Motor Coaches & Towable Rigs, the titles are self-explanatory.
MOTOR COACHES- self-propelled recreational vehicle (RV) which combines living accommodations combined with a vehicle engine.
CLASS A Motorhomes are the largest of the RVs they are constructed on a truck or commercial bus chassis.
They are usually 20 to 50 ft. long and can sleep up to 10 people. They can be gas or diesel-powered.
These homes on wheels are packed with the comforts of home, equipped with Master Bedrooms, full-sized bathrooms and showers, sofas and dinettes that convert into the bedding.
The kitchens are fully equipped with stove and refrigerator and microwave. They generally have slide-outs which makes more living space when the RV is parked.
But all this luxury comes at a cost, these Motorhomes are very expensive. The fuel economy is very low 6-10 miles per gallon. Their large size makes them very difficult to drive.
And fitting into some campsites is a problem. That being said there are thousands of these Motorhomes on the road, so if this is your choice Happy Camping.
CLASS B Motorhomes are built like a conventional van. 18 to 24 ft.in length.
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Sometimes referred to as a Campervan. They tend to be better on gas mileage but lack the space of Class A.
Built on several chassis dependent on the Manufacturer and engine designs.
Most Class B is equipped with 1. Sink & Shower 2. Refrigerator 3. Cooking Stove 4. Fuel or 110 Electricity 5. AC unit/ Heater 6. A Toilet.
Their smaller size makes them more affordable, more fuel-efficient and easy to manoeuvre. They are not practical for full-time RV’ing. But would provide a great camping experience for a family or group.
CLASS C Motorhomes are between RV Class A & B they are built on a truck or van chassis designed just for RVs. They range in size from 21 to 35 ft. and can sleep up to 8.
They have an attached cab and have an overhang over the cab generally used for sleeping. They have many amenities but not as costly as Class A’s, their fuel economy is not as good as Class B’s but better than Class A’s.
Very limited space in this class of RV. They are easier to drive and manoeuvre than Class A & B’s.
Skoolie RV is a bus that has been converted into an RV. This can cost thousands of dollars, usually done by the owner. A full-size bus is Class A and the short bus is Class C TOWABLE RV CLASSES: RV Folding Trailer (Pop Up) Lightweight and next to the smallest towable RV available, collapsible bunks and walls make them easy to store.
These RVs are suitable for towing by most vehicles. The tops are made out of durable tent canvas and others are made out of composite walls that fold down.
There are no amenities with these RVs and very little storage. They are prone to leak and their resale value is low. RV Travel Trailers range in sizes 19′ to 35′ ft and can sleep up to 8 people.
These RVs are generally pulled by 1/2 ton to 1-ton pickup trucks.
They can offer some of the same amenities like the full-size motor homes without the hefty price tag, they also allow freedom for the towing vehicle to detach and be used for errands or exploring the surrounding areas.
They generally have own water supply, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Refrigerator, Stove, Bedroom, I personally own one of these RVs and mine has a Full-size Bathroom and Shower, Full-sized Bedroom I even have a Functioning Electric Fire Place.
I have been full-time RV”ING for two years. Slideouts provide more living space but only when the RV is parked. These RVs are ideal for full-time RV living.
RV Fifth Wheel Trailers are very similar to travel trailers but have a gooseneck and are towed by pickups equipped with a fifth wheel coupling in the bed of their pickup trucks.
This makes for an easier towing experience. These RVs have plenty of amenities and conveniences. These RVs are popular with serious RV enthusiasts.
The one aspect that stands out with this RV is the fact that only one type of vehicle can tow it and break down would be a problem without a backup truck.
RV Toy Haulers are a combination of Travel Trailer and Sport Utility Trailer. Like a home with a garage.
People that snowmobile, dirtbike or ride ATVs purchase these RVs so they can take them with them, the rear of the trailer is for sports vehicles and has a folding wall that doubles as a ramp, front area is set up as living space for the campers. offer some of the same amenities as the travel trailer but not as expensive.
The main disadvantage is limited living quarters inside and the fumes from the sports vehicles. (gas) (oil) etc.
These RVs are 7′ to 8′ ft. wide and as long as 20′ ft. with 10′ to 14′ ft. being garage space.
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Happy Camping. Karmenjariz