Are you shopping for a new or used RV and wondering, “Which motor home is right for me?” We can help you out. This blog post discusses the differences between a Class A, Class B, and Class C motor home, and can help you determine which type of motor home is right for you and your family, which can help as you browse our motor homes for sale!
At A Glance
Class A, Class B, and Class C motor homes all have lots of differences, including fuel economy, size, and standard amenities, but let’s go over the difference in looks first.
Class A motor homes tend to look like long cracker boxes on wheels. They usually start at at least 20 feet long and sometimes range up to 45 feet long. These are luxury RVs and they usually come loaded with multiple slide outs to give you extra width. Have a big family? Love to do a lot of tail gating? A Class A motor home may be great for you! Shop our Class A motor homes for sale, and compare units. We think you’ll love them – like the Fleetwood Southwind above!
Class B motor homes look similar to delivery vans, like florists or parcel carriers. When you hear the term “camper van,” it’s referring to a Class B. These are smaller than Class A motor homes, ranging from 18-24 feet and usually no slides. Because of their size, they’re frequently a perfect motor home for two people, whether you’re newlyweds or retirees. Shop all of our Class B motor homes for sale here, such as our above-pictured Coachmen Beyond.
Class C motor homes have the iconic “shelf” over the cab. If a Class A is too big for your family’s needs, and a Class B is too small, a Class C may be perfect for you! They accommodate midsize families and usually run 20-30 feet in length. You’ll typically find at least one or two slide outs on a Class C, as well. If you’re looking for that “compromise” motorhome, shop from our Class C motor homes for sale here, which include our 2021 Forest River Sunseeker for sale, pictured above.
Need to compare fuel economy? It’s pretty easy. You can generally rank motor home fuel economy like this:
Good: Class A
Better: Class C
Best: Class B
Want to improve the fuel efficiency of your Class A? Consider opting for a Class A Diesel motor home. It will be a more expensive upfront investment, but if you plan to pack in the miles, you’ll make up the savings in your fuel expense by going with Diesel!
The amenities you want and need in a motor home completely depend on what kind of vacation you like to enjoy. Again, your Class A motor homes will offer loads of luxury and convenient features – a bath and a half is pretty standard, and many units even boast two full baths. You might find several TVs, including outdoor entertainment, in a Class A, as well as outdoor kitchens.
Class B motor homes typically only include a wet bath inside: these include a toilet, shower sprayer, and sink. But lots of Class B motor homes also include exterior hot and cold showers. For comparing appliances, Class B and Class C motor homes usually have galley kitchens with smaller appliances and Class A motor homes usually have full size kitchens with pantries, islands, sometimes even a dishwasher.
Which Motor Home is Right for Me?
Ultimately, it’s up to you! What kind of traveling needs do you and your family have? Make a list of the creature comforts and conveniences you’d like to travel with, and contact us. We can help you choose the perfect motor home your whole family will love!