So many options come to play when looking at new RVs that it can become overwhelming. You are confident that you want an RV, but you’re not sure where to start. We’ve all been there, at the very start of the RVing lifestyle. We know that you want the best RV to compliment your lifestyle, and so do we! Let us take you through some of the things that you’ll need to know when figuring out which RV is best for you.
So, What Types are There?
The first thing you should do is consider whether you desire a towable or a motorized RV. These two types vary in price range, in convenience, and in the way that you handle the RV. Do you have a vehicle that will be able to tow what you want? Or do you want to stick to driving the RV yourself? There are advantages and disadvantages to both. The major advantage of purchasing a motorhome is that you will always be able to get up and go at a moment’s notice without having to think about hitches, weights, etc. The advantage of having a trailer is that you can always set up at your campground and then explore the area with the car you drove in, which gives you more access to smaller roads and easier driving overall.
Whatever you choose, make sure you do the background first! Find a towing guide and figure out what your RV can tow, or figure out what size motorhome you’re willing to drive.
Now, here are the types of RVs that you can choose from with towable RVs:
- Folding Pop-Ups
- Travel Trailer
- Truck Camper
- Fifth Wheel
- Toy Hauler
Don’t worry! It’s not as stressful as it looks. There are major differences with each trailer that make it easy to choose. For example, if you have a truck, a truck camper or fifth wheel are the best way to go. It allows you to manuever more easily on the road, and you have the ability to tow that RV.
If you have a smaller vehicle and love the outdoors, try folding pop-ups or expandables. Folding pop-ups are definitely similar to a tent but they have the luxury of the essentials of an RV like a bed and kitchen. The expandable is easier to tow because it’s small, and you can expand those beds when you set up at your camp site to add more space. If you’re more comfortable with a fully-closed construct, the travel trailer is for you!
The toy hauler is specifically for those who have extra gear that they bring along on their trips. You can pack your four wheeler, motorcycles, or your dirt bikes and hit the trails while camping. Toy haulers are for the adventurous at heart!
If you chose a motorized RV, you have the choice of:
- Motor Home Class A Gas
- Motor Home Class A Diesel
- Motor Home Class A Toy Haulers
- Motor Home Class B
- Motor Home Class B+
- Motor Home Class C
- Motor Home Class C Diesel
- Motor Home Class C Toy Haulers
Now, we’re going to talk about the difference between the classes. If you are looking for luxury, the Class A is the way to go. The Class A is designed with a large, heavy-duty frame, and it is full of amenities. Normally Class As have two slides, which gives them extra space. It’s all about quality with the Class A.
Class Cs are actually the in-between of the Class A and Class B. With a little less finesse but a large amount of space, the Class C is the most popular and most loved. They have a better fuel economy than the Class A, and they also are able to tow a car.
The Class B is the smallest of the classes. Much like a large van, it has the awesome ability to pick up and go always. If you and your significant other love to travel and sight see, this is the motorhome for you. It’s amazing to have a small, intimate space with convenient features always right there and ready to go. The Class B is luxurious, as well, just on a way different size scale compared to the Class A or C.
It’s Up to You
Hopefully this helped you decide what type of RV is best for you. Check out all of our RVs for sale and contact us if you have any questions. We are here to help you find the RV that you’ve been looking for. We wish you happy camping!