A motorhome, also called RVs, is a recreational vehicle usually equipped with sleeping accommodations, designed specifically for extended overnight travel. Different types of RVs include caravan tents, motorhomes, caravans, single-family units, fifth-wheel Trailers, and camper vans. Most campgrounds have RV parks that allow you to park your RV and receive additional amenities such as fire pits, playground equipment, grills, picnic tables, showers, washer and dryer, hair dryers, televisions, and private parking spaces. Some campgrounds also offer services such as ATM machines, showers, air conditioning, and dining facilities. If you’re traveling with your family and have children between the ages of six months to 17 years old, an RV might be a good choice since most campgrounds do not allow pets inside the campground.
A camper van, sometimes called a caravan, is actually a single detached dwelling with an enclosed engine compartment and amenities such as kitchen, living room, and a dining area. The name “camper van” comes from the name of the manufacturer, Sunoco, who developed the first camper vans in 1960. Other recreational vehicles are known as RVs, such as ski cars, goosenecked cars, convertibles, flatbeds, folding camping trailers, or limited usage stick-built RVs. Although the term “RV” has become synonymous with traveling on the road, recreational vehicles come in various styles and capacities, such as Class A motorhome or sedans.
A Class A motorhome or travel trailer is the largest and most luxurious type of RV available. It has the most amenities, such as a kitchen, living room, and shower. The typical Class A vehicle has a capacity of up to 12 passengers, although it may have more seating than this listed. Generally, a Class A motorhome or travel trailer offers excellent sleeping accommodations for families or several adults, as well as spacious areas that allow multiple occupants to relax and enjoy the scenery.
Class B motorhomes and RVs fall between the luxury of Class A. Class B RVs generally do not offer as much storage space or extra amenities as Class A RVs, although they often do have more floor space than RVs with full cabins. Smaller Class B RVs may have fewer amenities than some Class A RVs. They may only have a microwave or oven for cooking and will not usually provide a larger bathroom or sleeping area. These types of RVs may be used for short trips or weekend getaways, although they can be used for longer road trips.
Both the Class A and Class B RVs have an increased fuel economy, although a Class A motorhome typically costs more to insure than a Class B RV. However, many people choose to own both a Class C motorhome so that they have the ability to travel in two different styles of motorhome. For families or couples, it may be best to buy more than one Class A and Class C motorhome. This way, there is always at least one recreational vehicle to rotate through when tourists or friends arrive at your site.
Owning a motorhome is a privilege that should not be taken for granted. When choosing a motor vehicle, it is important to do your homework to determine what type of unit will provide the greatest amount of comfort and convenience while also meeting your needs for transportation, storage space and insurance. Consider the recreational advantages of motorhome trailers before making your decision. Although these two basic models are the most popular, there are many other options on the market that can suit your needs.