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RV Types

RV Types

When you’re looking for an RV, the choices can sometimes be overwhelming. There are so many different types of RVs that you can get turned around and not know which one is best for you. To help you out with this, we’ve compiled a list of the basics of each type of RV to help you narrow down your choices. From the largest Class A motorhome to a simple pop up trailer, there is an RV for everyone. Keep reading to figure out which one is perfect for you.


Motorhomes are a popular choice for many campers, as they come with their own engine and driving capabilities. With a motorhome, you can travel the nation without having to worry about having another vehicle to take care of. Because of this, you can really make your RV experience your own and not have to clean out the car before heading out on the road. The motorhome category is split into three classes: Class A, Class B, and Class C.

Class A

Class A motorhomes are the largest and most expensive RV. They can be anywhere from 24 feet to 45 feet and can be as expensive as a quarter-million dollars. They are the sturdiest type and have the most room for storage and water tanks. They are made on a chassis specifically designed for motorhomes to carry all of this space. This is a great option for anyone who wants to RV full time. It should be noted, however, that they are the most difficult RV to maneuver. The extra space may be great for when you’re camped out, but trying to drive it will require some learning and care.

Class B

Class B motorhomes are the least expensive motorhome and are also the smallest motorhome, ranging from 18 feet to 24 feet. They are often called camper vans or van campers. These are great for individuals or couples and are best for weekend trips or summer vacations. They pack a lot into this small space but they can often be cramped for many RVers, especially those that want to go camping with other people.

Class C

Class C motorhomes are less expensive than Class A motorhomes and are more expensive than Class B motorhomes. Their space is generally around 30-33 feet with a bed over the cab. They are great for weekend camping trips and summer vacations. Even with the smaller space, many still offer the same luxuries as a Class A motorhome. These are a great option for those who want the same amenities as a Class A motorhome at a smaller cost and with less space.

Towable Trailers

Towable trailers can be pulled behind anything from a small car to a sturdy truck. This ability to connect your trailer to your vehicle is attractive to many because it also means you can detach the trailer from your vehicle, freeing up a vehicle to use to go see the sights and drive around the area. Because they do not have an engine, these trailers are less expensive than a motorhome. The two main types of towable trailers are the pop-up/tent trailers and fifth wheels.

Pop Up/Tent Trailers

Pop up trailers (or tent trailers) are the least expensive type of RV and can be as short as 12 feet or even shorter. These are best for weekends or even summer vacations. They are not as good for full-time RVers, though, as the tent fabric isn’t as great at temperature control. These trailers are good for those who don’t have as much room to store their RV but still want a decent amount of space. Many pop up trailers are sizeable enough for a small family but they often lack the amenities of the larger motorhomes.

Fifth Wheels

Fifth wheels are also not as expensive and can be the same size as pop up trailers. They are also best for weekends or summer vacations, however, they are the more popular choice for RVers who travel often. This is because they are more stable to tow then pop up trailers and have more to offer in the way of temperature control and amenities. These are a great option for those who want an RV with decent amenities but that you can park at the campground.

When you’re looking for a new RV, it’s important to know all of your options. Whether you’re looking for something to haul to California or something to stay in with your family at the campground, there’s an RV for everyone. We hope this list helped you narrow down which one is best for you!

Feb 20th 2020 Ashley Baughman

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