Comprehensive guide to all RV types, get the right rig for your family.

The Complete Guide to RV Types: Which One is Right For You?

Buying an RV is a big investment for your recreation time. An RV may be the biggest purchase you make besides your house. Well, it is a second home. Choosing the right one is an important decision. You want one that has plenty of space and all the tools you need but can easily navigate into wherever you want to go.

RV Types

You can take a look at the difference between several RV types here: RV Types 1. Top of the line, luxury RV – this is the RV you will buy if you want something different, luxurious and more of a lifestyle in RV. Price: Up to $400,000 2. Semi-Classified – this RV is a semi-permanent RV for long-term stays. Price: $50,000 to $100,000 3. Class A – Class A motorhomes are comfortable homes on wheels. There are different types of Class A motorhomes, including Class A motorhome, motorhome, recreational vehicle and mobile home. Price: $150,000 – $500,000 4. Class B – Class B motorhomes are a step above Class A motorhomes. Price: $50,000 – $120,000 5. Class C – Class C motorhomes are more home-like and in between the classifications of Class A and Class B.

Family Campers

Family campers like to travel with their extended family. You’ll probably be camping with your parents and grandparents and maybe your brothers and sisters, or if you’re lucky your kids. If you decide to travel with your extended family, you might want a Class A Motorhome. Class A Motorhomes come in all sizes and are often driven by one driver while the other drives the trailer with all their luggage. Class B Motorhomes have less space and usually are towed by a smaller truck. Our Pick: We have one Class A motorhome and two Class B Motorhomes. This year we upgraded from a Class A to a Class B motorhome. That was partly due to running into extra issues with the Class A that we have. Overall, it’s been a great experience with our Class B.

Small Campers

Small campers are usually powered by electric motors. This type of RV can fit under a standard household garage or living room. These are affordable, short-term vacation homes. RV Type #1: Versatile If you need to run from camping to the coast without a break and still feel comfortable in your own living space, this is the kind of RV for you. The smaller model will allow you to get around the country easily in no time. They can travel alone or with a companion. These are also called commuter RVs. They are designed for short-term use. RV Type #2: Well-Equipped When you want to fully enjoy the nature, these are the right type of RV for you. They offer plenty of space for all the essentials you need.

Pop-Up Campers

When looking at pop-up campers, consider how many you need to put up and take down and how you use it. Are you comfortable being on the road and needing to pack up and put everything away every time you’re ready to get back on the road? If so, a pop-up is ideal. You will have one less problem in a camper than you would in a trailer. The camper can be removed, rolled up, stored in a space, and then packed away again when it’s time to travel again. If not, a trailer is an option. In general, it’s best to have your own support when traveling. We do this with our RV due to our ongoing medical issues and keep some things on hand, like a pet bed or a walker. Plus, a trailer could need to be set up on uneven terrain and/or won’t be able to fit a pop-up.

Motor Homes

Motor Homes are like little apartments on wheels. They have features that will make your adventures much more comfortable. The largest motor homes are about 18-22 feet long, have a lounge area, a kitchen, and a bedroom. The length and size of the RV are determined by the type of motor home you need. The interior space is one of the most important things to consider when you are buying a motor home. Since there is so much space, you have the freedom to upgrade the size of your motor home as your needs change. When it comes to cost, motor homes are a little more expensive than Class B RVs. According to the Consumer Reports, motor homes can range from $150,000 to $350,000. Class B RVs, on the other hand, can cost from $45,000 to $120,000.

Size and Weight of Your RV

RV space is measured by gross motor vehicle weight and comes in a variety of sizes from 18 to 50 feet in length. RV classification depends on a few things. The first being brand and the manufacturer’s history. Other important factors include the number of slideouts and the length of the boat-type foundation. The final two are the dimensions of the vehicle. The interior and exterior dimensions are two different things and you may have heard that big vehicles are safer and cheaper to own. You can drive an RV that’s too big or too small. For example, if you’re under 26 and want to buy an RV, you’d have to hire someone to handle the weight. RV’s are designed for comfort but heavy weight can turn your vehicle into a moving wreck.

Features You Want in Your RV

Most people think an RV must have a few things, such as a bathroom, kitchen, living space and sleeping quarters. It is true that most RV manufacturers focus on these things. However, it is still important to look beyond the technical specs. A huge storage closet to keep all your stuff Space for all your camping equipment, large enough to accommodate your four wheeler or dirt bike A place for you to take a few naps when you want to stop by for the night A comfortable bed to wake up to every morning A large solar panel so you can power the RV when you are away from a power outlet Something that is there with you to go on adventures together Energy Conservation Ensuring that your RV can operate efficiently is another important feature you want to look for.


Every type of RV is great for certain purposes and to some people they may be right for their needs. The purpose of this article is to make you aware of the general RV style, specs and features and to let you know how the different RV types compare to each other in different areas. If you’ve been keeping up with my articles then you’ll know that I’m a big fan of motorhomes. I find them easier to navigate when traveling and more spacious when you are at your destination. If you like to drive a Jeep for a daily driver a Jeep makes a great tow vehicle.

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