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Types of RVs


The summer is on its way and you want to make this season a memorable one. So you decide that you want to purchase a recreational vehicle (RV) and hit the road. You talk to an RV salesman and they ask, “Are you looking for a Class A Motorhome, a travel trailer, or a pop-up?” And now, you’re confused. Lucky for you, this article will break down the different types of RVs and their benefits.


Class A Motorhome (21'-40')

Class A Motorhomes are like the mansions of RVs. They are spacious, grandiose, and equipped with tons of amenities. They’re best for long distance travel and use as a primary home. Most Class A Motor homes come with electricity, washers and dryers, king sized beds, and complete kitchens and bathrooms. Due to their size, it isn’t ideal to use a Class A Motorhome as your primary vehicle once you reach your destination. For this reason you’ll see most of these RV’s towing a vehicle. A few disadvantages of owning these motorhomes are their size, the cost to buy and maintain the vehicle, and high fuel costs.


Class B Motorhome (Campervan) (16'-22')

Class B Motorhomes are small RVs built on a van chassis. They are much smaller in size compared to a Class A, but they come with similar amenities like sinks, beds, and even refrigerators and showers. Due to their size, they are much easier to drive and park than the Class A Motorhome. These RV’s are only meant for 1 or 2 people and can become cramped with more. Class B’s are relatively expensive if you compare the available amenities to the robust Class A Motorhome.


Class C Motorhome (21'-35')

If you want to travel comfortably, but can’t afford the Class A price tag, a Class C Motorhome is the way to go. These RV’s are larger than Class B Motorhomes but smaller than the Class A. They come with tons of space which makes them the perfect RV for families. They have similar amenities to the Class A and B Motorhomes. It’s not uncommon to see a Class C Motorhome towing another vehicle since the RV itself is too large to use if you decide to leave the campground and go into town.


Fifth Wheel (21'-40')

The Fifth Wheel is the largest of the towable trailer RV’s. Its design features an elevated front end, which increases its available living space. These RV’s are designed to sit in a truck bed using a special hitch. The Fifth Wheel may actually be too heavy for some standard pick-up trucks, so a Heavy Duty vehicle may be required to tow this RV. That being said, there are some smaller Fifth Wheel options available with less living space. Fifth Wheels come with all of the standard Motorhome amenities without the motorhome price tag.


Conventional Travel Trailer (9’-40’)

The Conventional Travel Trailer is the most popular of all RV’s. They come in various shapes and sizes and are used for both long and short road trips. Smaller Travel Trailers are designed to be towed by most family vehicles, mid-sized automobiles, SUVs, and trucks. Many of the models above 17’ come with a full bath, kitchen, and bedroom. Most travel trailers also come with water supply (fresh, grey, and black), sinks, showers, propane gas supply, and an electrical system. Travel Trailers are easy to set up and are a great option if you’re searching for affordable RVs.


Pop-Up Trailers (8’-24’)

Pop-up Trailers, also known as Tent Trailers or Folding Camping Trailers, are great for families who love to spend time outdoors. These trailers are ideal for camping at the beach, in the woods, or in the desert. They are usually equipped with the same basic amenities as the other trailers including gas and electrical. They can be towed by midsized vehicles, pick-up trucks, and heavy duty vehicles. One drawback for Tent Trailers is that they can take some time and effort to set up once you reach your destination.

Now that you know the different types of RVs that are available, you can choose yours based on your needs. You can go camping in style and luxury with a large Class A Motorhome, or you can get lost in nature comfortably with a Pop-Up Trailer. Whatever you choose, ensure to get your RV covered reliable RV Insurance.

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