With so many different styles and types of RVs on the market, it can extremely tough to choose just one. When taking the plunge and purchasing a RV, you need to always keep important things like budget, space and design in mind. A good place to begin your RV search is to decide the general type of vehicle you need. Take a look at our list of some of the most common types of RVs that can be great options for your family.
Motorhomes: Motorhomes are perfect if you are looking for a complete package. These large RVs are a living space on wheels, so you don’t need an additional vehicle to tow it around. Motorhomes are a great for any size family. While one person is driving, the other passengers have the freedom to partake in other activities in the back of the RV. Plus, bathroom breaks are basically nonexistent as you can just use the bathroom on board! The only reason you need to stop and get out of your vehicle is to fill up on gas. Motorhomes can be quite expensive, so that is something to consider. There are three classes of motorhomes:
- Class A: Class A motorhomes are the most conventional RV, but they are also the largest. These vehicles tend to be quite luxurious and are your true definition of a home away from home.
- Class B: Class B motorhomes are most commonly known as van campers. These vehicles are often very small and are not ideal for large families to live in for long periods of time. They are usually cheaper than Class A motorhomes.
- Class C: Class C motorhomes are usually called mini motorhomes. These vehicles are characterized by an extended section over the cab that contains extra space for a bed or storage.
Towables: Towables are RVs that need to be pulled by another vehicle. There is a large range of styles and sizes of towables. However, there are two main types of towables that you should consider. Travel trailers are towables that are pulled completely behind a vehicle. Travel trailers are one of the cheaper options for towable vehicles. On the other hand, fifth wheel towables have a front section that extends out over the top of the towing vehicle. Fifth wheel towables can only be pulled by a pick-up or flat bed truck. Because of this, fifth wheel RVs are easier to tow because a lot of the vehicle weight is positioned over the towing vehicle. One major thing to keep in mind is that passengers cannot sit in the towable while it is on the road. They must be in the main towing vehicle.
Pop-up Camper: Pop-up campers are great because they can expand and collapse depending on your needs. While this type of RV is somewhat small compared to the major motorhome vehicles, many pop-ups provide the amenities that you need for a great family vacation. One thing to keep in mind is that you need to set up the camper when you get to your final destination. This often involves raising the roof and pulling out the front or side sections of the camper. Most campers will double in size when fully extended.
Written by the staff of Quality RV at the Lake of the Ozarks. They are one of the leading RV Dealers in Missouri, serving customers from Kansas City, Columbia and St. Louis.