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Types Of Motor Homes - A Quick Guide To Buying The Best Motor Home For You

Oct 9, 2007
Motor homes are great for seeing the country and traveling in luxury and style. They give you the freedom to go anywhere you want. You can see the great outdoors without compromising your safety and comfort.

There are lots of choices available. Motor homes come in all shapes and sizes. There are almost as any models as there are drivers! Let's take a closer look at what's out there.

Which Class Is Best For You?

Recreational vehicles comes in 3 different classes: Class A, Class B and Class C. It's really important to know which is which when you're shopping for your new home-on-wheels.

Class A - These are the big daddies. What we're talking about here are the bus-looking vehicles you see vying for space with Mac trucks on the highway. Class A motor homes are the biggest ones made.

As you might expect by looking at one, Class A motor homes are the biggest and most luxurious. Depending on how much you want to pay, you can get a little castle on wheels with a Class A.

Class B - Class B vehicles are about the same size as vans. Sometimes, they are nothing more than vans with a raised roof added on.

These trailers are small, so you can park them anywhere. You can also park most of them easily in your garage. If you have a Class B vehicle, you can drive it around town if you want to. They're not much bigger than full-size vans.

Class C - Whereas A's and B's are built on their own chassis, Class C motor homes are built on an ordinary truck or van chassis, with a big section attached to it for living quarters. These are also called mini-motor homes.

Class C Motor Homes are often considered to be the safest on the market for driving. This is because they carry standard safety features such as airbags and seat belts.

Towable Trailers - Some people find that a towable trailer, one that can be pulled along behind your regular vehicle, is more convenient for their trips. The great thing about a towable trailer is that you can unhook it when you get set up at camp. Then, you can drive your car or truck around and sightsee without having to drag your home with you.

Travel Trailers and Fifth Wheels - These are trailers that are attached to a regular vehicle and towed. The difference between a travel trailer and a fifth wheel is that the fifth wheel is designed to attach specifically to a pickup truck bed. These models are big and roomy.

Fifth wheels are the most popular towable trailers because they require little set up, and they are more luxurious than other models. These are great for first-time motor home buyers.

Pop-up Campers - These are smaller trailers that can be pulled by any car. When you get where you're going, the trailer folds out into a motor home. The roof comes up, the sides come out, and the little trailer becomes your home. They go by many names, like tent camper, or fold-up.

These campers are most convenient for some motor home owners because they are light. This means that while driving, they are easier to maneuver than other models. They can also be pulled by pretty much any car, no matter how small.

Which motor home is best for you? It all depends on what you plan to do with it. If you want a light model you can tow behind your car and detach when you get settled into camp, go with a pop-up. If you want real luxury and the full RV experience, you definitely want a Class A motor home. Or, maybe a Class B or C might suit your driving needs better.

Whatever you decide on, hurry up and get that baby up and running. We got camping to do!
About the Author
For a huge variety of size and class of motor home, visit Bankston Motor Homes, http://www.bankstonmotorhomes.com/, to search for your next RV or come by and visit with us at any of our five locations. The Bankston family has been selling family dreams, since 1970.
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