The Ultimate Guide to Class C Motorhomes
RVs come in all shapes and sizes, so once you know you want to embrace the RV lifestyle, the next step is deciding which RV is right for you. This guide to Class C motorhomes covers the ins and outs of choosing a Class C RV to call your own.
GAS OR DIESEL?
If you’re considering a Class C motorhome, you’ll want to decide whether to choose a diesel or gas-powered motorhome. Gas-powered motorhomes tend to be less expensive at the time of purchase; however, diesel motorhomes are more fuel-efficient. In fact, diesel fuel can offer better fuel economy by volume by up to 10%. Because of these differences, you’ll need to consider how frequently and how far you plan to drive to make an informed decision.
WHAT SIZE MOTORHOME DO YOU NEED?
In terms of length, Class C motorhomes range from 21 feet to 41 feet, with the longest diesel-powered Class Cs often being referred to as Super C motorhomes. Class C RVs are often built on a van frame or truck chassis with an attached cab section. This makes them feel more manageable to park and drive for people who might be intimidated by driving a bus-style Class A motorhome. Some Class Cs come with up to three slide-out rooms for additional space.
WHAT TYPE OF LAYOUT ARE YOU INTERESTED IN?
While Class C motorhomes tend to be smaller than their Class A counterparts, they still offer plenty of luxury amenities for full-time RV living or more casual RV travel. RV layout can be an important part of the decision-making process. If, for example, you plan on RVing with the whole family, you may consider models that offer bunkhouse options, pull-out sofas and larger living spaces. Couples who are full-time RVers, on the other hand, may be more interested in the master bedroom amenities, RV kitchen functionality and RV storage options.
DO YOU HAVE BRAND PREFERENCE?
Lazydays offers the largest selection of RV brands in the country, which means we’re likely to have whatever brand you’re looking for. When you visit a Lazydays location in Florida, Arizona or Colorado, you can choose from popular Class C RV brands like Winnebago, Dynamax, Forest River, Thor Motor Coach and more.
SHOULD YOU BUY A NEW OR USED MOTORHOME?
Depending on your budget and RV needs, you’ll need to decide whether to buy a new or used RV. If you do decide to buy a pre-owned motorhome, be sure to purchase from an RV 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 RV dealerships don’t offer extended trials of their inventory, renting a motorhome can be a great way to better understand your specific RV travel needs. At Lazydays, we have several gas-powered Class C motorhomes available to rent in Tampa, Denver and northern Colorado, including Winnebago Minnie Winnie and Forest River Sunseeker models.
At Lazydays, our RV experts understand the ins and outs of every type of RV—from luxurious Class A motorhomes to cozy pop-up campers. In fact, our RV dealerships in Florida, Arizona and Colorado have new and used RVs in every price range, for every budget. Be sure to follow our RV lifestyle blog, which includes topics for anyone new to RVing, including FAQs for new RVers, what you’ll need for your first RV adventure and the best RV destinations.