Does Your RV Have Class?

Does Your RV Have Class?

When you first take a leap into the recreational vehicle lifestyle, there’s a lot you don’t know. Sure, you were pulled in by the glitz and glamour of the life. Was it the big exclusive paint schemes on every RV that made them look absolutely unique compared to other RVs out on the road that attracted you? How about the fact that all RVs on the road are absolutely maintenance free and never need repaired? It was probably the need to never upgrade RVs because they come out of the factories absolutely comfortable and perfect that drew you in. Whatever it was, you’re here now and you have no idea what’s going on. Don’t worry.We’re here to help.

First thing’s first, you need to understand the classes of RVs. There are three primary classes out there (we’ll get into the extraneous versions like pop-ups and the like, later.) The classes are:

Class “A”

Class “B”

Class “C”

While the labeling seems pretty simplistic, there is a huge difference between the classes and vive la difference! We want to give you a quick primer so that when you go looking for your first RV, you can find what fits you and your lifestyle.

Class A:

The class A is the big hauler. When you see the big RV on the road that looks like it could be the tour bus for a major rock star, that’s a class A. Depending on the model and year these RVs can come loaded with amenities, or just enough to seem like home. These homes can range in price from $50,000 to over a million dollars. These homes are an investment and while they have the most to offer, also will cost the most over time.

Class B:

The “B” should stand for “’B’efore you invest in a class A or C, try this first.” These suped up campers are little more than cargo vans with a range of camping amenities. This is the perfect jump-off point for people wanting to get into the RV lifestyle. These store easily, aren’t much to maintain, and will give you a feel for what it’s like to own a recreational vehicle. These can range in price from $25,000 to upwards of $95,000.

Class C:

Class C is the mid-range RV, and like Goldilocks, fits most RVers just right. These are the style that have the “grandma’s attic” over the cab of the vehicle and have a good assortment of amenities for people to choose from. These are a sturdier profile than the Class B’s, as they are on a truck chassis and are generally longer and wider than their smaller cousins. These can range from $30,000 up to $125,000.

So, there you have it, folks. It’s up to you how you want to start your RV journey. Just know that through all the pitfalls, confusion, repairs, and expenditures you will face with your new RV, you will also find adventure, fulfillment, and a new world out there that you didn’t truly know exists.

Aug 14th 2018 SD Shank

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