in their motorhome full time.
Class B Motorhomes
Class B motorhomes are the most common class of RVs. Commonly called camper vans, class B motorhomes are built on a full-sized van chassis and feature a raised roof to facilitate enough room for you to walk upright. The greatest advantage of camper vans is the maneuverability – you can drive them anywhere with no struggle at all. Despite their small size, class B motorhomes can pack quite a lot, including beds, kitchenette, fridge, and more. A classic example of a class B motorhome is the Roadtrek Simplicity SRT, a small RV built on a Ram ProMaster 2500 base. Despite its compact size, it can comfortably accommodate 3 beds, a kitchen, and a whole lot more.
The major disadvantage of class B motorhomes is the limited space and amenities, but other than that, they are fully functional and comfortable to live in.
Class C Motorhomes
Class C motorhomes are mid-sized RVs that range from 20 – 33 feet and are built on existing van and truck chassis. These are more suitable for families or large groups seeking to vacation together. Amenities wise, they can compare well to Class A motorhomes, though on a smaller scale and offer far more room than your average Class B motorhome. Maneuverability can be an issue due to their size and many campers tow a smaller vehicle to use when running errands at their final destination.
Travel trailers are large portable living spaces built on a standard trailer frame. As the name suggests, they are hitched onto a van or truck as a trailer and towed to your camping destination. Just like the other types of RVs, travel trailers are equipped with all the amenities that make a home comfortable. The main advantage of travel trailers is that they can be unhitched, leaving the towing vehicle free for other tasks.
A fifth wheel is more like a travel trailer except for the fact that it has a raised extension that sits and locks into the bed of the towing vehicle. The extension also serves as a bedroom that can be accessed via some stairs inside.
Which Class is Right for You?
One question that is often asked by first time RV buyers is, “Which RV class should I purchase?” the answer is not a clear-cut one as there are a number of things to put into consideration. There are a number of factors to consider like:
- How often will you use the RV? If you’ll be spending a lot of time on the road, it’s best you get something that you’ll enjoy spending your time in.
- How many people do you want to accommodate?
- What is your budget?
For most people, a class B RV (or RV van) is more than sufficient for their needs. And with a very wide range to choose from the Roadtrek lineup, you’re bound to find an RV that will suit your taste and budget. Roadtrek has been in the campervan business since 1980 and specialize in class B motorhomes – who better than them to supply your next RV?
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