When an RV Is a Class B and More
Rewritten by Joseph Garnett, Jr. - From the Archives
October 11, 2015
It’s an age-old question: What’s the difference between a Class B and a Class B+? You’d think there would be a simple, clear answer. Search the internet for a quick definition of each, and you will find that there are as many definitions as there are colors in the spectrum. So, why not ask the experts at Pleasure-Way, a Saskatchewan manufacturer, that focuses exclusively on Class B coaches.
All About Class B's
As the leading Class B-only manufacturer, Pleasure-Way has been building Class B motorhomes for more than 26 years. According to Pleasure-Way’s website, a class B motorhome was originally any RV with single rear wheels built on a van chassis. When the Sprinter van came out, it expanded the line of Class Bs, because it has dual rear wheels. However, it’s still a completed van chassis that is purchased and converted.
A B+, on the other hand, is really a Class C motorhome without a cab over in front. It also has a cutaway chassis.
The B's Have It
As the leading Class B-only manufacturer, Pleasure-Way has been building Class B motorhomes for more than 26 years. According to Pleasure-Way, the units are constructed in a unique way. There are no assembly lines. It’s more like custom- home building. The components are actually all built piece-by-piece inside. On average, it takes six weeks and over four hundred man hours to finish just one.
Pleasure-Way says RVers prefer Pleasure-Way’s Class B motorhomes for two main reasons. First, experienced RVers who have owned Rvs in the past, want to downsize to continue enjoying the RVing lifestyle. Secondly, first-time RVers who want to travel more want more amenities, such as a bathroom and kitchen, so they can enjoy traveling a lot more.
These days there are also some full-timers using Bs as well. Some consider the biggest benefits of the Class B line is the size, fuel efficiency and that the Bs are comfortable for both men and women.
Naturally, the Class B gives up size and interior space, but affords the owners some advantages over larger class sizes.
- ability to drive through big cities and park in metered stalls.
- easier to get onto ferries.
- works well for those national parks that are putting limitations on RV size.
Other makers of Class B motorhomes are Airstream and Winnebago. All of these models, along with Pleasure-Way can be found in the Lazydays Tucson sales fleet. Log online to see the large inventory for your selection. Also, be sure to schedule an appointment to have an experienced sales expert guide you through the purchasing process.
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