Who Builds the Best Class B & B+ Motorhomes? Do you Know?
Just Released - Our New 2006-2015 Motorhome Comparison Guide rates over 45 RV manufacturers that build Class A, C, B & B+ motorhomes. Out of 45 manufacturers rated in our publication 20 are Class B and B+ manufacturers.
What is a Class B Motorhome?
Class B motorhomes have come a long ways since the 1970s. Today Class B motorhomes have a much more aerodynamic look and are built on a VAN CHASSIS produced by Ford, Chevrolet, GMC and Dodge. Most have a top extension providing more headroom and some models even include basement storage. Safety is a big concern with most RV consumers and Class B motorhomes rate very well in this area.
With driver and passenger air bags, tire pressure monitoring systems and rollover protection features built into most Class Bs, it all adds up to a safe driving experience. Class B motorhomes have sleeping space for two, though despite a tight fit, some models can accommodate up to four people. They are best suited for weekend trips and are not intended for full-time use. Today Class B motorhome sales are on the rise because of high gas prices, advancements in technology and better use of space. Another important selling feature is maneuverability; they drive much like a truck or SUV.
What is a Class B+ Motorhome?
A Class B+ motorhome is a style of RV more closely resembling a Class C motorhome, with a cab-style front. Like all standard Class C motorhomes, this cab-style front does not have a sleeping area above the cab. The area above the cab in a Class B plus is often used for storage and/or an area for a TV.
Class B + is built on a larger chassis when compared to the smaller, standard Class B van chassis. The chassis under a Class B+ is usually the same chassis used in most Class C motorhomes, though Class B + motorhomes are a bit easier to drive compared to a standard size Class C motorhome. Basically a Class B plus is a mini version of a Class C motorhome.
Class B Motorhomes – A Popular Choice
We have received many emails requesting we feature this growing segment of RV products, and we are glad to announce this new publication. With high gas prices and the cost factor of purchasing a Class A or Class C motorhome the popularity of Class B’s has continued to rise and many RV factories are producing more of these units to meet the growing demand.
We at JR Consumer Resources started researching this classification in 2009 and It has taken us over a year to gather data on Class B manufacturers and put forth what we believe to be unbiased ratings for most of the Class B companies in North America. We provide factory ratings for Class B & B+ for model years 2010-2014.
With over 20 different Class B manufacturers rated we believe this new addition is a great resource for anyone considering this type of product. We are committed to bringing our readers the most accurate information that is up-to-date with detailed ratings you won’t find anywhere else.
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