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What Are the Different Types of RV?

If you are in the market for an RV, you are probably trying to figure out the best type for you personally. Each type of RV possesses different advantages and fulfills a unique purpose. Let’s take a closer look at the different RV types and which one may be right for you.

The Different Types of RV

Within each broad category of RVs are many subcategories and variations. Like any other vehicle, different makes, models, designs, and customizations produce unique results. That said, most RVs fall into one of 2 primary categories: motorhomes and trailers. Let’s take a look at a few variations of these categories.

  • Class A Motorhomes

A class A motorhome is the most common and functional type of RV among full-time travelers. Its large size and specially built chassis essentially make it a house on wheels. Most class A motorhomes come fully equipped with a kitchen, bedroom, family room, bathroom, and storage space. You can purchase this type of motorhome with a gas or diesel engine and travel in perfect comfort. Because it is a lot of weight to tote, this type of RV tends to cost more both upfront and in traveling expenses. However, particularly for individuals who live in their RV, it makes for a great long-term investment.

  • Class B Motorhomes

Next in the motorhome lineup are class B motorhomes. While class A motorhomes are large and in charge, class B motorhomes are built on a van chassis. Compact and efficient, class B RVs work wonderfully for single travelers or for couples who don’t mind being close and cozy. Although small, this type of RV usually comes equipped with all of the essentials, just on a smaller scale than that of class A. Collapsable storage, a tiny sink, and convertible seats are the defining characteristics of a class B motorhome. Of course, the smaller size makes these travel vans a little more mobile and easy to squeeze into tight spaces.

  • Class C Motorhomes

The third category of motorhomes is (of course) class C. Class C motorhomes fall somewhere between class A and class B in size. Built on a truck chassis, this type of RV possesses the extra bathroom and kitchen space of class A without sacrificing the mobility of class B. Like its counterparts, you can purchase this RV type in gas or diesel and live in it fairly comfortably.

  • Towable Campers

“Towable” is simply an umbrella term that refers to any camper pulled on a hitch. There are countless types of RV trailers, including fifth-wheel campers, teardrop campers, pop-up campers, and more. Most campers come equipped with the same amenities as a motorhome. However, the benefit of towable campers is that once parked at your campsite, you can unhitch your regular vehicle and drive around town unencumbered. Additionally, many campers feature expandable slides that create extra space inside when parked.

  • Toy Haulers

A “toy hauler” is a type of trailer, but it exists less for daily living and more for hauling fun travel toys such as bikes, ATVs, kayaks, jet skis, etc. Toy haulers work great for individuals who use their campers for quick vacations rather than full-time travel.

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