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Types of Recreational Vehicles

 

Class A Motor HomeClass A Motor home is generally the most luxurious, fully self contained recreational vehicles available. Most have the appearance of a bus, with a blunt front and a large windshield. Most have a private bedroom, full bathroom including shower, kitchen, dining table, living room with sofa beds and washer and dryer. The drivers area is part of the living area, making everything accessible while traveling. Class A motor homes are available with gasoline engines and diesel (diesel pushers) and are build on specially designed truck or bus chassis, many with air ride suspensions for the most comfortable ride possible. From one to four slide outs are available to greatly increase the living space when setup and camping. The entire under carriage (called the basement) is designed for storage, much like the baggage area of a bus. The class A motor home (also called motor coach) has grown in popularity to be the most popular motorized recreational vehicle on the road today.

Class B Motor HomeClass B Motor home is like a full size van with specialized equipment for camping. Sometimes called camper vans or conversion vans, the Class B motor home is a versatile way to have a recreational vehicle that easily doubles as an extra family vehicle. Some creative manufactures have installed bathrooms, showers, flat screen TVs, microwave ovens and many other features found in larger motor homes. Even though the Class B is smaller than most Class C motor homes many people find that giving up some space is replaced by more comfortable drive ability, better fuel economy and easier parking.
Class C Motor HomeClass C Motor home is built on a front engine truck chassis, with the front cab and doors of a van or pickup. Sometimes referred to as "mini motor homes" even though some are close to 40 feet, most are between 21 and 32 feet in length. Most include slide outs to increase living space while camping. With gas engines being the most common, a variety of diesel engines are being offered by most manufactures. The wide variety of sizes also makes a variety of options that can include bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, dining table and living area. The driving area has access to the living area, even though it is lower which causes more difficulty to pass from one area to the other.
Toy Hauler MotorhomeToy Hauler Motor home is a relatively new type of motor home. It could best be described as a motor home with a garage that is used to haul everything from motorcycles, ATV's, to race cars. Some have fold away beds or drop down beds that can be used to turn the garage area into a sleeping area. The rest of the motor home is set up like the other motor homes with bathrooms, kitchen, dining table and living area and include slide outs to increase the living space while camping.
Fifth Wheel Travel TrailerFifth Wheel Travel Trailer is the most Luxurious of the Travel Trailers With lengths up to 40 feet in the more luxurious and more expensive modes. Most have slide outs to increase the living space while camping and have bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, dining table and living area. Fifth Wheel trailers require a medium to heavy duty pick up with a special hitch installed in the bed.
Travel TrailerTravel Trailer is still one of the most popular recreational vehicles sold today. They are available in a wide variety of sizes, many that can be pulled by ordinary cars, SUV's, pick ups or minivans. The lengths vary from 12 feet in the compact trailers to lengths up to 40 feet in the more luxurious and more expensive trailers. Many have slide outs to increase the living space while camping and have bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, dining table and living area.

Toy Hauler TrailerToy Hauler Travel Trailers are a pull behind trailer with a space to haul motorcycles, ATV's or race cars in addition to living space. They are available in a wide variety of sizes, many that can be pulled by ordinary cars, SUV's, pick ups or minivans. The lengths vary from 20 feet up to 40 feet in the more luxurious and more expensive trailers. Many have slide outs to increase the living space while camping and have bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, dining table and living area.

Pop Up CamperPop Up or Folding Camper is one of the most affordable campers available. Since they are fairly light weight and have minimal wind resistance they can be pulled by many compact cars. Some have slide outs to increase the living space while camping.
Truck CamperTruck Camper is a very affordable way to have a compact motorized recreational vehicle. They can be installed on most pick ups two wheel and four wheel drive, which makes a motorized RV for rough terrain. Some have slide outs to increase the living space while camping.