If you are interested in investing in a new motorhome, the first step is understanding the different styles and sizes on the market. Budget, space and utility will determine the kind of motorhome you buy, so to help make that decision an informed one, here are the most popular types of motorhomes from the largest to the smallest.
Class 'A' Motorhomes
Class A rated motorhomes are the largest and most luxurious motorhomes on the market, and range in size from seven to 12 metres. They offer spacious living areas, full kitchens, full bathrooms and bedrooms with double beds, closets, drawers and even storage garages. Class A motorhomes are mounted on a heavy duty chassis often found on passenger buses.
They are very expensive, some priced equal to or greater than the cost of a house. If you have the budget to afford this type of motorhome, it is ideal for family road trip vacations, or even as a permanent home. Class A motorhomes can be customised with accessories such as a a flat-screen TV, surround sound stereo system or whatever extras you need to make your motorhome feel special.
Class 'C' Motorhomes
Class C rated motorhomes are a medium-sized motorhomes that are constructed on a truck or van chassis. They are not as luxurious as Class A motorhomes, but they still offer living quarters for two to three people, and typically feature a double bed, a kitchenette, bathroom with shower, small water tank, propane tank and space enough for a TV and DVD. Class C motorhomes often have a caravan body with an overhanging top cabin, and they get better fuel economy than the bigger Class A motorhomes. Unlike Class A motorhomes, many Class C motorhomes are small enough to fit in your driveway.
Class 'B' Motorhomes
Although it's confusing, motorhome classification does not proceed in descending order, which is why Class B rated motorhomes are the smallest type of recreational vehicles. Class B motorhomes are also known as campervans, and they are compact vehicles built on a standard-sized chassis, which can be used as standard passenger vehicles. Class B motor homes have limited amenities, and can usually one sleep a maximum of two people, with a small kitchen area. Most Class B motorhomes lack full shower or even bathrooms, although some customised ones feature a small toilet and shower.
Learn more about these options by consulting with new motorhome suppliers.