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What You Need to Know About the 4 Different Types of Motorhomes


How much do you know about the four major motorhome types? Motorhomes are one of the staples of the RVing industry, allowing travelers to leave it all behind and hit the road. Whether you tow a car behind your or not, a motorhome gives you space, functionality, and the ability to hit the road the way you want. Let’s learn more about the motorohome classes before you take advantage of RV sales in your local area to buy the motorhome of your dreams.

A Brief Rundown of the 4 Types of Motorhomes on the Market

Class A Motorhomes

Class A motorhomes are the biggest recreational vehicles. While toterhomes and diesel pushers come close, the Class A motorhome is the bread and butter of the RV industry. The can range between 29’ and 45’ in length, sleep up to eight people, and brand new can start at $85,000. These units will have the largest square you find in RVs, along with the most functionality, amenities, and add-ons. They are the most customizable and often come with many slide outs and awnings.

Class A motorhomes are meant for retirees, seniors, and large families looking to get the most out of their travels.

Class B Motorhomes

Class B motorhomes are the smallest motorhome type, more like camper vans than a Class A or Class C motorhome. They are built on a similar chassis to camper vans but range from 18’ to 24’ long, sleeping up to four, and start around $50,000. While they offer less functionality and amenities as Class A motorhomes, they get much better gas mileage and are more affordable for smaller families looking to adventure.

Class B motorhomes are designed for duo travelers, solo adventurers, and those looking for weekend getaways for small groups.

Class B+ Motorhomes

Class B+ motorhomes are a new hybrid of Class B and Class motorhomes that are gaining popularity throughout the RV world. They’re bigger than Class B motorhomes but not by much. That extra square footage allows for full bathrooms, more sleeping options, and even full kitchens which their Class B counterparts can’t. If you’re looking for more comfort on and off the road, the Class B motorhome is the way to go and starts at about $65,000.

Class B+ motorhomes evolved out of the need for small families and groups to get more out of their motorhomes without investing in Class A or C builds.

Class C Motorhomes

Class C motorhomes fall in size and price between Class A motorhomes and Class B motorhomes. Ranging from 30’ to 33’ in length, often can sleep up to eight people, and start at the same price as Class B+ motorhomes, you can find about every function and luxury in a Class A motorhome in a Class C one. Class C motorhomes often have an overhead cabin that serves as a sleeping area, storage, and more. Class C motorhomes are great for small families and duo travelers. Class C motorhomes start around $55,000.

Class C motorhomes are perfect for small and medium-sized families looking for more space and luxury on and off the road.

Depending on your family size, what your goals are on the road, and how you like to relax off the road, one of the above four motorhome types might be right for your travels.

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