Everything you need to know about Class C Motorhomes

What is a Class C Motorhomes?

A Class C Motorhome is a type of small RV.

The distinguishing characteristics are the medium length and the bed bunk that sits above the driving cab. They come in a variety of sizes and offer a range of amenities as well as slide out options to offer a cozy home on wheels.

Class C Motorhome | Small RVForest River


Advantages of a Class C Motorhome:

1. Elevated bed above drivers seats – more room.

Class C motorhomes have a bed in the bump out section that sits above the driving cab. This is unique to this type, and offers additional sleeping space while maximizing the room space.

2. Variety of lengths, floor plans, amenities to fit your needs.

Class C motorhomes range in length and floor plans. They also come with various slide outs, depending on the model and length. This makes it possible for a Class C motorhome to offer much more interior space when parked over it’s Class B counterpart.

Common amenities include bathrooms, kitchens, living spaces, master beds and usually a second bed space for additional guests as well.

3. Slide outs available for more room.

Having the option of multiple slide outs can greatly increase the living space inside the RV.

Solera Class C Motorhome Floor PlanForest River – Solera


Forester Class C Motorhome Floor PlanForest River – Forester


4. You are able to tow additional items like a boat.

Because Class C motorhomes are an all in one vehicle, the back hitch is left open to tow additional items. Boats, trailers with ATVs or other toys, or even a small car are commonly pulled behind a Class C RV.

5. Passengers can safely ride in the camper while you’re driving.

These RVs are designed to safely transport additional passengers inside the RV when it’s being driven. Seat belts are available for safety.


Disadvantages of a Class C Motorhome:

1. No separate car unless you tow one.

Unless you pull a vehicle behind your motorhome, you don’t have the option of separating your living space from your vehicle like you do with a truck and a trailer.

Instead, they are one. This makes a quick run to the grocery store more of a process.

It can also be a problem if you need to have your RV repaired. Your home will be in the auto shop too.

2. Gas mileage

Class C Motorhomes are not aerodynamic, so they don’t get very good gas mileage. This increases travel costs.

3. Cost

Class C Motorhomes are usually slightly less expensive than Class B Van Campers.

However, because they have the driving equipment and living space all in one, they are much more expensive than a travel trailer or fifth wheel.

Buying used helps to decrease the cost of a Class C Motorhome.


Styles of Class C Motorhome:

Class C Motorhomes come in a variety of lengths, styles and appearances.

They have the option of many different types of slide outs depending on what you’d like bigger – the kitchen, the living room, guest sleeping quarters etc. The choice is yours!

Jayco Class C MotorhomeJayco [photo above and below]

Jayco Class C Motorhome Floorplan


Another Class C option from Jayco below:

Class C Motorhomes from Jayco

A variety of floor plans are available for this particular motorhome. Depending on the configuration you’d like, you can choose where your slide outs would be and what gets expanded.

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Class C Motorhomes from JaycoJayco – Seneca


Class C Motorhomes are a favorite for people who want a moderately sized RV with lots of amenities.

They’re also a favorite for people who want to tow a boat without having their rig stretch like a huge long caravan down the highway.

For many, it’s the best option for a spacious home on wheels.


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