Looking to Purchase an RV: Guide to the Different Types of RVs

Looking to Purchase an RV: Guide to the Different Types of RVs

It’s been a dream of yours to buy an RV so you can cruise along an open stretch of road, camp, or explore. How does your dream turn into reality? Surprisingly, there are many different types of Recreational Vehicles available. Which one will best suit your needs? The following article will discuss RVs out there and the perks of each. 

Diesel Motorhome (Class A)

You might already know about this motorized RV. It has a uniquely designed framework, and it has a big diesel engine that is in the back. Because of this, it has better torque than a gas-powered one. Not to mention, the engine location makes the drive gentle and relatively silent. These RVs are opulent and luxurious and are fantastic for extended trips or for a person who wants to be in the RV full-time. The lifespan of the diesel engine tends to be longer and more dependable than an engine that runs on gas which makes them pricier as well. The length of this RV is thirty to forty feet long, with big windows, and a vertical windshield (front). 

Gas Motorhome (Class A)

You can’t beat the home comforts of this RV. They usually feature appliances on board like microwaves, washers, dryers, and refrigerators as well as superb electronics, swanky furniture, master washrooms, and designer touches. They are also about thirty to forty feet long with huge windows, and the front windshield is vertical. It’s a great option for people who want to live on the open road because it has slide-outs and compartments for storing many things while on your adventure. 

Motorhome (Class C)

This type of RV is smaller and designed on a truck framework with both diesel and gas varieties available. Ford, Mercedes Benz, and Chevy are just some of the Class C manufacturers. Most of these RVs have a lot of things the Class A RVs offer including additional beds, storage, slide-outs, bathrooms, and kitchens, but smaller versions. The plus side to having a smaller vehicle is that you can fit into places that the Class A can’t. There are tons of floorplan options to choose from and families, couples, and friends find this a great fit for camping and seeking some fun. 

Motorhome (Class B)

This RV is also called a camper or B-Van. Having been designed with a van framework, they are available with a diesel or gas-powered engine. They are about twenty to twenty-five feet long and some come equipped with off-roading items if you want to explore further. They are agile like a regular vehicle so going from a big city to camping remotely is no problem. They are condensed but everything you need is on board like seating turning to bedding, folding sinks, and toilets that swing. This is an appealing choice for couples or someone who wants to travel alone. 

Fifth Wheel Camper (Towable)

This RV is the biggest of the towable options. A large truck pulls the camper because of a hitch in the truck bed. They are very roomy because of the slide-outs (maximum of six) and the length. A lot of people park their RV where they will be camping and detach the truck to travel around. The only thing you need to make sure of is that the automobile that hauls the RV and what’s inside can pull the weight properly, so check the rating of it. 

Toy Hauler

Sport utility RVS or Toy haulers have been created to carry plenty of gear, bikes, motorcycles, four-wheelers, golf carts, kayaks, snowmobiles, and much more. Comes with a generous garage/cargo area that has durable doors that also act as ramps for loading. This kind of RV can be motorized or towable, but most of them are in the fifth-wheel category. Often people use them as basecamps so they can play and explore with the equipment they hauled.

Travel Trailer 

You will see many of these at campsites or on the road in your lifetime. Also known as conventional trailers, this favorite RV has a frame or bumper hitch that comes out from the trailer’s front. It comes in a variety of designs, floorplans, and weights (four thousand to over ten thousand pounds). Multiple slide-outs offer ample space. They tend to be easier to set up and detach than fifth wheels. The separate home and vehicle make it a popular choice for people. 

Teardrop Camper

Shaped like a teardrop (hence the name) this camper is awesome for people who want to travel on the weekend with all their basic needs being met. They can be a no-muss single bedroom to a bigger floorplan option with folding sinks, adaptable beds, and pivotable toilets. This RV has become more popular with the tiny trailers campaign and owners tend to gather at things like Tearstock. Weighing less than four thousand pounds, people tend to decorate these campers with vintage fabrics and retro designs. 

Pop-Up Campers

This camper is ideal for families who love to camp, but don’t want to sleep on the ground in a tent. This RV is created with a sturdy base with sides made of canvas that pops up for a sleeping area. They are an extremely popular staple for camping because they aren’t overly expensive, and they don’t weigh much so the family car can be used to tow it. There are several types to choose from, but whatever one you pick, makes camping a more comfortable experience. 

Final Tips

Most RVs have a spare tire on the back of the vehicle. When you purchase an RV from a dealership, the vehicle is likely to be delivered with a tire cover protecting the spare tire. Often, they are custom-printed with the name of the RV dealership. The dealership uses this cover to help promote their company while protecting the tire. If you operate an RV dealership or Jeep Dealership and are looking to purchase Custom Tire Covers, consider MBR Marketing.

The ideal month to purchase an RV is year-end when they are less money. You can also look out for savings in February and November. This is because RV season usually ends before winter starts and before things start getting warmer in the spring. 

There are plenty of RVs available on the market today. Learning about them will make your choice easier when you want to hit the road. It’s a long-term investment and you don’t want to make a hasty decision. Always choose the one that will fit your needs best.

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Written by Joshua White

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