Affordable & Family Friendly – Class C Motorhomes
So you are considering a Class C motorhome, maybe you’ve owned a travel trailer or fifth wheel and now you’re thinking of moving up to a motor home? Or you have a family and trying to decide between a travel trailer and a Class C. Maybe you’re retired and want a smaller motorhome as compared to the larger Class A motorhome. What are some advantages of a Class C? Are there any disadvantages? What can I expect in a Class C? This article has helpful information about the pros and cons of owning a class C motorhome.
Class C motorhomes are built on a truck chassis with a van cab for the driver and passenger. There is easier access to the driver’s seat in the Class C as there are doors on each side of the cab. The camper portion that is behind the cab has an extension over the top of the driver and passenger that usually has a king or queen size bed. For a gas Class C the chassis are usually Ford and Chevy. When you get into a diesel the chassis can be a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Class C’s range in weight from 10,000 to 25,000 pounds and are between 20 and 43 feet in length.
The majority of Class Cs are designed with adequate living space and are ideal for families. There are many different comfort levels available for RV consumers from basic to luxurious. Larger Class C recreational vehicles are sometime referred to as Super Cs. They offer many of the same amenities found in a deluxe Class A motorhome.
A Class C will typically have a dinette that can fold into a bed or a couch which is a great feature that allows for more sleeping options. The master bedroom in located in the rear of unit. The bathroom is usually located towards the rear and can be accessed by all. The kitchen is typically smaller compared to a Class A, but most models offer a slide-out to increase the kitchen and living areas.
The storage space can be limited compared to a Class A, but most models offer compartments to store your favorite things. Even though most Class C motorhomes are not as fancy compared to their bigger cousin, most people find it to be a good fit for their travel needs.
This type of RV with its smaller size can get into tight spots or more secluded campgrounds which is a big deal for some RVers. Class C motorhomes don’t cost as much to maintain as a Class A and the fuel economy is better, which makes them a popular choice for families or those on a tight budget.
Another popular segment within the RV industry is Class B+ motorhomes. These models are smaller and more fuel efficient compared to a Class C, and many like the size and maneuverability associated with this type of recreational vehicle.
New Class C motorhomes start at around $78,000 and can go as high as $250,000 for a deluxe model. The payload capacity in less compared to a Class A Motorhome and it may be difficult to get everything loaded in your Class C without overloading it. The towing capacity may also be more difficult as compared to a Class A but with better fuel mileage and the ease of getting in and out of more secluded campgrounds many prefer a Class C.
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