An RV is a great way to travel in comfort and luxury while exploring everything the world has to offer. At the same time, as someone starts looking for an RV, it can be hard to make a selection. Which RV is the right one? The answer is that different RVs are right for different needs. People have different lifestyles and the beauty of RVs is that there is an option out there for everyone. There are several types of RVs that everyone should consider.
The Class A Diesel Pusher
This is one of the most common types of RVs on the market today. They are constructed on a chassis that has been designed specifically for RVs and have a diesel engine located at the rear of the coach. This provides more power than the Class A Gas RV Motorhome. Some of the factors to consider with this motorhome include:
- The location of the engine means that this RV provides a quiet ride
- The diesel engine provides a substantial amount of power
- This RV provides a significant amount of luxury, making it ideal for long trips and cross-country travel
For those who are looking for a full-time RV, this can be the ideal option. The engine lasts longer and it’s more durable; however, this option is also more expensive.
The Class A Gas Motorhome
Another option is the Class A Gas RV Motorhome. This motorhome provides numerous comforts, making this option great for those who use an RV on a regular basis. Just like its more expensive counterpart mentioned above, this RV provides the same comforts of home, such as refrigerators, microwaves, bathrooms, electronics, and more. Some of the factors to consider include:
- This RV is usually less expensive than its diesel counterpart
- Many gas motorhomes are typically built on the Ford F53 chassis, which is a heavy-duty chassis, but much lighter that that of the diesel pusher
- The Ford V-10 that is used in the majority of these motorhomes is a fantastic, time-proven engine
While this gas RV is less expensive than its diesel counterpart, the engine is not as powerful, and is located in the front making for a noisier experience. On the other hand, this RV still provides a comfortable, luxurious ride for long trips.
The Class C Motorhome
The Class C Motorhome, while still being a fairly large motorhome, is usually smaller than a Class A motorhome. They are usually built on a heavy-duty truck or van chassis and come in both gas and diesel options, more commonly with Ford V-10 engines. The Class C is easily identified by the bunk area above the cab. Class C motorhomes range in size from those built on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis all the way to the ultimate tow rig, the Super-C, which is often built on a Freightliner chassis but can also be found in much larger options that are basically road tractors with RV bodies.
The Class B Motorhome
Class B motorhomes have become incredibly popular, as they are small, nimble, and usually contain all of the features of larger motorhomes, albeit in a much smaller space. These motorhomes are fantastic for those who want to have a less stressful driving experience and want to be able to park in normal sized parking spots. This freedom does, however, come at a cost. Class B motorhomes have much less space and living area than the previously mentioned options.
Motorhomes are great for those who are moving around a lot. They are great especially when boondocking at places like Walmart or Cracker Barrel, because you don’t even have to get out of the vehicle when pulling in for the night or leaving the next morning. Motorhomes are also great because of the option of flat-towing a vehicle behind them. It is much easier to leave your motorhome in a parking lot and quickly disconnect the “toad” to go do some exploring, than to leave a travel trailer or 5th-wheel behind while you unhook the tow-vehicle to do that same exploring.
The final advantage of a motorhome that we will mention here is that they usually have on-board generators, making it much easier to run larger appliances and air conditioning units when you don’t have hookups.
The Fifth Wheel
Fifth Wheels can be the ultimate luxury in RVs. They are large, have high ceilings, big slideouts, and all of the amenities of home. The full-time RVer usually has a difficult time deciding between a “5er” and a diesel pusher. Fifth wheels, like any type of RV, can be had in just about any level of quality and luxury that you desire. There are inexpensive models with basic appointments available, and there are luxury brands like DRV Mobile Suites. Fifth wheels are usually the most like a sticks and bricks home, which is why many people choose them over the other options. A downside to a 5th wheel is that they require expensive hitch setups and will usually require a more heavy-duty truck to tow it.
The Travel Trailer
Travel trailers are the most common type of RV on the road. Often referred to as “bumper pulls”, this RV is towed using a hitch that is connected to the frame or bumper of the tow vehicle. These campers usually have a variety of floor plans and styles, allowing people to tailor their trailers to meet their needs. Furthermore, many of these trailers have slideouts that provide increased living space. Finally, these trailers are fairly easy to detach and deploy at a campground. This RV provides a significant amount of freedom. This trailer is flexible, durable, and great for individuals and families on a budget.
Towables are great for those who make longer stays at campgrounds, as they can be set up and the tow-vehicle can be used for exploring the local area. Another major advantage of a towable is that the tow-vehicle can be a daily driver when not being used to tow your camper.
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