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Everything you need to know about Class C Motorhomes

A look at everything you need to know about Class C Motorhomes and what makes them unique!

What is a Class C Motorhome?

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 RV to offer much more interior space when parked over it’s Class B Van Camper 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 a Class C 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 ball hitch is left open to tow additional items. Boats, trailers with ATVs or other toys, or even a small tow 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 Class C camper when it’s being driven. Seat belts are available for safety.

 

Disadvantages of a Class C Recreational Vehicle:

1. No separate vehicle unless you tow one.

Unless you pull a vehicle behind your Class C 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 unit. This makes a quick run to the grocery store more of an ordeal.

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 Motorhomes:

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.

[Click the photo below to view larger.]

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 be too long for easy travel.

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

Everything You Need to Know About Class C Motorhomes

A Small RV – What is it?

What is a Small RV?

RV is an abbreviation for “recreational vehicle”.

An RV is defined as a term for a motor vehicle or a towable trailer that has living space in it, and many of the amenities that are often found in people’s homes.

Usually used for travel and vacations, or a mobile home on wheels, RVs are popular across America and even the world.

There are many different kinds of recreational vehicles. They range in type and size from a small pop up camper to a huge 45 ft Class A motorhome, and everything in between. Regardless of a client’s needs, there is a perfect RV for them.

While the term “small RV” is a subjective term, on this site we cover a broad range of options of small and moderately sized RVs.

 

What are the different types of Small RV’s?

There are a wide range of types and styles of small RV’s to choose from.

  1. Pickup Campers

A Pickup Camper or a “Truck Camper” is an RV that is carried in the bed of a pickup truck.

There are many different styles and sizes of pickup campers, as well as a range of amenities.

The biggest benefit of this type is that they are small, affordable, and can go anywhere a truck can go.

Pickup Campers | Small RV Options Palomino

 

  1. Pop Up Campers

A Pop Up Camper or a “Tent Trailer” is a type of RV that is towed behind a vehicle on a ball hitch. It is collapsible for easy travel and storage, and looks like a flat rectangle when it’s traveling down the road.

The camper is then “popped up” in order to use it. The roof is raised and there are canvas tented ends that slide out which increase the sleeping capacity inside.

The biggest benefit of this type of recreational vehicle is that they are affordable and can be easily collapsed for storage and travel.

Pop Up Campers | Small RVPalomino

 

  1. Travel trailers

A Travel Trailer is an RV that is towed behind a vehicle on a ball hitch, in order to offer people a place to sleep and the amenities of home on the road.

There are a wide variety of sizes and types of travel trailers, from very small RV’s like the Scamp to 37 feet spacious homes-on-wheels.

Because there is a wide variety of travel trailer types, there are options for every budget and every style preference.

Travel Trailers | Small RV OptionsForest River

 

  1. Class B Van Campers

A Class B Motorhome is also known as a Van Camper.

This is a type of RV in which the beds, bathroom and kitchen are all in the back end of an extended van with a raised roof.

The benefits of this type are they are easy to drive, can be parked in most normal parking spaces, can be used as a second vehicle when not being used as an RV and they are more fuel efficient than many of the other types of RV’s.

Class B Motorhome | Van Camper | Small RVWinnebago / Leisure Travel Vans

 

  1. Class C Motorhomes

A Class C Motorhome is a smaller version of the huge Class A motorhomes that look like big buses.

The distinctive feature of a Class C RV is the bunk bed that sits above the cab.

There are a variety of styles and lengths of Class C’s with different layouts and slide-out options.

The main benefit of this type of camper is that it’s a home on wheels and doesn’t require a tow vehicle. They offer more space than a Class B van camper.

Class C Motorhome | Small RVForest River

 

  1. Fifth Wheel Travel Trailers

Fifth Wheel Travel Trailers are a type of recreational vehicle in which it is attached to the bed of a pickup truck with a special “fifth-wheel hitch”.

Fifth wheels have taller ceilings and the option of more slide-outs than the standard travel trailers offer, and they are often noted to have better handling on the road.

Like the rest of the larger RV’s, they come in a variety of sizes and offer a range of amenities from more simple to extreme luxury.

Fifth Wheel Travel Trailers | Small RVForest River

 


With each type of recreational vehicle, there are a range of amenities and in most cases, sizes of RV’s that are available.

The right RV awaits you, depending on your wants and needs!