In the United States, camping is actually the most popular outdoor recreational activity. People like camping in a recreational vehicle or within a tent at campgrounds. According to Staista, the revenue of RV parks and campgrounds was approximately 5.8 billion dollars in 2015. In the same year, people spent about 2.5 billion U.S dollars on camping equipment, which mainly consisted of sleeping bags and and backpacks but also includes RV vehicles.
If you are a full-time traveler or a weekend warrior, an RV can be a perfect choice for you to take a camping trip. It can help you and your family seamlessly travel to the next adventure. However, you should keep in mind that there are different classes of RV. You should also always know your destination before deciding which class is most appropriate for you. Downloading the essential apps for RV travel can also help you know the RV rental types that meet your needs.
The three classes of RVs
- Class A motorhome
Class A recreational vehicles are usually built on heavy duty frames. These frames are normally constructed on a commercial bus chassis, commercial truck chassis, or on a purposely designed motor vehicle chassis. This RV class is actually the largest of all the three classes. Most importantly, it is the most luxurious.
Class A RVs are typically around 45ft long. This means that they are quite spacious. These RVs are ideal for all types of travel because they have plenty of storage space, roomy living space, and sleeping space that can accommodate up to ten people. They usually come with full-size kitchen appliances, a full-size living room sofa, and a captain’s chairs in the cockpit.
- Class B motorhome
Class B RVs have an appearance similar to that of a van. This is one of the reasons why they are called van campers. Although they resemble a standard van, these RVs are usually tall enough to allow travelers to comfortably stand up while inside.
This class is most appropriate for travelers who are looking for a budget-friendly option. Their small size makes them cheap to fuel and affordable to rent. Most importantly, the travelers can park them anywhere. The inner part of Class B RVs has a living area, a bathroom, and a kitchen. The amenities in these RVs are generally smaller in size compared to those found in Class A RVs.
- Class C motorhome
Class C RVs are actually a cross between Class B RVs and Class A RVs. They are commonly referred to as ‘mini-motorhomes.’ They are basically the mid-range option between Class A and Class B. Most people prefer RVs of this class because they do both provide enough sleeping room and are easy to drive. The front part of a Class C RV looks like a pickup truck or a van while the backside is the cab section where travelers can sleep.
Some people think that Class C RVs are smaller than class B. This is not true because the overhead sleeping area in Class C creates extra space for a larger kitchen, increased storage, and a bathroom. The interior has a stove, a refrigerator, a bathroom, and a dining area.
If you are planning to travel with your family of about ten, Class A RVs can be the most appropriate option for you. You can rent a Class B RV if you are traveling to a congested area and you don’t want to break the bank. Class C RVs are usually cheaper than class A RVs but more expensive than Class B RVs. Keep this in mind when browsing for your first RV rental so that you are aware of what you are renting.