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What are all the types of RVs?

Updated: Jul 10, 2023

RVs, or recreational vehicles, come in a variety of shapes and sizes, each with its own unique set of features and benefits. Here is a brief overview of the most common types of RVs:


Class A


A Class A RV
Class A

These are the largest and most luxurious type of RV. They are built on a truck chassis and have a self-contained living area, including a kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping quarters. Class A RVs are typically the most expensive type of RV, but they offer the most space and amenities.


 

Class B

A Class B RV
Class B

Class B RVs are smaller and more maneuverable than Class A RVs. They are typically built on a van chassis and have a sleeping area, kitchenette, and bathroom. Class B RVs are a good option for couples or small families who want a more compact RV.


 

Class B PLUS


A B Plus RV
B Plus RV

A Class B+ RV is a type of RV that is larger than a Class B RV but smaller than a Class C RV. It is typically built on a van chassis with a raised roof, which provides more headroom and living space. Class B+ RVs typically have a kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping area for two to four people. They are a good option for couples or small families who want a more spacious RV than a Class B RV but don't need the size and features of a Class C RV.


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Class C

A Class C RV
Class C

Class C RVs are a popular type of RV that offers a good balance of size, features, and affordability. They are built on a van or truck chassis and have a living area, kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping quarters. Class C RVs are a good option for families or groups of friends who want a comfortable RV that is easy to tow.

 

Super C

Super C RV
Super C

A Super C RV is a type of RV that is similar to a Class C RV, but it has a larger chassis and a more powerful engine. Super C RVs are typically built on a truck chassis, rather than a van chassis, which gives them more towing capacity and off-road capability. They also tend to have more living space and features than Class C RVs.

 

Travel Trailer


A Small Travel Trailer
Small Travel Trailer

A Large Travel Trailer
Large Travel Trailer

Travel Trailers are towed behind a vehicle and offer a variety of floorplans to choose from. They are a good option for families or groups of friends who want a more affordable RV.


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5th Wheel

A Small 5th Wheel RV
Small 5th Wheel RV
A Large 5th Wheel RV
Large 5th Wheel


Fifth Wheels are also towed behind a vehicle, but they attach to the back of the vehicle's hitch instead of the tongue. This makes them more stable than travel trailers and allows for a larger living space. Fifth wheels are a good option for families or groups of friends who want a spacious RV.


 

Teardrop Camper

Teardrop Camper
Teardrop Camper

Teardrop Trailers are small, lightweight trailers that are a good option for couples or small families who want a simple and affordable RV. They typically include a bed, a small amount of storage and a small kitchen. Due to their low weight and Payload, they can typically be towed with a common Medium sized SUV.

 

Truck Camper


Truck Camper
Truck Camper

Truck Campers are campers that fit in the bed of a truck. They are a good option for people who want a compact RV that is easy to tow and park. They typically include a small bathroom, kitchen, dinette and bed.

 

Toy Haulers

Toy Hauler
Toy Hauler

Toy Haulers are RVs that are designed to carry recreational vehicles, such as motorcycles, ATVs, or boats. They are a good option for people who want to bring their toys with them on their RV trips. Many of the types of RVs listed above come in Toy Hauler configurations, such as Class A, Class C, Super C, Travel Trailers and 5th Wheels. The rear ramp can normally double as a balcony area essentially increasing the floor plan and usable area of the RV.


 

In addition to these common types of RVs, there are also a number of other specialized RVs, such as:

  • Off-road RVs are designed for travel on rough terrain.

  • Expedition RVs are designed for long-term travel and self-sufficiency.

  • Tiny Houses are small, self-contained RVs that are a good option for people who want a minimalist RV lifestyle.

 

Choosing the Right RV

The best way to choose the right RV for you is to consider your needs and budget. If you have a large family or group of friends, you will need a larger RV. If you are on a budget, you will want to consider a smaller RV or a used RV.

Once you have considered your needs and budget, you can start to look at different types of RVs. It is important to visit RV dealerships and take different RVs for test drives so that you can find the RV that is right for you.

RVing Tips

Here are a few tips for buying an RV:

  • Do your research. Before you buy an RV, it is important to do your research and learn about the different types of RVs and the features that are important to you.

  • Get training. If you are new to RVing, it is a good idea to get training on how to operate your RV safely and efficiently.

  • Start small. If you are new to RVing, it is a good idea to start with a smaller RV. This will make it easier to learn how to drive and maneuver the RV.

  • Be prepared. Before you go on an RV trip, be sure to pack everything you need, including food, water, and clothing.

  • Take your time. RVing is a great way to see the country, so take your time and enjoy the journey.


Conclusion

RVs are a great way to travel and see the country. There are a variety of RVs to choose from, so you can find one that is right for you and your needs. With a little research and planning, you can have a great RVing experience.

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