The Ultimate Guide to Class A Motorhomes
Deciding which RV is right for you and your family is a big decision that will determine the way you travel for years to come. There’s a reason why so many people refer to Class A’s as “a home on wheels,” as these rigs often feature all the luxuries of a modern home, including full-sized residential appliances, surround sound systems, fireplaces and more.
Once you’ve narrowed down your search to Class A RVs, you’ll want to consider these questions before deciding on a specific model:
Gas or Diesel?
Class A motorhomes vary in size, and while many luxury motorhomes use diesel fuel, there are more and more Class A’s that utilize regular gasoline. While gas-powered RVs tend to have less expensive sticker prices, diesel motorhomes are much more fuel-efficient. In fact, diesel fuel can offer better fuel economy by volume by up to 10%. When trying to decide, determine which features are most important to you and how you will be using the motorhome – weekend getaways, vacationing or full-time living.
What Size Motorhome Do You Need?
Length-wise, Class A motorhomes range from 26 to 45 feet, and while they tend to be as wide as a city bus, many have additional slide-outs that provide even more space! Because gas-powered RVs tend be smaller, your gas or diesel preference will likely influence this decision. You’ll also need to take into consideration the number of people who will be staying in the RV and how much storage capacity you’ll need.
What Type of Layout Are You Interested In?
For many RVers, size tends to be less important than layout. Most RVers choose the motorhome they buy based upon it being the right floor plan for their lifestyle. If you’re RVing with your whole family, you may consider models that offer bunkhouse options, multiple bathrooms, and larger living spaces, while full-timing couples may be more interested in the master bedroom amenities and RV storage options.
Do You Have Brand Preference?
While Winnebago is one of the most recognizable brand names in the business, Lazydays also carries American Coach, Fleetwood RV, Tiffin Motorhomes and many others. Additionally, purchasing a qualifying luxury diesel pusher can qualify you for our exclusive Crown Club, which includes membership benefits like our Fly & Drive program, complimentary breakfast, lunch and happy hour, access to our Crown Clubhouse and much more!
Should You Buy a New or Used Motorhome?
Depending on your price range and RV needs, you’ll need to decide whether to purchase a new or used RV. If you do decide to buy a pre-owned motorhome, visit Lazydays RV for the largest selection of pre-owned RVs in the nation, including huge variety of pre-owned Class A diesel and gas motorhomes. Only purchase from a dealership you trust and do proper research before buying, as warranties tend to vary based on age.
Can I Test Out an RV?
While most dealerships don’t offer extended trials of their inventory, renting a motorhome can be a great way to get a better feel for your specific needs. At Lazydays, we have several gas-powered Class A motorhomes available to rent, including 2017 Winnebago, Forest River and Thor models.