Your Guide to Class C Motorhomes

A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons of Class C Motorhomes

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••• The Class C motorhome is perfect for small families or couples who love RVing. Bellurget Jean Louis/The Image Bank/Getty Images

Let’s suppose you have already decided that you want to begin RVing in a motorhome and you’re searching for the perfect one for you. You looked at the Class A and they are too big, you looked at the Class B and they are too small, so what do you do now? It’s time to take a good look into Class C Motorhomes. Let’s examine the Class C motorhome, including its qualities as well as its pros and cons.

What You Need to Know About Class C Motorhomes

The Class C motorhome is a good go-between when compared to the Class A and C motorhomes.

Class C motorhomes are built on large van or truck chassis and resemble Class B motorhomes except they are larger and have a cab. The motor compartment is often external, towards the front of the vehicle, unlike the engine compartment of a Class A.

Class B motorhomes can vary in size, some models may be short and squat while others may have a living area that can extend up to 30 feet or so. This size means Class Cs can accommodate many more people than a Class B, the Class C can handle anywhere from four to eight people.

Advantages of Class C Motorhomes

The Class C motorhome pulls many different advantages from both the Class A and B motorhome types.

  • Size: Some are intimidated by the size of a Class A but don’t want to cram into a Class B. Luckily, the Class C is a happy medium between these two. The Class C may be the perfect RVing option if you want a motorhome for your family of 4 but don’t want to spend the money.
  • Amenities and Features: Most people love the features and amenities available on the Class C motorhome. Class Cs are built on powerful and larger chassis than Class Bs. This size and power means you will get many nice features and amenities. It is not uncommon to see large kitchens, living spaces, and queen sized beds. They may not be as feature rich as Class As but the options provided tend to please most people.
  • Cost: Class C motorhomes are more expensive than Class B options but are still cheaper if you know you want a motorhome. Class Cs are also fuel efficient so you want find yourself dreading the needle nearing empty every time you hit the road.

Disadvantages of Class C Motorhomes

  • Size: Class Cs are big and offer a lot of room, but they can pale in comparison to other RVing options such as Class A motorhomes, fifth wheel trailers, and larger travel trailers. If space and sleeping a large number of people is a high priority, then the Class C may not be right for you.

Features & Amenities: Once again, the Class C can provide many great features but can come up short if you’re comparing options. If you want the most luxurious of options and features, you may consider looking into another type of RV.

The Class C is a great option if you’re looking for something between a Class A motorhome and a Class B. Try to start a dialogue with Class C owners to find out if the Class C motorhome is the best RVing option for you. RV forums are another great way to find out if a Class C is right for you.