RVing 101: RV Types Explained
January 12, 2016
So you want to become an RVer? That’s fantastic! You’ll have a home on wheels that can take you on all of your cross-country adventures. Of course, just as there are distinct differences between each car model, so too exist differences between each RV model. In this guide, you’ll discover the essential RV types, and what they offer:
If you want the whole shebang in your next RV, you’ll want to consider a Class A motorhome. This type of RV provides the most spacious and luxurious interior accommodations of all the classes. Usually these models offer most of the amenities of a regular home, such as a restroom, kitchen sink, and fridge. Class A RVs are available with either gas or diesel engines. They’re also suitable as a full-time home.
A truck camper is a mobile living unit that’s affixed to the bed or chassis of a pickup. Because the truck’s hitch isn’t used to secure the camper, additional trailers or equipment can be hauled. While not as spacious as a Class A model, campers provide ample room along with basic amenities like sleeping quarters and a dining area.
Class B & C
Class B and C RVs are sometimes grouped into the same category due to their many similarities. A Class B RV can be described as a van modified to house living quarters. This is usually achieved by lowering the floor, raising the ceiling, and extending the length for additional space.
Class C motorhomes are similar but built on the chassis of a pickup. This variation is also distinguished by the addition of a one to two-person sleeping area, which is located directly over the truck’s cab. A Class C is essentially to a Class A what a CUV is to an SUV. In other words, it’s a slightly smaller version of a Class A model.
A pop-up is a tow-along, fold-up camper. With its fold-up feature, you can think of it as an expanded tent that rests on a low-rise trailer. When fully expanded, you have sleeping quarters, a lounge, and a cooking area. More costly models may include further amenities such as a shower stall and toilet.
These models are designed for easy towing by an SUV, minivan, or truck. Smaller variations contain little more than a sleeping area. Larger models might include expandable slide-outs and usually include many of the amenities of a Class A model. The larger variants are often referred to as a fifth wheel model. Some higher-end fifth wheel travel trailers come in a two-floor unit.
Take Your Pick
Visit Lazydays to check out these RV models for yourself. Both of our Lazydays locations carry top brand names like Airstream, Thor, and Tiffin among others. Our customers never have a shortage of options as they choose an RV that will serve as a home away from home during road trips and outdoor excursions.
Model pictured: Forest River Legacy SR 340 2016
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