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Looking to buy a Class B motorhome? This guide from the RV experts at Lazydays can help!

Whether you’re new to the RV lifestyle or a seasoned RVer, deciding which type of RV is right for you can be a challenging decision. If you’re leaning toward a Class B motorhome, asking yourself these questions can help you choose the right camper van for your lifestyle.

Should I choose a Gas or Diesel Motorhome?

Because they’re smaller than other motorhome classes, Class B RVs tend to be good for couples or small families. They also get better fuel mileage than other, larger motorhomes. When you’re looking to buy a Class B motorhome, there are both gas and diesel models to choose from. While gas-powered RVs tend to have less expensive sticker prices, diesel motorhomes are more fuel efficient in the long run. In fact, the RV experts at Lazydays point out that diesel fuel can often get better fuel economy by volume by up to 10%. You’ll want to consider which features are most important to you and how you will be using the motorhome—nearby weekend getaways, long road trips, or full-time RV living.


Unlike other motorhomes and campers, Class B RVs tend to have a smaller range of lengths and sizes. Still, you’ll want to consider the RV length when choosing a camper van. Think about how many people will join you on your RV adventures and what types of amenities you’ll use the most.

What Type of Layout Are You Interested In?

While Class B motorhomes often look like regular vans from the outside, there are plenty of accommodations that make them a comfortable and convenient home on wheels. Camper vans tend to have a dropped floor and raised roof to provide additional headroom, and different floorplans offer amenities like kitchenettes, twin beds, queen-sized beds, removable tables and more.

Do You Have an RV Brand Preference?

Lazydays RV has the top selection of RV brands in the country, including popular Class B motorhome brands like Airstream, Coachmen and Dolphin Motor Coach. Whether you have brand loyalty or are open to an array of options, the RV sales experts at Lazydays undergo over 200 hours of product training every year so they can help you pick the perfect RV to fit your specific needs.

Should You Buy a New or Used Motorhome?

One of the biggest factors when choosing an RV is affordability. Luckily, Lazydays features RVs in every price range, for every budget, including the top selection of pre-owned RVs in the nation. If you do decide to buy a used RV, keep in mind that previous owners might not always follow proper preventative maintenance schedules.

Looking for Class B motorhomes for sale? Visit a Lazydays RV dealership in Tampa, Florida; Tucson, Arizona; Denver, Loveland, or Longmont, Colorado; or Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can also check out our other guides, The Ultimate Guide to Travel Trailers, The Ultimate Guide to Fifth Wheels, The Ultimate Guide to Pop-Up Campers, The Ultimate Guide to Class C Motorhomes and The Ultimate Guide to Class A Motorhomes. Happy travels!