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Post Info TOPIC: Class A, B, or C Motor Home?


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Class A, B, or C Motor Home?


Hello guys,

I have always wanted to own an RV for my family's camping, but I haven't been able to purchase one because of some financial challenges. The good news is that I have already taken care of the issues that were holding me back and now I'm ready to get the vehicle. Unfortunately, I don't have any idea which RV I should go for. I have heard people talking about classes A, B and C. I would like to know the differences between these three classes and  which RV is ideal for a family of three. Thank you. 



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I found these - http://www.expeditionmotorhomes.com/blog/what-is-the-difference-between-class-a-b-c-motorhomes/ and http://heathandalyssa.com/difference-class-class-c-motorhomes/.  Class Bs are van conversions and probably do not have enough room for 3 people,  B+ are small Class Cs.  Some also call diesel Class As "diesel pushers" and treat them as different than a gas powered Class A.  

I can't tell you what to buy. There are floorplans in both Class C and Class A motorhomes that can handle 3 people.  



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What length of time will you be going, weekend, 2 week vacation, 6 months snowbirding, full time? Ages of the 3 people? What do you like to do? You need to supply a lot more info before anyone can give a reasonable direction for you to investigate.

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"I don't have any idea which RV I should go for." Rent an A, B and C. Then decide on which class. Then look at models in the class. However, I believe you also need to determine the type of camping you will do most of the time...dry, boon or RV park.

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LarryW21 wrote:

"I don't have any idea which RV I should go for." Rent an A, B and C. Then decide on which class. Then look at models in the class. However, I believe you also need to determine the type of camping you will do most of the time...dry, boon or RV park.


 Thank you. I would like an RV that will accommodate me, my wife and our 13-year-old son. Me and my wife love fishing, but our son is into water skiing. We definitely need a spacious van that can easily be converted into a travelling home. 



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bjoyce wrote:

I found these - http://www.expeditionmotorhomes.com/blog/what-is-the-difference-between-class-a-b-c-motorhomes/ and http://heathandalyssa.com/difference-class-class-c-motorhomes/.  Class Bs are van conversions and probably do not have enough room for 3 people,  B+ are small Class Cs.  Some also call diesel Class As "diesel pushers" and treat them as different than a gas powered Class A.  

I can't tell you what to buy. There are floorplans in both Class C and Class A motorhomes that can handle 3 people.  


 This is quite helpful. I think class A would work for us. Thank you.



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There is one other class not discussed. It is called a Super C. They can offer class A level accommodations and the safety of a class 8 truck, when based on a big Volvo or similar. Very expensive new and rare in the used market. They are out of my personal price range, but if money were no object, would be my first choice in the self propelled class of RV.

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Can a Class B tow a small vehicle (Mini Cooper)?



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RonC, I've just searched them on the internet and I have to say they look amazing. A full-size bed with ample space for bathroom and seating. I like them. Unfortunately I don't have $126,999.00.



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Sam ... $126,999 is a relatively inexpensive one ... they go way up from there, with 3-5 hundred thousand being common. As I said, they are nice, but very expensive. The primary virtues of them is the safety that big class 8 truck chassis offers. When most people buy an RV, they spend a lot of time studying everything BUT crashworthiness. Before you select any type of RV, do some research on the safety of the class of RV you've chosen.

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So if 127K is out of your budget and you like a Class A, a good statring point would be to find a higher end well maintained used model that fits your plans and anticipated lifestyle. A lot could depend on how handy you are when it comes to DIY repairs as older units will typically require more maintenance than newer units... Check out PPLMotorhomes.com for some ideas of what is available in your price range. You should also be able to find a rig that can easily tow a Mini Cooper.



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Another place to see some higher end older Class A coaches would be motorhomesoftexas.com ...worth a look.

Unless of course you just have to have that new RV smell.



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I have checked them out and I think 2007 Itasca Sunstar 33T matches my budget.

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MOT is a good place to check, as is PPL.

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Alright @kb0zke I will take a look. Thank you.

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