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RV Choices: What Style Of RV Is Right For Me

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RV Choices: What Style Of RV Is Right For Me

Making an RV ownership choice doesn’t have to be a daunting task, but it does require a fair amount of research, in order for you to make an informed decision on what RV style is right for you.

You want your research to narrow down what type of RV will fit your needs, based on cost, size, type (motorized or travel trailer, etc.). Your first decision point will be what style appeals to you and your family; motorized, a pull behind, or maybe even a truck bed unit? They all have their advantages and disadvantages:

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Motorhome Configurations

There are four different types of motorhome configurations: Class A, Class B, Class C and SuperC.

Class A

Liberty Coach

Class A RV style motorhomes are, simply put, huge. They are built on a bus chassis, so they are similar to a large bus in maneuverability and size, and they provide ample living space. Many new Class A motorhomes come with all of the modern luxuries you could want, from full-size showers and bathrooms to built-in fireplaces and home entertainment centers.

However, you get what you pay for– these motorhomes are the most expensive option out there. And they can be cumbersome to drive on certain roads, so you may find yourself unable to visit some areas. Still, the size of these motorhomes makes them great if you are a full-time traveler.

 

Class B

Class B

Class B motorhomes are the smallest option. These motorhomes are similar in size and handling to a full-size conversion van, so this is a perfect option for anyone who is not comfortable operating a bulky motorhome.

Class B motorhomes are best suited for small families, as living space is limited. Some do still come with showers and bathrooms, however. This style RV just might be what you are looking for.

 

 

Class C

Class C Motorhome

Class C motorhomes are the midsize version. They are essentially a smaller version of a Class A motorhome and typically come with the same amenities.

Because of their size and price, Class C style motorhomes are often ideal for families and more casual travelers.

 

Super C

 

The majority of  Super Cs are built on heavy truck chassis. That is to say, the chassis come from such vendors as Freightliner, Volvo or Peterbilt. Of course, this means your rig can be serviced at any mechanic shop that specializes in truck repair. With repair coverage such as this, you can expect to find a mechanic  24/7.

A Super C also has plenty of horsepower and outstanding torque. As a result, you can expect to find towing capacities from 10,000 to 20,000 lbs.

Fifth Wheel

5th Wheel Camper

A fifth wheel is a large, tow-able travel trailer. Think of them as a mix between a Class A motorhome and a camper– they are large enough to have many modern amenities and decent sized living quarters, but small enough to be towed by a large pick-up truck.

Fifth wheels are ideal if you already have a vehicle capable of towing one, and are looking for lots of living space.

Travel Trailers Types

Travel Trailers are smaller than a 5th wheel, but with lengths from 12 feet up to 35 feet your choices in size and interior design are many. They can be towed by many pick-up trucks and SUV’s, making them an accessible option for many travelers.

Campers are more affordable than fifth wheels, and can still come with many modern amenities.

Camper Trailer Style

Camper trailers come in many different variations. Some offer pop-up living quarters. Others simply offer storage space and the option of a rooftop tent. Either way, camper trailers are often tow-able by an SUV or pick-up truck and are cheaper than a standard camper.

They also typically do not come with many luxuries, although some models include an outdoor shower. These trailers tend to be more rugged and may be well suited for groups or families looking to have adventures that involve rougher roads.

Truck Bed Camper as an RV choice

Truckbed Camper Choice

Truck bed campers fit easily on the bed of your pick-up truck. The size of the pick-up truck required depends on the size of truck bed camper, but there is an option for most sized trucks.

These campers may come with some luxuries such as bathrooms and showers, as well as small kitchenettes.

They are available in a variety of prices, as well, so there may be an option for your budget.

RV Choice Wrap Up

An RV is a major purchase. Knowing a little about the different types can help you choose which one is right for you. IF you are a multi-millionaire, you may want to opt for one of these super luxurious palaces on wheels!! Luxury RV: 7 You Should Check Out the Offerings from These Premier Manufactures.

If you are planning to RV full-time, please visit AARP and read the forum on this subject. There are some good tips on going on the road full-time.

Camping WorldIf you are interested in any of the RVs in this article, please visit Camping World by clicking on the their banner. You may find what you are looking for.

Additionally, their website has everything an RV enthusiast could need to outfit their rig.

 

 

 

 

 

Chip and Evi

There is no denying that RV travel is more popular today than it has ever been. With more than 485 locations, KOA reported that in 2020, there were more than 94.5 million camper households throughout North America. In the US, 48.2 million households camped at least once in 2020, including 10.1 million households that camped for the first time. Campers are more diverse than ever, with 60% of first-time campers in 2020 are from non-white groups, the highest rate since the inception of this report.
According to a Market Watch article published June 11, 2021, in an RVIA newsletter, RVing was hot in 2020. For example, well-known RV rental company Outdoorsy saw a 4,500% increase in bookings in 2020. And in 2021, there is reason to believe that this trend will continue. A recent survey by the RV Industry Association found that about three in 10 Americans hope to take an RV trip this year — 10% of whom have never done it before.
My wife Evi and I are in the 3 in 10 that plans to take an RV trip in 2021. As a matter of fact, since May 2021, we have been living in our RV full-time. We plan to live in our unit until the end of the year and then move into our permanent home. But, rest assured we will continue to take frequent trips in our motorhome.
With Covid 19 still in an issue in 2021, there is reason to believe travelers will want to venture out with family and close friends again. After all, there are over 4300 campgrounds in the USA to consider for your next group adventure.

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