Class A, B, & C Motorhomes: What’s the Difference?
What’s the Difference?
If you are new to the RV world hearing about different “Class” motorhomes can be confusing. There are three main classes of motorhomes to consider when buying: Class A, Class B, and Class C. While they share many of the same features, there are a few main differences between each class.
Class A motorhomes are the easiest to identify, they are usually shaped like a bus and are built on a Ford F53 or Maxum Chassis. They range in length from 28’5″ like the Winnebago Adventurer all the way up to the 43’3″ Winnebago Horizon. Class A motorhomes offer a large living space due to their multiple slide-outs and are great for sleeping large families. Class A motorhomes are typically more luxurious with features like fireplaces, large kitchen, bathroom, master bedrooms, and ample storage.
Next up are Class B motorhomes. These are built on a van chassis, such as the Mercedes Sprinter and Ram Promaster. Class B motorhomes are some of the most popular, and include models like the Winnebago Revel and Travato. The drive quality is similar to a car or SUV and is the easiest to park. Class B still have all the features that you would expect in a larger motorhome such as a bathroom, shower, and kitchen. The only drawbacks to a Class B is a smaller living space and less storage.
Class C motorhomes are in between Class A and Class B in terms of size. They are typically built on a Mercedes Sprinter Chassis such as the Winnebago Navion or Vita, or a Ford Chassis like the Winnebago Spirit. One distinct feature to easily identify a Class C motorhome is the overcab sleeping area. Most Class C motorhomes feature slide-outs making for a larger living area as well as more storage compared to a Class B. Class C motorhomes sleep 4-6 people and range in size from 25′-35′ in length.
The most important thing to consider when choosing a Class of motorhome is what will fit your needs the best. Are you traveling solo? — a Class B could be sufficient. If you have a large family, a Class A may be better suited. We hope this information can clear any confusion and help in choosing what is right for you. If you have any questions concerning Class A, Class B or Class C motorhomes please contact us below!