Preparing For A Successful Camping Trip

Choosing The Right Size For Your Motorhome

The three main categories used to categorize motorhomes are Class A, Class B and Class C. Once you understand the advantages and disadvantages of each type, it will be much easier to select the right one. 

Class A

Class A motorhomes are the largest, most powerful, most luxurious and most expensive classification. The larger the recreational vehicle, the more amenities you can reasonably include and the types of amenities that would be available. A larger motorhome can fit a queen-sized bed. If you intend to have a larger number of guests joining you, it might be helpful to have several large couches, which can increase the number of passengers who can sleep in the motorhome.

The second type of Class A motorhome is a bus conversion. Some still resemble the original bus, while others have undergone significant remodeling to look entirely like a conventional Class A motorhome. These can be among the largest motorhomes.

Class B

Class B motorhomes are the smallest and have the most limited options. One of the disadvantages of larger recreational vehicles is that they are not as functional for everyday use, such as traveling to the grocery store. More suitable for this purpose would be a camper van, which comes with a small bathroom and a couch bedding. There is always a place in camper vans for family members to dine and play games together.

Smaller motorhomes are easier to own and operate. With a larger motorhome, you may struggle to find a place to park it, even on your own property. You may need special storage since a Class A motorhome would not fit in a garage. However, Class B motorhomes are not ideal for long trips due to the small space.

Class C

A third type is the mini-motorhome, also called the Class C motorhome. They are the midpoint between the Class A and Class B options. This option is similar to the camper van but has a manufactured frame that is then added. It usually comes with a rear bedroom and a sleeping nook placed over the cab. The advantage of both the Class C and Class B over the Class A is that they are both easier to maneuver. This makes accidents less likely. Some Class C motorhomes are increasingly being constructed to be almost as large as Class A motorhomes.

Unlike with Class B, the living area is accessible even when the vehicle is in motion. This is helpful for very long trips when your passengers are feeling restless.   

Fortunately, by being informed about the advantages and disadvantages of different types of recreational vehicles, it should be clearer which option is the best for you (you can find rental trailers at Sauder's Camping & Truck Accessories).